New Delhi, December 14, 2021.

Meta will be hosting its annual flagship event, Fuel for India 2021 on December 15. The second edition of the event will showcase stories of transformation underway in India with a focus on digital communities, creators, entrepreneurs and small businesses.

The platform will bring together dignitaries from key government ministries, business leaders and Meta’s leadership to share their vision for India’s digital transformation journey. Fuel for India 2021 will feature different segments showcasing how people, businesses and communities are coming together on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to drive change, unleash expression, foster inclusion and explore possibilities of the future.

Ajit Mohan, Vice-President and Managing Director, India – Facebook India (Meta), said, “We are excited about the new phase of our journey as Meta. Our ambition is to play a pivotal role in building the next chapter of the internet – the metaverse. Fuel for India 2021 is a testament to our continued commitment to fuel India’s transformation as we spotlight inspiring stories that are being scripted through our platforms, and on our platforms, every day.”

The line-up of speakers includes Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Mr. Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Government of Odisha, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO – Meta, Sheryl Sandberg, COO – Meta, Marne Levine, CBO – Meta, Vishal Shah, VP Metaverse – Meta, Akash Ambani, Director and Head of Strategy – Reliance Jio Platforms Ltd, Isha Ambani, Director, Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio Platforms Ltd,  Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director (Skill, Education and Training), CBSE, Santosh Desai, CEO – Future Brands Ltd., Abhishek Singh, CEO – MyGov, President & CEO – NeGD and MD & CEO – DIC, Sushant Divgikar, Artiste and Human Rights Champion, Sharan B Hegde, Content Creator,  Aparna Shukla, Creator and Gamer, Aayushi Khandelwal, Co-Founder – Anveshan Farm Technologies Pvt Ltd., Reema Nanavaty, Director – Self Employed Women’s Association and Rinju Rajan, Co-Founder and CEO – Tech4Good Community among others.