U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and New York Times Columnist and Author Thomas Friedman to Attend FORTUNE Global Forum 2007: Friedman Will Interview Secretary Paulson about Perspectives on Mastering the Global Economy at the New Delhi Event, 29-31 October 2007

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U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr., and New York Times columnist and author of The World is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman, are confirmed to speak at the world's premier summit for chief executives, The FORTUNE Global Forum. (http://www.FortuneGlobalForum.com). The thought leaders will join more than 300 other global participants at the Forum in New Delhi, 29-31 October 2007.

We could think of no better place than India--and its capital, New Delhi--to serve as host city to a global dialogue among global leaders

    "We could think of no better place than India--and its capital, New Delhi--to serve as host city to a global dialogue among global leaders," said Andrew Serwer, managing editor of FORTUNE. "As a potential consumer market, emerging global manufacturing center, and powerhouse in technology and services, India is on the minds of corporate leaders around the world."

The theme of this year's Global Forum, "Mastering the Global Economy," reflects the changing business climate and new mandates affecting multinational corporations. As world economies become more dependent upon one another, and as corporations continue their expansion worldwide, there are new responsibilities, opportunities and considerations for the leaders of those corporations. The FORTUNE Global Forum will be the culmination of a yearlong look, both in the pages of the magazine and at other events in 2007, at globalization and its related issues.

Participation at the FORTUNE Global Forum is by invitation only and limited to the heads of major multinationals. Confirmed Forum participants to date include HE Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa (Bahrain Petroleum), Carol Bartz (Autodesk), Joao Bezerra (Transportadora de Gas), Lloyd Blankfein (Goldman Sachs), John Chambers (Cisco Systems), Michael Cherkasky (Marsh & McLennan), Clay Christensen (The Innovator's Dilemma), Victor Chu (First Eastern Investment Group), Michael Dell (Dell), Chris DeWolfe (MySpace), Wolfgang Driese (DVB Bank), Mary Ma (Lenovo), Lakshmi Mittal (ArcelorMittal), Nandan Nilekani (Infosys), Richard Parsons (Time Warner), C.K. Prahalad (University of Michigan), Azim Premji (Wipro), Thomas Putter (Allianz), Albert Stroucken (Owens-Illinois), and Torgny Wannstrom (AFA Insurance).

Many of India's top leaders will also be attending the Forum, including Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Commerce Minister Kamal Nath, Minister of Civil Aviation Praful Patel, and Chief Ministers Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (West Bengal), Vilasrao Deshmukh (Maharashtra), and Sheila Dikshit (Delhi).

The 2007 Forum in New Delhi will be the tenth FORTUNE Global Forum. Inaugurated in 1995, the Global Forum has previously been located in Singapore, Barcelona, Bangkok, Budapest, Shanghai, Paris, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., and Beijing. Previous participants in the FORTUNE Global Forum have included People's Republic of China President Hu Jintao, 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush, former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Singapore Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew, France's President Jacques Chirac, former People's Republic of China President Jiang Zemin, 42nd U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton, and the chairmen and CEOs of major corporations including ABB, Alcoa, Bank of China, Boeing, Citigroup, Daewoo Group, DaimlerChrysler, Dell, eBay, General Electric, General Motors, Motorola, Nissan, Novartis, Sony, Xerox, Yahoo, and many others.

For more information about The FORTUNE Global Forum, please visit: http://www.FortuneGlobalForum.com.

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