Forbes’ 20th Global CEO Conference opens in Singapore


Among the 50 distinguished speakers are Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Lawrence Wong, and Adani Group Chairman, Gautam Adani.

400 top CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders will gather in Singapore

SINGAPORE (26 September 2022) – The 20e The Forbes Global CEO Conference officially opens today in Singapore, bringing together some 400 prominent business leaders from around the world.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The Way Forward”. The world is looking for a way to get back to normal. Recovery from the pandemic is underway for much of the globe. Yet markets are swinging with every economic, geopolitical and Covid update, while investors keep a cautious eye on inflation and rate hikes. Global tensions are escalating between major economic powers, with repercussions felt around the world. Amidst all this uncertainty, some 400 top CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders will gather at the 20e Forbes Global CEO Conference to share ideas, highlight opportunities and chart the way forward.

Among the highlights of the conference is a dialogue with Lawrence WongDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Singapore, as well as a keynote address by Gautam AdaniChairman of the Adani Group.

Throughout the two-day conference, some 50 speakers from around the world will come together to share their views on topics including the global economy, technology, innovation and investment opportunities in sectors such as as finance and venture capital, real estate and sports. Panels will also discuss the best strategies for leadership, entrepreneurship, family business, ESG and sustainability.

The 20e Forbes Global CEO Conference presents a list of distinguished speakers, including Eric ThohirMinister of State Enterprises, Indonesia; Jenny JohnsonPresident and CEO of Franklin Templeton; Edouardo Saverinco-founder and managing partner at B Capital; Jenny Leemanaging partner at GGV Capital; Ajay BangaVice Chairman of General Atlantic; Adar PoonawallaCEO of Serum Institute of India; Miwako datePresident and CEO of Mori Trust Co., Ltd; Byju RaveendranFounder and CEO of BYJU’S; Nisa Leungmanaging partner at Qiming Venture Partners; Ferran SorianoCEO of City Football Group and Manchester City Football Club; Ho Kwon Pingexecutive chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings; Martin HartonoCEO of GDP Venture; Jane HenryGlobal Chief Economist at HSBC; Lee Yeow ChorGroup Managing Director and CEO of IOI Corporation Bhd; Goodwin GawCEO and Chairman of Gaw Capital Partners; John Studzinsky, vice president and general manager of PIMCO; Arif P. Rachmatco-founder and executive chairman of TAP Group; Hiro MizunoSpecial Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments; Chairul Tanjungchairman of CT Corp and Randall S. KrosznerNorman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Other speakers include Anderson Tanotomanaging director at RGE; Sudarshan ComeCEO of TVS Motor Company; Nancy Pangestu TabardelCEO of ANB Investment; Kishin R.K.Founder and CEO of RB Capital Group; Meng KuokGroup CEO and Founder of Caldecott Music Group; Aaron TanCo-founder and CEO of Carro; Katrina RazonCEO of KSR Ventures; Kyungsun Chungco-founder and managing partner at The Sylvan Group; Alvin SariaatmadjaCEO of Emtek; Sarana Cheahexecutive director at Sunway Berhad; Russell CouttsCEO of SailGP; Joe Ravitchco-founder and partner at The Raine Group; Serge PunExecutive Chairman of the Yoma Group of Companies; Wendy YapFounder, Chief Executive Officer and CEO of Nippon Indosari Corpindo; Shayan F RahmanCEO of Beximco Group; Cheah Cheng Hyeco-chairman and co-CIO of Value Partners Group; Song Ng Kokfounding chairman of Avanda Investment Management; Allan ZemanChairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group; Shinta Widjaja KamdaniCEO of Sintesa Group; V ShankarCEO and co-founder of Gateway Partners; Chatri SityodtongFounder, President and CEO of ONE; Laurent JuniqueFounder and CEO of TDCX; Lily KongPresident of Singapore Management University; neil davidsonExecutive Chairman of Coda Payments; Konstantin WangCOO of FTX and co-CEO of FTX Digital Markets; Jeffrey PerlmanChairman of ESR and Managing Director of Warburg Pincus; Simon Long, Founder and CEO of WeLab Group and Kuldeep Singh RajputFounder and CEO of Biofourmis.

The main sponsors of this year’s Forbes Global CEO Conference are Royal Golden Eagle, HSBC Global Private Banking and Star Energy Geothermal. The corporate sponsors are the Singapore Economic Development Board, Wuthelam, International Container Terminal Services, Inc, MQDC (Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited) and Mayapada Group. Supporting sponsors are Sari Roti, OUE Limited, Beximco Group and Hill & Associates.

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