21st Forbes Global CEO Conference Opens In Singapore

21st Forbes Global CEO Conference Opens In Singapore

450 leading CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders will gather in Singapore

Dhanin Chearavanont to receive the Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award

SINGAPORE (September 11, 2023) – The 21st Forbes Global CEO Conference officially opens today in Singapore, gathering some 450 prominent business leaders from around the world.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Sea Change.” The conference will examine the economic transformation that is underway. The world is in reverse: deleveraging, decelerating and deglobalizing. It’s more than a pivot, it’s a global grinding of the gears as the world shifts to a new normal—or a new abnormal? The conference will gather insights from leading CEOs, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and investors as they chart new courses to ride the waves of sea change.

Among the highlights of the Conference are one-on-one dialogue sessions with Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Republic of Singapore, as well as Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia.

At the opening night Gala Dinner, Dhanin Chearavanont, Senior Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, will receive the Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award from Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. The award is presented to honor an individual’s lifetime of entrepreneurial achievement.

Throughout the two-day conference, some 55 speakers will gather from around the world to share insights on topics such as the global economy, technology, innovation, AI and investment opportunities in sectors such as finance and venture capital, real estate, travel and tourism. Panels will also discuss best strategies for leadership, entrepreneurship, family business, philanthropy, ESG and sustainability.


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The 21st Forbes Global CEO Conference features a line-up of distinguished speakers including Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of African Export-Import Bank; Jenny Johnson, President and CEO of Franklin Templeton; Eduardo Saverin, Cofounder and Co-CEO at B Capital; Ho Kwon Ping, Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings; Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President of Bangkok Bank; Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group and Vice-Chairman of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery; Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, Group CEO of Frasers Property; Hana Al Rostamani, Group CEO of First Abu Dhabi Bank; Sabin M. Aboitiz, President and CEO of Aboitiz Group; Mohammed Dewji, President of MeTL Group; Jenny Lee, Managing Partner at GGV Capital; Harald Link, Chairman of B.Grimm; Jeffrey Jaensubhakij, Group Chief Investment Officer at GIC; Tony Fernandes, CEO of Capital A; Liang Xinjun, Chairman and CEO of XIN Family and Cofounder of Fosun Group; Aloke Lohia, Founder and Group CEO of Indorama Ventures PCL; Nisa Leung, Managing Partner at Qiming Venture Partners; Leo KoGuan, Founder and Chairman of SHI International Corp; Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vice Chairwoman of Vingroup; Kevin L. Tan, CEO of Alliance Global Group Inc.; Mike Federle, CEO of Forbes Media; Vincent Tan, Founder and Advisor of Berjaya Corporation Group of Companies; Nuno Matos, CEO of Wealth and Personal Banking at HSBC; Stephanie Lo, Executive Director at Shui On Land and Anderson Tanoto, Managing Director at RGE.

Other speakers include Goodwin Gaw, Chairman and Managing Principal at Gaw Capital Partners; Rohan Narayana Murty, Founder and CTO of Soroco; Min-Liang Tan, Cofounder and CEO at Razer; Rose Damen, Managing Director at Damen Yachting and Third generation Damen Shipyards Group family shareholder; Kuok Meng Xiong, Managing Director at K3 Ventures; Sudarshan Venu, Managing Director at TVS Motor Company; Mark Dalio, Cofounder and Co-CEO of OceanX; William E. Heinecke, Founder and Chairman of Minor International; Binod K. Chaudhary, Chairman of CG Corp Global; James E. Thompson, Chairman and Founder of Crown Worldwide Group of Companies; Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Executive Director at APEC Secretariat; V Shankar, CEO and Cofounder of Gateway Partners; Meng Ru Kuok, Group CEO and Founder of Caldecott Music Group; David Su, Founding Managing Partner at Matrix Partners China; Han Kim, Managing Director and Cofounder of Altos Ventures; Patrick Grove, Chairman and CEO of Catcha Group; Nicholas A. Nash, Managing Partner and Cofounder of Asia Partners; Antoine Blondeau, Cofounder and Managing Partner of Alpha Intelligence Capital; Lucy Liu, Cofounder and President of Airwallex; John Riady, Executive Chairman of Lippo Land and Chairman of Siloam Hospitals; Arsjad Rasjid, President Director, Indika Energy and Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN); Eric Cheng, Cofounder and Group CEO of CARSOME; Hing Chao, Executive Chairman of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings; Yada Piyajomkwan, Cofounder and CPO at Ajaib; Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Group CEO of OYO; Magnus Grimeland, Founder and CEO of Antler and Gibran Huzaifah, Founder and CEO of eFishery.

The Forbes Global CEO Conference is supported by HSBC Global Private Banking and Barito Pacific as Principal Sponsors; and Royal Golden Eagle, International Container Terminal Services, Inc, Wuthelam and Singapore Economic Development Board as Corporate Sponsors and B.Grimm, OUE Limited and Hill & Associates as Supporting Sponsors.

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

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