The Commonwealth Business Forum was inaugurated by the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo on 12 November 2013. The Commonwealth Business Forum is a side event being hosted alongside Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
In the Commonwealth Business Forum, an 11-member high-level Business Mission from India will take part. The delegation is led by S. Gopalakrishnan, President of CII and also includes Rahul Bajaj, who presided over the first session of the forum on The Commonwealth, Indian Ocean and SAARC: Building New Partnerships.
About the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF)
• The Commonwealth Business Forum is the two-day forum that started on 12 November 2013 and will conclude on 14 November 2013.
• It is organised in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
• The forum is the business event in Commonwealth, which will bring together Heads of Government, Ministers, and top business leaders from around the world.
• The CBF is co-organised by the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and the Government of Sri Lanka.