The Future of the Rural Economy

How can governments and businesses create thriving rural economies?

  • Diversifying beyond agriculture
  • Building capacity of local communities
  • Tapping into the potential of digital technology

Discussion Leaders 

  • Tri Mumpuni, Executive Director, IBEKA, Indonesia; Social Entrepreneur
  • Mark Ruiz, Co-Founder and President, MicroVentures, Philippines; Social Entrepreneur
  • Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba, Canada
  • Edward Zhu Yanming, Chief Executive Officer, CHIC Group Global Co., People's Republic of China


Moderated by

  • Rajeev Bhargava, Director and Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, University of Delhi, India



  • Satish Selvanathan, Senior Manager, Business Development, Premium Oils & Fats, Malaysia