Agenda for Asia Economic Forum 2023 | Asia Economic Forum

Agenda for Asia Economic Forum 2023

27 October 2023
Equarius Hotel Ballroom, Level 2, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore


*Programs are subject to change

Morning Refreshments and Registration

Welcome Address

Session 1

Sustainable Branding Through Collaboration and Partnerships in Empowering Growth
  • What are the opportunities for business growth through collaborations and partnerships?
Malminderjit Singh
Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific, Speyside Group

Session 2

ESG and Sustainability in Asia
  • Strategies in engaging with clients in their transition towards a low carbon economy
Dr. Joey Tan
Head of Sustainability (ASEAN), Amazon Web Services Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Networking Break

Session 3

Unlocking Potential: Nurturing and Maximizing Talent
  • Why managing talent is a core business function?
  • The importance of talent management and why companies should invest in it?
Sarjit Singh
Chairman, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Singapore Overseas Regional Council

Session 4: Panel Discussion

Competing in the New Talent Market
  • How can HR leaders focus on finding the best and diverse talents that possess their organization’s values, wherever they may be?
  • Ways to attract, develop and retain talent
Lt General Sudhir Sharma
Chairman, MitKat Advisory Services, Advisor, Enterprise Asia
  • Brajesh Singh
    Director of Talent Acquisition - APAC & ME, Capgemini
  • Pallavi Srivastava
    Senior Director HR – APAC Business Functions, Johnson Controls


Session 5

Acceleration of Digital Transformation in Asia
  • Even prior to the pandemic, technology had become an increasingly important part of the workforce. Businesses were looking at technology as a helpful means of engaging with customers, allowing some workplace flexibility, and for a way to introduce automation and faster processes.
  • However, the spread of the novel coronavirus and the shutdown of in-person meetings for non-essential businesses accelerated these adoptions immensely. It forced companies to look into creative digital solutions so that the organizations could continue to function remotely and continue to serve their client base.
  • How has technology transformed Asia’s economy especially after the pandemic?
  • How the spending behaviour of customer has revolved?
Darren Thayre
Head of Innovation, Global Strategic Initiatives, Google

Session 6: Panel Discussion

Seize the Opportunities of Digitalization in Asia-Competitiveness, Innovation And Transformation
  • What are the new opportunities available in the region in terms of improving workforce through adoption of AI?
  • How the pandemic has opened doors across the region in unlocking human creativity?
  • How are global manufacturers moving to smart manufacturing with intelligent networking, and driving Industry 4.0 with IoT?
  • What are the challenges faced through digitisation across the region especially in the areas of trade and manufacturing?
Santanu Ghosh
Head of Digital, Asia Pulp & Paper, Sinar Mas
  • Daniel Kusmanto
    Director, Digital HR & People Analytics | Global People Services, ASM
  • Tan Kwan Chet
    Lead, Technical Consultancy, 100 Experiments (100E), AI Singapore (AISG)

Closing Address