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Kiruba Shankar

Special Pricing for Indian Speakers to Attend the Global Speakers Summit in New Zealand

Good news. Have interacted with the senior leadership of Global Speakers Federation (GSF) to offer a special discount for the members of Professional Speakers Association of India (PSAI) to attend the Global Speakers Summit 2018 at Auckland, New Zealand. #GSS2018 . The actual fee for the 4 days summit taking place in February 2018 is NZ$1395 (Rs.62,700). Indian members get it at a special fee of NZ$995 (Rs.44,700). A discount of NZ$400 (Rs.18,000). GSF is doing this to help the new Indian Association that is being formed. If you are a speaker and want to attend this global event with over 75 sessions, please ping me in private for the special discount code. More info on the event at http://www.GSS2018.com


Gearing up for Techspectations 2.0, Kerala’s Largest Digital Summit

As a professional speaker, one of the things that make you genuinely happy is when you get invited back again. Last year, I helped host Techspectations, Kerala’s largest Digital event. The event was a grand success and you know it in your bones even before you get feedback from the participants. Today, I was roped in to host the next edition taking place on February 2, 2018.

It was great meeting with Boby Paul, General Manager, Marketing at Malayalam Manorama Group to discuss how we can raise the bar for the next edition. Planning for bigger names, newer formats, greater interaction with the audience. Very excited for it.


Signed up for the International Speakers Summit

One of my big goals is to transition from a professional speaker to a Global Professional Speaker. This is something that I’ve been serious about and made a conscious commitment to invest in learning and meeting other global speakers. So, you can imagine my happiness when I chanced upon the International Speakers Summit.

57 Professional Speakers share their wisdom and knowledge over a 10 day period on how to improve one’s speaking business. I’ve heard quite a few of the speakers in person and they are excellent people to learn from.

I put trust in the system and signed up for the VIP pass. My strong belief is that it’s more important to implement the learning than just learning them. I felt the need to revisit the sessions many times and hence the need to have access to the sessions via the paid pass.

For me, it is also an opportunity to understand first hand how a full-fledged summit is conducted purely online. Keeping a close eye on how James Taylor, the host of the event, is organizing this.


Heading Back to Malaysia to Speak at The Pangkor Dialogue

Very excited and proud to be invited back to speak at The Pangkor Dialogue Conference for the second year in a row.

The Pangkor Dialogue is an international knowledge exchange that takes place in the city of Ipoh in Malaysia. The event aims to inspire sustainable economic growth in the region in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The theme for this year’s Pangkor Dialogue is ‘Making the Future’. The goal is to explore possible innovations and solutions to achieve the sustainable development goals in Agenda 2030.

Proud to join fellow speakers, Dr.Amartya Sen, Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi and best-selling author, Simon Sinek. My goal is to get all three on my leadership podcast.

Last year’s event is special for me because I got to meet Fredrik Haren who laid the foundation for the creation of Professional Speakers Association of India.


Speaking at Digital Opportunities Summit in Kashmir

I look forward to speaking at OUTREACH -The Digital Marketing Opportunities Summit in Srinagar, Kashmir. This summit is organized with the mission to help students and entrepreneurs to get equipped with essential digital marketing knowledge. Around 2000 students, start-up and business owners, state level bureaucrats, and leading educationists are expected to attend this Summit. The event is organized by Centre for Youth Progress Initiatives.

Good to see that the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, along with her ministers are also taking part in the event.

Venue: Sheri-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), Srinagar, Kashmir.
Date: 20th April, 2017
Time: 4pm to 8pm