• GBS 2020’s broad theme — ‘Collaborate to Create: Sustainable Growth in a Fractured World’ — is a nod to the defining problem facing both India and the world, as well as a pointer to what powerful stakeholders must do
• Presented by Yes Bank and The Economic Times, GBS 2020 is expected to be attended by over 2,000 delegates from across the world
New Delhi, February 27, 2020: At a time when the world is witnessing increasing geopolitical risks, protectionism and regionalism, the Sixth edition of Global Business Summit (GBS) presented by Yes Bank and The Economic Times will be held in New Delhi on March 6th & 7th with the aim to raise and answer questions affecting global economies.
GBS 2020’s broad theme — ‘Collaborate to Create: Sustainable Growth in a Fractured World’ — is a nod to the defining problem facing both India and the world, as well as a pointer to what powerful stakeholders must do.
Speaking about the Summit, Vineet Jain, Managing Director, Times Group said, “At the 2020 edition of Global Business Summit we aim to provide a stage for global and Indian policy makers, business and opinion leaders, to deliberate on solving pressing global socio-economic challenges in a time bound manner. It will be our endeavour to place the spotlight on defining problems facing both India and the World and the need of the hour to collaborate in order to ensure sustainable growth.”
This year GBS boasts of a power packed panel of imminent global personalities like Steve Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Blackstone Group, Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States & Environmentalist, Paul Romer, American Economist, Professor at New York University, Nobel Prize in Economics in 2018, SVP – World Bank, Mohamed Alabbar, Founder Chairman, Emaar Group, Rich Lesser, CEO, Boston Consulting Group, Jeffrey Christopher Smith, Co-founder & CEO, Smule and Anshula Kant, MD, World Bank Group amongst others.
In a span of six years, GBS has become the platform of choice for major stakeholders of the economy — the political elite, top government officials, global CEOs and top Indian business leaders, who are joined by visionaries and business leaders from across the world. This year over 2000 delegates ranging from Global and Indian business leaders, powerful government decisionmakers, A-listers from the academia and key civil society members will be present at the Summit to talk on subjects encompassing growth to going green, from apps to jobs, and from demand creation to fighting epidemics. GBS over the years has seen attendees from the US, Canada, Egypt, Ireland, Russia, Belgium, Britain, Greece and Israel.
At GBS 2019 the highlight was a series of specially curated sessions GBx, in which renowned global disrupters like Jonathan Gray, Global President of the Blackstone Group, Tesla Co-Founder Martin Eberhard and Apple veteran and tech maven Guy Kawasaki shared their mantras on how to win by changing the rules of the game.
At GBS’ first edition, in January 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked Indian business to dream big so that India could become ‘a $5-trillion economy’. And the very next year, Modi stated in his keynote address that his government’s ambition was to reboot India.