Eastern India's

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference

Celebrating Brands that Drive Change

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Welcome to BrandEdge 2.0, the ultimate platform for brand custodians and industry leaders. Journey with us through the rich history of Kolkata and Bengal, from its ancient roots of cultural syncretism to the contemporary focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Together, let’s shape the future of branding in the digital age.

Dive into the heart of BrandEdge 2.0, Eastern India’s luminary event championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Nestled within Kolkata’s vibrant panorama, this summit is more than a mere congregation—it’s a rich tapestry of tradition interwoven with modern-day inclusivity. Listen as the city’s echoes of Tagore’s poems and Bose’s fervent calls meet contemporary narratives of brands that embody and champion diversity. Engage in heartfelt dialogues, from the vibrant stories of LGBTQ+ advocacy to earnest endeavours for the socio-economically underprivileged. At BrandEdge 2.0, every participant is elevated from being a mere observer to a catalyst for change, carrying forth the legacy of unity and diversity. Every discussion, every keynote, beckons a future shaped by equity and opportunity for all. Embark on this transformative odyssey, for BrandEdge 2.0 isn’t just another conference; it’s a movement, a call to action, an awakening of the soul. Join us, and be part of history in the making.

DEI in Kolkata's Historical Landscape

Under the bustling streets and historic landmarks of Kolkata, a tale of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion(DEI) has been continuously written and retold with no advancement. The Bengal Renaissance, driven by Tagore’s poetry, Bose’s nationalism, and Vivekananda’s philosophy, laid the foundation for an inclusive and diverse Kolkata. Kolkata stands as a testament to the strength of unity in diversity, forging an inclusive future that honour its diverse past in this ever-changing landscape. From promoting gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights to supporting economically underprivileged populations and creating accessible venues for people with disabilities, Kolkata continues to stand as a tribute to the power and beauty of unity in diversity in this ever-evolving environment, carving forth an inclusive future rooted in its rich, diverse past.


Modern DEI Initiatives in Kolkata

Kolkata, with its tapestry of diverse cultures and perspectives, passionately fosters the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) by housing over 8.5% of West Bengal’s differently-abled. Furthermore, Kolkata’s blossoming strides towards LGBTQ+ inclusion, reflected in its spirited Pride marches and awareness campaigns, aiming to set a new societal standard with a focus on inclusivity, accessibility for the disabled, and uplifting indigenous communities, all while cherishing their heritage and celebrating diversity. Together, these DEI endeavours form an intricate mosaic of Kolkata’s unwavering dedication in fostering an equitable and inclusive future, respecting and celebrating the diversity within its bounds.

The DEI-Driven Branding Landscape

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are fundamental in thriving branding strategies today, as they create a powerful bond with a diverse global audience, driving loyalty and sustainable growth. Brands that authentically embrace DEI are just not about doing a mere social change, but their narratives are shaping perceptions, igniting innovation, and achieving commercial success in our interconnected and multicultural world.

BrandEdge 1.0 Highlights


BrandEdge 1.0 was an insightful event graced by an array of dynamic speakers from varied fields, leaving an indelible mark. Esteemed personalities such as Vikram Kharvi, Ujaya Shakya, and Sumit Agarwal lent their voices to the discourse. The spectrum of our speakers also included luminaries like Shubho Sengupta, Samrat Mukherjee, and Saira Shah Halim, who shared their unique perspectives. From the realms of PR and media management to inclusion of advocacy and innovation, names like Sanjoy K Roy, Prof. Ujjwal Anu Chowdhury, and Prateek Madhav fostered engaging conversations. Inspirational figures like Padma Shri Piyush Pandey, Padma Shri Dr. Niru Kumar, and Chitra Sen added depth and resonance to the event. These thought leaders, along with others, made BrandEdge 1.0 a ground-breaking initiative, illuminating new paths and challenging conventional rules in India’s startup ecosystem.

Why attend BrandEdge?

Why You Should Join BrandEdge 2.0


At BrandEdge 2.0, experience an enlightening journey through engaging discussions, unique insights, and networking opportunities. Our programme has been meticulously designed to provoke thoughts and inspire actions.

Keynote & Inaugural Ceremony

Embark the event with words from a distinguished leader in social justice.

Panel Discussions

Engage with experts discussing a range of DEI topics, from inclusive education and caregiving to workplace allyship and intersectionality in LGBTQ identities.

Solo Speeches

Delve into specialised topics such as understanding ageism and the convergence of entrepreneurship with assistive technology.

In Conversation With

Hear from experts building supportive ecosystems for individuals with diverse abilities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards

Celebrate brands that have truly embodied the spirit of DEI.

Additional Activities

Seek out new opportunities at our job fair organised by Rangam.

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Why should a company sponsor BrandEdge 2.0?

Esteemed Speakers

Learn how companies may develop themselves in this ever-changing digital landscape from esteemed speakers with distinct insights and brilliant brains at BrandEdge 2.0, Eastern India’s Biggest Conference. Hear the stories behind their company’s success and leave with hidden insights to inspire and improve your own.


Creating A World that Works for Everyone: Inclusion, Disability, and Community

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September 30, 2023
12:15 - 1 pm and 1:45 - 2:30 pm

Join us for a provocative, participatory, and moving experience examining the simple fact that disability is a natural part of the human condition. Led by Ranjana Chakraborty and Dr. Manisha Bhattacharya, this masterclass will enrich us all as we explore our own reactions to differences and envision the possibilities of embracing the gifts that all people bring to the world. You will leave enriched, strengthened, and ready to work for change in the world.

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  • Keynote Speakers
  • Panel Discussion
  • Networking
  • DEI Awards
  • Q & A Rounds
  • Complimentary Lunch
  • Participation E-Certificates

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BrandEdge, the largest brand conference, is presented in Eastern India by the Public Relations Society of India, Kolkata branch.
ITC Sonar, Kolkata 30 – SEPTEMBER – 2023
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ITC Sonar
1, JBS Haldane Ave, Tangra, Kolkata, 700046