AsiaOne 20th Edition of Asia-Africa Business and Social Forum 2023 & Greatest Brands and Leaders – Asia – Americas – Africa

AsiaOne 20th Edition of Asia-Africa Business and Social Forum 2023 & Greatest Brands and Leaders – Asia – Americas – Africa

(L to R) Dr. J. C. Chaudhry, H.E. Mr. Jamal Bin Saif Aljarwan (Secretary General, The UAE International Investors Council), Mr. Pramod Sajja, Mr. Rajat Shukal

Dubai (UAE), July 19: ‘Marching towards a Sustainable Future’ was the theme of the AsiaOne 20th Asia-Africa Business and Social Forum, which celebrated the India’s G20 and UAE’s COP28 Presidencies. The Forum brought together business and social leaders and diplomats from the participating countries and beyond to deliberate ways to collectively march towards a sustainable future. It recognized and brought to fore the significant progress accomplished by those business houses who have been contributing towards a more sustainable world. Through its rich and engaging keynote speeches and panel discussions, the Forum dwelled upon the numerous ways towards achieving a sustainable future. As business owners and investors from all over the world namely India, UAE, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the US, congregated at a common platform, many avenues of investment in a sustainable future were explored. The Forum was a grand congregation of distinguished business owners and investors and facilitated exploration of investment prospects broadly in India, the UAE and entire Asian region. The Forum also promoted India and the UAE as sustainable countries, an attractive tourism destination and an investor-friendly nations.

In the latest edition, AABSF yet again proved to be an excellent platform to showcase the merits of some of the Greatest Leaders from Asia, Africa, GCC and the Americas and bring to the fore the achievements of world-class and best-of-the-industry companies across the Asian and African region. The forum celebrated the spirit of Leadership, excellence, and collective wisdom for growth and sustainable development. Outstanding business leaders from the region gathered at a common platform to chart new trajectories of mutual growth and success.

The glittering event witnessed gracious participation of some of the great leaders of our time – Member of the Royal Family, His Excellencies Ambassadors, Charge d’Affaires and Consul Generals; the UAE and Dubai Government officials, and Business Owners, Investors, and professionals from Asia, Gulf, Africa and beyond.

Mr. Rajat Raj Shukal, Global Head & Principal Partner, AsiaOne Media Group, welcomed the Hon’ble diplomats, government dignitaries and eminent business and social leaders present at the Forum. He hailed Dubai as the centre stage of the world, where people from all over the world converge. He appreciated the business leaders at the forum for their role in taking Dubai to greater heights. Talking about the significant role of diplomats in furthering trade and economic ties between the two nations, he applauded the Indian Consul General H.E. Dr. Aman Puri in furthering various business deals between India and the UAE. 

Dr. Aman Puri spoke about India’s importance in today’s geopolitical scenario and how Indian and Asian business and social leaders are making a mark globally. He also appreciated AsiaOne Magazine’s effort in bringing many business and social leaders together for deliberating on making this world more sustainable. 

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.


AsiaOne is an international media house and the only Business & News magazine, with presence in more than 15 countries of Asia, Middle East and Africa. AsiaOne Media has pioneered the research-based listing of Brands & Leaders and supplements its listings with National & International Business & Social Summits and Awards function. It has been offering Indian, Asian and African brands & leaders with higher visibility through its several prestigious mediums including Magazine, Coffee Table Book, Television Broadcast, various websites, Android and iOS Apps.

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