January 22, 2018 Press ReleaseTEDxGateway Partners with Communications Specialist Genesis Burson-Marsteller for Fifth Consecutive Year National, January 22, 2018: The 8th edition of TEDxGateway is back, featuring a spectacular line-up of speakers, who will take the stage on February 4, 2018, in Mumbai. With a promise of being larger this year, TEDxGateway 2018 is expected to draw more than 5,000 attendees at the Dome at NSCI and will be webcast across 50 campuses in India, targeting over 150,000 viewers. Celebrating TED’s mission, “Ideas Worth Spreading”, TEDxGateway 2018 will bring together 25 inspiring achievers from across the world under one roof. These include a microbial explorer, a 14-year-old inventor, the developer of a breakthrough technology to signal the presence of cancer, a cybersecurity expert specialising in smart devices, the Everest Twins with a Guinness World Record, the youngest Indian Grammy Award music composer, and many more! To support the TEDx platform and showcase its electric line-up of speakers and their inspiring stories, Genesis Burson-Marsteller is collaborating with TEDxGateway as its official communications partner. This partnership marks Genesis Burson-Marsteller’s fifth year of association with the TEDxGateway platform, consistently and successfully amplifying the platform and its disruptive ideas over the years. On partnering with TEDxGateway 2018, Prema Sagar, Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller, Asia-Pacific and Founder, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, said: “TED is a universally celebrated platform that brings together some of the most brilliant minds in the world. As India’s largest platform for ideas, TEDxGateway is today an inspirational brand. Like every year, Genesis Burson-Marsteller is proud to be associated with TEDxGateway and support this social movement.” Yashraj S. Akashi, Curator of TEDxGateway and Senior Ambassador of TEDx in India, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to continue our partnership with Genesis Burson-Marsteller for the fifth year. This year we have expanded the scale of TEDxGateway, making the ‘Carnival of Ideas’ grander. Given our long-term association with Genesis Burson-Marsteller, we believe we have the right communications partner on board to amplify our curated experience.” This year’s TEDxGateway will host Anushka Naiknaware, 14-year old inventor; Jagdish Mahapatra, cybersecurity expert; Oscar Castellino, composer, Mars Anthem ‘Rise To Mars!’; Manisha Mohan, Indian scientist; Sara Menkar, founder & CEO, Gro Intelligence; Shriya Srinivasan, co-founder, Anubhava Dance Company; Bharat Anand, author, The Content Trap; Ajit Narayanan, Founder & CEO, Avaz Inc. and inventor, FreeSpeech; Chris Sheldrick, Co-founder & CEO, what3words; Nungshi Malik & Tashi Malik, the Everest Twins; Wachira Washington, National Geographic Explorer, birder and ecologist; Saurabh Rane, TB Survivor; Richard Browning, Founder, Gravity; Joseph Redmon, Creator, YOLO algorithm; Shelja Sen, Co-founder, Children First; Dr. Anne Madden, microbial explorer; among others. In addition, the event will feature Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of State, Youth and Sports, Padma Shri, and an Olympic silver medal winner in double trap shooting, as part of this year’s lineup of speakers. It will also see a grand performance by Ricky Kej, the youngest Indian Grammy Award music composer known for his Indo-American environmentally-conscious music. In case you miss the main event, you can catch the telecast live on the website TEDxGateway.com/live. About Genesis Burson-Marsteller: Genesis Burson-Marsteller has mirrored the journey of India’s public relations and public affairs landscape. For 25 years we have been pushing the boundaries of communications and setting benchmarks with our imagination, creativity and agility to Be More—for our clients, teams, industry and community. We are a leading public relations and public affairs firm that delivers integrated communications services to some of the best global and Indian companies. Our focus is on creating a real measurable impact on client businesses through evidence-based, ideas-driven and result oriented campaigns. Our network across South Asia includes wholly owned offices in six of India’s key metros and a strong affiliate footprint in over 200 cities across India and neighboring countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.