USIBC Supports The Growth Net Summit 2017
The Growth Net Summit is a major international meeting focusing on challenges facing Asia, Africa and Latin America, growth economies of the and how collaboration can help address these issues; besides learning from each other’s experiences. Launched in 2013, the Growth Net Summit has emerged as a platform to reflect on the realities created by the emergence of new growth countries which are rapidly increasing their business, economy, trade, and financial interactions, and aspire to have a stronger voice in the global economy.
The 4th Summit held in 2016 was a major success and brought together more than 67 speakers and 300 delegates from 39 countries including business and political leaders, economists, banking and finance experts, senior officials and diplomats, eminent media personalities, civil society and think-tanks who shared insights and brainstormed on issues critical for generating and sustaining economic momentum in most emerging economies. Hon. Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley was the Chief Guest and delivered the Inaugural address at the last meeting. The Summit also featured keynote address by Hon. Power Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal; Hon. Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu; Foreign Secretary Dr. S Jaishankar; Commerce Secretary Ms. Rita Teaotia; and Secretary, DEA Mr. Shaktikanta Das. Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, was the keynote speaker at the Opening Dinner of the Summit. A copy of the Executive Summary on 2016 Summit is attached herewith.
The upcoming 5th Annual Growth Net Summit will focus on the economic prospects of India, China, Japan, Europe and the US and their impact on emerging market countries and the world economy.