The Times Group Presents ET Now Global Business Summit 2024

A still from Global Business Summit 2023

The 8th Edition of The Times Group presents ET Now Global Business Summit has been scheduled on the calendars of India Inc. This event, acknowledged as one of the largest in Asia, is set to unfold at the iconic Taj Palace in New Delhi, India, on February 9th and 10th, 2024.

The ET Now Global Business Summit, presented by The Times Group, serves as an eminent platform that has welcomed a distinguished array of personalities, hailing from both India and across the globe. This roster includes figures such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the visionary Bill Gates of Microsoft, Brian Chesky from Airbnb, Arianna Huffington of Huffington Post Media Group, Dara Khosrowshahi, the leader of Uber.

Reed Hastings representing Netflix, the innovative Steve Wozniak from Apple, renowned venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki, Anshula Kant from the World Bank Group, Gautam Adani of Adani Group, Sunil Bharti Mittal from Bharti Enterprises, the iconic actor Shah Rukh Khan, and the esteemed Economist and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, among other influential individuals.

ET Edge, an initiative by The Times Group, stands as one of the India’s premier conferences and thought leadership entity. With a mission to empower diverse sectors through specialized conferences and summits, ET Edge has been creating unique thought leadership programs since its founding in 2015. A team of young and innovative minds collaborates across multiple Indian cities, united in the mission to curate conversations addressing contemporary business needs.

The Times Group Global Business Summit is a flagship event that aspires to unite visionaries and global leaders, fostering a mutually beneficial relationship between societies and businesses. Other conferences under the ET Edge umbrella include the Sustainability Development Goals Summit, Supply Chain Summit, CX Summit, and the Best Brands series.

Distinguished leaders from various fields worldwide will convene to discuss contemporary issues at this year’s summit. The event promises exchange of ideas, uniting government officials, public figures, corporate leaders, business magnates, scholars, and technocrats from across the globe. Together, they will delve into the complexities of the global landscape, forecast its future, and collaboratively devise practical solutions.

Taking the helm is Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by renowned global business figures such as Raymond T. Dalio, Founder, CIO Mentor, and Member of the Bridgewater Board at Bridgewater Associates LP; Bill Winters, Group CEO of Standard Chartered; Jenny Johnson, President and CEO of Franklin Templeton.

Ravi Kumar S, CEO of Cognizant; Michael Spence, Nobel Prize in Economics recipient and Professor and Dean Emeritus at Stanford University; Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera; David Hanson, CEO and Founder, Co-Founder of Hanson Robotics; and Singularity NET, among other notable personalities.

The summit’s overarching theme is “Disruption, Development, and Diversification,” where these influential leaders will convene to address urgent global issues. Key topics on the agenda include, Raymond T. Dalio’s discussion on Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order, Insights from Bill Winters, Jenny Johnson, and Ravi Kumar S on Navigating Fissures, Faultlines, and the Future – In Pursuit of Equilibrium.

Michael Spence’s exploration of Navigating the AI Revolution: People and Machines as Collaborators and not Competitors, Jeff Maggioncalda’s insights on Upskilling, Reskilling, and Learning for the Future, David Hanson’s perspective on Navigating the AI Revolution: People and Machines as Collaborators and not Competitors.

Ravi Kumar S, CEO of Cognizant, emphasized, “The transformative potential of generative AI can significantly enhance our knowledge, skills, and productivity. At Cognizant, we believe that responsibly and ethically deploying generative AI as a partner to people will open up opportunities for individuals to leverage their unique strengths: applying judgment and reason, identifying new problems, making sense of complex situations, and inspiring others to achieve extraordinary feats.”

Venture Capitalist, Spiros Margaris of Margaris Ventures expressed his excitement about participating in the Global Business Summit (GBS) to explore visionary ideas and the latest global growth strategies. In his address, he plans to share his VC perspective on global trends in Artificial Intelligence and Fintech.

Lord Gerry Grimstone, Chairman of Gemcorp Capital Management and former U.K. Minister for Investment, noted, “Global investors recognize India as a hub of enterprise and entrepreneurialism but often require assistance in understanding and unlocking the myriad opportunities. The Global Business Summit serves as the key by bringing together thought leaders and decision-makers. Foreign investment is the essential component India needs to fulfill its ambitious economic goals.”


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