Japan PM Shinzo Abe, Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, former French President Francois Hollande, and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan have attended the event in recent years.
Why Africa is important for India
Since most countries' representatives have been invited, India may turn towards Africa or South America this time.
Notably, India has expanded its outreach in African countries to counter China's growing influence in the continent.
India has given $8 billion to African countries for the development of agriculture, infrastructure, clean energy etc. The 44 countries on the continent could also help India become UN Security Council's permanent member.