AsiaOne 20th Edition of Asia-Africa Business and Social Forum 2023 held in Dubai

Many potential future investment options were discussed as company owners and investors from the United States, the United Arab Emirates, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Oman, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia gathered on a single platform


Dubai : The AsiaOne 20th Asia-Africa Business and Social Forum, which honoured India’s G20 and UAE’s COP28 Presidency, had as its subject “Marching Towards a Sustainable Future.” Business and community leaders, as well as officials from the participating nations and beyond, gathered at the Forum to discuss strategies for achieving a sustainable future. It highlighted the major achievements of those corporations that have been leading the way towards a more sustainable global economy.

The Forum’s keynote addresses and panel discussions provided extensive and thought-provoking explorations of the many paths to a sustainable future. Many potential future investment options were discussed as company owners and investors from the United States, the United Arab Emirates, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Oman, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia gathered on a single platform. A large number of prominent business leaders and investors met at the Forum to learn about commercial opportunities in India, the United Arab Emirates, and around Asia. The Forum also highlighted India and the UAE as sustainable nations that are both tourist and investment hotspots.

The most recent iteration of the AABSF once again proven to be a fantastic platform for highlighting the accomplishments of world-class and best-in-industry organisations throughout the Asian and African region and showcasing the qualities of some of the Greatest Leaders from Asia, Africa, the GCC, and the Americas. Leadership, quality, and the power of the group mind to foster progress and long-term viability were all honoured at the forum. The region’s most accomplished corporate heads met on neutral ground to plot out their companies’ futures together.

Members of the Royal Family, His Excellencies Ambassadors, Charge d’Affaires, and Consul Generals; UAE and Dubai Government Officials; Business Owners, Investors, and Professionals from Asia, the Gulf, Africa, and Beyond Participated Graciously in the Glittering Event.

Global Head & Principal Partner, AsiaOne Media Group, Mr. Rajat Raj Shukal, opened the Forum by extending a warm greeting to the Hon’ble diplomats, government dignitaries, and renowned business and social leaders in attendance. He praised Dubai as a global epicentre where people from all walks of life meet. He praised the forum’s business executives for contributing to Dubai’s success. He praised the work of Indian Consul General H.E. Dr. Aman Puri in advancing numerous commercial partnerships between India and the UAE, noting the crucial role that diplomats play in fostering economic and trade connections between the two countries.

Dr. Aman Puri discussed the impact that Indian and Asian business and social leaders are having on the world stage today. He also lauded AsiaOne Magazine’s initiative in convening so many influential corporate and social figures to discuss how to make the world a better place for future generations.

Mr. Virender Sehwag, Former Indian Cricketer and Founder of Sehwag International School spoke about how a strong education infrastructure is pivotal for any country and how his father’s dream motivated him to come up with Sehwag International School serving the society.

Some of the key dignitaries at the forum were – H.H. Sheikh Alhassan Bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, Member, Ruler’s Family of Ajman, H.E. Mr. Jamal Bin Saif Aljarwan, Secretary General, The UAE International Investors Council and H.E. Mr. Fahad Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Officer – Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), Department of Economy and Tourism, The Government of Dubai.

Some of the award winners at the forum were:

Dr. Christina Rahm, Founder, DRC Ventures (The ROOT Brands), Mr. Virender Sehwag, Founder, Sehwag International School, Dr. J. C. Chaudhry, Chairman, Chaudhry Nummero Management Consultancies L.L.C , Mr. Saptarshi Choudhury, Vice President Product, Paramount Software Solutions Inc(Farm2Plate), Ms. Sudha Reddy, Director, MEIL and Chairperson, Sudha Reddy Foundation, Dr. Mynampally Rohith, Chairman, MSSO, Toyota Lift Northwest, Mysore Sales International Ltd., Vicat Group of Companies, NSR Ventures, Murli Krishna Pharma Pvt. Ltd., RANK Accounting & Consultancy, Kiran Smart, Hosaf Group, Asian Specialized Hospital & Diagnostic Center, ACER, Dubai National Insurance, Bu Abdullah Group of Companies, UAQ Free Trade Zone Authority, Spay Technology, REVA University, Asian Research and Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST), Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Kamdhenu Ltd., Sustainable Outreach and Universal Leadership Limited (SOUL), Kamdhenu Paints, Burjeel Holdings,  Onetaphello, Snow World Entertainment, I Capital PLC, VueNow, Sai Ganga Panakeia Pvt Ltd, DgTx, Hive Space Business Centre, Premier Bank Limited, Push India Push, Lifecare Hospitals & Group, Coempt Edu Teck Pvt. Ltd, FMC Group, Tembo Steels (U) Ltd., Finnest Group, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology(KIIT), Allied Digital, Biomentors Online, RMD Pain and Palliative Care Trust, ASCIRA, Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai, Founder – Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence, Fillpack Technology, Dr. Ameet Parekh, Global Leading Business Coach, Intercity Transport & Logistics, Divakar’s Speciality Hospital, Payomatix Technologies Pvt Ltd, Wardwizard Innovations & Mobility Limited, APL Apollo Tubes Ltd., Wardwizard Foods and Beverages Limited, TYASuite Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Deesan Group, DCX Systems Ltd, Linden Montessori, Vasal Educational, Exenture Life Safety India Private Limited, Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, Wholetime Director & Chief Operating Officer, IJM (India) Infrastructure, Mr. Rahul Malodia, CEO & Founder, Malodia Business Coaching Pvt. Ltd., Sanskriti Interntional School, Alstone Manufacturing, Nagarjuna Group of Restaurants, Orissa Stevedores Ltd, VTP Realty, Seclore – Best Data Security & Solutions Company, Lely’s, JSR Group Suncity, Ryan Group of Institutions, Wadia Hospitals, Space World Group, Saifee Hospital, ORO24 Developments, KYOTO BY ORO24, GCC Exchange, Starworth Infrastructure & Construction Ltd, Yutika Natural Pvt. Ltd., Horizon International Group, The Dhaka Mercantile Co-operative Bank, Abdul Samad Al’Qurashi Group, Hedonova, MASAA Innovation Private Limited., Magnom Properties (Egypt), Century Financials, ARC International Fertility and Research Centre, Arunas Heart Care Private Ltd., Zola Global Learning Centre, Luxury Key Corporate Housing and Dameron Consulting Group, EduTech Global, Marching Sheep, Dr. Hema Purandarey, Consultant & Medical Director (Prenatal & Reproductive Genetics) MedGenome Centre for Genetic Health Care, Institute of Indian Aviation and Allied Management Studies (IIAAM), Aries Group of Companies, etc.


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