London in Focus at ABLF Talks Live: HE Sadiq Khan, HE Mansoor Abulhoul and Business Magnate G.P. Hinduja to partake in the Third Virtual Conclave of the ABLF Talks Live

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Asia’s most influential leadership platform will also feature Zohra Khan, Global Policy Advisor, UN Women, Weijian Shan, Author and Group Chairman and CEO, PAG Group, Hong Kong, and Sangita Reddy, President, FICCI and Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises.

Dubai, UAE: Three prominent London-based dignitaries – H.E. Sadiq Khan, Mayor, City of London, H.E. Mansoor Abulhoul, Ambassador, Embassy of the UAE to the United Kingdom and Gopichand P. Hinduja, Co-chairman, Hinduja Group and Chairman, Hinduja Automotive Ltd. – will topline the Third Conclave of The ABLF Talks Live series on December 7, 2020. 

They will be joined on the virtual forum by India-based Dr Sangita Reddy, President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FICCI) and Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, the UAE-based Feryal Ahmadi, COO, DMCC, Weijian Shan, Author and Group Chairman and CEO, PAG Group, Hong Kong and Zohra Khan, Global Policy Advisor, UN Women as they lead conversations around finding solutions to navigate the post-pandemic journey and help rebuild Asia. 

The Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF), Asia’s most influential leadership platform, launched the ABLF Talks Live, a series of Virtual Conclaves across 12 months in October 2020. The last two editions featured world-renowned policymakers, thinkers and industry leaders such as H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, Cabinet Member and Minister of Economy, UAE, Dr Soumya Swaminthan, Chief Scientist, WHO, Dr Shashi Tharoor, Indian Parliamentarian and former UN Diplomat, Jay Walder, CEO and Board Member, Virgin Hyperloop, USA and Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, World Economic Forum, to name just a few of the eminent personalities. 

ABLF Talks Live is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy. Hosted at The ABLF City, the virtual venue of the ABLF, the event focuses on the theme ‘Innovative Strategies for a Decade of Challenges – Asia 2020-2030’, with the narrative rallying around disruption, determination, and commitment to establish innovative solutions to adapt and pivot in the ecosystem that has emerged in the wake of the pandemic. 

Further to the continuous success of the ABLF Talks Live as reflected in its Inaugural and Second Conclaves, Malini N. Menon, President, ABLF Executive Council, said: “We are pleased to bring yet another edition of our ABLF Talks Live Virtual Conclave that will host a mix of experts from public and private entities around the world. We are currently braving some crucial times, and the theme of this edition complements what businesses and authorities from across the world are pondering upon — the journey of collective recovery. We believe this is an important conversation, and that this event will churn out some beneficial solutions from some of the most effective leaders of our time.”

The topics of conversation pivot round the central theme of the ABLF Talks Live series. H.E. Mansoor Abulhoul, Ambassador, Embassy of the UAE to the United Kingdom and Feryal Ahmadi, COO, DMCC, UAE, will address the issue of ‘Rethinking Globalisation’, sharing their thoughts on the future of globalisation in a world harshly affected by the pandemic. 

Weijian Shan, Author and Group Chairman and CEO, PAG Group, Hong Kong, whose fascinating book Money Games tells a riveting tale of one of the most successful buyout deals ever will address the session on ‘Global Storytellers at the ABLF’. G.P. Hinduja, Co-Chairman, Hinduja Group; and Chairman, Hinduja Automotive Limited, UK, will shed light on the best business practices and the need for strong leaders in these tough times during his session on ‘A Time for Resilient Leadership’.

In the session on ‘The Long Road to Economic Stability’, H.E. Sadiq Khan, Mayor, City of London, United Kingdom and Dr Sangita Reddy, President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FICCI) and Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, will share insights on the possible challenges that world economies face on the road to recovery in a post-COVID 19 era.

Zohra Khan, Global Policy Advisor, UN Women, will hold a session titled ‘The UN SDGs: A Greater Urgency with Higher Stakes’ and focus on how countries need to redesign and realign their SDG goals to walk the common path towards an equitable future for men and women.

Partners at the ABLF Talks Live include Etisalat, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Aster DM Healthcare, MAA and Partners and Cicero & Bernay Public Relations. Media Partners include CNBC Arabia, Entrepreneur Middle East and Zee TV and Wion.