Seventh annual edition of ‘One Globe Forum’ to be held on 9 and 10 Feb 2018

New Delhi, November 6, 2017: Salwan Media Ventures is all set to host the 7th edition of its annual One Globe Forum on February 9 & 10, 2018 at New Delhi’s iconic Imperial Hotel. The forum will deliberate on and explore ideas around the intersection of technology, innovation, smart cities, skills, regional collaboration and education and their role in building a 21st century knowledge economy.

On its seventh anniversary, One Globe Forum, through its award ceremony, will also recognize and honor the organizations, entrepreneurs and startups that have contributed to building a 21st century knowledge economy through “Digital India”, “Make in India”, “Smart Cities”, “Entrepreneurship” and “Social Impact”. The Forum is putting together an eminent jury and details of the award nominations will be announced shortly.

Speaking about his experience at One Globe, Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal said, “The aspects discussed in the One Globe Forum have been a part of the Modi Government’s agenda since the very beginning. Be it skill development, research, innovation, smart cities, entrepreneurship or the focus on education- particularly the K-12 aspect. A forum such as One Globe helps us in deliberating on what can be done to make India a better and a smarter place to live in.”

Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog said, “I’ve been attending One Globe for the past 4 years and I find it a fantastic conference because we have a conglomeration of people attending from all over the world, thought leaders, people from the world of academia, businessmen, scientists, startups and therefore, it’s a huge opportunity to interact with them and learn from them, more than anything else. One Globe Forum provides a meeting place for great ideas, innovations and great thought processes. My very best to the One Globe Forum and compliments to Harjiv and his team. It has been a great experience.”

One Globe Forum allows its delegates to network with a multitude of senior government officials, decision makers and thought leaders from across the globe. The forum includes key-note sessions, panel discussions, spotlight sessions, chats with industry leaders, government officials, academic professionals, educators, policy makers, influencers and entrepreneurs from around the globe.

Harjiv Singh, Convener, One Globe Forum and Founder and CEO of Salwan Media Ventures, says, “Over the last seven years, One Globe Forum has emerged as a platform that not only deliberates on the need to addresses various issues that can help transform India and South Asia into a 21st knowledge economy, but also brings together global learning and best practices from a multitude of fields such as academics, industry, policy, research, armed forces, civil society and others. The holistic goal was to create a platform for debate, deliberation and discussion throughout the year. We look forward to another great edition of the One Globe Forum to take this growth agenda forward.”

Past speakers have included Mr. Shalabh Kumar, Founder, Republican Hindu Coalition; Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal; Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Former Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (I/C) and Parliamentary Affairs; H.E. Daniel Carmon, Israel’s Ambassador to India; Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers; Shri P.P Choudhary, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Law & Justice and Corporate Affairs; Dr. Bibek Debroy, Fulltime Member, NITI Aayog, and Chairman, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council; Shri Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and; Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog,.

The Forum is produced by Salwan Media Ventures in partnership with its knowledge partner Knowledge@Wharton and education partner Brain Gain Magazine. Former sponsors for One Globe Forum include the likes of CISCO, Uber, Kodak, ANZIBA, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, European Business Group (EBG) and ISAP.

Key speakers in the past have represented corporates such as Adobe, Air Asia, Archie Comics Publications, Cambridge Technology Inc., Cisco, Coursera, Ericsson, DataWind, Facebook, Fortis Healthcare, IGATE, IL&FS, McKinsey, Microsoft, MLS Chase, Oracle, PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Quest Diagnostics, Ranbaxy, SEBI, Steria, Tata Group, Uber, USIBC, Xerox, YES Bank, and others.

Top universities and academic institutions like Arizona State University, Asia Scotland Institute, Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Association of Indian Universities, BITS Pilani, Campus France, College Board, Columbia University, Hofstra University, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Kathmandu University School of Law, Knowledge@Wharton, OP Jindal Global University, Pratham Education Foundation, New York University, Neso Nuffic, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy & Public Administration, University of Cambridge, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tokyo, United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), Vega Schools, have represented the education sector at One Globe.