The world’s premier summit for chief executives, The FORTUNE Global Forum 2007, will bring together more than 300 global participants in New Delhi, 29-31 October 2007. The participants are CEOs and Chairmen of leading business organisations.

FORTUNE International Editor Robert Friedman recently shared his thoughts on the Global Forum.

The FORTUNE Global Forum was inaugurated in 1995 and has been previously hosted in Singapore, Barcelona, Bangkok, Budapest, Shanghai, Paris, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., and Beijing.

Asked why India, and New Delhi in particular was selected as the site for this year’s Forum, Friedman said “India was an obvious choice not only because many Indian companies are beginning to compete on the global stage but also because India’s economy is finally opening up enough to attract multinational companies into the country to market products, engage in R&D, and take advantage of India’s high-tech manufacturing sector.

The theme of the 2007 Forum was selected to be “Mastering the Global Economy. because it serves the needs of both Indian companies learning how to compete globally and multinational companies learning how to do business in India.