CELEBRATING 75 – THE 18th Asia–Africa Business and Social Forum: Awards & Business Summit

New Delhi, India: ‘Celebrating 75 Years of India’s Independence’ was the theme of the 18th Edition of Asia-Africa Business & Social Forum 2022 Awards & Business Summit, which concluded successfully on the 25th of August’22 at the majestic Taj Palace Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The Forum’s main aim was to highlight the Glorious Journey of Development & Progress commemorating 75 Years of Indian Excellence! Through the theme of the Pride of the Nation Series Awards & Business Summit; India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders, the Forum highlighted the envious social and economic progress India has achieved since independence. In addition, the Summit saw a spectacular platform of intense discussions indulging some of the great leaders of our time – including representation from 16 countries comprising Ambassadors/High Commissioners, and CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, CHROs, Business Owners, Investors, and Royal Dignitaries and professionals from all over India, Asia, Africa and beyond. This mega Summit was a grand congregation of business, political and social leaders from different countries of the region who came forward to facilitate fresher avenues of economic cooperation, collaboration and investment opportunities across the globe especially in the Asian and African region.

The Summit was organized by AsiaOne magazine and URS Media, which is rapidly emerging as the Number 1 international media company towards the cause of business, political and social issues in the entire Asia, Africa and Middle East, thus supporting not only the Indian Government’s initiatives such as Skilling India, Digitizing India, and Incredible India, but also supporting United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and World Health Organization’s targets.

Celebrating 75 – The 18th Asia–Africa Business and Social Forum Awards & Business Summit

Through the 18th Edition of Asia-Africa Business & Social Forum 2022, envious social and economic progress of India was highlighted. At the same time, the Forum witnessed gracious participation of some of the great leaders of our time – Hon’ble Ministers, Ambassadors, Business Owners, Investors and professionals like CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, CHROs, from India, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and US.

Mr. Rajat Raj Shukal, Global Head & Principal Partner, AsiaOne Media Group, opened the summit with his welcome address to the Hon’ble Ministers, Ambassadors and eminent business and social leaders present at the Forum.

Talking about the vision behind AsiaOne, he said, “In 2014, AsiaOne Magazine started with a vision and passion that let us start organizing and create a narrative that Indians are great business leaders as well. In 2014when the current government of India came into existence, the current government and we started this initiative of promoting Indian brands and leaders to the rest of the world. By now, we have recognized 5000 business leaders over the last 8 years.”He added, “And it’s an ongoing journey. All the success is because of all of you who are here.”

In fact, it is matter of great pleasure for AsiaOne magazine to have the gracious participation of 2 central government ministers namely from the ministries of MSME and Steel. The Hon’ble Minister of State for MSME Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma threw open the summit by lighting the lamp along with Shri Rajat Shukal and the other dignitaries present at the Forum namely Dr. JC Chaudhry, Shri Ajay Harinath Singh, Dr. Vishwajeet Rana and Prof. Sasmita Samanta.

Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma started his address by dwelling on the theme of Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and how the Indian Business and Industry has been flourishing despite the pandemic owing to the timely measures adopted by the government under the exemplary leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji.

The Hon’ble Minister of State for Steel and Rural Development, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste ji applauded the 18th Asia-Africa Business & Social Forum for celebrating the glorious occasion of completion of 75 years of India’s independence. He congratulated the organizers, the awardees and the various eminent dignitaries at the Forum especially the COVID-19 Commitment Award recipients who have been dedicatedly serving the society during the pandemic.

Celebrating 75 – The 18th Asia–Africa Business and Social Forum Awards & Business Summit

Few other keynote speakers at the forum were – Dr. JC Chaudhry, Founder & Chairman – Chaudhry Nummero, Dr. Vishwajeet Rana, Group CEO & Chairman – GEDU and Prof. Sasmita Rani Samanta, Vice Chancellor – KIIT Bhubaneswar.

Some of the winning brands and leaders are –Dr. J.C. Chaudhry and Chaudhry Nummero, Mr. Ajay Harinath Singh, Dr. Vishwajeet Rana, Global Education Holding (GEDU), Mr. Suresh Krishna, Northern Tool + Equipment, Mr. Sandeep Tiku, DAZN Group, Shri RK Agrawal – WAPCOS AND NPCC, Mr. Mukesh Thakwani, B5 Plus, Mr. Vikash Kumar Vikash, Mysore Sales International Limited, Mr. Sudhir Gupta, Founder- Eau De Luxe Ltd and Facticerie, Mr. Amandeep Kochar, Baker & Taylor, Mr. Amardeep S. Hari, IPMC Ghana, Mr. Atif Rahman, ORO24 Real Estate Development, Aaseya IT Services, KIIT Bhubaneswar, Orient Electric, Plan b Group, QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd, Dyna Biotech, Acsen HyVeg, Kamdhenu Ltd., SPAY Technology, Ruh Early Years, Reliance securities, TCI Express, Horizon International Group of Companies, Prabhudas Lilladher, Mr. Evan Luthra, Nikhila Constructions & Developers, AJMS, RD Infra Equipments, Hitachi Systems India, Suryadev Alloys & Power Limited, Greytip Software, Vertiv, Techurate Systems, PTC Network, Prisma AI, Ahimsa VC, OAO Info India Pvt. Ltd, APL Apollo Tubes, Airox Technologies, E’clat Superior, NASWIZ Retails, Smartr Logistics, Royaloak, Cargopeople Logistics and Shipping, Vermeiren India Rehab, Wisdom Capital & Wisdom Tree Ventures, Quintes Global, Indfrag Bioscience, Converge Biotech, Kesari Tours, Sunshine Fertility, Marigold International School & Marigold Hospital, Guru Kripa Divine Grace Public School, Vinod Eye Center, WPP India Foundation, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Citadel Law Chambers, Amigo Cyber LLP, Lux Industries, SS LAW, Quantum Global Consultants, Knowledge Excel, Rise Infraventures, Shubhashish Group, Coinovy, Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital, Primus Lifespaces, , Indipaisa Payment Services, Prognosis Labs, Gillco Group, SmartWorld Developers, Green Belt and Road Institute, Techno Exponent, Satluj Group of Schools, Horiba India, Shree Sati Pipe, BLACKbox by Synersoft, Accedian, Padam Interiors, Bonn Nutrients, Studie’o7, Tiranga Logistics, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Meenakshi Academy of Higher education and Research, Alniche Life Sciences, Vision Tech Pvt. Ltd., Sahyog Foundation, Som Distilleries & Breweries Ltd, etc.


AsiaOne is an international media house and the only Business & News magazine with presence in more than 15 countries of Asia, Middle East & Africa. AsiaOne Media has pioneered the research-based listing of Brands & Leaders and supplements its listings with National & International Business & Social Summits and Awards function. It has been promoting some of the Greatest Leaders of the World through its several prestigious mediums including Magazine, Coffee Table Book, Television Broadcast, various websites, Android and iOS Apps. We have organized 17 Gala Business Networking Summits over the last eight years with over 5000 awardees from the Indian subcontinent, Asia, GCC, Africa, Europe and Americas. These international summits were held in London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Singapore, and Bangkok with the presence of several top diplomatic and government dignitaries and public figures from all over the world.

“AsiaOne Greatest Brands & Leaders – Asia, Americas & Africa”: The Most Broadcasted TV Series in the World – Reaching to 81 countries with a B2B viewership of over 46 million

AsiaOne Magazine made a grand foray into the digital realm with the first episode of AsiaOne Greatest Brands & Leaders – Asia & GCC broadcasted on 6th June 2020. With a total of 30 monthly episodes already broadcasted at 4 Leading Business and News channels, the series has earned a unique distinction of being ‘the Most Broadcasted Business Brands and Leaders TV Series 2020-21 in Asia, Americas Africa – with a viewership of over 46 million viewers in 81 countries and was honoured twice in a row by World Book of Records, UK in 2021 and 2022. The series showcases a unique mix of greatest leaders from varied spheres including the Union Government ministers, Business and Social Leaders, changemakers, and celebrities from cinema and sports and has been rising up the popularity charts with each passing day.

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