Modi to be keynote speaker at Bloomberg Global Business Forum

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 13, 2019 21:16 hrs

<br>After his address, Modi will participate in a conversation with entrepreneur and climate change activist Michael Bloomberg.

The forum on the theme "Restoring Global Stability" will focus on "aligning governments and businesses on combating the greatest current threat to global prosperity -- the rise of economic and environmental instability," according to the organisers.

"Meeting big challenges requires governments and businesses to work together, especially at a time when tensions and temperatures are both rising around the world," said Bloomberg, who is the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action, and WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases.

Listed as participants in the forum are titans from the business and political world, including former US President Bill Clinton; Christine Lagarde, incoming President of the European Central Bank and former head of the International Monetary Fund; New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden; Bank of England Governor Mark Carney; and CEOs Bob Iger of Walt Disney, David Solomon of Goldman Sachs, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Michael Corbet of Citibank, Tidjane Thiam of Credit Suisse and Dara Khosrowshahi of Uber.

Mahindra Group is one of the partners of the forum.

Bloomberg, a former Mayor of New York, is also the founder of Bloomberg financial information company and a philanthropic foundation.

Former British Prime Minister Theresa May was the keynote speaker at last year's forum.

(Arul Louis can be contacted at arul.l@ians.in and followed on Twitter @arulouis)