Indore city youth youngest to represent country at WEF in Davos

Indore: Young global entrepreneur Karanvir Singh has been selected by a body under World Economic Forum (WEF) to represent youth at WEF influential annual meeting at Davos in Switzerland. Karanvir is among the 50 young entrepreneurs selected from 156 countries for their outstanding work in publicprivate partnership (PPP) model. Though, GSITS alumni Karan has been selected by Global Shapers Community, a body of WEF, he will be part of the Indian delegation led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the forum.

Singh is the founding chairman of Visionum Group, which acts as a bridge between government and people. He will speak on PPP model and its future in India at the forum. Singh, who is also a PPP tech expert, is admittedly on a mission to connect nations. Notably, for the first time in last 20 years any PM of a country is going to visit the prestigious forum after then PM Devegouda. Along with the PM, two Chief Ministers and six Union ministers, he will be joined by over 100 Indian industry leaders and 3000 global leaders at Davos. Singh will the youngest Indian at the 2018 Summit with a strong Indian delegation.

Modi is likely to participate and address the gathering, and over 100 Indian leaders including state ministers such as Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, Union ministers including finance minister Arun Jaitley, railways minister Piyush Goyal, commerce minister Suresh Prabhu, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan, minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar and MoS (independent charge) for development of north eastern region of India, Jitendra Singh and corporate leaders such as Mukesh Ambani, Chanda Kochhar and Uday Kotak; and social entrepreneurs such as Chetna Gala Sinha (who is also a co-chair of the Summit) are going to be at Davos. International leaders including heads of states of over 50 countries; business leaders such as Eric Schmidt, Sheryl Sandberg, and Satya Nadella, and economists such as Christine Lagarde and Raghuram Rajan are participating in the forum as well.

IIM Alumni and a PhD scholar, Karanvir Singh is among 50 Global Shapers from across 150 countries that got selected to represent the voice of young people at the annual meeting of the WEF. The Global Shapers is a youth-led organization with 300 hubs worldwide who are working towards making a positive change in their communities. It’s a preeminent global network of young people who are exceptional in their potential, achievements, and drive to contribute to their communities.

Indore is also considered as a hub of global shapers. Singh, who got an exposure of travelling to 28 countries, is planning to represent the concerns and aspirations of young generation at Davos. A 2017 Survey by the WEF found that Indian Global Shapers found government accountability and transparency, climate change, and education as the three most critical issues facing the country today.

Talking to Free Press Karanvir informed that at Davos he will take active part in high-level dialogues with global and regional leaders to bring forward the opinions of the youth on issues such as next industrial revolution, bridging income inequality, bridging gap between public and private partnership, sustainable development and overcoming fragmentation in societies. He is likely to be interacting with some of the prominent business personalities like Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Tony Hayward at the WEF meeting.

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