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Global Business Summit 2019 was held in New Delhi. It was the fifth edition of the three-day Summit and was inaugurated on 22nd February 2019.
The Keynote address was delivered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the other speakers in the event included Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Piyush Goyal Suresh Prabhu, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Founder & Chairman of Vedanta Resources Anil Agarwal, Chief Marketing Officer of Alibaba Group Chris Tung, Global CEO of Virgin Hyperloop One Jay Walder, Chairman of Bain Insights Group James Root, among others.
The Global Business Summit 2019 was aimed at unfolding the myriad contours of the world economy and defining the factors that will lead the Indian economy to newer heights by way of a carefully crafted plenary session and numerous parallel sessions & round table discussions that form part of the GBS experience.
Global Business Summit
The Global Business Summit launched on January 15, 2015, is a flagship initiative of the Times Group. The Summit 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.
The Global Business Summit aims to provide solutions to key macroeconomic challenges being faced in the current context and put forth a blueprint for sustainable, inclusive economic growth and serve 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. The ambition of the Times Group is to establish the Global Business Summit as the Davos of the East
Deloitte has announced the launch of its global initiative ‘WorldClass’ in India for the empowerment of women. The initiative was launched by Deloitte’s Global CEO, Punit Renjen in the presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
- In India, the initiative aims to support 10 million girls and women by 2030 through education and skills development.
- To attain the objectives of WorldClass Initiative, Deloitte will align with organisations such as Katha and Pratham in India.
- WorldClass programme in India will focus on improving girls retention rate in school, higher educational outcomes, and skills development for women to access employment.
- The initiative aims to give a boost to women education since almost 40 per cent of girls aged 15-18 years drop out of school and college, and only 26 per cent of women are employed.
Through the WorldClass Initiative in India Deloitte aims to fuel India’s growth story by aiding India to encash its demographic dividend. Globally, the WorldClass initiative seeks to prepare 50 million people by 2030, to be better equipped for the future of work, in-line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).