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CNN INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL ASIA BUSINESS FORUM 2016

300 business leaders to gather in India for symposium on Asia’s growth and potential on the world stage

 

CNN International today unveiled details of the inaugural CNN Asia Business Forum, a special event to be held in Mumbai, India, on Sunday February 14, 2016.

 

The one-day invitation-only forum brings together 300 key political and business leaders from across the region to examine Asia’s breakout potential on a global stage.

 

During numerous round-tables, panel discussions and networking opportunities, delegates will explore new ideas, technologies, and leadership skills that will shape Asia as well as India’s economic and social future. Sessions include:

 

Asia 2020 – collaborating to achieve smart growth while solving economic and environmental challenges
Growing India – exploring India’s path forward and the obstacles to overcome
Made In – how countries become manufacturing pioneers
Disrupters – top change makers share their insights into disrupting business using technology

 

CNN’s leading business anchors and correspondents, Fareed Zakaria, Richard Quest and Andrew Stevens will be key moderators at the forum. Confirmed speakers include former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Nalanda University Chancellor George Yeo, and Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra.

 

The forum coincides with the start of the Indian Government’s ‘Make in India Week’ which will be inaugurated by the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi.

 

Ellana Lee, Senior Vice President and Managing Editor, CNN International: “We’re incredibly excited to be hosting the Asia Business Forum. It promises to be an invigorating day of robust discussions, high-level thought-leadership and shared insights with major political and business leaders of Asia.”

 

Sunita Rajan, Vice President and head of Advertising Sales, CNN International, Asia Pacific: “With India on the cusp of a major growth trajectory, Mumbai is the perfect backdrop for the CNN Asia Business Forum. We look forward to welcoming our guests and clients to hear from some of the finest minds in Asian business and politics.”

 

A detailed breakdown of sessions and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

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