Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Jack Ma, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw at Forbes Global CEO Conference 2019

The conference—to be held in October 2019 in Singapore—will see about 50 business leaders debate and discuss key issues of global concern

Published: Aug 14, 2019 04:31:52 PM IST
Updated: Aug 14, 2019 06:19:11 PM IST

Jack Ma, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw at Forbes Global CEO Conference 2019Photo Credit: Jack Ma: Getty Images

The Forbes Global CEO Conference this year will be held in Singapore on October 15 and 16. Now in its 19th year, the annual gathering will see about 400 global CEOs, tycoons, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders debate and discuss key issues of global concern. 

This year, the conference will see many Indian leaders including Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson and managing director of Biocon Ltd; 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; and Gaurav V Burman, director at Dabur International.

A key highlight on opening day is 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, Forbes will moderate a conversation with Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore.

Forbes Media revealed that this year’s theme for the conference will be “Transcending the Turbulence”, which will examine how CEOs, companies and countries are dealing with both the challenges and opportunities of the global economy.

William Adamopoulos, CEO-Asia, Forbes Media, in a statement said, “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. The Conference continues to attract delegates who are among the world’s most economically powerful and influential business people.”

The conference will see about 50 speakers from across the globe, sharing their insights on topics ranging from world economy, technology, innovation and investment opportunities in various sectors.