Forbes Global CEO Conference returns to Singapore

The Forbes Global CEO Conference will be held in Singapore on October 15-16, 2019 according to an announcement made by Forbes Media. The conference is in its 19th year and annually sees some 400 global CEOs, tycoons, entrepreneurs and investors gather to discuss and debate key issues of global concern. 

“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,” said William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia, Forbes Media. 

The 19th Forbes Global CEO Conference will be held in Singapore in October this year. File Photo courtesy: Facebook/Forbes Asia
The 19th Forbes Global CEO Conference will be held in Singapore in October this year. File Photo courtesy: Facebook/Forbes Asia

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Transcending the Turbulence’ and it will examine how CEOs, companies and countries are navigating the challenges and opportunities arising from the uncertainty in the global economy.

The opening day will see 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, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will engage in a Meeting of Minds dialogue with Steve Forbes at the close of the conference.

Singapore PM Lee in conversation with Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media at the Global CEO Conference in 2014. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lee Hsien Loong
Singapore PM Lee in conversation with Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media at the Global CEO Conference in 2014. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lee Hsien Loong

“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.

Some of the speakers at the conference 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
  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Executive Director and CEO of HCL Corporation and Trustee of Shiv Nadar Foundation
  • Kuldip Singh Dhingra, Chairman of Berger Paints India Group
  • Dipali Goenka, CEO and Joint Managing Director at Welspun India Ltd
  • Achal Bakeri, Founder, Chairman and MD of Symphony Ltd
  • Gaurav V. Burman, Director at Dabur International 

The speakers will 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.

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