The eighth annual Global Business Summit (GBS), a Times of India Group venture will bring together leaders from the government, business, academic, and civil society sectors to discuss the challenges affecting today’s economy, industries, and businesses and offer solutions.
The world is dealing with geopolitical tensions and economic slowdown. Business leaders haven’t faced such a unique set of challenges in a generation: the war in Ukraine, the continuing impact of a global pandemic and rising energy and food prices. At this time, when the phase of recovery presents numerous obstacles, corporates, guided by strong leadership, remain steadfast on the path to a revival. These corporates, however big and small, are scripting their own historic return towards profitability.
In continuance of its annual tradition, GBS in 2023 will debate, discuss and elucidate on the theme – “Resilience, Influence, and Dominance”.
The first edition
The first edition of the Economic Times Global Business Summit was launched in 2015. The summit proved to be a spot-on for the era of growth, it highlighted and brought together note-worthy Government heads, technocrats, visionaries, innovators and business leaders from across every single economy and industry.
Speakers and influencers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Airbnb’s Brian Chesky, Uber’s Dara Khosrow Shahi, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Manglam Birla, business tycoon GP Hinduja, Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy, and other high-profile leaders from governments and corporations have enthralled audiences with their insights on the future of business and its significance to economies..
Venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki, World Bank Group’s Anshula Kant, actor and entrepreneur Dr. Shah Rukh Khan, Adani Group’s Gautam Adani, Bharti Enterprise’s Sunil Bharti Mittal, professor emeritus of economics & chief economist Nouriel Roubini, India’s Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar, economist, public intellectual and columnist Paul Krugman and American economist, public policy analyst, academic, & senior UN advisor, Jeffrey Sachs have also been part of GBS over the years.
The challenges that businesses and economies face in today’s world, are by now a known fact. Geopolitical tensions, slowdowns and the continuing economic turmoil – the world of business face many threats, but the question here that lies, and which the Global Business Summit looks to counter through these conversations is how does one overcome risk and put in place the cogs to get more resilient, while consecutively exploring future and present-day opportunities.
GBS 2023, will see more than 2000 high-profiled delegates take part in mutual topics of discussions, which will include a blueprint to survive the economic hurricane, energy security, metaverse/web 3.0, gig/creator economy, soft power businesses and their contribution to economic growth, global sports, the new currency universe, ESG, human capital to name a few.