Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince to India visit to set mega business event

NEW DELHI: The tone for Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s visit to India as the Chief Guest for 2017 Republic Day celebrations will be set with a mega business event in Dubai on Nov 12.

The seventh annual edition of the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) organized by UAE-based IEDEA is a platform that will bring together leaders from across the world, engaged in government services, public and private enterprise, by promoting the spirit collaboration that is critical to the progress and balanced development of the global economy.

India will be key focus at ABLF as Indo-UAE bilateral ties have touched a new high.The event in 2016 rolls out under the theme of ‘Heroes of the Innovation Economy’ where 14 globally recognised leaders with a strong social consciousness, who have leveraged innovative technologies and successfully adapted new learnings to their sectors of business, will be honoured.

With the participation of business leaders, thinkers, strategists and brave revolutionaries of change from across the world, the ABLF Awards 2016 promises to be an interesting get-together of like-minded leaders to meet, forge new relationships and strengthen existing ones by exchanging knowledge and extending cooperation for sustainable socio-economic development across Asia.

In 2016, at the 7th edition, the ABLF continues in its remarkable journey and showcases outstanding leadership and discovers the finest instances of applying innovative ideologies to contemporary business.

Through the portals of this event and its collaborative spirit and energy, it presents the powerful drive and vision of the UAE Government and the nation’s stellar reputation as a progressive, vibrant and investment friendly business destination.

Speaking about event Managing Director of IEDEA, Malini N Menon noted, “We are honoured to have the Ministry of Economy of the UAE as an official association with the ABLF Series that has earned high credibility and status across 42 nations of Asia since the inaugural event nine years ago. Together, we have plans to strategically leverage the great goodwill that the ABLF has built over these years to promote UAE’s position as the centre of the world, offering the best infrastructure for business, investment and lifestyle” H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has taken to Twitter to express his regard for the kind invitation to attend India’s Republic Day celebrations.

“Our strong relations are deeply rooted in history; our strategic cooperation has increased, driven by our mutual aspirations to develop it”, read a tweet from the Crown Prince of this key Gulf nation that hosts the ABLF Series.

According to Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister Of Economy, UAE, “The UAE is poised for great growth with the Expo 2020 and there is potential for not just the UAE, but the nations of Asia to participate and share in this growth dynamic. The agenda of the ABLF Series leads me to believe that the upcoming edition will be important as we move into a decade of development marked by innovation and excellence.”

Big names expected at the Nov 12 meet are Sheikh Nahayan; Sultan Mansouri; Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, Chairman, Senaat, UAE; Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia; Dr Maitha Salem Alshamsi, Minister of State and Chairwoman of Marriage Fund Institution, UAE; H.E. Mona Al Marri, Director General, The Government of Dubai Media Office.