Indian PM Narendra Modi is preparing to leave for Switzerland today, to attend the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos – along with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu among others.
In the Davos international meetup tomorrow, PM Modi is scheduled to make a keynote address on the very opening day of World Economic Forum. This speech, among others, is expected to set the tone of the mega annual event which will be attended by more than 2,000 rich and powerful people from 190 countries. Which means, it has great chances of opening up new horizons for Indian business in terms of international opportunities. Hence, the PM promises of making full use of the Davos World Economic Forum 2018 in Switzerland. He also said that, “India’s growth rate will rise in the coming days, having already overcome an atmosphere of disappointment over the last three years to become a ‘bright spot’ that the world now sees with optimism.”
The PM is also schedule to hold bilateral talks with the President of Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, besides holding a series of meetings with business leaders and addressing the International Business Council. As per Modi’s tweet, the core theme of the meeting will be “Creating a shared future in a Fractured World” which will focus on setting up an agenda to solve the political, economic and social challenges of recent times. The summit will give mass exposure to over 3000 global business leaders, investors and start-ups.
A day before, Modi said he would share his vision for India’s future engagements with the international community during his Davos trip, as he sought the “serious attention” of world leaders on existing and emerging challenges to the contemporary global systems. Modi has been on a spree of tweets with #IndianMeansBusiness tag and at Davos, he is looking forward to sharing India’s future business engagements with international business players.