BRINGING ‘DAVOS’ TO MALAYSIA
Pemandu chief vows to invite more women speakers for next GTF in 2019
KUALA Lumpur aims to be like “Davos” in Switzerland, and hold the largest conference with the most iconic speakers to share their thoughts and business stories to companies worldwide.
Performance Management & Delivery Unit (Pemandu) president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Idris Jala said the next forum in 2019 would see the unit bringing in more women to share their success stories and inspire the participants.
Idris said this in his closing remarks at the two-day Global Transformation Forum 2017, here, yesterday.
He said among the women would be Harry Potter fantasy series author J.K. Rowling.
“We believe the world would be a far better place if it engages in the process of transformation,” he said.
Idris also said this year’s forum received positive comments and feedback for bringing in more keynote speakers compared with the one previously.
Among the speakers were Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma, Virgin Group Sir Richard founder Branson; winner of multiple Olympics gold medals Usain Bolt and former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard.
GTF is an international platform which gathers and introduces world leaders, policymakers, heads of industries and international experts from their individual fields, and concerned parties in a collective dialogue.
The forum, with a RM15 million allocation from the government, was attended by some 3,000 participants and featured exhibitions involving countries such as Tanzania, South Africa, Oman and India as well as selected corporate bodies. Bernama
Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson (right) having a light moment with Performance Management and Delivery Unit president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Idris Jala during the Global Transformation Forum session in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.