India Global Forum 2021, bringing together over 200 speakers in a hybrid setting later in June, will offer the first chance for the world to get an in-depth understanding of India’s vision and ambition for the post-pandemic World, with the central theme of #FutureNow.
"Clearly, a lot of work lies ahead of us. But we can do it. We can do it together,” said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to a United Nations meeting this week.
It is this spirit of togetherness and global cooperation that drives India Global Forum (IGF), with the flagship event scheduled between June 29 and July 1, and encompassed in its theme of “Future.Now. – Radical Actions for the Post Pandemic Era”. There is no denying that the pandemic will define global action, as was exemplified at the recently concluded G7 Leaders’ Summit hosted by the UK in Cornwall. And, inevitably, India was a key part of those multilateral deliberations as one of the guest nations, not only for its central role in vaccine and medicine manufacturing but also to underline the common resolve of world’s leading democracies on a variety of issues.
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While the June 21 timeline for an end to all lockdown restrictions has been postponed by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson by four weeks, a hybrid format means the power-packed agenda of the IGF remains on track.
It is scheduled to bring together over 200 speakers from across the globe – including senior Indian Cabinet ministers Dr S Jaishankar (External Affairs), Nirmala Sitharaman (Finance) and Piyush Goyal (Commerce), Nitin Gadkari (Transport), Smriti Irani (Women, Textiles), UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, Michael Bloomberg (New York Ex-Mayor), World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and General David H. Petraeus (Ex-CIA Director, KKR Global Institute), to name a few. Last year’s event was opened by Prime Minister Modi.
“This year’s India Global Forum brings with it a sense of urgency and impatience about the radical actions needed now to shape a post pandemic World. It’s where the big global issues of climate change, economic recovery and opportunity, digital transformation, and tackling new age imperialist and fundamentalist threats get debated” said Manoj Ladwa, Founder and CEO of London headquartered India Inc. Group – the organisers of India Global Forum.
“This is the biggest and most impactful gathering on India’s globalisation anywhere in the World. It’s where the enterprise of a business leader meets the power of a politician; the curiosity of a scientist meets the ingenuity of an engineer; the wisdom of experience meets the impatience of ambition. It is quite simply where India meets the world, and the world meets India,” he said.
In keeping with the #FutureNow central theme, the sessions of the Forum have been broadly divided across:
Health & HealthTech
Securing Supply Chains
From views on how the post-pandemic build back of the global economy can be used to accelerate the transition to a better and safer world and the extent and speed of change required across sectors, to the Covidonomics of navigating huge new debts, unemployment and ongoing healthcare risk – a series of power-packed sessions will cover every aspect of India’s ubiquitous role in ensuring the “Build Back Better” goals of the world’s leading economies are in harmony with India’s own growth ambitions.
As the home of the world's largest democracy, youngest work force and one of the fastest-growing economies, India is in a unique position to use its collaborative ethos to bring together leading voices from all backgrounds, industries and geographies as drivers of vital change.
And, the India Global Forum is designed as a facilitator and accelerator of that collaborative approach.
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