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UNDER THE ROYAL PATRONAGE OF

H.H. SHEIKH NAHAYAN MABARAK AL NAHAYAN CABINET MEMBER AND MINISTER OF TOLERANCE, UAE

THE ABLF JOURNEY THROUGH OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION SHOW DECK

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WE ARE A MOVEMENT

WE REFLECT ASIA’S EVOLVING BUSINESS ENERGY

WE ARE THE CHRONICLERS, THE FAITHFUL STORYTELLERS

WE CONNECT THE CHANGE ARCHITECTS OF AN EXTRAORDINARY REGION

WE HOST THE AMBASSADORS OF ASIA’S GROWTH NARRATIVES

WE ARE THE ABLF


CELEBRATING

10 YEARS

OF SHOWCASING

ASIA’S LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE


UNDER THE ROYAL PATRONAGE OF

H.H. SHEIKH NAHAYAN MABARAK AL NAHAYAN CABINET MEMBER AND MINISTER OF TOLERANCE, UAE PRESENTING

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

THE REGION'S MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERSHIP PLATFORM

THE ASIAN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FORUM


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THE ABLF AND THE UAE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY

An Enduring Partnership With the official association of the UAE Ministry of Economy in 2016, the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) proudly commits the platform’s future agenda to support the global vision of the nation’s wise and benevolent leadership.

The Ministry of Economy, a vital arm of the UAE Federal Government, plays a key role in the sustainable development of the national economy. The Ministry supports the untiring efforts of the ABLF in showcasing the UAE as a global destination that recognises and celebrates Asia’s finest leaders.

H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, UAE, and H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, UAE; Chairman, Emirates NBD, UAE, at the ABLF Awards 2013

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H.E. HESHAM ABDULLA AL QASSIM

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VICE CHAIRMAN AND MD, EMIRATES NBD, UAE

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“My experience as Vice Chairman and MD of the largest bank in the UAE has taught me that the pursuit of excellence is a continuous commitment and requires focused team effort. The ABLF provides me and my team further impetus to continue to raise the standard of excellence in all that we do.”

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H.E. SULTAN BIN SULAYEM CHAIRMAN, DP WORLD, UAE

ABLF Series Over the past 10 years, the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Series has carefully curated exemplars of Asian leadership who have served to inspire millions through their journeys, legacies, global conversations and social mentorship.

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7 EDITIONS OF THE PRESTIGIOUS ABLF AWARDS OVER A 100 GLOBAL ABLF AWARD RECIPIENTS 26 LEADERSHIP CONGRESSES OVER A 100 INFLUENTIAL SPEAKERS MULTIPLE INVESTMENT-FOCUSED INITIATIVES OVER 500 BLUE-CHIP CORPORATE ASSOCIATES

“I am honoured to have been selected for this prestigious Award. Asia is a vibrant centre of economic growth in the world today, and we at DP World are proud to support that growth into the future.”

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This has been achieved by hosting high-profile events that have promoted business networking and knowledge sharing across 26 dedicated forums and 7 annual award events that have recognised over 104 exemplary leaders in Asia.

A THRIVING NETWORK AN UNMATCHED LEGACY

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H.E. Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister, Pakistan, and H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Group CEO and MD, Mubadala, UAE, at the ABLF Awards 2016 6

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GAUTAM ADANI CHAIRMAN, ADANI GROUP, INDIA

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“We are committed to the potential of Asia, investing in the West Asian region and leveraging the India-UAE relationship, hence our endorsement for the ABLF initiative.”

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INNOVATIVE FORUMS that showcase Asia in global conversation. ENGAGING NETWORKING PLATFORMS that facilitate exciting new collaborations. PRESTIGIOUS AWARD CEREMONIES that celebrate leaders who walk the path of excellence. A DEFINING DECADE OF LEADERSHIP SHOWCASES.

10 YEARS OF THE ABLF

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Under the Royal Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan since 2007 In association with the UAE Ministry of Economy since 2016


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A Decade of Celebrating Asian Leadership "In a world dominated by turmoil and conflict, I believe that women are capable of disseminating Islamic culture and instilling its spirit in the new generation. This capability is closely linked with women’s education and the guarantee of living in a community which provides equal rights and obligations. Based on this belief, I am committed to working relentlessly to ensure that women remain fundamental partners in the growth and development process. I will continue to support women wherever they are, empowering them to manifest their status as the key to peace in our present world."

THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ABLF Launched under the Royal Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

MOTHER OF THE NATION, UAE

RECOGNISED AT THE ABLF AWARDS 2014

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H.H. SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK

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CELEBRATION OF THE INDIA-UAE RELATIONSHIP

10 YEARS OF THE ABLF HIGHLIGHTS

Instituted the India-UAE Award category at the ABLF Awards 2011

FORMATION OF THE KNOWLEDGE CONGRESS

IEDEA produced the India-UAE Coffee Table Book in 2010

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Aimed at prioritising and supporting the rise of the knowledge economies in Asia

“ABLF has emerged as the finest platform for bringing together business and government leaders from Asia and honouring the best of them.”

THE LEADERSHIP WEEKEND Witnessed the presence of over 30 Heads of State from across Asia. Award recipients included powerful women leaders such as H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Mother of the Nation and H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State in the UAE Cabinet

N.R. NARAYANA MURTHY

FOUNDER, INFOSYS, INDIA

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SUPPORT OF THE UAE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

“The UAE is poised for great growth with the Expo 2020, and there is potential for not just the UAE, but the nations of Asia to participate and contribute in this growth dynamic. The agenda of the ABLF leads me to believe that the upcoming edition will be important as we move into a decade of development marked by innovation and excellence.” H.E. SULTAN BIN SAEED AL MANSOURI

MINISTER OF ECONOMY, UAE

EXPLORING NEW FRONTIERS

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Associated with the Boao Forum for Asia, China; BKPM, Indonesia; Confederation of Indian Industry, India; Abu Dhabi Chamber, UAE; OCCI, Oman; and the Federation of GCC Chambers of Commerce

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The United Arab Emirates The UAE is the most diversified economy in the GCC, with its most populous city, Dubai, developing into a global hub for tourism, retail and finance. In 2013, the UAE created history when Dubai won the Expo 2020 bid, becoming the first Arab country to do so. The ABLF reflects the spirit of the UAE and its leaders, with ideals of tolerance, happiness, sustainability and philanthropy.

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H.E. HELAL SAEED AL MARRI

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DG, DUBAI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND COMMERCE, UAE

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“It is assuring and impressive to see leading businessmen from Africa, Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, in Dubai, discuss critical global issues as well as examine the immense possibility of Dubai emerging in a leadership role in the future.”

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“I support the ABLF’s effort and initiative to celebrate the achievements of Asia in a common forum and its mandate of strong leadership commitment to excellence, sustainability and development.” H.H. SHEIKH AHMED BIN SAEED AL MAKTOUM CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, EMIRATES AIRLINE AND GROUP, UAE; CHAIRMAN, EMIRATES NBD, UAE

H.E. DR MAITHA BINT SALEM AL SHAMSI

H.E. REEM EBRAHIM AL HASHIMY

“It is with great honour that I receive the ABLF Social Influencer Award. This award is an incentive for me to work harder to support women’s causes, especially those, which empower them economically and consolidate their role as a partner in the field of economic and sustainable development. I owe this recognition to H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Mother of the Nation, UAE.”

“The ABLF has a prominent history in the UAE, and we do our best to support it. The ABLF platform is nothing short of exemplary and I look forward to working closely with it in the years to come.”

MINISTER OF STATE, UAE

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE CABINET, UAE; MD, DUBAI EXPO 2020, UAE

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“The ABLF carries out extremely important work by celebrating dialogue and cooperation that deliver growth for the region, and I am pleased to support these efforts.” H.E. KHALDOON KHALIFA AL MUBARAK

GROUP CEO AND MD, MUBADALA, UAE

H.E. MONA AL MARRI

DG, GOVERNMENT OF DUBAI MEDIA OFFICE, UAE

H.E. SUHAIL MOHAMMED FARAJ AL MAZROUEI MINISTER OF ENERGY, UAE

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“The ABLF has created an excellent platform. It is heartening to see the diversity of subjects being discussed that provides emerging entrepreneurs with insights into the businesses around them and empowers them with strategic knowledge to tackle the hurdles they often encounter.”

UNDERSECRETARY, MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, UAE

“Theme of the ABLF this year (2016) 'Heroes of the Innovation Economy' is very special as it is a part of the strategy and objective of the UAE Vision 2021. As a leader in Innovation, the UAE would like to share its model with the rest of the world.”

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"The relationship between the UAE and Asia is historical. At the ABLF we all get together and see the different nationalities come together to celebrate their achievements and this makes us proud. I am honoured to receive this ABLF recognition, which is a testament to Arab media’s high level of professional competency. In the UAE, we are on point with the latest international media trends, innovating constantly, both strategically and sustainably, to stay ahead.”

H.E. ENG. MOHAMMED AHMED BIN ABDUL AZIZ AL SHIHHI

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Singapore Singapore has a highly developed and successful free-market economy. Ranked 2nd in the world on the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report, it enjoys a remarkably open and corruptionfree environment, stable prices, and a per capita GDP higher than that of most developed countries. With an extremely low unemployment rate and a completely urbanised economy, Singapore continues its efforts to strengthen its position as South-East Asia's leading financial and high-tech hub. The ABLF continues to recognise leaders of this great nation, whose map for success has become a blueprint for other Asian countries.

OLIVIA LUM

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GROUP PRESIDENT AND CEO, HYFLUX GROUP, SINGAPORE

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“The ABLF supports partnerships that complement and leverage each other’s strengths. It upholds the values of passion, perseverance and patience."

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“The ABLF is an important gateway to the markets in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. It functions like an engine facilitating global trade and business.” STEPHEN LEE CHING YEN CHAIRMAN, SINGAPORE AIRLINES, SINGAPORE

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KISHORE MAHBUBANI

DEAN; PROFESSOR IN THE PRACTICE OF PUBLIC POLICY, LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY, SINGAPORE

“It is a great honour for me to receive the ABLF Lifetime Achievement Award. In recognising the outstanding contributions made by Asian leaders in a variety of spheres, the Awards will help accelerate Asia’s development. I wish the ABLF great success in the coming years.”

CHUA SOCK KOONG

GROUP CEO, SINGTEL, SINGAPORE

“The ABLF recognises that as women business leaders, we need to be role models and mentors for other women leaders.”

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“This is an outstanding event that celebrates leadership and has the potential to inspire Asia to come together and work towards regional cooperation. True leadership means hard work, innovation and respect for one another.”

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Pakistan Pakistan has important strategic endowments and potential for immense development. The country is located at the crossroads of South Asia, Central Asia, China and the Middle East and is thus at the fulcrum of a regional market with a vast population, large and diverse resources, and untapped prospects favouring global trade. The ABLF has showcased leaders from Pakistan who have made a difference to the economic development of their nation.

H.E. SHAUKAT AZIZ

FORMER PRIME MINISTER, PAKISTAN

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RAZA JAFAR

SADRUDDIN HASHWANI

FOUNDER AND GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ABRAAJ GROUP, UAE

FOUNDER, GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK; CEO, ENSHAA, UAE

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, HASHOO GROUP, PAKISTAN

"Businesses need to have a greater purpose than just generating profits for their shareholders. The role of the entrepreneur is to be an engaged part of society and to make a difference in the communities that the enterprise functions in. The ABLF is an example of a forum that showcases socially conscious leaders as the essential influencers for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of this leadership platform that is under the stellar leadership of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan."

"I think the ABLF is a wonderful platform as it brings together all elements of society, the government, and the business leaders, who work in collaboration to achieve common goals. The leaders here work towards economic growth keeping in mind the environmental and social impact. The ABLF enables leaders to come together to network and engage in an effort to hasten this process and bring about social change."

“The ABLF Awards recognises success that comes with courage and hard work. Without courage and making an effort, you can’t reach the top. So, it is very encouraging for the younger generation to come forward and follow those who have been successful leaders.”

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ARIF NAQVI

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"It is indeed a great honour for me to receive this prestigious award. I might have done well at my job, but this ABLF Statesman Award 2016, which I very much appreciate, comes with the efforts of others as well. Everyone who worked with me deserves credit for this. Thank you from the depth of my heart." TUN ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI FORMER PRIME MINISTER, MALAYSIA

TAN SRI A.K. NATHAN

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND GROUP MD, EVERSENDAI CORPORATION, MALAYSIA

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“The ABLF is an immense tribute to the dynamic nature of business in Asia, especially the UAE. I’m glad to be part of its key narrative.”

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Malaysia

H.E. DATO' TAN SENG SUNG

MALAYSIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO INDIA

“It was a pleasure to attend the ABLF Awards event in New Delhi and to see countries of Asia come together in one forum. There is no doubt that Asia deserves to be at the forefront of global attention, given its influence and importance in economic matters; especially in the human resource sector.”

Malaysia is a highly open, uppermiddle income economy. It was one of 13 countries identified to have recorded an average growth of more than 7% per year for 25 years or more. Economic growth was inclusive, as Malaysia also succeeded in nearly eradicating poverty. As Malaysia’s near-term economic outlook remains broadly favourable, reflecting a well-diversified economy, the ABLF continues to celebrate the success of this smart nation.

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"The ABLF is a very relevant platform in an important region of the world. It brings together Asia’s leaders to exchange knowledge and collaborate with the intent of developing Intra-Asia partnerships that support overall economic and social development. I extend hearty congratulations to this year’s ABLF Award recipients and hope to be able to attend this prestigious platform next year in Dubai." H.E. DR SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO FORMER PRESIDENT, INDONESIA

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Indonesia The Republic of Indonesia is a sovereign state in SouthEast Asia and Oceania, and an archipelago comprising 17,508 islands. A founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies, it is the largest commodity exporter in East Asia and Pacific. The ABLF puts Indonesia in focus as it takes a quantum leap in its strategic capabilities, and acts as a gateway for the rest of the world, to engage with some of its largest, growth-led competencies.

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H.E. MUHAMMAD CHATIB BASRI

SHINTA WIDJAJA KAMDANI

FORMER MINISTER OF FINANCE, INDONESIA

CEO, SINTESA GROUP, INDONESIA

“I think it is important for us to explore new opportunities that will bolster economic relationships within the Asian community. The ABLF provides a forum for such dialogue and can become the Davos (World Economic Forum) of Asia.”

"The ABLF is the best platform to exchange information and to access innumerable business opportunities. I enjoy being part of this forum.”

“The ABLF has a great showcase for women’s empowerment and gender balance. This is crucial for half the working population in the world.”

MINISTER OF TRADE, INDONESIA

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GCC

The Gulf Corporation Council bloc that consists of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman, accounts for 40% of global oil reserves and 25% of natural gas reserves. About $2.5 trillion worth of infrastructure projects are either under way in the Gulf region, or are in the pipeline. The youth constitutes more than one-third of the region’s population and half the region’s working age population, providing a potential for increased economic growth, which is being tapped through enormous investment in human capital development and strengthening of a knowledge economy. Relatively untouched by the political unrest in the Arab world, the Gulf is bound to remain an engine of wealth creation, encouraging local and foreign investors to continue pursuing investment opportunities in the region. The ABLF puts the spotlight on the Gulf nations’ agents of change.

H.E. KHALIL ABDULLAH AL KHONJI

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CHAIRMAN, OMAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY; CHAIRMAN, FEDERATION OF THE GCC CHAMBERS, OMAN

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“The ABLF is one of the best business platforms for industry, infrastructure and energy. I have been part of the ABLF since 2011 and its value increases year-on-year.”

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In 2013, H.R.H. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, was felicitated with the ABLF Statesman Award for his efforts towards Bahrain's remarkable achievements in all fields. His Royal Highness described the Award as crowning his lifetime achievements and efforts, leading Bahrain on the road to development, progress and prosperity.

H.R.H. PRINCE KHALIFA BIN SALMAN AL KHALIFA PRIME MINISTER, BAHRAIN

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DIRECTOR, SUHAIL BAHWAN GROUP, OMAN

“We see that the synergy between Asian countries is significant in the new world order. The seamless relationship between these countries has never been stronger, and it now encompasses the world of new technologies. So leveraging on this has all the makings of a formidable, globally-competitive business zone in the area of information technology. Institutions such as the ABLF will certainly be the catalyst in enabling the synergy for the benefit of the stakeholders.”

FAHD AL-RASHEED

GROUP CEO AND MD, EMAAR ECONOMIC CITY (EEC), KSA

“I am honoured to be a part of the ABLF, it is certainly a place which recognises leadership. I am also excited about meeting the great leaders present here.”

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“It was very flattering to be awarded the ABLF trophy. It is quite an honour. I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to all concerned.”

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DR OMAR BIN ABDUL MUNIEM AL ZAWAWI FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, OMAR ZAWAWI ESTABLISHMENT (OMZEST), OMAN

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DR HAYAT BINT SULAIMAN BIN HASSAN SINDI

ELHAM YOUSRY MAHFOUZ

CEO, COMMERCIAL BANK OF KUWAIT, KUWAIT

MEMBER, SHURA COUNCIL, KSA

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"It is a big achievement for the ABLF to bring so many business leaders together from different countries and different sectors."

DEPUTY GOVERNOR FOR INVESTMENT AFFAIRS, SAUDI ARABIAN GENERAL INVESTMENT AUTHORITY (SAGIA), KSA

“Forums like the ABLF bring together the nations of the world in the spirit of goodwill and friendship; they help promote close cooperation and collaboration, strengthen trade and business corridors and expand upon important leadership conversations that serve the premise of greater global economic development."

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“Forums like the ABLF that celebrate socially-inspiring thought leaders and enable networking with such stalwarts on one platform to dialogue on global challenges are indeed the need of the hour.”

H.R.H. PRINCE SAUD BIN KHALID AL FAISAL

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China With a population of 1.3 billion, China recently became the second largest economy in the world, and is increasingly playing an important and influential role in the global economic arena. Since the late 1970s, China has moved from a closed, centrally planned system to a more market-oriented one that plays a major global role; in 2010, China became the world's largest exporter. The restructuring of the economy and resulting efficiency gains have contributed to a more than tenfold increase in GDP since 1978. The ABLF continues to applaud China’s achievements and its global impact.

In 2015, Chan Chauto, President of CEFC China (a Fortune Global 500 company since 2013), received the ABLF Business Excellence Award for his proactive efforts towards the rapid growth of the company, to become one of the largest private enterprises in the region. Following the business philosophy of CEFC China, 'Arising with Strength and Achieving with Goodness', Chan Chauto commits himself to education and philanthropy causes, initiating campaigns for charity and public good through the CEFC Shanghai Charity Fund.

CHAN CHAUTO

PRESIDENT, CEFC CHINA ENERGY COMPANY LIMITED, CHINA

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CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND SECRETARY OF PARTY COMMITTEE, COSCO, CHINA

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"We highly appreciate the valuable time of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan and the hardworking members of the ABLF Organising Committee. I really enjoy the friendship of China and the UAE, the trade between the two countries has been about CNY 54.8 billion. I think this trend will continue and we will have more areas to cooperate and collaborate.”

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YU TAO

CEO AND PRESIDENT, CHINA STATE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CORPORATION (MIDDLE EAST) (L.L.C.), UAE

“ABLF is a very special event as it is not just about the UAE but about Asia bringing about many global business opportunities.”

AMBASSADOR ZHOU WENZHONG

SECRETARY GENERAL, BOAO FORUM FOR ASIA, CHINA

“I would like to thank the ABLF Team for initiating contacts with the Boao Forum for Asia, and congratulate it on another successful edition.”

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“The ABLF is a very special event and I am very honoured to be here to deliver my keynote address in front of the business leaders, academicians and opinion leaders present here from across Asia. Not only have I had the opportunity to meet with these people, but I have also had the chance to listen to their great speeches over the course of the ceremony and interact with them over dinner. This has been a very special event. Many congratulations to the award recipients. I am sure that this award will remain one of the most prominent awards for Asia, forever.”

H.E. KITTIRATT NA-RANONG

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Thailand

Over the last four decades, Thailand has made remarkable progress in social and economic development, moving from a low-income country to an upper-income country. With a well-developed infrastructure, a freeenterprise economy, and generally pro-investment policies, Thailand historically has had a strong economy. The ABLF has showcased the leaders of this country through its many editions.

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE, THAILAND

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WILLIAM E. HEINECKE

CHAIRMAN AND CEO, MINOR INTERNATIONAL, THAILAND

“I feel that the ABLF is a great platform to encourage the leaders of tomorrow and support them on the path to success.”

CHAIRMAN, CP GROUP, THAILAND

“The ABLF brings the best of Thailand to the UAE and to a grand Asian gettogether, where business and social progress go hand-in-hand.”

H.E. DR THAKSIN SHINAWATRA FORMER PRIME MINISTER, THAILAND

“I would like to commend the ABLF for organising this Asia-wide initiative. An Asia-wide platform has not been created for many years. I initiated Asian cooperation dialogue during my tenure as Prime Minister in 2003 and invited all the Asian countries to join. That was for a political track; but for the business track, the ABLF is a great platform to bring business people together.”

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“I salute the ABLF’s ability to bring together nations and business leaders in a cooperative environment conducive to building longterm partnerships.”

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ANAND MAHINDRA

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CHAIRMAN AND MD, MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA, INDIA

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“The President compliments the ABLF for highlighting the sectors of energy, infrastructure and industry which are critical for future growth of Asia. The celebration of business successes in Asia will encourage and motivate new generation businesses as well as consolidate the successes of older, more established ones.”

H.E. KAMAL NATH

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, INDIA

"The quality of discourse at the ABLF has always been of the highest order. The thoughts of diverse people, attending from different fields and from different countries are now catching the imagination of the world.”

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARIAT OF

H.E. PRANAB MUKHERJEE THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA

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India Powered by its wealth of human resources and a vibrant knowledge economy, India remains the fastest-growing developing economy in the world and is expected to be the largest contributor to the Global Economy by 2018, with a projected growth of 7.7%. Over the years, the ABLF has recognised and showcased a number of Indian leaders who have contributed to this extraordinary momentum. THE EVOLVING FACE OF ASIA THE RISE OF FUTURE-FOCUSED LEADERSHIP

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“I must congratulate the ABLF for organising a forum that has been put together efficiently. The Forum has brought together a group of world leaders who are doing and saying the right things on some key issues which will power the future of the Asian economy.”

“The ABLF Awards is an excellent initiative to celebrate Asian achievements on a global scale.” RATAN TATA

CHAIRMAN, TATA GROUP, INDIA

KIRAN MAZUMDAR-SHAW CHAIRPERSON AND MD, BIOCON LIMITED, INDIA

“I think it is great that there is an event such as the ABLF which is creating a link between the GCC and the rest of Asia and includes the rest of South-East Asia in dialogue and discussion.” NAINA LAL KIDWAI GROUP GM AND COUNTRY HEAD, HSBC INDIA

A. M. NAIK

CO-CHAIRMAN, HINDUJA GROUP OF COMPANIES, UK

CHAIRMAN AND MD, LARSEN & TOUBRO, INDIA

“I am proud to receive the ABLF Lifetime Achievement Award; success is a journey and not a milestone. In 1961, when I came here with my father, Dubai was nothing more than a desert. I really admire the founders of the UAE, as what they have done here is a lesson for the rest of Asia to learn and emulate in the domain of infrastructure.”

“The ABLF reflects what Larsen & Toubro believes; driven as we are by what takes us forward – values, culture and tradition.”

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DR B.R. SHETTY

FOUNDING PARTNER AND CEO, NMC HEALTHCARE, UAE; MD AND CEO, UAE EXCHANGE, UAE

"The ABLF is one of the best ceremonies I have seen. It is not easy to bring together royalty and leaders of this calibre under one roof. This effort is commendable.”

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GOPICHAND P. HINDUJA

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“We live in very uncertain times, including the receptive effect of innovation. What we need now, and what I think my task is, is to think about these problems, try and find solutions, and hope that other people join me in implementing these innovations that will make life better for everybody. I am grateful to the ABLF and the UAE authorities for having invited me and I wish them very good luck in their future.”

Forums are essential for defining and shaping global goals, for staying ahead on ideas and innovations that enrich the global community. The ABLF leadership platform, through its innovative architecture, seeks to be a forum that brings together the best minds and the most influential voices from across governments and their essential tributaries, representing policymakers and private enterprises of Asia’s diverse communities.

The ABLF supports the premise that knowledge, social responsibility and leadership are central to a stronger, sustainable and more successful Asia. Authentic, developmentfocused forums promote ideas, change, cooperation, deeper understanding, and sustainable associations. They help define innovative and holistic strategies for businesses while promoting a shared vision and responsible citizenry.

DR SHASHI THAROOR

CHAIRMAN, PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, INDIA

“If we had to find one magic bullet to transform societies, it would be a two-word mantra — Educate Girls.”

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Past Themes at the ABLForum Leveraging the Key Drivers of the Global Economy 2012

The ABLForum was attended by senior ministers, business leaders and policymakers from the participating constituencies of the Gulf, India and South-East Asia and featured panel discussions on industry, infrastructure and energy. Expert panellists delved into a fascinating analysis of industry, finance and government in Asian economies; public-private partnerships in infrastructure; and Asia’s unique energy story bringing illuminating insights to each topic of discussion.

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2014

The ABLF Leadership Weekend 2014 brought together Asia’s finest business leaders, senior government officials, diplomats and entrepreneurs from industries such as manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, finance and management, under one roof to honour their contributions towards the exponential growth of this continental giant, and provide a platform from which they could deliberate for a united, more assertive Asia.

Technology and Disruptive Innovation in 21st Century Asia 2015

The ABLF Series continues its commitment to the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, marking 2015 as the “Year of Innovation” in a plan to make the UAE a world leader in disruptive innovation and technology. This declaration and the announcement of the new National Innovation Strategy with the aim of becoming one of the most innovative nations in the world within a 7-year period was the basis of the theme for the ABLF Series 2015.

H.E. REEM EBRAHIM AL HASHIMY

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE CABINET, UAE; MD, DUBAI EXPO 2020 HIGHER COMMITTEE, UAE

“I believe bilateral relations play an important role, but given how globalisation has really taken on, you can’t just focus on country A or country B anymore… We must look into more collaborative types of approaches, because issues are no longer me and you now. The ‘our’ component is much stronger.”

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The highlight of the Knowledge Congress was that all the 18 panellists across the three sessions reiterated and emphasised the value of education in building capacity and its impact on industry, and most importantly, the need for timely investment in Asia’s human capital through vocational training and education.

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GROUP CHAIRMAN, GMR GROUP, INDIA

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“It is a great honour for me to receive this award. I am very thankful to the ABLF and its Jury for giving me the ABLF Lifetime Achievement Award. This award gives me a lot of motivation to keep working for the nation. Thank you to His Highness Sheikh Nahayan for felicitating me with this Award. His Highness is a great leader, and that is shown through the respect he garners worldwide.”

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H.E. P. CHIDAMBARAM FORMER FINANCE MINISTER AND HOME MINISTER, INDIA

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“Asia is an emerging economic force, but the potential of its vast human capital is yet to be realised fully. Asia’s leadership needs to explore ways to optimise available opportunities for economic empowerment. That is what forums, such as the ABLF, strive to achieve.”

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BADR JAFAR

GROUP CEO AND MD, EMAAR ECONOMIC CITY, KSA

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“If you look around the world, governments are often creating transaction costs that lead to the emergence of conglomerates — big conglomerates in Asia — that squeeze out the little SMEs. So I think, it is a cycle, and each country needs to look at its own economics, demographics and identify solutions for it. Fortunately, I think, we see that as a general trend.”

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H.E. ENG. MOHAMMED AHMED BIN ABDUL AZIZ AL SHIHHI

CEO, CRESCENT ENTERPRISES, UAE

T.K.A. NAIR

FORMER ADVISOR TO THE PRIME MINISTER, INDIA

"In a changing world, innovation and intervention of technology are extremely important."

“One simply can’t argue that gender diversity is a woman’s issue; it’s fundamentally a business case and so it’s not about men vs women but is simply about the progressive world vs the nonprogressive world.”

UNDERSECRETARY, MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, UAE

H.E. P. CHIDAMBARAM FORMER FINANCE MINISTER AND HOME MINISTER, INDIA

“I think the most important thing is to disrupt and challenge the old order and pave the way for its own destruction. Unless the old order gives way, one cannot bring in newer structural reforms.”

DR NARESH TREHAN CHAIRMAN AND MD, MEDANTA – THE MEDICITY, INDIA

"Education is, I think, a lifeline for people."

"60%-70% of the world's population is devoid of health completely, and that may be because, in the priority of nations, healthcare has only taken a front seat in the recent past."

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"In the past 30 years, Vietnam is opening up to development in rural areas. We have lifted millions of people out of poverty and most of these people are from the rural areas. Equality has always been a strong focus of the Vietnam government. Strategies have been put in place to ensure that people from across the country would have access to the resources like infrastructure and education so that people in rural areas would not flock to cities for jobs."

“The decline in oil prices is definitely bad, but it’s also good, in the sense, it really pushes us to expand structural reforms, the economic landscape and to include a larger portion of the private sector in economic activities to improve the business environment in order to attract investments.”

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INDIA

AMBASSADOR TO THE UAE, VIETNAM

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND CEO, BUIMERC CORPORATION, UAE

CHIEF ECONOMIST, SAUDI ARABIAN GENERAL INVESTMENT AUTHORITY (SAGIA), KSA

H.E. KAPIL SIBAL

H.E. PHAM BINH DAM SIDDHARTH BALACHANDRAN

“UAE is a clear model for many successful publicprivate partnerships; most of the innovations and ideas have started from the government.”

DR HATEM SAMMAN

H.E. SUHAIL MOHAMMED FARAJ AL MAZROUEI

MINISTER OF ENERGY, UAE

“The world is not only about oil. Oil is a contributor to the world economy and, I think, the level of prices that we have seen in the second-half of 2014 and what we may see in the first half of 2015, will give incentives for the world economy to grow.”

“There are restrictions in the mobility of goods and services; there are restrictions in the mobility of human beings from one territory to another, but the one thing for which there are no restrictions, is the transfer of knowledge. The one thing that has no boundaries is knowledge.”

YOGESH MEHTA

CEO, PETROCHEM MIDDLE EAST FZE, UAE

“Shale gas and oil seem to be a two-horse race. And, in that race, the common man is actually getting hurt. I think the world is, at this time, oversupplied in every commodity. Countries are unable to grapple with it and we are actually suffering.”

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ABLForum Speakers FATIMA AL JABER

NAVEEN JINDAL

COO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AL JABER GROUP, UAE

CHAIRMAN, JINDAL STEEL AND POWER LTD., INDIA

PAUL GRIFFITHS

CEO, DUBAI AIRPORTS, UAE

“Technology is best employed when you take away all of the repetitive tasks of everyday life and you actually start to enrich the creativity and capability of human capital.”

“Capacity building is extremely important; we have a large young population, but if they are not going to be trained properly, then they are not going to be able to contribute to the economy, to the country. There are a whole lot of opportunities, a whole lot of unmet demands, and a whole lot of unemployed youth. At industry level, our responsibility is to bring these together.”

H.E. KAMAL NATH

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, INDIA

“Since in Asia we have seen that growth preceded infrastructure, we have a huge infrastructure deficit. That is one of the biggest threats to the growth of Asian economies.”

SUNIL VASWANI

“One of the areas we haven’t touched upon is the financing of innovation and, I think, what we lack in the region right now is active venture capital type of organisations and angel funding. I also think there is room for innovation around financial products, given how underdeveloped our bond markets are.”

“What we are going through in Africa now is what Asia went through 20 years ago so we can benefit from the technology, the expertise and the capital. So looking at the next few decades Asia can play a key role in setting the blueprints for Africa.”

H.E. HELAL SAEED ALMARRI

CHAIRPERSON AND MD, BIOCON LIMITED, INDIA

"Entrepreneurship is really about putting an enabling tool or technology in people’s hands and seeing what they can do with it; to come up with exciting new ways of dealing with situations."

GROUP GM AND COUNTRY HEAD, HSBC INDIA

FAHAD AL GERGAWI CEO, DUBAI FDI, UAE

H.E. MUHAMMAD CHATIB BASRI FORMER MINISTER OF FINANCE, INDONESIA

“For a country like Indonesia, with a market size of about 48% of total ASEAN economies, and with 42% of the total ASEAN population, endowed with natural resources and a growing middle class, the ABLF provides the perfect opportunity to showcase Indonesia and to share our potential with the investors.”

“It is very important to increase the momentum of business development and enrich it with laws that will make these businesses grow and become successful.”

DG, DUBAI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND COMMERCE MARKETING, UAE

“Dubai is a city where everything is possible and you will not hear people talking about things that aren’t possible. There’s a high degree of positive energy and there’s a lot of aspiration towards the future. And I think people are all working on the same lines to make it happen.”

GROUP CHAIRMAN, STALLION GROUP, UAE

DR TAYEB KAMALI SUHEL SETH

MANAGING PARTNER, COUNSELAGE, INDIA

"Countries need to define their brand positioning in such a way that soft power is also embedded in it."

VICE CHANCELLOR, HIGHER COLLEGES OF TECHNOLOGY, UAE

“I can positively say that education, and particularly higher education, will be the driving factor in the next wave of growth in the industry and commerce sectors of this region.”

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KIRAN MAZUMDARSHAW

"Public sectors need to look into getting a better understanding of private sector projects. They need to figure out how to make them more profitable and give more subsidies or incentives to investors to make PPPs successful."

NAINA LAL KIDWAI

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ABLForum Speakers DR KUSHAL PAL SINGH CHAIRMAN, DLF LIMITED, INDIA

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“As prosperity comes through, I see massive opportunities. Urban development in India will be the biggest sunrise industry that any country has seen in any part of the world.”

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RAJIV LUTHRA

FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER, LUTHRA & LUTHRA LAW OFFICES, INDIA

RAZA HASNANI

MD, ABRAAJ GROUP, UAE

"The first thing the Abraaj Group looks for is places which have secular factors leading to economic growth, which lead to a demand for energy. Thankfully, in a lot of markets in Asia, this is already present."

RAJEN KILACHAND

CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT, DODSAL GROUP, UAE

“The real problem today is not the awareness, or the capital, because at the end of the day there is enough available; the highest savings rates in the world today are in the very regions where you need infrastructure. What is really missing, and what a single forum has never mentioned, is the attitude to get it done.”

“Besides being impacted by various international issues, the Indian growth story has been heavily impacted by several domestic factors; a crucial one being the requirement for better and improved infrastructure.”

SADRUDDIN HASHWANI

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, HASHOO GROUP, PAKISTAN

“The basic principle in every human life is education, not only textbook but general knowledge about the history, what the world has gone through.”

VIKRAM LIMAYE

MD AND CEO, IDFC LIMITED, INDIA

“We have to find a way where people can come together and figure out a framework in which the execution challenges are minimised and therefore the risk reward equation for the private sector is more balanced in order to get infrastructure development expedited in the country.”

DR HAYAT BINT SULAIMAN BIN HASSAN SINDI MEMBER OF THE SHURA COUNCIL, KSA

“Disruptive technology for me is how we can make science affordable, available and accessible to every single human being in the world. We need to aim science towards social issues, so from the start science thinks about society and that is the true breakthrough of disruptive innovation.”

UMRAN BEBA SVP AND CHRO, PEPSICO AMENA

J.J. VALAYA

FASHION DESIGNER, HOUSE OF VALAYA, INDIA

“Culture requires a degree of sensitivity and emotion to be understood. It is my belief that women are emotionally far superior to men and if they were to embrace a culture, create it and reinterpret it in a completely different language which is modern and relevant to today, I believe that they have the potential of being the architects of change.”

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ESSA ABDULLA AL GHURAIR

VICE CHAIRMAN, AL GHURAIR INVESTMENT, UAE

“Energy is an important thing, but we need to diversify energy sources, be innovative in all aspects of the spectrum, from wind, wave, nuclear to coal and gas. We need to make it safer, cleaner and more reliable, not only for us but also for future generations.”

"In the future, we will need more jobs in technology, and currently women are disadvantaged in this field, and if we don't invest in them, there will be a major gap."

H.E. T.P. SEETHARAM AMBASSADOR TO THE UAE, INDIA

"We are successful because of our ability to speak out, rather than our ability to send gun boats around. And, even in the past, if you see the influence that India has in South-East Asia or the connections we have in this part of the world, it’s all based largely on the human capital of connectivity, of contacts. India’s influence has largely been based on soft power."

STEPHEN HUTTLER SENIOR PARTNER, PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN, USA

"Nuclear energy is neither a boon nor a bane. Governments and industries involved must work towards developing stronger safety mechanisms so we can use nuclear energy as a safe source of energy in the future."

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ABLForum Speakers TAN SRI A.K. NATHAN EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND GROUP MD, EVERSENDAI CORPORATION, MALAYSIA

M.K.V. RAMARAO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NTPC LTD, INDIA

DR KAMAL SHEHADI

SENIOR VP FOR REGULATORY AFFAIRS, ETISALAT, UAE

“How the risk is apportioned and who bears which risk is the challenge of any PPP, be it in infrastructure or telecommunications.”

“India is more dependent on thermal energy, which forms a part of the energy basket. We are looking into renewables and there is a lot of focus on that by the government. In the coming years, a lot of renewable energy in solar, wind, biomass and others will be developed in a major way.”

“What I have seen in the past is that, when the government gets too deeply involved in business, then the business suffers. A government has to play its role in business, but once it is taken to a certain level, they should let the private sector take on in order to execute and deliver. Of course, the government should be there to monitor that everything is kept in line.”

TREVOR NASH

ACTING COO, MASDAR, UAE

ALEXANDER HAEX VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, KIZAD, UAE

“The three pillars – access to a market, low operating costs, and ease of doing business – are key fundamentals and ones that we can deliver in Asia, in a growing population.”

“We should be looking at the true cost of energy. It is not just about nuclear accidents, but also about the true cost of cumulative pollution over many decades, and the pollution that we are looking at in prospect over the next 20 or 30 years. So true cost in all aspects — the cost of funding, the cost of financing, the cost of pollution — the true cost where the subsidy lies across the whole industry.”

SHEIKH ABDUL AZIZ AHMED SULTAN AL HOSNI VICE CHAIRMAN, QURUM BUSINESS GROUP, OMAN

RAGHAV BAHL

FOUNDER, NETWORK18, INDIA

DWI SOETJIPTO

PRESIDENT DIRECTOR, PT SEMEN GRESIK, INDONESIA

“I think there should be a lot of integration between financial institutions to push down interest so that they can create the capability to invest. The effectiveness of the regulation that can support capital building, especially in supporting research activity, is essential.”

ELHAM YOUSRY MAHFOUZ

CEO, COMMERCIAL BANK OF KUWAIT, KUWAIT

“Petrochemical projects in Kuwait have been gaining good momentum in the last three years; we are witnessing major projects, each of about $16 billion.”

NAVAL BIR KUMAR VICE CHAIRMAN, IDFC MUTUAL FUND, INDIA

“The speed of reform has to be equivalent to the addition to the labour force. If the people added to the labour force every year don’t get employed, it clearly causes social issues in the economy; I think that becomes the key driver for policy initiatives.”

“Dubai is not just an architectural marvel. It is an innovative marvel. It is a lesson in modernisation for India that has the huge task of reinventing several of its old cities.”

M.K. SINHA

MANAGING PARTNER AND CEO, IDFC, INDIA

“Nuclear is a long-term sustainable strategy to de-risk ourselves from the reliability and security concerns of oil and gas.”

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“What it all drains down to is education and awareness. In infrastructure, PPP has to be understood by both the private and public, the success of that can only be achieved through education. I think we are yet to invest heavily in the educational infrastructure.”

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THE EARTH AND US

THE GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN

THE ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE IN ASIA


THE RESPONSIBILTY PROTOCOL FOR NEW MEDIA

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H.H. SHEIKH NAHAYAN MABARAK AL NAHAYAN

CABINET MEMBER AND MINISTER OF TOLER ANCE, UAE

“The work of the ABLF celebrates regional and international dialogue and cooperation to promote growth and create a better future for the region. The UAE has cordial trade and economic relationships with other Asian countries. Great leadership in this age and time calls for the ability to build sustainable relationships and break through barriers. I support this platform as it strengthens the growing links between private business, governments and the people of Asia.” WWW.ABLF.COM

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"My heartfelt gratitude to the ABLF Awards Grand Jury for bestowing upon me this honour. I receive this Award on behalf of Indorama Corporation's long-term business success, strong community involvement, flexibility to adapt and efficient implementation of innovative business strategies."

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DR BINOD CHAUDHARY PRESIDENT, CHAUDHARY GROUP, NEPAL

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“I am deeply honoured to be recognised by the ABLF, I believe it to be a great platform for leaders to join and share their experiences and thoughts on leading matters regarding industry, energy, and infrastructure. I wish to congratulate the ABLF, that has taken the event to great heights, and I wish the platform many more successes.”

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MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INDIA

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“The ABLF recognises the excellence of leaders in Asia, as the real challenges of tomorrow are going to be confronted and need to be resolved by us in this part of the world.”

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DR AMINA AL RUSTAMANI GROUP CEO, TECOM GROUP, UAE

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“The ABLF Awards is a testament to the TECOM Group’s efforts as a champion of innovation, and as a contributor to Dubai’s aspirations to transform the emirate to an innovation-led economy. I am grateful to drive this effort, and reinforce Dubai’s leading example in the region and beyond."

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CEO, DUBAI AIRPORTS, UAE

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“The ABLForum is an excellent place to come together and interact with people who will be leading the economic powerhouse of the future.”

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Yogesh Mehta, CEO, Petrochem Middle East FZE, UAE; H.E. Mona Al Marri, DG, Government of Dubai Media Office, UAE; H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Group CEO and MD, Mubadala, UAE; H.E. Dr Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, UAE Federal Government, and H.E. Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister, Pakistan, at the ABLF Awards 2016 THE EVOLVING FACE OF ASIA THE RISE OF FUTURE-FOCUSED LEADERSHIP

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H.E. KHALAF AHMAD AL HABTOOR CHAIRMAN, AL HABTOOR GROUP, UAE

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“Collaboration is very important. Asia is home to many emerging and established economies so the environment is very diverse. Knowledge sharing and sharing success stories and challenges will only help. The ABLF is a facilitator to connect business and thought leaders between countries.”

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H.E. DR MAITHA BINT SALEM AL SHAMSI

THE LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION PLATFORM

MINISTER OF STATE, UAE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

H.E. KHALDOON KHALIFA AL MUBARAK

TUN ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI

GROUP CEO AND MD, MUBADALA, UAE

PRAKASH P. HINDUJA

CHAIRMAN, HINDUJA GROUP (EUROPE), SWITZERLAND

The ABLF Awards, a premier, integrity-led recognition platform focuses on acknowledging the intellectual capital of inspirational Asian leaders across the globe. It showcases leaders whose entrepreneurial brilliance is second only to their sense of responsibility and accountability towards the communities, countries and the global markets that they live and work within. The ABLF Awards Grand Ceremony celebrates towering examples of principle-centred sustainable leadership. It recognises excellence, innovation, good governance and best business practices in the region, and brings together the regions' finest leaders, whose achievements, have ensured that this century truly belongs to Asia.

FORMER PRIME MINISTER, MALAYSIA

YU TAO

CEO AND PRESIDENT, CHINA STATE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CORPORATION (MIDDLE EAST) (L.L.C.), UAE

YOGESH MEHTA

CEO, PETROCHEM MIDDLE EAST FZE, UAE

DR HAYAT BINT SULAIMAN BIN HASSAN SINDI FAHAD AL GERGAWI

MEMBER, SHURA COUNCIL, KSA

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CEO, DUBAI INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (DUBAI FDI), UAE

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H.E. ENG. MOHAMMED AHMED BIN ABDUL AZIZ AL SHIHHI UNDERSECRETARY, MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, UAE

NOVEMBER 22, 2017 ARMANI HOTEL, BURJ KHALIFA DR AMINA AL RUSTAMANI GROUP CEO, TECOM GROUP, UAE

G.M. RAO LORD MEGHNAD DESAI

EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, UK

GROUP CHAIRMAN, GMR GROUP, INDIA

SUNIL VASWANI

ARIF NAQVI

GROUP CHAIRMAN, STALLION GROUP, UAE

FOUNDER AND GROUP, ABRAAJ GROUP, UAE

CHAN CHAUTO FAHD AL-RASHEED

PRESIDENT, CEFC CHINA ENERGY COMPANY LIMITED, CHINA

ELHAM YOUSRY MAHFOUZ

DR BINOD CHAUDHARY

GROUP CEO AND MD, EMAAR ECONOMIC CITY, KSA

H.E. MONA AL MARRI

DG, GOVERNMENT OF DUBAI MEDIA OFFICE, UAE

H.E. HESHAM ABDULLA AL QASSIM

VICE CHAIRMAN AND MD, EMIRATES NBD, UAE

GOPICHAND P. HINDUJA

CO-CHAIRMAN, HINDUJA GROUP OF COMPANIES, UK

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CEO, COMMERCIAL BANK OF KUWAIT, KUWAIT

PRESIDENT, CG CORP, NEPAL

H.E. SHAUKAT AZIZ

FORMER PRIME MINISTER, PAKISTAN

H.E. REEM EBRAHIM AL HASHIMY MINISTER OF STATE IN THE CABINET, UAE; MD, DUBAI EXPO 2020 HIGHER COMMITTEE, UAE

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H.E. MOHAMED THANI MURSHED GHANNAM AL RUMAITHI

KIRAN MAZUMDARSHAW

MOTHER OF THE NATION, UAE

CHAIRPERSON AND MD, BIOCON LIMITED, INDIA

CHAIRMAN, ABU DHABI CHAMBER, UAE

SADRUDDIN HASHWANI

BADR JAFAR

CEO, CRESCENT ENTERPRISES, UAE

H.E. ABDUL AZIZ AL GHURAIR

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, HASHOO GROUP, PAKISTAN

H.E. DR MOHAMMED BIN HAMAD ALÂ RUMHY MINISTER OF OIL AND GAS, OMAN

CEO AND DIRECTOR, MASHREQ BANK, UAE

H.E. DR MOHAMMED OMAR ABDULLA

ADVISER TO THE CHAIRMAN, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, UAE

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H.E. ABDULLA NASSER AL SUWAIDI DG, ABU DHABI NATIONAL OIL COMPANY, UAE

H.R.H. PRINCE SAUD BIN KHALID AL FAISAL DEPUTY GOVERNOR FOR INVESTMENT AFFAIRS, SAUDI ARABIAN GENERAL INVESTMENT AUTHORITY, KSA

SRI PRAKASH LOHIA GROUP CHAIRMAN, INDORAMA CORPORATION, SINGAPORE

H.E. MARIAM MOHAMED AL RUMAITHI DR NARESH TREHAN CHAIRMAN AND MD, MEDANTA, INDIA

DG, FAMILY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION; CHAIRPERSON, ADBWC, UAE

DR RANA KAPOOR

FOUNDER, MD AND CEO, YES BANK, INDIA

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H.H. SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK

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RENUKA JAGTIANI VICE CHAIRPERSON, LANDMARK INTERNATIONAL, UAE

H.H. SHEIKH AHMED BIN SAEED ALÂ MAKTOUM CEO AND CHAIRMAN, EMIRATES AIRLINE AND GROUP, UAE

H.R.H. PRINCE KHALIFA BIN SALMAN AL KHALIFA

CHANDA KOCHHAR N.R. NARAYANA MURTHY

FOUNDER, INFOSYS, INDIA

LATE DHIRUBHAI AMBANI H.E. ABDULLAH MOHAMMED SALEH

GHAITH AL GHAITH

FOUNDING CHAIRMAN, RELIANCE GROUP, INDIA

CEO, FLYDUBAI, UAE

DR AMER BIN AWADH AL-RAWAS

GOVERNOR, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, UAE

BABA KALYANI

CHAIRMAN, KALYANI GROUP, INDIA

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CHUA SOCK KOONG

MD, EASA SALEH AL GURG GROUP, UAE

YUSUFFALI M.A.

A.M. NAIK

GROUP CEO, SINGTEL, SINGAPORE

MD, EMKE (LULU) GROUP, UAE

H.E. DR THAKSIN SHINAWATRA

CHAIRMAN AND MD, LARSEN & TOUBRO, INDIA

FORMER PRIME MINISTER, THAILAND

H.E. KHALAF AHMAD AL HABTOOR

CHAIRMAN, AL HABTOOR GROUP, UAE

H.E. SULTAN AHMED BIN SULAYEM

CHAIRMAN, DP WORLD, UAE

CHAIRMAN, ARCELORMITTAL, INDIA

CHAIRMAN, SINGAPORE AIRLINES, SINGAPORE

DR B.R. SHETTY

FOUNDING PARTNER AND CEO, NMC HEALTHCARE, UAE; MD AND CEO, UAE EXCHANGE, UAE

LAKSHMI N. MITTAL STEPHEN LEE CHING YEN

PRIME MINISTER, BAHRAIN

DR P. MOHAMED ALI

VICE CHAIRMAN AND MD, GALFAR ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING SAOG, OMAN

MD AND CEO, ICICI BANK, INDIA

CEO, OMANTEL, OMAN

DR OMAR BIN ABDUL MUNIEM AL ZAWAWI

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, OMAR ZAWAWI ESTABLISHMENT, OMAN

PROF. KISHORE MAHBUBANI

DEAN AND PROFESSOR, LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE

H.E. MOHAMMAD ABDUL JALIL AL FAHIM DR PRATHAP C. REDDY

HONORARY CHAIRMAN, AL FAHIM GROUP, UAE

H.E. KAMAL NATH

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, INDIA

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MALLIKA SRINIVASAN

CHAIRMAN AND CEO, TAFE GROUP, INDIA

RAJIV LUTHRA

FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER, LUTHRA & LUTHRA LAW OFFICES, INDIA

FOUNDING CHAIRMAN, ZUBAIR CORPORATION, OMAN

GOPINATH PILLAI EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, SAVANT INFOCOMM, SINGAPORE

SYED M. SALAHUDDIN

MD, ETA ASCON AND STAR GROUP, UAE

CHAIRMAN, APOLLO HOSPITALS GROUP, INDIA

MOHAMMED AL ZUBAIR

GEORGE SANTOSA TAHIIJA PRESIDENT DIRECTOR, AUSTINDO GROUP, INDONESIA

SALMA HAREB CEO, JAFZA AND ECONOMIC ZONES WORLDWIDE, UAE

WILLIAM E. HEINECKE

CHAIRMAN AND CEO, MINOR INTERNATIONAL, THAILAND

SHASHI RUIA

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MD, ABU DHABI INVESTMENT AUTHORITY, UAE

ANAND MAHINDRA CHAIRMAN AND MD, MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA, INDIA

MADHU KONERU RAMESH PRABHAKAR

MD, RAK MINERALS AND METALS INVESTMENTS, UAE

H.E. MOHAMED ALABBAR CHAIRMAN, EMAAR PROPERTIES, UAE

OLIVIA LUM

GROUP PRESIDENT AND CEO, HYFLUX GROUP, SINGAPORE

HIND BAHWAN

DIRECTOR, SUHAIL BAHWAN GROUP, OMAN

The ABLF Trophy, over the past decade has come to symbolise excellence and authentic leadership. Every year, the ABLF Awards grows in stature, reputation and significance with the equity of the leadership stories it encompasses. 100 legendary leaders of Asia have been celebrated and honoured at glittering Award ceremonies for their outstanding influence and stellar achievements. The ABLF Trophy embodies the eternal spirit of honour, triumph and celebration.

GAUTAM THAPAR

CHAIRMAN AND CEO, AVANTHA GROUP, INDIA

CEO, RIVOLI GROUP, UAE

H.E. SALAH AL SHAMSI

PRESIDENT, ABU DHABI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, UAE

GARIBALDI THOHIR H.E. OBAID KHALEEFA JABER AL MURRI CHAIRMAN, AL JABER GROUP, UAE

RATAN TATA

CHAIRMAN, TATA GROUP, INDIA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BOARD OF HSBC ASIAPACIFIC; CHAIRPERSON, HSBC, INDIA

MANOJ GAUR

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A.K. NATHAN

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND GROUP MD, EVERSENDAI GROUP OF COMPANIES, MALAYSIA

SHINTA WIDJAJA KAMDANI MD, SINTESA GROUP, INDONESIA

CHAIRMAN, GEMS EDUCATION, UAE; CHAIRMAN, WELCARE WORLD, UAE

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SUNNY VARKEY NAINA LAL KIDWAI

PRESIDENT DIRECTOR, PT ADARO ENERGY, INDONESIA

H.E. KHALIL ABDULLAH AL KHONJI

CHAIRMAN, OMAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY; CHAIRMAN, FEDERATION OF THE GCC CHAMBERS, OMAN

LATE CAPT. C. P. KRISHNAN NAIR

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Discover a World of Opportunities Asia’s most proactive governments, private enterprises, policymakers, economists, investors, diplomats, statisticians, researchers, entrepreneurs and academia convene at this platform to recognise excellence and spark conversations on significant regional issues across multiple domains.

For organisations that hold Asia as an important market, the ABLF Series offers the opportunity to meet and build viable and strong partnerships through the ABLF network.

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1 “The ABLF is a very significant initiative that shines light on the healthcare sector in Asia, which is of great importance to India and the UAE.”

The ABLF Partner Title SPEARHEAD THE LEADERSHIP NARRATIVE The ABLF Partner will receive exclusive exposure beside the ABLF and the UAE Ministry of Economy logos at the ABLF Leadership Day. This gives the ABLF Partner the opportunity to spearhead the theme of the ABLF Series to best suit its message.

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The ABLForum Speaking Opportunity POWER GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS The ABLF will provide a strategic platform from which Asia’s finest can turbocharge discussions on innovation and knowledge creation, potentially raising the economic and knowledge quotients of the region. The ABLF Partner will receive a bespoke speaking opportunity at the ABLForum in a 10-minute panel session with an option to co-host a session, relevant to the vision and narrative of the Partner.

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The ABLF Awards Opening Address APPLAUD LEADERSHIP The ABLF Partner will also receive the opportunity to address an exemplary audience of ABLF Award Recipients during the ABLF Grand Awards Ceremony.

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The ABLF Concierge BUILD A POWERFUL NETWORK

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The ABLF Partnership offers yearround opportunity to access ABLF’s leadership reservoir, built over the past decade, of powerful Asian influencers, organisations, institutions and important government relationships. This benefit will be delivered by the ABLF Concierge that facilitates bilateral meetings and larger networking engagements.

7 The ABLF Network CONNECT WITH LEADERS From networking to multiple joint ventures and high-profile public-private partnerships, the ABLF provides the Partner with abundant scope to promote its reach into Asia’s most dynamic economic opportunities. The ABLF database and marketing portals enable an expansive outreach to global influencers and opinion leaders. It has proved to be the most successful activation, through which the ABLF can create bespoke communications directly focusing on the sector of business that the Partner is engaged in.

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ILLUSTRATE NEW IDEAS In 2017, the ABLForum introduces the ABLForum White Papers, wherein the Partner receives the opportunity to showcase a detailed research report/case study/white paper of consequence, in the ABLF Partner’s domain of expertise. The report may be prepared with the support of the Forum’s esteemed knowledge partners, and will be disseminated during the event and through digital medium post-event. This paper can be presented formally in association with an ABLF Patron during the Forum at a relevant Panel Session.

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The ABLF Pavilion EXHIBIT EXPERIENTIAL INNOVATIONS An interactive showcase of projects and latest innovations of the ABLF Partner at the ABLF Leadership Day in a knowledge-sharing environment, presents the ideal platform to engage with leaders from across the world interested in investing in Asia.

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The ABLF Leadership Day VIP Enclosure LEVERAGE THE OPPORTUNITY The ABLF Partnership Programme provides the ABLF Partner with a VIP Enclosure (seats 10), beside royalty, Ministry dignitaries, speakers and ABLF Alumni. In the ABLF Series’ grand audience of 250 VIP and influencer level attendees, there are immense opportunities for networking with other Asian leaders in innovation, ideation and enterprise. Attended by the crème de la crème of the region, this offering is restricted to the senior management of the organisation.

CHAIRMAN, HINDUJA GROUP (EUROPE), SWITZERLAND

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The ABLF Media and Marketing EXPLORE INNOVATIVE COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

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The ABLF disseminates the message of future-focused leadership through multimedia formats such as broadcast and print, social media, road shows and holistic communication outreach programmes. The ABLF Partner can dovetail a brand communication message to leverage this outreach. A comprehensive and bespoke PR and advertising plan will be activated before and after the Leadership Day for the ABLF 2017 communications.

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“The ABLF can take the lead in providing a platform for Asian and African economies to share the knowledge and the blue print that the UAE possesses on development of infrastructure.”

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The ABLF Branding ESTABLISH BRAND PRESENCE The ABLF is a perfect platform from where the Partner's corporate global messaging can be delivered effectively and dynamically. The ABLF Partner will benefit from branding on 1,000 exclusive digital invitations, before the Series in November, until the end of the year via the ABLF website and social media channels. The Partner will receive branding exposure at the venue which reflects the Partner’s corporate and brand ideology.

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In addition to this, guests at the ABLF will have access to a personal iPad, which will feature the ABLF story, the event news updates, and agenda. The ABLF iPad is a digital companion that facilitates the VIP guests’ unique experience at the event, as well as offers the Partner an opportunity to communicate directly and effectively with each of the event attendees.

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CEO, JAFZA AND ECONOMIC ZONES, UAE

“We are honoured to be recognised by our Asian peers at such a prestigious global platform. Over the years, Jafza has emerged as one of the most dynamic free zones in the Middle East and we have been fortunate to have a supportive network of strategic partners, stakeholders and employees who have facilitated our steady growth and development. This award emboldens us to continue our efforts towards achieving higher standards of excellence and further strengthening Dubai as well as the UAE’s position as a vibrant commercial hub of the region.”

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The ABLF Series annually releases a Coffee Table Book/Show Deck, which is distributed across its exclusive database. This will feature dedicated pages for the ABLF Partner and will be disseminated to 3,000 leaders, influencers, UHNW individuals, government dignitaries and media, across the world.

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ABLF Partners through the Years DUTCO GROUP Founded in 1947, the Dutco Group of Companies has always maintained a policy of expansion and development. With a forward-looking vision and robust adaptation to an ever-changing economic environment, the Dutco Group has maintained stable growth, due to its deep and abiding faith in the future of the UAE.

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The FGCCC is a non-profit Gulf organisation and has six GCC national chamber members, which in turn, have 35 local chamber members with more than 760,000 businessmen. The need to strengthen fraternity bonds and consolidate steps to enhance economic cooperation among the GCC countries led to the establishment of the FGCCC in Saudi Arabia in 1979. The mission of the Federation is to provide the proper environment for the development of the Gulf private sector performance and strengthen its competitiveness, to be the locomotive of development in the GCC countries’ economies and the driving tool towards their integration and unity.

SENAAT Senaat, UAE’s largest industrial holding company, under the chairmanship of H.E. Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, manages assets for the Government of Abu Dhabi. A key contributor to Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the Emirate’s economy away from its reliance on the hydrocarbon sector by developing a strong and diverse industrial capability, Senaat was the key presenter of the 7th edition of the ABLF Awards, under the theme 'Heroes of the Innovation Economy'.

THE ADANI GROUP “The ABLF offers a common platform for Asian business leaders to forge new partnerships and such an initiative deserves support from the global business community. We are proud to lead this great movement towards creating and sustaining excellence through the ABLF.” PRANAV ADANI

MD, AGRO AND OIL & GAS, ADANI GROUP, INDIA

The Adani Group, a global integrated infrastructure player with leading businesses in major industry verticals - resources, logistics, energy, and agriculture, has been a supporter of the ABLF Series since 2011. With significant investments in solar energy, education, healthcare, infrastructure, and rural development, the Adani Group encourages positive social, economic and environmental growth.

YES BANK CHAROEN POKPHAND (CP) GROUP Founded in 1921, the CP Group currently employs, through its subsidiaries, over 300,000 people and invests in 16 countries worldwide, generating over $33 billion annually. With core businesses in the agro and food industry, retail and distribution, and telecommunication, it is Thailand's biggest private company and one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the world.

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“I’m truly delighted to be at the ABLF. There are dreams that come true, if you can dream it, you can do it. And I also believe the harder you work, the luckier you get.” DR RANA KAPOOR

FOUNDER, MD AND CEO, YES BANK, INDIA

YES BANK is a financial brand that has steadily risen to glory in India’s dynamic banking industry, in less than ten years. It has evolved into the nation’s fourth largest private sector bank. Employing the vibrant economic construction of a knowledge-based economy, YES BANK is a stellar example of the power of innovation in the 21st century. This successful Asian business premise is anchored firmly in the key pillars of banking expertise and competence that include growth, trust, technology, human capital, transparency and responsible banking.

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HASHOO GROUP

Since its inception over two decades ago, Rivoli Group has been synonymous with luxury lifestyle retail in the Middle East. Today, the Rivoli Group has established a footprint in UAE, Oman and Bahrain with a diverse portfolio featuring over 110 international prestigious brands.

Hashoo Group’s business interests today encompass hospitality, oil and gas exploration and production, IT, investments, minerals, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, travel and tourism, real estate and commodity trading businesses. With its focus on specific sectors, each company of the Group shares a common policy to explore emerging markets and opportunities, to stay ahead of its competitors, and sustain a leading position.

BUIMERC CORPORATION “The immense opportunities that are available to us at this time are amazing, in that they are unique and timely, and ready in a socio-economic as well as political environment that is both reassuring and encouraging of new development and accelerated growth. This is true especially in the sectors of infrastructure and industry. I support the ABLF Leadership Weekend 2014, as I believe it reflects the importance of responsible leadership and the critical role it plays in the destiny of not just a nation, but the world at large.” SIDDHARTH BALACHANDRAN

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND CEO, BUIMERC CORPORATION, UAE

The Dubai-headquartered Buimerc Corporation, holds a diverse portfolio of investments in businesses across multiple sectors. Nonchalant about advancing their personal, social and economic profiles, they work tirelessly towards causes that promise greater good for the community, country, region, and beyond.

“The ABLF event has proven to be an extraordinary effort in bringing the Gulf, India and South-East Asia together at one spectacular business event. I commend the effort.” RAJEEV TALWAR

GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DLF LIMITED, INDIA

DLF Limited is India’s leading real estate company with a 70-year track record of sustained growth, customer satisfaction, and innovation; its primary business is the development of residential, commercial and retail properties. Dr K. P. Singh, Chairman of the Board of DLF Limited, is widely recognised across the world for his pathbreaking and visionary contributions to the building of modern India. From developing 22 major colonies in Delhi, DLF is now present across 15 states and 24 cities in India. DLF is credited with introducing and pioneering the revolutionary concept of developing commercial complexes in the vicinity of residential areas. WWW.ABLF.COM

With the aim of innovating safe trade solutions globally, DP World, UAE, was founded in 1999 as a key constituent of global trade and a pivotal part of an international supply chain. With a related diversification strategy, the firm operates marine and inland terminals and offers maritime, logistics and ancillary services. The revenues of DP World are largely concentrated in their container handling business with an expected gross capacity of 100 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) in four years from the current 79.6 million TEU. With more than 37,000 employees working over 77 marine and inland terminals in 40 countries, DP World ensures that they contribute positively to the economy and society at large.

BADAN KOORDINASI PENANAMAN MODAL (BKPM) BKPM is the Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia created to enact the laws on foreign as well as domestic investment effectively. The company is mandated as an advocacy agency for investors and is tasked with formulating government policy on investment, both domestic and from abroad. BKPM aims to stimulate realisation of a more conducive climate for investment and enhance the role of investment institutions and system information in Indonesia. THE EVOLVING FACE OF ASIA THE RISE OF FUTURE-FOCUSED LEADERSHIP

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The CII works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 8,000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 240 national and regional sectorial industry bodies.

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, works to advance the development and deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions. A link between today’s fossil fuel economy and the energy economy of the future, Masdar was the Strategic Partner of the ABLF Awards 2016. Representing Masdar was CEO, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi.

LULU GROUP INTERNATIONAL

The Abu Dhabi Chamber is an autonomous institution of public interest that advocates policies, connects businesses and expands opportunities by providing world-class member services, with an aim to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s sustainable economic development. It enjoys its own legal entity to represent various production and service activities of the private sector of the UAE capital.

Yusuffali M.A., one of India’s most respected business leaders in the GCC region, has been associated with the ABLF Series since its inception in 2007. As MD of LuLu Group International, his astute business vision is matched only by his legendary diplomatic skills and his ability to forge sustainable, longlasting relationships that span nations and girdle the globe. Lulu Group is best known in the Gulf for its chain of shopping malls and Lulu hypermarkets. It has an integrated network of import, distribution and wholesale marketing operations and cross-continent outsourcing operations.

THE ABU DHABI CHAMBER “The development of the industry, infrastructure and energy sectors is paramount to any nation’s progress and the ABLF has successfully engaged in a remarkable effort of showcasing the talent and resources across Asia within these key areas of growth.” H.E. MOHAMED HELAL AL MUHAIRI DG, ABU DHABI CHAMBER, UAE

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT FINANCE COMPANY (IDFC) LIMITED “We support the ABLF because we believe that it is an interesting platform to promote the idea of development across Asia, to bring together a network of companies, professionals and policymakers, to raise their awareness about the importance of the infrastructure space, and attracting more private participation into this space.” DR RAJIV LALL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IDFC LIMITED, INDIA

Established in 1997, IDFC Limited is a specialised financial institution focused on infrastructure in India. IDFC provides financing solutions, ranging from concept to commissioning, to the infrastructure sector. Today IDFC is the single largest debt and equity financier of privately sponsored infrastructure in the country with a balance sheet of $12 billion.

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THAIBEV ThaiBev was established in 2003 to consolidate a number of leading spirits and beer businesses in Thailand belonging to its founding shareholders and other investors. In 2006, ThaiBev registered its listing on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), and subsequently expanded to the non-alcoholic beverage and food sectors. Today, ThaiBev is one of Asia's largest beverage producers. Its business consists of four segments - spirits, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and food.

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National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), a leading international EPC contractor, was a Co-Presenting Partner at the ABLF Awards 2016. The CEO, Aqeel Madhi, applauded the Award winners for their contributions to the innovation economy in his keynote address.

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE (DIFC) The DIFC is an onshore financial hub, which aims to provide a platform for business and financial institutions to reach into and out of the emerging markets of the region. It was established to create an environment for growth, progress and economic development in the United Arab Emirates and the wider region by providing the needed legal, business and physical infrastructure benchmarked against international standards.

PETROLEUM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND (PTT) PTT is Thailand’s premier multinational energy company. The group’s inspirational Chief, Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara has successfully escalated Thailand’s profile in the energy sector, globally, through his relentless efforts and his position as the head of the group. PTT Group’s mission, as the nation’s energy company, is to conduct the integrated energy and petrochemical business, and ensure long-term energy security by providing sufficient high-quality energy supply at fair prices to support economic growth.

JINDAL STEEL AND POWER LIMITED (JSPL) “I think the ABLF is doing a wonderful job in this region by promoting entrepreneurship and development, by getting all the business leaders of the region together on a common platform to interact with each other so we can all work together for mutual benefit.” NAVEEN JINDAL

CHAIRMAN, JINDAL STEEL AND POWER, INDIA

JSPL is one of India’s major steel producers with a significant presence in sectors like mining, power generation and infrastructure. With an annual turnover of over $3.5 billion, JSPL is a part of the $17 billion diversified O.P. Jindal Group; it is consistently tapping new opportunities by increasing production capacity, diversifying investments, and leveraging its core capabilities to venture into new businesses. The company has committed investments exceeding $30 billion in the future and has several business initiatives running simultaneously across continents.

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Luthra & Luthra is one of the largest law firms in India and has constantly been rated as a Tier 1 firm. Backed by a team with seamless capabilities, the firm takes pride in its reputation of providing punctual and cost-effective advice whilst upholding the highest ethical standards. Luthra & Luthra Law Offices is a ‘full service’ law firm with 52 partners and over 250 counsels.

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ABLF Partners through the Years INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY (IMT) IMT is a premium business school with branches in India and the UAE. It is rated one of the top 10 business schools in India. The key advantage offered by its business programmes is the strong industry interface achieved through continuous interaction with the industry via internships and company projects, interwoven as an integral part of the curriculum for MBA and BSBA courses. In fact, the strength of IMT’s links to the corporate world sets the university apart and gives it a strong academic advantage.

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP “As a leading international law firm with strong interests across the Middle East and South Asia, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman was honoured to be named an ABLF Knowledge Partner. I personally was thrilled to be able to present our insights on various timely energy industry topics, and to share the stage with many distinguished colleagues from industry and government. The ABLF Knowledge Congress was a terrific opportunity to learn and to network.” STEPHEN HUTTLER

JAGUAR LAND ROVER MENAP Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturing business, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel drive vehicles and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

SENIOR PARTNER, PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN, USA

*TITLES AND DESIGNATIONS OF ALL INDIVIDUALS ARE AS PER POSITIONS HELD AT THE TIME OF MAKING THE COMMENT.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a full-service law firm with a keen focus on energy and natural resources, financial services, real estate and construction, and technology sectors. Based in the world’s major financial, technology and energy centres, Pillsbury counsels clients on global regulatory litigation and corporate matters. The firm works in multidisciplinary teams that allow it to anticipate trends and bring a 360o perspective to complex business and legal issues, helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities and better mitigate risk.

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HIGHER COLLEGES OF TECHNOLOGY (HCT) Founded in 1988 by Federal Decree, the HCT is the largest higher educational institution in the UAE, having a well-respected reputation for innovative and hands-on jobs, workplace relevant teaching and learning methodologies, which are based on the philosophy of 'Learning by Doing'.

GALFAR ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING Galfar Engineering and Contracting SAOG is one of the largest multidisciplinary engineering, contracting and construction companies in the Sultanate of Oman. Established in 1972, Galfar has today grown into one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East with a turnover of over $1 billion and an impeccable reputation for excellence in construction quality, safety, performance, employee satisfaction and social responsibility.

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MCLAREN – AL HABTOOR MOTORS Al Habtoor Motors is the exclusive distributor for some of the world’s most coveted names in automobiles in the UAE. Excellence, innovation and technical expertise are what drives Al Habtoor Motors to its success. With all the investments and hard work in place, Al Habtoor Motors is poised to make a superior mark in the UAE’s automotive scenario. They have been consistently providing the highest levels of service to their prestigious brand customers for more than 25 years. WWW.ABLF.COM


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ABLF Partners through the Years DHAMANI Dhamani understands the intrinsic value and cultural importance of jewellery in the world today. A commodity that has fascinated mankind since ancient times and has always held a special place in the fabric of human culture, Dhamani has delivered the finest quality jewels set in world-class designs since 1969. Setting standards of distinction through an exemplary business practice, Dhamani’s continued achievement will be delivered through its clarity of vision and exclusive designs that continue to find a secret niche in the world of the fashionable, sophisticated and refined.

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MEDIA PARTNERS THROUGH THE YEARS Chronicled by media powerhouses across Asia, the ABLF Series has received the longstanding support of CNBC Arabia, Zee TV, &TV, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur ME, Forbes India, Dubai Eye, and most recently, Twitter. They have been instrumental in communicating the vision of the ABLF Series globally.

“The ABLF Awards concept really is so perfect because the timing is perfect, it is in the right location and its target is perfect because it is the only event of its kind that I know of on a global level, that showcases the rise of the economies of Asia.” RAJEN KILACHAND

CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT, DODSAL GROUP, UAE

The Dodsal Group is a Dubai-based diversified multinational conglomerate. With a business volume of over $2 billion, Dodsal is one of the leading energy and infrastructure development companies in the world and is soon to become an oil and gas, minerals and metals producer. The Dodsal Group’s focus is now shifting to new avenues, and over the next decade, its future holds more promising forays into newer, more exciting industries, including space exploration and defence, marking a new and exciting time for it in the 21st century.

*TITLES AND DESIGNATIONS OF ALL INDIVIDUALS ARE AS PER POSITIONS HELD AT THE TIME OF MAKING THE COMMENT.

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IEDEA

At IEDEA, we are valued for our commitment to excellence; our strong connect with global business giants, our adherence to corporate governance and our stellar reputation. But it is our history of impeccable delivery that makes us the most sought-after business ideation and outreach agency in the region. We own and manage a powerful databank of over 6.7 million leading investors, innovators and achievers worldwide that guarantees the highest engagement for each of our outreach initiatives. We facilitate outward investments and engage the region’s best agencies to ensure that our regional, national and global clients meet the world’s finest creative opportunities, right here in Dubai. The ABLF Series is IEDEA’s flagship annual business property.

IEDEA’s Presence

Other Government/Business Events IEDEA is the Outreach Partner and Advisor for a number of government initiatives in the UAE as well as for high-profile networking events in Asia. Through the ABLF Partnership Programme, priority booking, sponsorship, and reservation opportunities at IEDEA Partner events in 2017-2018 can be accessed. *SUBJECT TO PRIOR REQUEST AND AVAILABILITY

WORLD GOVERNMENT SUMMIT (WGS)

THE NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR HAPPINESS AND POSITIVITY (NPHP)

IEDEA has served as Advisor and Outreach Partner to the World Government Summit since 2014. The 6th edition of the Summit, scheduled for February 11-13, 2018, at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, continues to bring together more than 150 governments and international organisations on a global platform to promote awareness, share knowledge and experiences so that governments can provide better services to its citizens.

Under the leadership of H.E. Ohood Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, UAE, the NPHP’s mission is to establish happiness and positivity as a lifestyle and the higher purpose of government work in the UAE. Launched in March 2016, with a vision to be among the happiest countries in the world, the NPHP aims to harmonise government programmes, policies and legislations as well as incentivise entities, both public and private, to launch and champion initiatives and projects, to achieve happiness and positivity in society. With its innovative initiatives that involve the youth of the nation, the NPHP strives to establish a new environment conducive to inclusive growth with happiness at its core.

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The WGS is a knowledge-exchange platform at the intersection between government, futurism, technology and innovation. It functions as a thought-leadership platform and networking hub for policymakers, experts and pioneers in human development. IEDEA IS COMMITTED TO BRINGING TOGETHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR COMPANIES AND ALIGNING PERSPECTIVES AND GOALS WITH THAT OF THE WGS ORGANISATION IN SHAPING FUTURE GOVERNMENTS. 58

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A PROGRAMME BY THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR HAPPINESS, UAE

IEDEA IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING THE NPHP AND THE UAE GOVERNMENT TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS AND POSITIVITY IN ALL SEGMENTS OF THE UAE SOCIETY.

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DUBAI INVESTMENT WEEK

The HTLS is an initiative of HT Media, India's leading media company that owns, produces and publishes the Hindustan Times, the country’s second largest circulated English daily. Founded in 2003 as a powerful public forum to discuss matters of national and international significance, the HTLS has evolved into the nation’s most defining gathering of leaders, policymakers, writers, influencers, national and global commentators.

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE, the Dubai Investment Week brings together Dubai government officials, global investors and industry experts to enable them to identify Dubai’s new investment opportunities arising from the latest infrastructure projects, the new PublicPrivate Partnership law and several initiatives by different government bodies.

The 15th annual edition of the Summit is scheduled for November 30 - December 1, 2017 in New Delhi, under the theme, ‘The Irreversible Rise of India'.

IEDEA IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING DUBAI FDI AND ITS AGENDA TO MAKE DUBAI ASIA’S BIGGEST INVESTMENT DESTINATION.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH DUBAI ECONOMY AND DUBAI FDI SINCE 2016

IN ASSOCIATION WITH HT MEDIA

IEDEA IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING AND STRENGTHENING THE INDIA-UAE CONTINUUM THAT HOLDS TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE REGION.

ARAB MEDIA FORUM

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DUBAI PRESS CLUB (DPC) IN 2016 IEDEA IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING THE DPC AND THE REGIONAL MEDIA INDUSTRY IN ESTABLISHING DUBAI AS A PIVOTAL CENTRE FOR CREATIVE, DYNAMIC AND INTEGRITYLED JOURNALISM.

THE SHEIKHA MANAL YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CULTURAL OFFICE OF H.H. SHEIKHA MANAL BINT MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM (TCO) IN 2016 IEDEA TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN WORKING WITH TCO TO PROMOTE ITS NARRATIVE OF ART, CULTURE AND SOFT POWER OF THE UAE THROUGH INITIATIVES THAT EXPAND THE CULTURAL CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE REGION.

GLOBAL WOMEN'S FORUM

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DUBAI WOMEN ESTABLISHMENT (DWE) IN 2016 IEDEA IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING THE UAE LEADERSHIP’S VISION OF GENDER BALANCE, WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL.

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