01 August 2019

Philippines, Manila,

It seemed fiting to hold Asia's first Future of Power retreat in Manila, the capital of the Philppines, Manila, alongside Mexico City and Madrid are considered the world's original set of Global Cities, having being settled Spanish in 1258.

18 November 2016

Blue Mountains (Australia)

A series of exclusive conversation exploring the forthcoming 'shift of power' and their impact on leadership in the 21st Century

10 June 2017

Sydney (Australia)

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australlia and Oceania Located on Australlia's east coas, the metropolis surrounds the world's largest natural harbor.

12 December 2015

Ahmedabad Youth Wing

In India youth constitute around 30% of the population, the world's largest youth population. By 2020 India is set to become the youngest country in the world with 64 per cent of its population in the working age group.

27 September 2015

East Coast 2016 (USA)

“Power is the energy or life force that animates, a vehicle to transport or transform. I think that is god but I am open. The evening was very special. So grateful to reconnect”

21 February 2015

Amritsar (Punjab)

Amritsar, historically also known as Ramdaspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is in NW India and has a population of about 1.5m. It is situated 217 km from the state capital, Chandigarh and just 28km from the Wagah Border with Pakistan.

01 February 2015

Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

Seated L-R: Dr Amilal Bhat (Principal & Controller, Dr SN Medical College), Ramita Ahlawat (Design Director, Vijay Design Aspirations), Dr Sarah Eagger (Consultant Psychiatrist, UK), Guru Manjusha Saxena (Founder, Shivam Natyalaya), Nizar Juma (Industrialist, Kenya), Prof Dr Ram Gopal (Chairman, Research Advisory Board, Indian Research Institute for Integrated Medicine), BK Sheel (Centre Coordinator, Chopasni Housing Board), BK Phool (BK Coordinator, Jodhpur Area), Sushila Bohra (President, Netraheen Vikas Sansthan), Bhagwan Singh Parihar (Founder, Navjeevan Sansthan), Dr Kusumlata Bhandari (President, Viklang Punarvas & Prashikshan Sansthan).

21 January 2015

Baroda (Gujarat)

Seated from left to Right: Atul Shah (Editor, Feelings Multi Media), Nilesh Shukla (President, VCCI), Goga Ioana (Software Engineer, Romania), Anne Waltham (Life Coach Counsellor, France), Nisha Grover (Managing Trustee, Akshar Trust), Maulik Mehta (Chief Executive, Infinity Consultant), Dr Jyoti Pandya (President, Women wing BJP), Nizar Juma(Initiator of the future of power, Nairobi, Kenya) Dr Niranjana Shah (Director Brahmakumaris, Alkapuri-Baroda Sub Zone), Jayaben Thakkar(Chair Person, Whiteland Engg. Industries), B K Basu (VP & Head, Corporate Centre & Tech, L & T Power), Jalendu Dave (Artist & Painter), Rajendra Shah (Tax Consultants), J C Kathrani (Director, Asian Chemical Works)

07 February 2015

Ranchi, Jharkhand

Ranchi is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand and has played a significant role amongst the tribal regions of South Bihar, northern Orissa, western West Bengal and the eastern area of present-day Chhattisgarh. The Jharkhand state was formed in the year 2000 by carving out the Bihar divisions of Chota Nagpur and Santhal Parganas. The name Ranchi is derived from the Oraon word for bamboo grove or stave. According to legend, after an altercation with a spirit, a farmer beat the spirit with his bamboo stave.

22 November 2014

Surat (Gujarat)

Surat, formerly Suryapur, straddles the Tapti River. It is Gujarat's second-largest city with a population of roughly 5 million and is one of India's fastest developing cities. Surat was awarded 'The Best City' by the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems in 2013.

21 November 2014

Gulbarga, Karnataka

The city of Gulbarga was founded by the Bahmani Sultans in the 14th century as their capital. With the conquest of the Deccan by Aurangezeb in the 17th century, Gulbarga passed back to the Mughal Empire.

08 November 2014

Agra (UP)

Agra is on the banks of the river Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Although its history dates back to 1000 BC it is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal

15 November 2014

Mumbai Borivali (Maharashtra)

Borivali is a suburb in N W Mumbai with over a million inhabitants. It is famed as the "Suburb of Gardens" with gardens at almost every block. Some of its many gardens include the Veer Savarkar Udayan and Jhansi Ki Rani. Ther are also two rivers passing through Borivali; the Dahisar river & Poinsur river.

08 March 2014

Pokhara (Nepal)

Pokhara is situated about 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu, are situated within 30 miles of the city, so that the northern skyline of the city offers a very close view of the Himalayas.

01 November 2014

Mumbai Mulund (Maharashtra)

Mulund is known as the 'Prince of Suburbs' because of its trendy lifestyle. It is located on the outskirts of Mumbai District, adjacent to the Thane District, with its hills and lakes.

15 February 2014

Ajmer (Rajasthan)

Ajmer, in the centre of Rajasthan, became part of Rajasthan state in 1956. To the north is a large artificial lake, Anasagar, with a marble structure known as Baradari.

07 March 2014

Kathmandu (Nepal)

Kathmandu, the capitol of Nepal, stands at an elevation of 1,400 m. It is part of three districts Kathmandu.

01 February 2014

Vizag (Andhra pradesh)

On February February 1, 2014, 38 leaders from Vizag gathered at the Novotel Hotel for an in depth dialogue hosted by Nizar Juma, an Industrialist from Kenya and facilitated by Anthony Phelips from UK. Jyoti Kiran brought up the aspect of responsibility, "Being responsible not only to myself but also to others has helped in my personal as well as professional conduct.” K Parvathi Kumar added, "When you attend to your responsibilities in life concurrently, you get power." Suhasini Anand, Playback Singer, "To be successful in life, you need to adopt the qualities of hard work and belief in the true path." Prof RGB Bhagavath Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Law University added, "Keep your mind and heart pure and simple, the rest of the things will take care of themselves."

25 February 2014

Vijayawada (Andhra pradesh)

On 25 January 2014, at the Gateway Hotel, 60 leaders gathered for a dialogue. Nizar Juma opened the event with a question, "What is power? The more powerful you are, the more power you want. Everyone wants power in one form or the other. We want to explore whether the kind of power we want is beneficial for all."

14 December 2013

Patna, Bihar

In the very ancient and historic city of Patna, 52 participants attended the 'future of power' dialogue at the Paliputra Exotica Hotel on December 14, 2013. Nizar Juma opened the dialogue, "It is not a question of 'if' or 'when'... world power will definitely come to India. Are we ready to be custodians of this power in benevolent way?"

21 December 2013

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)

The Landmark Hotel hosted 52 leaders from various professions for our dialogue. It began with an introduction by Nizar Juma, highlighting how "world power has shifted from Bharat to other countries and is on the verge of coming back following the law which states that everything moves in a cyclic fashion." The discussions focused on sensitivity, aptly summarised by Girish Pande, Income Tax Commissioner, "When we are connecting and being sensitive it is spirituality. Be sensitive to family, nature, society, nation and universe; this is the sign of strength."

23 November 2013

Kochi (Kerala)

At the Hotel Crowne Plaza on 23rd November 2013, 52 eminent leaders from all over Kerala, participated in a very rich dialogue on 'the future of power'. In his opening talk, Nizar Juma, an Industralist from Kenya and the Initiator of the dialogue series, explained, "Spirituality is the state of elevated thoughts and actions which can change your life by bringing awareness to the intellect."

07 December 2013

Faridabad (Haryana)

Our 25th dialogue in India was held in Faridabad on 7th December, 2013 at Vivanta by Taj Hotel with 35 leaders who were addressed by Nizar Juma in his opening, "You are powerful people, when you speak people will listen. You can make spirituality fashionable, a way of life." Anthony Phelips from Oxford UK facilitated the dialogue, "How can we make our power shine through in any situation? This is what we will explore today."

26 October 2013

Mangalore (Karnataka)

Fourty four leaders gathered at the Ocean Pearl Hotel for a deeply inspired dialogue on 'the future of power' on October 26, 2013. In his opening address, Nizar Juma, Initiator of 'the future of power' from Kenya, stated quite emphatically, "Whatever needs to be changed, needs to be changed now. When you become angry, you become less intelligent”. Capt. Ganesh Karnik later elaborated on this, "To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it like putting off eating and drinking until he is starved and destroyed."

16 November 2013

Rajkot (Gujarat)

Forty six leaders from all walks of life attended the Rajkot Dialogue at the Imperial Palace Hotel on 16th November, 2013. Nizar Juma, an Industralist from Kenya and the Initiator of this series of dialogues, opened the dialogue with the comment "It is not a matter of 'if' power will come to Bharat. It is coming back to Bharat.

28 September 2013

Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh)

Nizar Juma opened the Bilaspur dialogue at the Hotel East Park on September 28, 2013. "We have many laws against corruption but nothing will change until an individual decides to make spirituality part of their daily life." Anthony Phelips from the UK facilitated and one of the local organisers described the harmony created as 'weaved together like a poem'. There was a richness of experience in the dialogue. Vivek Bajpai, shared his experience of travelling with a convoy of political leaders in May 2013, "We were attacked by Naxalites in Bastar. Twenty seven in our party were killed. One of my friends told the attackers that they were good people and what they did was wrong and the society did not expect this from them.

19 October 2013

Nagpur (Maharashtra)

Thirty eight participants attended the dialogue in Nagpur at the beautiful Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Mr Nizar Juma opened the dialogue, “Many countries in the west are on the verge of bankruptcy. There is a shift of power. Real power is coming back from the west to the east.”

16 March 2013

South Mumbai-Maharashtra

Nizar Juma, an Industrialist from Kenya and Host of the 'future of power' dialogue series, opened the Mumbai dialogue on 16th March at the Shangri-la Hotel, "Power is coming back to India. Are the Indian leaders ready to hold that power responsibly in order to meet the needs of its people in a benevolent way.”

16 March 2013

Aurangabad-Maharashtra

In a beautiful spacious room at the Taj Hotel, 44 participants, facilitated by Marc Fourcade from France, went deeply into the purpose of power and its true meaning. It was quite well summed up by Ram Bhogle, MD, Nirlep Group, "We have not generally thought of ourselves as powerful but empowered. Only God really has power. When we think that we are powerful, we become destructive.

10 February 2013

Gwalior-Madhya Pradesh

Rich in cultural heritage and architectural marvels, Gwalior has the added advantage of its proximity to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal; Khajuraho, the city of great temples; and Delhi, the national capital. Historically and architecturally Gwalior is interesting, first as a ancient seat of Jain worship; second for its of palace architecture of the best Hindu period (1486–1516); third as an historic fortress and fourth as a centre for classical music

22 December 2012

Kolkata, West Bengal

With the backdrop of the emergence of the voice for women's empowerment in India, we held our 16th dialogue in the culturally rich city of Kolkata at the ITC Sonar on 22nd December, 2012. The diversity and depth amongst the 52 participants highlighted, among other things, the awareness of the responsibility which comes with power. In the city which has led many social reforms, the participant words echoed those of great leaders which have spread from West Bengal - Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekanand and Mother Theresa.

08 December 2012

Lucknow, Utter pradesh

Lucknow is the capital city of Utter Pradesh and second largest metro of North and Centeral India after Delhi. The Citu is on the northwestern shore of Gomti River.

24 November 2012

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

Given the interesting dynamic of Tata's influnece in Jamshedpur, Participants from overseas were interested to see the impact this would have had on the city.

17 November 2012

Guwahati, Assam

Forty leaders from Assam gathered at the Taj Hotel for a very rich dialogue, facilitated by Mr Frederic Labarthe from France. An emerging voice from our FOP participants that 'soft power' can not only be used to lead a nation but may be the only way to lead.

27 October 2012

Madurai – Tamilnadu

The Future of Power Dialogue held at the Taj Gateway Hotel drew 40 people from Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore, the surrounding areas and international guests from as far away as Colombia, USA, Scotland, England and Australia.

13 October 2012

Jaipur, Rajsthan

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. It was founded in1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, after whom the city has been named. The city today has a population of 3.1 million. With the beautiful Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Wind, Nahargarh Fort, the observatory, Jantar Mantar. a World Heritage Sites, formal gardens and lakes.

21 July 2012

Australia

Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria with a population of 4 million. The metropolis is located on the large natural bay known as Port Phillip, with the city centre positioned on the Yarra River

10 March 2012

Mumbai -Maharashtra

Mumbai was the 10th City in the very ambitious 32 Indian cities planned by the Future of Power team, inviting leaders of all professions to come together to explore how India will use the power that is now coming back here.

08 February 2012

Pune – Maharashtra

Pune was once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire. It is known to have existed as a town since 937 AD as Punawadi. In 1730, Pune became an important political center as the seat of the Peshwa, the prime minister of the Chhatrapati of Satara; it was during this era that Pune became the centre of Indian politics

09 December 2011

Bhubaneswar, Orrisa

Bhubaneswar, was made the capitol of Odisha after independence. It is still closely linked with Cuttuck, its twin city and the previous capitol It is known as 'the city of temples' as there were once over one thousand temples in the old city.

12 October 2011

Calicut, Keral

Kozhikode, the Fort Palace, has now reclaimed its ancient name having been known as Calicut for many years. Due to its abundance of spices, especially pepper, It has been a vibrant trading port for hundreds of years attracting ships from all over the world.

09 February 2011

Ahemdabad, Gujrat

These types of dialogues really change the concept of the word ‘power’. Selfish people have corrupted power, unselfish people can purify it’ Shaktisinh Gohil, Leader of the Opposition, who participated in the dialogue.

11 December 2010

Bangalore-Karnataka

Forty-two eminent people from across Karnataka and from as far away as Venezuela, Beijing, Denmark, Kuwait, UK and Australia, came together at the Ista Hotel in Bangalore for a one day ‘conversation’ on ‘The Future of Power’. The participants included scientists, authors, filmmakers, writers, doctors, human rights activists, a policewoman, MLAs and university chancellors.

09 January 2010

Chennai-Tamilnadu

Power in all its forms was discussed at the second Brahma Kumaris “Future of Power” dialogue held at the Hotel Park Sheraton in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, on 23 January. Nearly 30 people, all of whom have distinguished themselves through their work and ideas, took part in the dialogue.

14 November 2009

Hyderabad -AndhraPradesh

A total of 26 participants - influential thought leaders from various fields in media, business, education and health from India (Andhra Pradesh) and abroad - came together in the spirit of inquiry into the future of power dialogue at the Ista Hotel in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh on 7 November, 2009.

09 January 2010

Mysore-Keral

Following the Future of Power programme in Bangalore, Dadi Janki travelled on to Mysore to conducting what has come to be known as a Mini-FOP. With the help of Senior Rajyogi, B K Karuna, the local Brahma Kumar Center headed by BK Laxmi and BK Ranganath had invited an influential group of more than thirty people from all walks of Mysore society.

09 October 2010

Indore-Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Pankaj Agarwal is a renowned Vastu Vid and architect with 15 years experience in teaching and almost 25 years experience in the industry. Dr. Agarwal is the Founder Honourary Secretary of the Association of Structural Engineers, Indian Geotechnical Society and Vastu Vid & Paramparik Sangh, Indore. He is also a member of a number of national and international organisations. He has been credited with many awards including "Appreciation for Creating Bio-Harmonic Building.”

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