3,000 delegates expected, PM to deliver speech
KUALA LUMPUR: The Global Transformation Forum (GTF) 2017 which will kick off on Wednesday, will see speakers from the fields of business, politics and sports, including the attendance of about 3,000 participants.
Apart from foreign speakers, the forum, in its second instalment, will have a line-up of local speakers, including e-hailing service Grab cofounder and group chief executive officer Anthony Tan, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Fugee School co-founder Deborah Henry and Catcha Group cofounder and group chief executive officer Patrick Grove.
The theme for GTF 2017 is “Driving Transformation.”
Pemandu Associates Sdn Bhd is organising the forum in a strategic partnership with the World Bank Group Malaysia’s Global Knowledge and Research Hub.
The two-day event will start from March 22 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here.
As the host of GTF2017, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will deliver the welcome and keynote address.
Notable speakers at this year’s event include Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Chris Gardner of The Pursuit of Happyness fame, former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard, Permodalan Nasional Bhd group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Olympic champion and sprinter Usain Bolt and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson.
GTF is the world’s singular platform for influential global leaders to engage and share experiences and best practices on personal, national and business transformation.
GTF 2015, with 31 speakers, recorded an attendance of more than 3,000 delegates from 76 countries.