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17 20 October 2011 Resorts World Sentosa

GES BuSinESS LEadErS Summit 2011

Global Trends, Asian Insights
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the asia Business Leaders Summit

Global Entrepolis @ Singapore 2011 is the foremost business leaders event in Asia on global trends, innovation and growth strategies. Co-presented by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Singapore Business Federation (SBF), GES attracts a community of top business leaders, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and policy makers from the region for a series of highly focused discussions on the latest global market outlook, trends, innovative ideas and new approaches to growth in the fast shifting economic landscape. Into its 8th edition, this national flagship business event annually gathers in Singapore an outstanding ensemble of renowned international speakers who are well recognized thought leaders and policymakers. Their participation and sharing of their experience and deep business insights help make GES a must attend event in Asia for business leaders.

4 days of Exciting ideas Exchange and Business networking

Monday 17 Oct
8.00am - 6.00pm Credit Management Leadership Forum 8.00am - 6.00pm Asia Pacific Sustainability Leadership Conference 8.00am - 6.00pm Gamification A New Paradigm in Marketing 6.00pm 9.00pm BIG IDEAS Night 6.00pm - 10.00pm GES Leaders Evening Dialogue Gala Dinner 6.00pm - 9.00pm GES Networking Cocktail Party 8.00am - 5.30pm GES Business Leaders Summit 8.00am - 6.00pm GES Business Leaders Summit

Tuesday 18 Oct

Wednesday 19 Oct

Thursday 20 Oct
6.00am 3.00pm Networking Golf 8.00am - 6.00pm Managing Talent Risk and Succession Planning Masterclass 8.00am - 6.00pm CEO Bootcamp: Mapping the Future Drivers of Change 8.00am - 6.00pm Mega Trends Strategy Masterclass

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22% Executive Management 46% Senior Management 14% Management 18% Others

4% Advertising/PR/Marketing 7% Associations 1% Aviation/Airlines/Travel 17% Banking, Insurance and Financial Services 9% Consultancy 5% Education 8% Engineering 18% Government 5% Information and Communication Technologies 10% Manufacturing 6% Media 2% Oil & Gas 2% Others 4% Real Estate 2% Transportation and Automotive

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Engage Outstanding thought Leaders

Vishnu Shahaney CEO, ANZ Singapore As CEO and Head of Institutional ANZ Singapore, Vishnu Shahaney is responsible for the growth of the ANZ institutional, commercial, retail, wealth and private banking business in Singapore, a key domestic market and a regional hub for ANZ. Vishnu has held a number of senior management positions in corporate, institutional and private banking, working capital and risk throughout his long career with ANZ in India, Australia and Singapore.
Dr Sanjaya Baru Editor, Business Standard, India Formerly Media Advisor, spokesperson and speech writer to Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh (2004-08), Dr. Baru is also the Chief Editor of The Financial Express (India), and Editorial Page Editor of The Times of India and Editor of The Economic Times (Delhi). His publications include Strategic Consequences of Indias Economic Performance (Routledge, 2006), The Political Economy of Indian Sugar (Oxford University Press, 1990) and several essays in journals and newspapers worldwide. Cyril Camus President, Camus Cognac Based in Beijing, China from 1993 to 1998, Cyril created and ran an independent Liquor Wholesale company in addition to fulfilling the role of Trade Relations Manager for the Camus Company. Thereafter, Cyril then first ran the Eastern European operations for the Company, before taking on the role of marketing director, and finally that of President and General Manager in July 2003. Arnaud Vaissi Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, International SOS Arnaud Vaissi is co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International SOS, the worlds leading international healthcare, medical assistance, and security services company. International SOS provides integrated medical, clinical and security solutions to organisations with international operations.

Ismail Ibrahim Chief Executive, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) As the Chief Executive of IRDA, Ismail Ibrahims advises the co-chairmen in planning and implementing the economic, physical and social development strategies to realize the vision of Iskandar Malaysia as a Strong Sustainable Metropolis of International Standing. He is an active speaker in seminars, forums and workshops both locally and internationally in the areas of organisational development, economics, land use, planning administration, heritage and environmental preservation law.

Paul Bennett Chief Creative Officer and Managing Partner, IDEO As one of five senior executives at IDEO, nominated by business leaders globally as one of the worlds most innovative companies, Paul is responsible for content excellence across IDEO, and is active in developing and publishing new thinking in the field of human-centred and design-led innovation. At IDEO, Paul created its largest global practice, Consumer Experience Design; helped found its presence in China; established and led its New York office, and delivered impact to clients and new growth in Europe. Today, Paul continues to provide creative leadership and crosspollination of insights and ideas to clients and colleagues on an extended scale by travelling, learning and working across the globe.
Maurizio Marchesini Vice President, Asia Research & Development, Procter & Gamble Maurizio joined P&G in Research & Development in 1983. He spent the first years as a product designer and then broadened his experience to the management of global innovation programs. He held positions of increasing responsibility in both Business Unit Research & Development (Home Care, Fabric Care, Feminine Care) and in Corporate Research & Development. Based in Beijing China, Maurizio presently focused on programs for the Emerging Markets and the innovation capabilities needed to meet the requirements of consumers in Emerging Market. Donald Kanak Chairman, Prudential Corporation Asia Based in Hong Kong, since April 2008 Don has served as Chairman of Prudential Corporation Asia (Asia Regional Headquarters of Prudential Group of the U.K.). He is also a senior fellow of the Harvard Law School Program on International Finance Systems. Kimberly Rath President and Managing Director, Talent Plus Rath has over 25 years of experience in the human resources field and has provided executive management consulting and training to organisations globally, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, The Estee Lauder Companies, Mercedes-Benz USA, DFS, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Microsoft and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

Derek Sivers Founder, CD Baby Derek Sivers is best known as the founder of CD Baby. CD Baby was the largest seller of independent music on the web, with over $100M in sales for over 150,000 musician clients. After he won the 2003 World Technology Award, Esquire Magazines annual Best and Brightest cover story said, Derek Sivers is changing the way music is bought and sold... one of the last music-business folk heroes.

Manu Bhaskaran Partner & Board Member, Centennial Group Manu Bhaskaran leads the Centennial Groups strategic advisory initiatives in developing Asian markets. He heads the groups economic research practice which provides in-depth analysis of Asian macro trends for investment institutions, governments and companies with interests in the region. Piyush Gupta CEO, DBS Group Holdings and DBS Bank Piyush Gupta is CEO and Director of DBS Group Holdings and DBS Bank Ltd., as well as Director of DBS subsidiary companies, The Islamic Bank of Asia Limited and DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. His external appointments include being a member of the Indonesian Governments Debt Restructuring Committee, Chairman of the Foreign Banks Association in Indonesia and Board positions on the Kuala Lumpur Business Roundtable, AMCHAM Malaysia and AMCHAM Singapore. He is also a past Chairman of the Financial Services Committee of the USASEAN Business Council. Dr Weiming Jiang President, DSM China Dr Jiang joined DSM as Corp Vice President, responsible for Strategic Projects in Asia Pacific, and since May 2007 appointed as President DSM China. In the capacity of President of DSM China, Dr Jiang is continuing the DSMs ambitions to the development of China as an important strategic site for DSM, not only limited to the existing business, but also develop a wide portfolio business in the areas of Materials, Health and Food. Gabe Zichermann Author of Game-Based Marketing Gabe Zichermann is an author, highly-rated public speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the chair of the Gamification Summit and editor of the industrys leading publication, The Gamification Blog. His most recent book, Game-Based Marketing (Wiley, 2010) has achieved critical and industry acclaim for its detailed look at innovators who blend the power of games with brand strategy. Scott Anthony Managing Director, Innosight Ventures Scott is Innosights Managing Director. Based in the firms Singapore offices, he leads Innosights Asian operations and venture-capital investing activities (Innosight Ventures) and launched Innosights business-building practice (Innosight Labs).

Sigve Brekke Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor Asia operations, Telenor Group Mr. Brekke joined the Telenor Singapore office in 1999 as Manager Business Development and later Managing Director. Mr Brekke served as co-Chief Executive Officer of DTAC, Thailand, from 2002 to 2005, and Chief Executive Officer of DTAC from 2005-2008. Prior to joining Telenor, Mr. Brekke served as the Deputy Minister (State Secretary) of Defence in Norway in 1993, and he has also held a position as an associate research fellow at John F.Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in the USA. Adeo Ressi CEO, and The Founder Institute Adeo Ressi is Founding Member of, an online community of 12,000 CEOs to research, rate, and review funding sources worldwide. Adeo also runs the Founder Institute, a mentoring program that helps entrepreneurs launch hundreds of world-class companies each year. The Institute is the eighth start-up that Adeo has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating. Dr Anil K. Gupta Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy & Entrepreneurship, The University of Maryland & Visiting Professor of Strategy, INSEAD Anil K. Gupta is widely recognized as one of the worlds leading experts on strategy, globalization and emerging markets. He is also a Visiting Professor of Strategy at INSEAD where he served as the INSEAD Chaired Professor in Strategy until December 31, 2010. Anil also serves as chief advisor to The China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organisation.

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Summit daY 1 I tuESdaY, 18 OCtOBEr 2011
8.00am 9.00am 9.05am Registration Organisers Welcome Remarks Opening Address

tHE BiG PiCturE

9.15am 9.30am Ministerial Keynote Address SETTING THE SCENE The Global Business Outlook 2012 Can Growth be Sustained? Whilst the global economy has emerged from the depth of the financial crisis, businesses continue to have to contend with very different market conditions in US, Europe and the Asia Pacific. How should business leaders operate in this uncertain environment? And whilst a double dip recession seems unlikely, where are markets headed? How should corporations organize themselves to compete in the new cauldron of business where the forces of competition are constantly shifting? THE RISING INFLUENCE OF EMERGING ECONOMIES How Asia is driving the next wave of globalization and economic growth The rise and rise of China and India together with other fast developing economies like Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil and Russia are driving the global economy. They are producing a whole new generation of consumers, brands and globally competitive companies. Where are the opportunities and risks of these emerging economies? Morning Refreshments
Leveraging the future Global City What are the megatrends at work? Successful global cities are peak performers in their ability to attract global talent, companies and visitors. Find out how the urban future will evolve as competition intensifies and how should successful global companies leverage on and respond to these trends which will impact where business, talent and entrepreneurs will choose to operate from.


11.00am 11.30am

marKEtS riSK & OutLOOK

12.00pm LUNCH SESSION Market Outlook: ASEAN LUNCH SESSION Market Outlook: Middle East LUNCH SESSION Market Outlook: Japan

SPOtLiGHt On CHina & india

2.30pm SPECIAL ADDRESS The Indian Economic Juggernaut - Whats Next? India is on the edge of something huge. With internationally competitive companies, booming stock markets, and a banking system thats not saddled with bad loans, India is having a significant effect on reshaping the global economy. With its fast-growing IT and outsourcing sectors, India is also becoming the worlds back office. This session will take a look at whats powering this economic juggernaut. Afternoon Refreshments SPECIAL ADDRESS China in the next 10 years With annual growth forecasted at 8 -10% in the feasible future, China is projected to have a 7.5% share of GDP by the year 2020 and may possibly make up 40% of the worlds total population and become the largest exporter of manufactured goods and services. This session will take a look at whats powering this economic superpower and in the next 10 years. Closing remarks and end of Day One
GES Leaders Evening Dialogue and Gala Dinner

3.30pm 4.00pm

5.00pm 7.00pm

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Summit daY 2 I wEdnESdaY, 19 OCtOBEr 2011 trEndS and innOVatiOn
9.00am SPECIAL ADDRESS The Future of Design Thinking in Business Design thinking which brings a human-centered approach to innovation by drawing on the ability of design to integrate the needs of people, technology and the requirements for business success will be increasingly the frontier of competition. Notable brands like Apple, BMW and Audi are clear examples of winners who have successfully used design as a competitive edge. KEyNOTE ADDRESS Why Innovation matters? Innovation is increasingly the preferred play for companies aspiring for industry leadership. It is recognized as the driver of growth, productivity and cost reduction which allows for competitive pricing and brand differentiation. How can innovation be sustainable, robust and repeatable and yet attain defensible rates of success? Morning Refreshments SPECIAL ADDRESS Thriving amidst Disruptive Innovation Rethinking your Business Few industries or businesses are safe from the forces of disruption. New technologies, globalization, and other marketplace shifts impose relentless threats to companies core businessesand their growth prospects. Smart companies, though, can turn disruption to their advantage and achieve transformational growth. Learn how companies have built systematic and predictable systems to continuously innovate. LUNCH SESSION Global Entrepreneurs Panel: The impact of young Business Leaders in Reinventing Business


10.30am 11.00am


LEadErSHiP and manaGEmEnt inSiGHtS

Managing Growth: Strategies to exploit the Asia Opportunity This session will discuss the key challenges and dilemma facing business leaders driving corporate strategy in the disparate but surging markets of Asia. How do you develop and implement successful corporate strategies to be Asia ready?


PANEL DISCUSSION Successful Asian MNCs going global - Challenges and issues This session will deliberate on the key challenges and issues that Asian MNCs going global face and how they can develop and implement successful internationalisation strategies. INNOVATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT How to do well by doing good? To be successful, organisations must eventually be guided by values which stand up to the scrutiny of the communities and markets that they serve and operate in. Learn how businesses and consumers have benefited from innovations in CSR practices which encompass reputational, customer, employee and brand issues. Afternoon Refreshments CEO PANEL More than a Logo Challenges of brand building in emerging markets
Crisis Leadership: Is there a Survival Guide? In the world of financial crisis, safety recalls, food scare and Wiki-leaks, how can business leaders prepare for the unexpected once a lifetime crisis which can severely damage the credibility of the company, and the Executive Management team?


3.45pm 4.15pm


5.45pm 6.00pm

Summary and close of conference

GES Networking Cocktail Party

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maStErCLaSS: GamiFiCatiOn - a nEw ParadiGm in marKEtinG

MONDAY, 17 OctOber 2011 8AM - 6pM

With an all-new curriculum developed by Gabe Zichermann (author, Game-Based Marketing and Gamification by Design), this hands-on, interactive workshop leads you through the strategy and problem-solving cycles of building a Gamification architecture and a proven design framework for applying game design to your business. Then, brainstorm and spec out solutions for your specific business requirements under the facilitators guidance. Creating engagement with game design can be complex--but the rewards are unparalleled. Increased customer activity, retention, and viral growth are all within reach. Take the guesswork out of your Gamification strategy and learn from a leading expert in this unprecedented, focused workshop. Youll leave the workshop ready to gamify with an action plan, solutions to key problems, and reference materials such as books, whitepapers, and course documents. Whether you are building a new product or service from scratch, or looking to make your existing experience more fun, the Gamification Workshops are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn, problem-solve, and interact with the most experienced practitioners in the space.

About the Leader Gabe Zichermann, Author of Game-Based Marketing

Gabe is a highly-rated public speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the chair of the Gamification Summit and editor of the industrys leading publication, The Gamification Blog. His most recent book, Game-Based Marketing (Wiley, 2010) has achieved critical and industry acclaim for its detailed look at innovators who blend the power of games with brand strategy. His next book, Gamification by Design (OReilly, 2011) looks at the technical and architectural considerations for designers in this burgeoning field. A resident of NYC, Gabe is a board member of, advisor to a number of startups and Facilitator for the Founder Institute in Manhattan. For more information about Gabe and Gamification, visit http://Gamification.Co.

maStErCLaSS: manaGinG taLEnt riSK and SuCCESSiOn PLanninG

thursDAY, 20 OctOber 2011 8AM - 6pM

Talent is a persons capacity to achieve near-perfection performance. Unlike skills and experience, talent is a reliable predictor of performance excellence. The ability to identify and harness the power of talent in an organisation is a critical challenge for CEOs and business leaders. Learn how you can significantly improve your ability to identify talent and develop a talent-based organisation. The Masterclass will cover all aspects of talent management from selection to development and from investment to succession planning. It will also include a powerful CEO-to-CEO session which will allow you to interact with, engage and discuss critical challenges and issues in talent

About the Leader Kimberly Rath, President and Managing Director, Talent Plus
Rath has over 25 years of experience in the human resources field and is a recognized leader in the field of executive development and human resources in the United States and Asia. Rath has provided executive management consulting and training to organisations globally, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, The Estee Lauder Companies, Mercedes-Benz USA, DFS, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Microsoft and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

thursDAY, 20 OctOber 2011 8AM - 6pM

maStErCLaSS: mEGa trEndS StratEGY maStErCLaSS

About the Leader Chris de Lavigne Global Vice-President of Consulting, Frost & Sullivan
Chris de Lavigne is Frost & Sullivans Global Vice-President of Consulting for the Industrial Practice. He has been with Frost & Sullivan for over 15 years and has worked in Frost & Sullivans European offices for 6 years (Paris and London) in the capacity of head of consulting for the Industrial Group, before moving to Malaysia and then to Singapore office. He has signed and worked on numerous global consulting projects relating to achieving sustainable and profitable growth for clients. In this context he has consulted on numerous projects covering key issues such as Turnaround, Market penetration/ expansion, Supply chain maximization, New product launch, Commercial due diligence/ Mergers and acquisitions, Organisational structures, Pricing strategy, Business Planning and Financing/ fund raising.

Mega trends are global, sustained and macro-economic forces of development that impact business, economy, society, cultures and personal lives thereby defining our future world and its increasing pace of change. Analysis of these mega trends and their implications forms an important component of a companys future strategy, development and innovation process, and impacts product and technology planning. Frost & Sullivans team of expert consultants and analysts have designed an ongoing research program that will help you identify, define and evaluate Mega Trends and their future implications on your business and markets. Mega trends workshops aim will be to work with you to identify opportunities and implications of these mega trends on your products, technologies and services. The objective is to understand, evaluate and develop applicable growth strategies to take back at the end of this workshop.

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Leaders Evening dialogue Gala dinner

Join us at the world class Rasa Sentosa Resort in your formal best as we serve up an inspiring address by an outstanding Asian luminary alongside with a gastronomical feast to tempt your palate.

Closing Cocktail
Let your hair down after three busy days of GES 2011 and take in the view from the roof top of Hotel Michael at Skybar where you can choose to chill out with pulsating music in the background or relax by the pool with your cocktail. It will be a great night of networking with plenty of good food and drinks to make the conversation go down smoother.

networking Golf

To be held on the Serapong course at Sentosa Golf Country Club, the networking golf event will challenge even the experienced golfer. The Serapong course is the championship course where the Barclays Singapore Open as well as the British Open qualifying rounds were held. Follow in the footsteps of the golfing legends who have played here and unwind with fellow delegates on this renowned golf course.

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