Vijay Eswaran is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and founder of the QI Group. He co-chaired the Horasis Asia Meeting 2021, which brought together delegates from across Asia and beyond to discuss the region’s economic and social challenges. It has become a tradition for the general gathering of Horasis to provide an update on global problems, such as the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the solutions to these problems, which are worth examining.
- The Power in Asian Economies
The economies of Asia are growing at unprecedented rates and with increasing importance in the world economy. Vijay Eswaran believes that Asia’s economies are coming of age and will be poised to lead the world into the future. During a lecture at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Eswaran stated that as Asia grows faster than the West, it must shift its attitude from a colonial one to one of cooperation and partnership. He told delegates that Asia must embrace the challenges of climate change, rising sea levels, and population growth and work towards solving them together.
- The Future of the Internet
The internet provides a virtual meeting place for different cultures and languages to engage in dialogue. Still, with the growth of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, it is necessary to check for misinformation, hate speech, and cyberbullying. Eswaran says the best way to tackle these issues was through self-regulation with all stakeholders – governments, regulators, and social media platforms – working together.
- Community as Key to Recovery from Socio-Economic Crisis
With the eruption of a deadly pandemic, the world’s attention is focused on Asia. Eswaran believes that Asia has an opportunity to take the lead in addressing challenges such as climate change, sea level rise, and population growth. Vijay Eswaran stated that this was an opportunity for all Asian countries to work together. He told delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that he believed Asian governments were taking these issues seriously compared to the West.
Vijay Eswaran believes that the future is bright for Asia, and it will become a key player in the global economy. He emphasized that Asia’s prosperity and social stability will depend on their ability to work together to solve global problems.