MUMBAI: The Global Business Summit (GBS) is back on the 27th- 28th of March, 2017 to catalyze the ripples of economic change and is putting together all the building blocks to make it a grand success. Over the two-day conference, global leaders will ponder over the most pressing issues facing the world economy— Post Trump America, the Brexit fallout, fate of the Eurozone, China's slowdown, and also what will it take to deal with surprises and shocks of 2017.
With major economies faltering, India, the world’s fastest-growing large economy, finds itself in a sweet spot and the ideas and insights generated at GBS will help script the India success story.
"In our connected world, the futures of economies are becoming increasingly inter-dependent. Thus the ripple effect of events such as Brexit and fears of protectionism in developed economies can be felt in the furthest corner of the globe. In this challenge lies an opportunity for India to project itself as a safe haven for investment." said Vineet Jain, MD, BCCL.
As the Indian economy enters into a transformative phase, YES Bank has partnered with The Economic Times for a five-year period to create the go-to event for the country's cognoscenti.
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, the focus on programs like Make in India, Digital India, Startup India and decisive moves to foster financial inclusion and do away with arcane regulations have resulted in sparking growth.
Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES Bank opines, "YES Bank has focused on the emerging sunrise sectors of the economy since inception. The rapid changes taking place in the Indian economy, with the Govt. of India's firm push on digitization present an unprecedented and once in a life time opportunity for the financial services industry to enable sustainable economic growth across all segments of our nation, India."
He further adds, "In this context, YES Bank is pleased to partner the Global Business Summit led by Economic Times as a platform which can further catalyze this change by bringing together opinion & thought leaders and transformational practitioners, thereby further augmenting India’s mindshare across the world. YES Bank with its focus on knowledge driven banking in partnership with Economic Times, aims to create a truly global thought leadership forum which will fuel the next growth phase of the Indian economy."
This year's GBS is also witnessing participation by Andhra Pradesh as the official state partner. This is a natural progression of the Sunrise AP vision 2029, as drafted by the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, that envisions to "remould" the state into a "happy and globally-competitive society" by 2029.
Over the past two years, The Economic Times Global Business Summit has hosted over 2,000 delegates from across the globe including countries like Canada, USA, Russia, Belgium, Great Britain and Greece among others. This year will see more than 200 leaders from South Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas participating in the conference. Andhra Pradesh, which has set itself a target to be counted among the top 3 states by 2022, will be the Official State Partner.
The past two editions of the Global Business Summit have featured a plethora of thought leaders like Paul Krugman, Nouriel Roubini, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati and Ram Charan. Apart from the gurus, a clutch of global CEOs like McKinsey's Dominic Barton, GE's John Rice, GlaxoSmithKline's Sir Andrew Witty, BCG's Hans-Paul Bürkner and PwC's Dennis Nally have shared the dais to headline global trends in business.
This year, the names and the event are bigger; the 3rd edition of GBS will see participation from over 1,500 delegates across the two-day event.