3,000 del­e­gates ex­pected, PM to de­liver speech

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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