FORBES ASIA NEXT TYCOONS FORUM

Formula for Success

Time was when the surest path to wealth was to inherit it. No more. Money still generates more money—now as never before. But the engines driving those gains have changed irreversibly. Fortunes grow fastest not at sprawling conglomerates with towering assets and heavy connections, but at mammoth high-tech consumer companies with mountains of data and at minuscule startups with clever algorithms. The generation of leaders taking the wheel at Asia’s family businesses faces an incessant challenge to its survival. Innovate! Or risk being overtaken by the inexorable march of disruptive technologies. Innovate! And risk spoiling the careful cultural chemistry that keeps a family business humming. But hurry: the landscape is shifting fast as new powers rise and others wane. With inequality growing, wealth itself is under attack. Finding the right formula to break free from the pack has never been tougher.


AGENDA

Venue: The Glasshouse, Andaz Singapore

11:00

Registration desk opens

11:45

Guests to be seated

12:00

Welcome remarks

12:15

Lunch and Session I - In Conversation with Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, Singapore 
Moderator:
Justin Doebele, Editor, Forbes Asia

14:00

Session II - Where to Park it

Money never sleeps. And managing it has never been trickier. Asia’s emerging markets are caught in a tug of war between China and the U.S. that goes far beyond trade. Europe is succumbing to its long breakup with the U.K. And digital trolls have turned some elections into political dynamite. Policymakers and investors face a volatile combination of rising risk and slowing growth. Yet more and more cash is fleeing public markets and pouring instead into high-tech venture capital and private equity. In this panel, investment-savvy business leaders will debate where the smart money is headed and how old-school assets such as property, stocks and bonds stack up against structured products, startups and new darlings like AI and cryptocurrencies.

15:00

Session III - The Winner's Circle

Capitalism is under attack, but so are the conventional solutions to inequality and the populism it is fueling. Traditional philanthropy and corporate charitable giving are out; ESG and social investing are in. Business leaders need to demonstrate that their company delivers a positive impact, whether by creating jobs in needy communities or improving the environment. This panel will discuss what business leaders need to do to make a real difference—and make sure growing scrutiny of wealth doesn’t come back to bite them.

16:00

Session IV - Quantum Shift

Data is the new oil. And the companies with the biggest consumer bases are the new sheikhdoms. Armed with artificial intelligence, these businesses pose a formidable threat to incumbents. By building a community around their core products, they can create an ecosystem and mine it for clues to new services to sell. Businesses that aren’t already doing this to widen their market are likely to wake up one day to find new rivals pushing into theirs. In this session, panelists will discuss how the latest technologies are transforming their businesses and creating new opportunities. 

17:00

Group Photo

17:00 - 18:00

Networking Reception


SPONSORS


2018 SPEAKERS

  • Heng Swee Keat
    Minister for Finance
    Singapore
  • Goodwin Gaw
    Managing Principal and Chairman
    Gaw Capital Partners
    Hong Kong
  • Matt Dalio
    Founder & Chief of Product
    Endless
    United States
  • Axton Salim
    Executive Director
    Salim Group
    Indonesia
  • Korawad Chearavanont
    Chief Executive Officer
    Eko Communications
    Thailand
  • Anderson Tanoto
    Member, Board of Trustees
    Tanoto Foundation
    Indonesia
  • Katrina Razon
    Managing Director, KSR Ventures
    Managing Partner, Third Culture Music + Media
    Philippines
  • Karan Virwani
    CWeO
    WeWork India
    India
  • Ton Chirathivat
    Head of Customer Strategy
    Central Group
    Thailand
  • Sabrina Ho Chiu Yeng
    Managing Director, Chiu Yeng Culture Ltd
    Strategic Partner, UNESCO
    Hong Kong
  • Loh Boon Chye
    Chief Executive Officer
    SGX
    Singapore
  • Nishita Shah
    Group Managing Director
    GP Group
    Thailand
  • Alvin Sariaatmadja
    President Director
    Emtek Group
    Indonesia
  • Melissa Kwee
    Chief Executive Officer
    National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
    Singapore
  • Abhimanyu Munjal
    Joint Managing Director and CEO
    Hero FinCorp Ltd
    India
  • Allen Law
    Chief Executive Officer
    Park Hotel Group
    Singapore
  • Joanne Kua
    Group CEO & Executive Director
    KSK Group Berhad
    Malaysia
  • Michelle Yong
    Director
    Aurum Land
    Singapore
  • Laurence Lien
    Chairman, Lien Foundation
    CEO, Asia Philanthropy Circle
    Singapore


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LOCATION

The Glasshouse (Level 3)
Andaz Singapore

5 Fraser Street 
Singapore 189354


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