CNN International today announced the line-up of keynote speakers and panelists for the inaugural CNN Asia Business Forum to be held in Mumbai, India on February 14, 2016.

Among those taking to the main stage to discuss Asia’s growth and potential are:

• Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley

• CISCO Executive Chairman, John Chambers

• Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra

• GE South Asia President and CEO, Banmali Agrawala

• Air Asia CEO, Tony Fernandes

• Former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd

• Kerry Logistics Network Chairman, George Yeo

• Snapdeal CEO, Kunal Bahl

• Twitter Asia Pacific and Middle East Chief, Rishi Jaitly

• DJI Director of Strategic Partnerships, Michael Perry

• Google India & SE Asia MD, Rajan Anandan

The one-day invitation-only forum will include a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions and one-on-one interviews led by CNN’s leading business anchors and correspondents, Fareed Zakaria, Richard Quest and Andrew Stevens.

More than 300 key political and business leaders from across the region will gather for this special event which coincides with the start of the Indian Government’s ‘Make in India Week’ to be inaugurated by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi.

Senior Vice President and Managing Editor, CNN International, Ellana Lee: “We are thrilled with the dynamic and diverse line-up of speakers we have secured for the inaugural CNN Asia Business Forum. There is no doubt the day will be filled with robust and insightful discussions across a wide range of topics.”

Vice President Advertising Sales, CNN International, Asia Pacific, Sunita Rajan: “Bringing together a group of such influential speakers to share their knowledge will prove invaluable to the hundreds of delegates attending the CNN Asia Business Forum. The day is guaranteed to bring a deeper understanding and appreciation of where Asia stands on a global stage.”

The CNN Asia Business Forum starts at 9am, on Sunday February 14, 2016 and will be held in the ‘Make in India Centre’ at the MMRDA Grounds in Mumbai, India.

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