Patrons 2013

It came out of nowhere and, in just over a decade, has gone on to become India’s best-known telecommunications giant, with mobile, landline, broadband and DTH services, among others. Today, when you make a call, surf the internet or click on your TV remote, chances are you’re engaging with Airtel in some way. With operations in a host of countries across Asia and Africa, and a relentless vision to be the best, Airtel dominates the telecommunications space in India, yet won’t settle for success by numbers alone. Set up by brothers Sunil Bharti Mittal and Rajan Bharti Mittal, acknowledged as visionary business leaders second to none in the Indian corporate arena, Airtel is testimony to their pioneering spirit. The company’s ambitious vision: to be the most loved brand by 2015, means putting the customer at the heart of what they do, and building meaningful relationships with their dramatically varied customer base across India. With an iconic jingle created by musical maestro A R Rahman and a memorable series of ad campaigns – including the wildly popular Har Ek Friend Zaroori Hota Hai campaign – Airtel is certainly well on its way to achieving that goal.
Twitter: @airtel_presence


One of India’s oldest and best-respected corporate houses, Essar is pretty much everywhere—from the service sector to commodities and more. Founded in 1969 by brothers Shashi and Ravi Ruia, the entrepreneurial spirit that was a cornerstone of their founding is evident even today, in their constant quest for innovation, and foray into new businesses to stay one step ahead of the competition. A conscious blend of family values and professional outlook has ensured that Essar stays relevant and ahead of the curve in a challenging business environment.
Twitter: @essargroup


It started out as a gourmet food emporium in Aberdeen but Chivas has, since then, gone on to become arguably the world’s most celebrated blended Scotch whisky. Housed in Speyside, Scotland, Chivas has an unparalleled lineage, including, in 1843, a Royal Warrant to supply goods to Queen Victoria. Today, Chivas exemplifies the best of tradition with cutting-edge innovation: the brand recently tied up with Dame Vivienne Westwood to create a stunning limited edition version of Chivas Regal 18-year-old that looks set to become a contemporary classic. But you don’t need to look at Scottish shores to get a taste of the good life – Chivas is arguably India’s favourite Scotch blend, found in every home or restaurant bar worth the name.
Twitter: @chivasindia

JSW Group is building business in a sustainable manner. The Group believes that inclusive growth is not a destination but a journey facilitated by progressive engagement of all stakeholders. With a strong focus on state-of-the-art technology, process innovation and nurturing environment, it is relentlessly working towards building communities around it.


Wave Group – a diversified business house and an industrial conglomerate – was established in 1963, and over the 50 years of its existence has developed an impressive portfolio across business verticals including Sugar, Power, Paper, Steel Plant, Real Estate, Malls & Multiplexes, Distilleries, Breweries, Education, Film Production and Distribution. Wave Infratech – the Real Estate arm of the WAVE Group – is revolutionizing the real estate arena in India with the implementation of futuristic mixed use residential & commercial projects, namely Wave City, Wave City Centre, Wave Estate & Wave One, and has achieved many accolades for the same. Added to the profile are lifestyle brands ‘Wave Cinemas’ and ‘Wave Malls & Multiplexes’, one of the most reputed names in the Consumer Retail & Entertainment Industry, bringing precious moments to families and their loved ones for many years. Delhi Waveriders, Wave’s newest venture, is the realization of an ambitious dream to promote sport, and is delighted to represent Delhi in the Hockey India League under the dynamic captaincy of Sardar Singh, captain of the Indian Hockey Team. The remarkable feat of fusing modern concepts with a tradition of trust is what gives ‘WAVE’ a distinction that is truly rare and valuable.




The Adani Group is one of India’s leading business houses with revenue of over $8.7 billion.

Founded in 1988, Adani has grown to become a global integrated infrastructure player with businesses in key industry verticals – resources, logistics and energy. The integrated model is well adapted to the infrastructure challenges of the emerging economies.

We live and work in the communities where we operate and take our responsibilities to society seriously. The Group protects biodiversity in ecologically sensitive areas like Mundra and undertakes initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions. At Adani, we deliver benefits to our customers and customers’ customers.

Resources: Adani is developing and operating mines in India, Indonesia and Australia as well as importing and trading coal from many other countries. Currently, we are one of the largest coal importers in India. We also have extensive interests in oil and gas exploration. Extractive capacity is scheduled to increase from 4 MMT of thermal coal in 2013 to 200 MMT per annum by 2020.

Logistics: Adani owns and operates three ports – Mundra, Dahej and Hazira in India. The Mundra Port, which is the largest port in India, benefits from deep draft, first-class infrastructure and SEZ status. Adani is also developing ports at Mormugao, Visakhapatnam and Kandla in India.

Energy: Adani is the largest private thermal power producer in India. Our power generation capacity is expected to increase from current 7,300 MW to 9,280 MW by the end of FY14.

We are currently developing six power projects across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.




Incorporated in 1969, United Phosphorus  Limited (UPL) is a leading global producer of crop protection chemicals, intermediates, speciality chemicals and other industrial chemicals. UPL has made its presence felt across value-added agricultural inputs ranging from seeds to crop protection and post-harvest activities. With a turnover exceeding Rs. 9,500 crore, the business growth of the Company is supported by strategically located subsidiaries and spreads across all continents. UPL has a customer base in 86 countries, making it a global player of crop protection products in the world. With a focus on spreading its wings across the world, UPL continues to infuse technologies into the global companies which it acquires, while not losing sight on responsive care to environmental protection. Corporate Governance, Good Manufacturing Practices and an established Worldwide Marketing Network. With its own subsidiary offices all over the world, UPL is perceived as a socially responsible organisation and highly successful enterprise. This positive perception has placed the Company amongst the best corporate conglomerates in the world.



Coca-Cola has been the universal icon of Happiness and the harbinger of joy and optimism for over 127 years. Through the years, the brand has been refreshing the world with innumerable moments of joy by leveraging multiple ‘happiness’ platforms like Music, Festivals, Sports etc. Once again, staying true to its philosophy and delivering on its brand promise, Coca-Cola is delighted to sponsor the Arif Lohar music performance at THiNK 2013, allowing the ‘Happy’ energy of Coca-Cola to bring people together and celebrate the art of Music.

Just like Coca-Cola, ‘Music’ is a platform which knows no boundaries and no differences. This powerful form of art does not only symbolize our country’s rich musical heritage but also evokes various forms of expression and emotions like, joy, fun, togetherness, love and of course happiness. Hence this association was a perfect fit and a true reflection of the brand credo. This event is more special since 2013 marks 20 glorious years of Coca-Cola India and this musical evening is a part of our extended celebration. We hope that the diverse, eclectic, brilliant minds who gather for THiNK 2013 have an enjoyable, memorable and happy musical evening.



Launched in India in 1989, Louis Philippe has been a statement of status and style for powerful men. Louis Philippe establishes that the wearer is a man of infallible taste and class, this tradition continues from the time when the brand was first launched in the United Kingdom. Entrenched in formal wear, Louis Philippe draws its inspiration from the era of King Louis Philippe of France.

Louis Philippe has always combined the finest fabric with designs inspired by the latest international trends. Embellished with the embroidered ‘Crest’, Louis Philippe wardrobe announces to the world that the wearer has truly arrived.

Almost two decades later in India, the ‘Crest’ is prized even more for its craftsmanship and attention to detail, as Louis Philippe continues to celebrate the sophistication and class of the quintessential Indian gentleman.

Louis Philippe’s sub-brand Luxure was launched in November 2008 in select stores across the country. It strengthens Louis Philippe’s promise to attend to its customers who appreciate the finer things in life.
LP Louis Philippe, a brand with a younger image was launched in October 2007. Aimed at the early achievers, LP heralds the new style mantra for the new-age power-seekers who are driven by a superior level of passion.

Louis Philippe has been accorded ‘Superbrand’ status since the year 2004.


MIOT International – Putting Patients First

More than just words at MIOT International. This is our way of life. Where we work together to heal patients from all walks of life. With facilities that are on par with the best. With skilled hands and curious minds that are constantly seeking permanent solutions which will keep our patients comfortable and well, long after their treatment with us. Because in our world their well-being comes first. Always.

MIOT International is a 1000-bed tertiary care hospital with 40 + specialities, 200 doctors, 2000 dedicated employees. Founded in the year 1999 by Padmashri Prof. Dr. PVA Mohandas, with the vision of building a world class hospital in India, today MIOT provides all services under one roof from diagnosis to therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery.

Most reputed for breakthroughs in medical technology, MIOT is known to embrace modern and scientific developments in its stride to offer quality health care.