24 July, 2021

Burning Bright

Top businessmen will participate at the first ever Global Indians meet

Burning Bright

IT'S time to throw out those tired metaphors about the Indian economy being a lumbering elephant. For, at the first-ever gathering of Indians at Singapore, the Global Indian Entrepreneurs' Conference (GIEC) to be held at Singapore's Raffles City Convention Centre from June 19 to June 21, India is being dubbed the 'uncaged tiger'. Says S. Iswaran, a director in Singapore's Ministry of Trade: "As far as we know, it's the first conference of its kind in the world."

 Being planned since last October, the conference is pitched at the 250-odd corporate chiefs who are Indians as well as those interested in investing in India. The meet aims to discuss the challenge facing India's economic reforms, the Indian diaspora and its business potential, India's emerging relationship with East Asia, and the importance of Singapore where more than 200,000 ethnic Indians, mainly from south India, live.

The GIEC is being organised by the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and is supported by three Singapore government bodies, the Economic...

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