Asia’s leading business forum to celebrate India-UAE strategic partnership on November 6
NEW DELHI: Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF), one of Asia’s leading business forum, will celebrate its 12 anniversary in Dubai on November 6 with India as a Guest Nation in the backdrop of growing Indo-UAE strategic partnership.
Under the theme ‘Inclusive Leadership in an Interconnected World: Driving Progress and Sustainability through Tolerance’, the forum will be held under the patronage of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance, UAE, and in association with the UAE Ministry of Economy.
S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, said ahead of the meet, “The fact that India is the Guest Nation at the ABLF this year, reflects well on our growing relationship with the UAE… it is important for all the people in the world to come together and I am glad that ABLF is contributing to that effort in the world.”
“Delighted that India is being honoured as the Guest Nation at the 12th Edition of the ABLF in the UAE. The legendary India-UAE friendship is a fine example of the power of positive and future-focused collaborative spirit between two nations” said Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Kamal Nath, who will be present at the Forum said, “The ABLF is Asia’s most prestigious annual business leadership event. It is well attended by global leaders who are invested in the future of the Asian countries.”
Key Indian business leaders who will be present at the forum include Kumar Mangalam Birla,
Chairman, Aditya Birla Group; Gopichand P Hinduja, Co-Chairman, Hinduja Group of Companies; Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Chairman and Managing Director, Serum Institute of India; B.K. Goenka, Chairman, Welspun Group and President, ASSOCHAM; Jaidev Shroff, Global CEO, UPL Limited; Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group; Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hiranandani Group; Rajiv Luthra, Founder and Managing Partner, L&L Partners Law Offices; and Madhusudan Agrawal, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Ajanta Pharma Ltd.
“The ABLF celebrates regional and international dialogue and cooperation to promote growth and create a better future for the region. The platform embraces change, creativity and vitalityand helps advance and strengthen the economic performance of Asian countries,” according to Sheikh Nahayan.
Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Cabinet Member and Minister of Economy, UAE; Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Cabinet Member and Minister of Energy and Industry, UAE; Dr Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, UAE; Mohammed Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shihhi, Undersecretary, Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economy, UAE; and Dr Tariq Al Gurg, CEO, Dubai Cares, among others are participating at this event.
Among others Dr Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al Rabiah, Minister of Health, Saudi Arabia, and Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia will also be present on the occasion.
250 guests comprising the finest leaders across Asia are expected to attend the upcoming awards night which will recognise 15 visionary leaders for their remarkable contributions to the progress and development of the region and facilitate bespoke networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities among world-renowned leaders.
Malini N Menon, Co-Founder of the ABLF pointed out: “2019 has been a year of firsts as we continue to innovate and transform, aligning with the dynamic energy that permeates Asia’s economic, social, cultural and technological zeitgeist.”