The two-day Global Business Summit 2020 starts today and the speakers’ list, not to mention the blue chip audience, makes it, for the sixth year in a row, India’s marquee event. Heading the list of political leaders, global and Indian CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, management gurus and top notch economists is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Like each of his GBS speeches, today’s will also make headlines and trigger substantive conversations and debates.
Seven key ministers of Modi’s government will also speak at GBS over two days. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, Commerce & Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Textiles Minister Smriti Irani are members of the Cabinet. Plus, there are ministers of state with big remits, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri and Power Minister RK Singh.
If the ministerial line up is so power-packed, so is the list of speakers from business, technology and social space.
The man who has been called the new king of Wall Street, Blackstone chairman and co-founder Stephen Schwarzman will speak at the event. Private equity groups don’t get bigger than Blackstone.