India to participate in Asian Business Leadership Forum in UAE

Saturday, Nov 21, 2015,15:55 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Dubai | India is among 21 nations who will attend the annual Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) in the UAE later this month which brings together Asia’s leading business leaders to facilitate conversation and trade collaboration.

The event, to be held on November 29, is a global leadership platform that convenes annually in the UAE and showcases Asia’s best business enterprises and initiatives by bringing together leading business leaders from three key regions of the Asian juggernaut the Gulf, India and South-East Asia.

The relationship between India and the UAE is one of mutual respect and friendship, and knowledge forums in the UAE where India is well presented, create the right atmosphere to further facilitate bilateral co-operation, organisers of the event said. After Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UAE, a new level of awareness and recognition of the ancient India-UAE connect has come into place and it bodes well for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) investors into India as well as India’s business interests and investors into the Gulf markets, they added.

Notable Indian leaders from various sectors including Industry, Infrastructure, Energy, Healthcare, Education, Technology and Finance have been invited to this platform. Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani, one of India’s top infrastructure and energy conglomerates, said, We are committed to the potential of Asia, investing in the West Asian region and leveraging the India-UAE relationship, hence our endorsement for the ABLF initiative since 2011.

YES BANK Chairman Rana Kapoor said ABLF is a versatile platform covering all major industries and the networking potential here is top class. The ABLF helps to build Asia’s economic backbone, and also strengthens global business relationships year on year, benefitting participants and Asia as a whole, said Baba Kalyani, Chairman and MD, Bharat Forge.

The ABLF Series has created an excellent platform. I am glad about the diversity of subjects being discussed, which provides young people with insights into the businesses around them and how they tackle some of their biggest issues, said Minister of Energy, UAE, Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazrouei. UAE considers India one of the most innovative economies, where both public and private enterprises are embracing new opportunities in an increasingly fluid world, by creating sustainable and scalable infrastructure.

The ABLF is a very significant initiative that shines a light on the healthcare sector in Asia, which is of great importance to India and the UAE, said Dr Prathap Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals. Among the notable Award recipients of the ABLF awards are Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje; the man behind India’s biggest airports, G M Rao, Group Chairman, GMR Group; one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, according to Forbes, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and MD, Biocon Ltd, India ; Gopichand P Hinduja, Chairman, Hinduja Group; India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director and CEO, Hero MotoCorp. The ABLF awards pays tribute to exemplary leaders from Asia who have played a significant role in the story of ‘Asia Rising’.