Naren­dra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Min­is­ter of In­dia

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Build­ing on the suc­cess­ful launch of its in­au­gu­ral edi­tion, The Eco­nomic Times Asian Busi­ness Lead­ers Con­clave 2017 (ABLC) is back to catal­yse the de­vel­op­ments in the Asian econ­omy since last year. It will act as a chan­nel for thought lead­ers, gov­ern­ments and busi­ness lead­ers to fur­ther the cause of greater eco­nomic in­te­gra­tion be­tween emerg­ing and lead­ing coun­tries in the re­gion. The con­clave was sched­uled to take place from 29th Novem­ber to 30th Novem­ber 2017 at the Ma­jes­tic Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In its launch edi­tion, ABLC es­tab­lished it­self as an im­por­tant eco­nomic plat­form for can­did dis­cus­sions on eco­nomic ties, in­ter­na­tional busi­ness, etc. and had the rare dis­tinc­tion of be­ing ad­dressed by The Hon­or­able Prime Min­is­ter of Malaysia and In­dia (Via Video Con­fer­enc­ing). The 2nd edi­tion will see greater in­volve­ment of re­gional gov­ern­ments, who are look­ing to come to­gether to de­lib­er­ate on the fu­ture course of Asia. The dis­cus­sion will fo­cus around what steps Asia as a unit must take to achieve de­vel­op­ment goals and move to­wards not just com­plete eco­nomic in­de­pen­dence, but also the greater dom­i­nance in the new world order. It will also act as a fo­cal point for dis­cus­sion be­tween ASEAN, In­dia and the Mid­dle East. Ex­press­ing his views on the con­clave, Mr. Deepak Lamba, Pres­i­dent -Times Strate­gic So­lu­tions, said, "As Asia con­tin­ues to de­velop and in­no­vate abun­dantly, it has gained more in­flu­ence on a global scale. This rapid growth, also of­fers nu­mer­ous busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties which need to be tapped strate­gi­cally. The 2nd edi­tion of the Asian Busi­ness Lead­ers Con­clave,

to be held un­der the pa­tron­age of the Hon­or­able Malaysian Prime Min­is­ter and other dig­ni­taries will see au­thor­i­ties and thought lead­ers con­verge to frame re­forms and strate­gic ties that will help as­sert Asia's po­si­tion as the torch­bearer of the global econ­omy." This year the spe­cial ad­dress will be de­liv­ered by se­nior Asian Govern­ment Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Amir Hos­sain Amu, Min­is­ter of In­dus­tries, Bangladesh and Manohar Lal Khat­tar, Chief Min­is­ter, State of Haryana, In­dia. They, to­gether with other in­dus­try prophets will de­lib­er­ate on en­hanc­ing re­gional eco­nomic in­te­gra­tion agenda, elim­i­nat­ing bar­ri­ers to in­ter­na­tional trade and in­vest­ment in the re­gion and giv­ing greater im­pe­tus to the sus­tain­able and inclusive de­vel­op­ment of Asia. This con­clave will have en­trepreneurs, busi­ness own­ers, policy mak­ers and se­nior govern­ment au­thor­i­ties from all across Asia. One of the high­lights would be the ded­i­cated zone for star­tups where en­trepreneurs can show­case their ser­vices/prod­ucts and meet with po­ten­tial in­vestors. Mak­ing sure that the con­clave touches upon all the macro agen­das of the boom­ing sec­tors, it will have In­dus­try fo­cused par­al­lel ses­sions. ABLC will also prove as a great plat­form for cul­tural ex­changes that will help un­der­stand the com­mon as­pi­ra­tions of Asians. The con­clave will host a se­ries of in­ter­ac­tive panel dis­cus­sions, can­did chat ses­sions for ex­change of ideas, live talks and in­ter­views with the most in­flu­en­tial lead­ers and net­work­ing meet­ings. Some of the key top­ics dis­cussed dur­ing the sum­mit were as fol­lows:

• Un­tapped op­por­tu­ni­ties to boost In­tra - Asian trade

• Elim­i­nat­ing bar­ri­ers to in­ter­na­tional trade and in­vest­ment in the re­gion

• Role of the fi­nan­cial sec­tor in at­tain­ment of inclusive growth

• En­hanc­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­forts for greater In­dus­trial growth in Asia

• Driv­ing global in­vest­ments in In­fra­struc­ture to Asia

• Op­por­tu­ni­ties for col­lab­o­ra­tion in the MSME sec­tor be­tween ASEAN and In­dia. Renowned Asian rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the con­clave:

• YAB Dato' Sri Mohd. Na­jib Bin Tun Haji Ab­dul Razak, Prime Min­is­ter of Malaysia

• Hon. Ranil Wick­remesinghe, Prime Min­is­ter of Sri Lanka (via video con­fer­ence)

• Andy Xie, An In­de­pen­dent Economist based in Shang­hai

• GM Rao, Group Chair­man GMR Group

• James Law JP, Founder, Chair­man, CEO James Law Cy­ber­tec­ture

• Mr. Al­haz Amir Hos­sain Amu, Min­is­ter of In­dus­tries, Repub­lic of Bangladesh

• Mr. Fakhrul Mazid Mah­mud, APS, Min­istry of In­dus­tries, Bangladesh

• H.E Ouk Prachea Sec­re­tary of State (Vice Min­is­ter) Min­istry of Com­merce, Cam­bo­dia

• Ch­heav Pha, Direc­tor of Mar­ket De­vel­op­ment, Min­istry of Com­merce, Cam­bo­dia

• Sushil Pre­ma­jayan­tha, Min­is­ter of Science, Tech­nol­ogy and Re­search, Sri Lanka

• Mr. Chaminda Wel­egama, APS, Sri Lanka

• Dr. Chuang Suo Ho, Vice Chair­man, Taitra, Tai­wan

• Ms. Ivy Ko, Project Man­ager, Taitra, Tai­wan

On the Day 2 of the con­clave the 2nd edi­tion of Most Promis­ing Lead­ers of Asia Coffee Ta­ble Book will be launched. It will en­list young lead­ers who are an im­por­tant part of the story of a resur­gent Asia. Renowned Asian rep­re­sen­ta­tives, such as Mr. Fakhrul Mazid Mah­mud, APS, Min­istry of In­dus­tries; H.E Ouk Prachea Sec­re­tary of State (Vice Min­is­ter) Min­istry of Com­merce, Cam­bo­dia; Ch­heav Pha,Direc­tor of Mar­ket De­vel­op­ment, Min­istry of Com­merce, Cam­bo­dia. Also, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from In­dian and Asian com­pa­nies, such as For­tis Health­care & Reli­gare, & Shri­ram Group, James Law Cy­ber­tec­ture, Hong Kong, GMR Group, Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil, Ravin Group of Com­pa­nies, Lo­gie Group, Hong Kong, ICICI Ven­tures etc.

Deepak Lamba, Pres­i­dent -Times Strate­gic So­lu­tions

Manohar Lal Khat­tar, Chief Min­is­ter, State of Haryana, In­dia

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