Forbes – Leadership: Forbes Global CEO Conference Returns To Singapore

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SINGAPORE (August 14, 2019) – Forbes Media today announced that it will hold its annual Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore from October 15 to 16, 2019.

Now in its 19th year, the prestigious Conference is an annual gathering for some 400 global CEOs, tycoons, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to discuss and debate key issues of global concern and to build new partnerships.

Under the theme “Transcending the Turbulence”, this year’s Forbes Global CEO Conference will examine how CEOs, companies and countries are navigating the challenges and opportunities arising from the storm of uncertainty in the global economy.

William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia, Forbes Media, said: “We are delighted to bring the Forbes Global CEO Conference back to Singapore. It’s where our first Global CEO Conference was held in 2001, so it is fitting to bring it back as the nation celebrates its bicentennial this year. The Conference continues to attract delegates who are among the world’s most economically powerful and influential business people.”




“The Forbes Global CEO Conference has a strong track record of convening major business owners and leading CEOs from Asia and around the world. We are delighted that this year’s edition will be held in Singapore as it will provide us with the opportunity to reaffirm our partnership with existing investors, as well as forge new relationships with potential ones,” said Dr Beh Swan Gin, Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board.

One of the highlights on the opening day of the Conference is a one-on-one dialogue between Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, and Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. On the second day, Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, will engage in a Meeting of Minds dialogue with Steve Forbes at the close of the Conference.

In addition, some 50 speakers will gather from around the world to share insights on topics such as the world economy, technology, innovation, disruption and investment opportunities in sectors such as finance, real estate and healthcare. Panels will also discuss best strategies for leadership, entrepreneurship, family business succession, leadership and philanthropy.


Speakers who have confirmed their attendance include Mark E Tucker, Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Ltd; Peter Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Liverpool FC; Marjorie Yang, Chairman of Esquel Group; Adrian Cheng, Executive Vice Chairman of New World Development and Founder of K11; Miwako Date, President and CEO of Mori Trust Co., Ltd; Enrique K. Razon Jr., Chairman and President of International Container Terminal Services, Inc.; Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Executive Director and CEO of HCL Corporation and Trustee of Shiv Nadar Foundation; H. Roger Wang, Chairman and CEO of Golden Eagle International Group and Chairman of Committee of 100; Rick J. Caruso, Founder and CEO of Caruso; Chairul Tanjung, Chairman of CT Corp; Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Automotive; JP Gan, Managing Partner at Qiming Venture Partners; George Osborne, Senior Adviser at BlackRock Investment Institute; Forrest Li, Chairman and Group CEO of Sea; Jane Jie Sun, Chief Executive Officer of Ctrip.com International Ltd; William E. Heinecke, Founder and Chairman of Minor International and Kuldip Singh Dhingra, Chairman of Berger Paints India Group.

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Other speakers include Anderson Tanoto, Director at RGE; Goodwin Gaw, Managing Principal and Chairman of Gaw Capital Partners; Rose Damen, Family shareholder and Non-Executive Director at Damen Shipyards Group and Managing Director at Damen Yachting; Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings; Stuart Parkinson, Global Chief Investment Officer of HSBC Private Banking; Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines; Frank Doyle, Dean of John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University; Dipali Goenka, CEO and Joint Managing Director at Welspun India Ltd; Mitch Garber, Chairman of Cirque du Soleil and Chairman of Invest in Canada; Achal Bakeri, Founder, Chairman and MD of Symphony Ltd; Douglas Hsu, Chairman and CEO of Far Eastern Group; Jack Cowin, Chairman and Managing Director of Competitive Foods Australia Pty Ltd; Yoshito Hori, President of GLOBIS University and Managing Partner at GLOBIS Capital Partners; Wendy Yap, President Director and CEO of Nippon Indosari Corpindo; Gaurav V. Burman, Director at Dabur International; Danny Yong, CIO and Founding Partner of Dymon Asia Capital and Chairman of The Majurity Trust; Antoine Firmenich, Managing Director at Aquilus Pte Ltd and Founding Partner of Alatus Capital SA; Chavalit Frederick Tsao, Chairman of IMC Group and Founder of Octave Institute; Samantha Du, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Zai Lab Ltd; Eric Gnock Fah, COO and Cofounder of Klook and Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Chief Economics Commentator at Forbes Asia and Visiting Scholar at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore.






The Host Sponsor of this year’s Forbes Global CEO Conference is Singapore Economic Development Board. The Principal Sponsor is HSBC Private Banking and the Corporate Sponsors are International Container Terminal Services, Inc, Tanoto Foundation, FICOFI and Weber Shandwick. Supporting Sponsors include OUE Limited, Amels, Bank Mayapada and Hill & Associates.

For more information on the Conference, please visit: www.forbesglobalceoconference.com

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