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The Global Business Summit, is a flagship initiative of the Times Group that envisions to bring together visionaries, thought leaders, heads of state, policy makers, academicians and corporate heads cohesively driving a singular agenda for Scripting Economic Change, by connecting the building blocks of Economics for India and the Globe.

Launched on January 15, 2015, GBS seeks to provide solutions to key macroeconomic challenges being faced in the current context and put forth a blue print for sustainable, inclusive economic growth. GBS also serves as a platform for government to government interactions, business to government meetings, business to business engagements and helps corporates and governments secure investments by showcasing opportunities to apt audiences.

In a short span of four years, GBS has become the platform of choice for top CEOs, government officials and the globe’s elite. Over the two-day conference, GBS showcases a carefully curated line-up of top-notch speakers who debate pressing business issues affecting the country, region and the rest of the world.

The theme for the 2018 edition was ‘New Economy, New Rules’. The mission of the Global Business Summit is to convene some of the foremost thinkers and leaders from diverse sectors globally and provide a platform for exchange of cutting-edge ideas to find actionable solutions to problems.

The intellectual heft and diversity that the speakers at GBS bring, helps business leaders make sense of a complicated world. As technology-led and innovation-driven disruptions sweep across the globe, countries and businesses face perhaps the most radical restructuring since the industrial revolution.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the keynote speaker at Davos this year, has always been the showstopper at GBS since 2015. Every year, the audience at the Summit will includes key Union ministers, India Inc. heavyweights, influential CEOs from global companies, star entrepreneurs from India’s new economy, technology leaders, economists, thinkers and senior bureaucrats. At the first GBS, in January 2015, the PM had asked Indian business to dream big and said India can become a $20-trillion economy. In 2016, Modi had explained his government’s ambition to reboot India. This year, Modi’s keynote speech at GBS was even more keenly anticipated, especially with the economy returning to revival mode and the PM successfully demonstrating that voters in a highly competitive electoral market will buy radical reforms like demonetization, GST and the new bankruptcy code.

As a natural next step to expanding the footprint of this highly impactful and sought after platform, GBS will venture into trade friendly countries across the globe to bring GBS to their nation.

In the past few years, India has emerged as a global economic power. It is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, the leading outsourcing destination, and a favorite of international investors. But even with India’s impressive recent achievements, the country continues to face considerable challenges as it seeks to sustain rapid growth and extend the benefits to all its citizens. Is India entering into a “Golden Age” or experiencing a period of rapid and sustainable growth?

As the global economic dynamics realigns itself to the new normal, cooperation and enhanced bilateral ties will play a key role in this new setup. GBS will explore these bilateral opportunities through its regional editions in the coming years

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The Global Business Summit, is a flagship initiative of the Times Group that envisions to bring together visionaries, thought leaders, heads of state, policy makers, academicians and corporate heads cohesively driving a singular agenda for Scripting Economic Change, by connecting the building blocks of Economics for India and the Globe.

Launched on January 15, 2015, GBS seeks to provide solutions to key macroeconomic challenges being faced in the current context and put forth a blue print for sustainable, inclusive economic growth. GBS also serves as a platform for government to government interactions, business to government meetings, business to business engagements and helps corporates and governments secure investments by showcasing opportunities to apt audiences.

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In a short span of four years, GBS has become the platform of choice for top CEOs, government officials and the globe’s elite. Over the two-day conference, GBS showcases a carefully curated line-up of top-notch speakers who debate pressing business issues affecting the country, region and the rest of the world.

The theme for the 2018 edition was ‘New Economy, New Rules’. The mission of the Global Business Summit is to convene some of the foremost thinkers and leaders from diverse sectors globally and provide a platform for exchange of cutting-edge ideas to find actionable solutions to problems.

The intellectual heft and diversity that the speakers at GBS bring, helps business leaders make sense of a complicated world. As technology-led and innovation-driven disruptions sweep across the globe, countries and businesses face perhaps the most radical restructuring since the industrial revolution.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the keynote speaker at Davos this year, has always been the showstopper at GBS since 2015. Every year, the audience at the Summit will includes key Union ministers, India Inc. heavyweights, influential CEOs from global companies, star entrepreneurs from India’s new economy, technology leaders, economists, thinkers and senior bureaucrats. At the first GBS, in January 2015, the PM had asked Indian business to dream big and said India can become a $20-trillion economy. In 2016, Modi had explained his government’s ambition to reboot India. This year, Modi’s keynote speech at GBS was even more keenly anticipated, especially with the economy returning to revival mode and the PM successfully demonstrating that voters in a highly competitive electoral market will buy radical reforms like demonetization, GST and the new bankruptcy code.

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As a natural next step to expanding the footprint of this highly impactful and sought after platform, GBS will venture into trade friendly countries across the globe to bring GBS to their nation.

In the past few years, India has emerged as a global economic power. It is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, the leading outsourcing destination, and a favorite of international investors. But even with India’s impressive recent achievements, the country continues to face considerable challenges as it seeks to sustain rapid growth and extend the benefits to all its citizens. Is India entering into a “Golden Age” or experiencing a period of rapid and sustainable growth?

As the global economic dynamics realigns itself to the new normal, cooperation and enhanced bilateral ties will play a key role in this new setup. GBS will explore these bilateral opportunities through its regional editions in the coming years

Glimpses from The Global Business Summit

Why UK?

India and the United Kingdom have been close allies for a long time. The bilateral relationship between the two countries were upgraded to a strategic partnership in 2004, and were further strengthened by former PM David Cameroon’s visit to India in 2010 and 2013. PM Modi’s visit to the UK in November 2015 took the relationship to new heights.

The situation has changed since June 2016 when nearly 52% of the population of the UK decided to leave the European Union, reversing the decision taken in 1975 to join the common market. However, trade relations between the two countries continue to flourish and more recently so with the visit of the PM Theresa May in November this year.

The Times Group

THE TIMES GROUP is India’s largest media conglomerate (source: Financial Times, March 2015), with interests across diverse media encompassing publishing, television, internet, radio and outdoor. The Times Group now has flagship media vehicles such as The Economic Times, ET Now, The Times of India, Times Now, Indiatimes.com and many more that span diverse topics like business, real estate, topical issues, art, culture, economics and more. The group is synonymous with integrity, reform and progress for India and has been an unshakeable beacon of truth, justice and the power of honest journalism.

The Economic Times is an integral part of the 175 years of The Times Group legacy. It is the second most read business Newspaper in the world, with over half a century of reporting and analysing in the field of business and finance, has been committedly creating an environment for business developments in India. Over the years, The Economic Times has ventured into several different avenues and established successful entities offering diverse solutions.

The Trade in Numbers

However, it is being opined by Indian industry that the FTA could be easier to accomplish at a  bilateral level following Brexit. On the other hand, a high-level forum has identified six major areas ripe for collaboration

Smart Cities and Digital Economy

Health Care and Hygiene

Education

Manufacturing

Defence and Security

Financial and Professional Services

Unveiling of Game Changers of India Coffee Table

Agenda

09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 11:20 Inaugural Session
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome Address
10:10 – 10:20 Opening Remarks
10:20 – 10:30 Setting the Tone
10:30 – 10:40 Special Address
10:40 - 10:50 Special Keynote Address: Thriving Businesses Across Borders
10:50 - 11:05 Chief Guest Address
11:05 - 11:10 Felicitation of Game Changers of India - Hall of Fame
11:10 - 11:20 Address by Guest of Honor:
  The UK India Relationship so Far – The Flourishing Diaspora, Changing Dynamics and the Way Forward
11:20 - 12:00 Inaugural Global CEOs Panel:
  UK and India’s Future Trading Relationship – Forging Partnership of Prosperity
  • Increased economic openness in India and the positive expectations for UK business
• Ensuring business continuity in a dynamic political environment
• The impending FTA’s and reflections on the existing strengths in the bilateral relationship
• Free trade and increased economic openness
• Transforming India & UK into the Most Dynamic Economies
• Business collaboration and evolving trends for businesses
12:00 - 12:10 Networking Tea Break
12:10 - 12:20 Special Address: Reforging India-UK Ties Post-Brexit
12:20 - 12:40 Fireside Chat: Business of Entertainment
12:40 - 13:20 Panel Discussion: Brexit – Can India Help Soften the Blow?
  • Opportunities VS Consequences
• India’s role play and impact
• Is Brexit a Warning to the economy?
• Where is UK heading?
• Are we too obsessed with Brexit?
13:20 - 14:15 Networking Lunch
14:15 - 14:30 Unveiling of Game Changers of India Coffee Table and Felicitation of Business Leaders
14:30 - 15:15 The Visionary’s Statement
15:15 - 16:00 Panel Discussion: INDUSTRY Matters -
  Strengthening sectors of interest and cultural ties to crack potential of India – UK relationship
  • Leadership Diversity
• Is shared past enough to keep the relationship going?
• Emerging areas of interest
• Is there a gap in minds of young India about UK & India relationship compared to old India?
• Is social impact businesses good for society and should be championed more?
• Speed and scale of collaborative efforts
• Does innovations include Indian women leaders or is neglecting them?
15:45 - 16:15 Break Out Roundtable Session on Fintech
16:15 - 16:30 Closing Remarks

Advisory Board and Speakers

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YES BANK

YES BANK, India’s fourth Largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its Top Management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India. YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers. YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and offers a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of becoming “INDIA’s FINEST QUALITY BIG BANK by 2020”. Do let me know the if you are okay with the same.

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Ravin Group

Ravin Group, established in the year 1950, is one of India’s fastest growing business groups. The group comprises companies managing diverse business interests in the power and energy sector. The Ravin Group management board comprises of highly qualified professionals with significant expertise in various markets and have been pioneers of change in the industry.

The Group’s values of Sustainability, Integrity and Innovation propel it to perform and excel in all spheres of activity. Ravin Group offers comprehensive solutions across 5 verticals such as Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, EHV & Accessories, Trading, EPC Services in the fields of renewables, cable laying, cable jointing and termination, sub–stations etc. The group’Ravin Group, established in the year 1950, is one of India’s fastest growing business groups. The group comprises companies managing diverse business interests in the power and energy sector. The Ravin Group management board comprises of highly qualified professionals with significant expertise in various markets and have been pioneers of change in the industry. The Group’s values of Sustainability, Integrity and Innovation propel it to perform and excel in all spheres of activity. Ravin Group offers comprehensive solutions across 5 verticals such as Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, EHV & Accessories, Trading, EPC Services in the fields of renewables, cable laying, cable jointing and termination, sub–stations etc. The group’s focused approach towards project management enables the creation of world class projects and innovative solutions.

With proven technical prowess in handling mega projects and superior project management expertise, the Group has powered infrastructure development in over 43 countries. Over the past decade Ravin Group with its motto of Evolving and Energizing has been instrumental in bringing new technology into the cable and allied industries, enhancing the industry knowledge base. Quality determines success at Ravin Group. Continuous process improvements are carried out to ensure complete satisfaction of the customer and market requirements.s focused approach towards project management enables the creation of world class projects and innovative solutions. With proven technical prowess in handling mega projects and superior project management expertise, the Group has powered infrastructure development in over 43 countries. Over the past decade Ravin Group with its motto of Evolving and Energizing has been instrumental in bringing new technology into the cable and allied industries, enhancing the industry knowledge base.

Quality determines success at Ravin Group. Continuous process improvements are carried out to ensure complete satisfaction of the customer and market requirements.

Real Estate Partner

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Logix Group

Logix Group, founded in Noida, India in 1997, has been the pioneer in establishing IT Parks & IT SEZs (Special Economic Zones) for IT/ITES industry in the NCR; Logix Group’s stellar record boasts of more than 25 such facilities established in its relatively short period of existence.

With a long list of reputable national and international clients, Logix has relentlessly pushed each and every boundary of excellence. The Group has delivered more than 4 million sq. ft. of office facilities and infrastructure to IT companies, software development centers, back offices, operations and call centers. Logix is dedicated to providing complete infrastructure solutions to its clients so that they can focus on running their own businesses seamlessly without being bogged down by unnecessary hassles.  Logix also firmly believes in fulfilling its commitment towards the environment and a sustainable future. By adhering to the latest global standards in Green Building practices, Logix helps its clients operate at their optimum efficiency and save costs by conserving energy. The Group takes unparalleled pride in contributing to a better and a clean future for the coming generations.

Logix, in line with its pursuit for versatility, has diversified into the residential housing sector with some ambitious projects like ‘Blossom County’, ‘Blossom Greens’ & ‘Blossom Zest’. A world class ‘Sports City’ in Noida’s Sector 150 and an integrated township in the vicinity of Yamuna Expressway are both poised to add to Logix’s ever growing repertoire. Meticulously designed, these projects will house about 15,000 units offering a wide range of living avenues to the home buyers  –  from studio apartments to 2, 3, 4 BHK apartments, penthouses and plotted developments.

With one of the largest integrated destinations for retail, entertainment, hospitality & corporate offices in Delhi NCR – the ‘Logix City Center’ – Logix has further cemented its status as an ambitious and innovative organization. Constructed by Logix Group, City Center is a mixed use development spread in an area of 25,000 sq. meters with an exclusive shopping & entertainment area, 5 star deluxe hotel by Westin, offices and serviced apartments. Besides being the host to the most captivating movie experience in India, it also has the largest HyperCity in North India, premium department stores by Shoppers Stop and other national and international brands. The Gaming Vegas, a unique amalgamation of diverse offerings from kids soft play area to bowling alleys, redemption games, PS3/PS4 consoles etc. is a high activity recreational zone that would also double up as a pulsating party avenue, creating a major attraction for kids & youth alike.

Logix has successfully garnered FDI support from some of the most prominent investors of the world like APOLLO, TAIB and ICICI Prudential. The group has entered into a very promising Joint Venture (JV) partnership with ITC Hotels for the development of a top-notch luxury hotel in Noida.

Logix has absolutely consummated itself with its vision of ‘sustaining excellence through quality’; it is driven everyday by an indomitable will and resolve to create new avenues for those who take on every challenge as an opportunity for growth and excellence.

European Strategy Partner

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Oakstone Partners

Oakstone Partners is a boutique corporate advisory firm with a global focus and passion for sustainable value creation.

Both a principle and principal led firm, Oakstone’s innovative entrepreneurial strategic DNA sets it apart from its traditional institutional competitors.

Stemming from the diverse and considerable experience of its leadership and their international footprint, Oakstone consistently delivers ‘beyond expectation’ outcomes. While the needs and objectives of our clients and partners often vary, they each share one commonality — they all trust Oakstone Partners to perform; not only to advise, but more importantly, to execute.

Money Transfer Partner

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Sterling Media

Sterling Media is a multi-disciplinary global business and communications consultancy. We represent SME’s, FTSE 100 companies, disruptors and innovators, governments, not for profits, major organisations such as the United Nations, high profile celebrities, luxury and consumer brands to entrepreneurs. The company's insight and global understanding has assisted clients align their strategy to their purpose.

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Belive

Belive Video Streaming is a major world-class provider of all types of Webcasting, Webcast and Live streaming services and solutions. We strive to provide high quality live webcast services at a value worth score. With wide range of live webcast services as our specialty, we provide an extensive range of solutions in both live web broadcasting and live streaming. Our focused customer oriented approach and intense expertise in the live web streaming enable us to offer best and customized solutions to a widely distinguished needs of our clients.

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