YES Bank and ET Global Business Summit to be Held on March 27-28
Over the two-day conference, global leaders will ponder over most pressing issues facing world economy
Mumbai: India’s most high-profile event for the political and corporate elite, YES Bank and The Economic Times Global Business Summit (GBS), is set to take place on March 27-28, 2017, in New Delhi. Over the two-day conference, global leaders will ponder over the most pressing issues facing the world economy — post Trump America, Brexit fallout, fate of Eurozone, China slowdown — and also what will it take to deal with surprises and shocks of 2017. With major economies faltering, India, world’s fastest-growing large economy, finds itself in a sweet spot and the ideas and insights generated at GBS debates will help script the India story better.
“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 Indian economy enters into a transformative phase, YES Bank has partnered with The Economic Times for a five-year period to create the goto event for the country’s cognoscenti. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the enhanced focus on programmes like Make in India, Digital India, Startup India and at the same time decisive moves to foster financial inclusion and do away with arcane regulations, have resulted in creating the right growth environment. “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 government of India’s firm push on digitisation, present an unprecedented and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the financial services industry to enable sustainable economic growth across all segments of our nation, India,” said Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES Bank.
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 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 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. With international participation expected to double over GBS 2016, the marquee event will again bring together the most influential global thought-leaders and CEOs and of course, the who’s who of Indian government and industry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Vineet Jain, MD, BCCL, at last year’s event