Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa touched down at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Monday afternoon with the wind at his back. Prime Minister Modi will encapsulate making of "a new, young and innovative India" in his address. This will be the first time that India will host the welcome reception, where yoga will also be showcased along with cuisine from across the country.
Stock markets around the world are flying high amid a synchronized global upturn but a leading US investor is warning of a potential "reckoning".
A senior administration official said Trump is expected to take a double-edged message to the forum in Switzerland, where he is to deliver a speech and meet some world leaders.
Modi is still accompanied by a high-powered delegation which includes Dharmendra Pradhan, the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways; Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry.
In a Reuters interview on Thursday, Trump lamented that it is rare that he meets the leader of a foreign country that has a trade deficit with the United States.
On 22nd of January, Prime Minister Modi will have a bilateral meeting with Swiss President Berset.
Over 3,000 world leaders from business, politics, art, academia and civil society will attend the 48th WEF annual meeting over the next five days in the small ski resort town on snow-covered Alps mountains.
India ranks 62nd in WEF Inclusive Development Index
However, the IDI data shows that "growth is a necessary but not sufficient condition for robustly rising median living standard". However, inclusion in these economies grew by only 4.6pc, and actually saw a 2.1pc decrease in intergenerational equity.
Trump is set to become the first sitting USA president to attend the annual gathering of world leaders and chief executives in nearly 20 years.
"Why is Trump even choosing to go to a forum that at best is going to give him a frosty reception and could even be openly hostile?" said Davos veteran Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Markit consultants in London.
In a new development, world leaders at Davos will be meeting under an all-female co-chair team, made up of International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and IBM's CEO Ginni Rometty.
Freimüller said he started the action to give people in Switzerland a platform to tell the USA president "to stay away". The participants and media representatives have also shown interest in a session devoted to Russia's role on the global energy market to be attended by Energy Minister Alexander Novak and also CEOs of Lukoil and Novatek companies.
"Germany is, politically and economically, an important member of the European Union and very engaged in the political debate about Europe's future development", said German Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert. It is natural that the world wants to talk directly to India, and the world wants to hear directly from the horse's mouth about India's policies and potential.
He will speak on the power of economic narratives and how policymakers can address the challenges of the 21st century.