Building on the successful launch of the inaugural edition of the Asian Business Leaders Conclave, the 2017 edition will take stock of the developments in Asian economy in the last year and act as a melting pot for thought leaders, governments and business leaders to further the cause of greater economic integration between emerging and leading countries in the region. It will also act as a focal point for discussion between ASEAN, India and the Middle East.
This year’s edition will feature interactive discussions to enable tangible outcomes and action points for various stakeholders through focused deliberations between torchbearers of Asian economy.
Through a series of interactive panel discussions, unconferencing sessions for most candid exchange of ideas, live talks and interviews with the most influential leaders and networking meetings, the conclave provided the much needed platform for Asian leaders on a global scale, to voice their concerns and share best practices.
The business leaders address their viewpoints on specific pressing topics, followed by Q&A from the audience, which gives them a chance to add to the conversation and have answers to concerns and doubts immediately
The most influential and important leaders who have been game changers in their respective fields share their vision of a resurgent Asia and their ideas on how to ride this growth wave
Solution providers get to meet leading business personalities in an exclusive closed door environment to discuss potential areas of synergy
Innovative fish bowl sessions where delegates get to decide dynamically the topics they want to deliberate upon and have it moderated by industry veterans
Sit across the table with leaders from your industry and interest and get real time insights on the current trends with solutions for the immediate business challenges
Upcoming and Veteran Business leaders engage in informal conversation to understand each other’s aspirations
The leading business leaders listed in the coffee table book will be felicitated at the hands of key government dignitaries from the hosting nation at a glamorous evening ceremony
Unveiling ceremony of the 2nd edition of the coffee table book, “The Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia”, followed by an exclusive and gala “invite only” black tie cocktail reception
The Economic Times Asian Business Leaders Summit | 29th - 30th November 2017 | The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Trade and Economy Ministers from Asian countries responsible for international expansion will take part in this important session to deliberate on executing bilateral and regional agreements
The custodians of economies, responsible for setting and achieving economic goals will discuss cooperation mechanisms to advance the vision of respective governments
Social and cultural exchanges to highlight the unity in diversity in Asia will help leaders understand the common aspirations of the next generation Asian population
Industry focused parallel sessions to drive micro agendas of thriving sectors will help interaction of stakeholders from a common domain
The Startup Zone will be a dedicated zone for startups representing conventional and sunrise sectors from across Asia where they get an opportunity to showcase their services/products and conduct one on one meetings with potential investors from Asia. They will also get to be a part of mentoring sessions with leading VC and PE firms and share their experiences and challenges and discuss and deliberate on the best way to expand their business.
The conclave had the rare distinction of being addressed by The Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, who was joined live over a video conference by The Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.
The Malaysian Prime Minister spoke about the flourishing Indian diaspora in Malaysia and their continued contribution in building the Malaysia of today and the future. “As Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, remarked in his 2015 visit to Malaysia, “India is not confined to its territory. India also exists in every Indian in every part of the world.” This has been strongly demonstrated by the Indian community in Malaysia, in letter and in spirit, towards the advancement of ties between our two nations. The Indian and Malaysian business communities have been the backbone of this trade and cooperation between our two nations”, said the Malaysian Prime Minister.
In a very interesting interaction between the two Prime Ministers, the Malaysian PM congratulated his Indian counterpart for being a bold reformist and wished him luck as India moves towards taking more concrete steps in reforming its economy.