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One Globe Forum to host its sixth annual edition

Updated: Sep 28, 2016 15:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 28 (ANI): Salwan Media Ventures announces its sixth edition of the One Globe Forum to be hosted on February 10 and 11, 2017 at New Delhi's iconic Imperial Hotel.

With a vision to transform India and South Asia into a 21st century knowledge economy, the Forum will focus on the progress made in Digital India, Make in India, Smart Cities, Entrepreneurship and Skill India initiatives by the Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership.

Since 2012, the One Globe Forum has brought together more than 1400 global thought leaders from over 25 countries. These include senior government ministers and bureaucrats, decision makers from the corporate sector, multilateral organizations, private equity, industry associations, entrepreneurs, NGOs, educators and academia.

With a mix of fast-paced keynote sessions, panel discussions, spotlight sessions and fireside chats, the Forum brings out actionable insights and shared learning's to help replicate success mantras from within India and globally to create a knowledge economy.

The Forum will also feature the One Globe Awards to recognize and honour individuals as well as domestic and international companies for their contributions and endeavors in building a 21st century knowledge economy through their initiatives in digital economy, research and development, smart cities, entrepreneurship and social impact.

BrainGain Magazine, the leading online study abroad magazine in India and South Asia, will also host a breakfast roundtable for school principals and an education fair for foreign universities to directly engage with students from top schools in Delhi NCR, their parents and young professionals wanting to study abroad.

"The One Globe Forum holistically views education, skills, technology, innovation, smart cities, entrepreneurship, healthcare and security as some of the key elements for building a true knowledge economy. Data from the UN and World Bank highlight that India and South Asia still rank far behind in addressing issues such as human development, poverty and adult literacy," said Founder and CEO Salwan Media Ventures, Harjiv Singh.

"One Globe Forum brings together thought leaders to share the best practices and experiences from around the world and debate on how we can address these issues and also tap into the South Asian region's phenomenal potential that will be realized in this century," added Singh.

The corporate world speakers include Adobe, Air Asia, Archie Comics Publications, Cambridge Technology Inc., Cisco, Coursera, Ericsson, DataWind, Facebook, Fortis Healthcare, IGATE, McKinsey, Microsoft, MLS Chase, Oracle amongst others. (ANI)