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CNN announces ‘Asia Business Forum’

MUMBAI: CNN International today unveiled details of its second Asia Business Forum, a special event to be held in Bengaluru on 13 February.

This invitation-only event brings together key business leaders and thought influencers to assess India’s position in a tumultuous global economy.

Delegates will explore new ideas, innovations and technologies that will shape India’s economic future.

Sessions include:

India at 30,000 Feet – Exploring the world’s fastest growing aviation industry
Digitising India – How technology is transforming the world’s biggest democracy.

Richard Quest, CNNMoney editor-at-large and anchor of Quest Means Business, and Kristie Lu Stout, CNN News Stream anchor, will lead discussions with star speakers including EkStep chairman and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, Air Vistara CEO Phee Teik Yeoh, Spicejet chairman, MD Ajay Singh, JetSetGo co-founder and CEO Kanika Tekriwal, and viral YouTube star ‘Rickshawalli”.

The forum coincides with the start of the Indian government’s ‘Make in India Conference’ in Bengaluru.

CNN International senior VP, managing editor Ellana Lee said, “We’re delighted to return to India for the second Asia Business Forum. It promises to be a stimulating evening of thought-provoking discussions around the Indian economy which shines as a bright spot in the global economic scenario.”

CNN International senior VP ad sales Asia Pacific Sunita Rajan said: “CNN has led the industry in the way we produce and deliver news on multiple platforms and how we combine content, data, audiences, events and creativity in our work with commercial partners. Building on the tremendous success in 2016, the CNN Asia Business Forum 2017 will once again provide an exclusive platform for leaders across the region to come together in the heart of India’s Silicon Valley in Bengaluru.”

A detailed breakdown of sessions and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.