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PROGRAM

1:00pm   Registration desk opens 
       
2:15pm Intro remarks by Cecilia Ma Zecha, Senior Director, Programming, Forbes Asia

Welcome remarks by Prasert Boonchaisuk, Minister of Industry, Royal Thai Government
   
2:45pm Panel session I

Moving ahead
The global ascension of women to leadership positions in government, business and society has become more self-evident in recent decades but challenges remain. How are women making progress at achieving success and creating impact on the roles they choose to play? How are women participating across various spheres of influence in the global economy, shaping critical dialogues that set global agendas and blazing new trails for others? What government policies and corporate initiatives work best to enable women to advance? How are cultural mores and social attitudes changing to pave the way for women to further develop their aspirations and ambitions?

Moderated by Cecilia Ma Zecha, Senior Director, Programming, Forbes Asia

Confirmed speakers:

Cheung Yan, Chairlady, Nine Dragons Paper Group
Lim Hwee Hua, Former Minister in the Singapore Prime Minister's Office, Executive Director, Tembusu Partners
Kyung H. Yoon, CEO, Talent Age Associates
Manal AlBayat, Group CEO, Falcon and Associates
Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, CEO, Sintesa Group
       
4:00pm Break
     
4:15pm Panel session II

Taking the reins
What does it take to build and lead a business as either a founder entrepreneur or the chief executive? How best do you develop a sustainable business plan, mold talent, invest in technology, innovate, manage capital and conduct marketing and branding? How do you identify the right professional calling to begin with, and adapt your career as you progress along your path? How do you manage communications with shareholders, media and staff in an increasingly competitive, fast- moving global marketplace? Is great leadership truly gender-blind, or do men and women possess distinct leadership traits that make a material difference to success?

Moderated by Naazneen Karmali, India Editor, Forbes Asia

Confirmed speakers:

Yuwadee Chirathivat, President, Central Department Store
Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Chairman of Global Markets, China, J.P. Morgan, Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline and Independent Director of Ermenegildo Zegna
Kelly Zong, President, Hangzhou Wahaha Group
Yang Mianmian, President, Haier Group
Sung-Joo Kim, Chairperson and Chief Visionary Officer, Sungjoo Group/MCM Holding AG
       
5:15pm Panel session III

Invest in women, change the world
Investing in the potential and development of girls and women has the power to change the world. This idea resonates deeply for those who create, promote and support efforts to provide thought leadership, economic opportunities, education, mentorship, philanthropy, as well as creative and artistic expression for young leaders and entrepreneurs. How are today's 'agents of change' developing and implementing such programs? What are some of the best strategies and practices to yield lasting results and desired outcomes?

Moderated by Cecilia Ma Zecha, Senior Director, Programming, Forbes Asia

Confirmed speakers:

Nenny Soemawinata, Managing Director, Putera Sampoerna Foundation
Sarina Russo, Managing Director, Sarina Russo Group of Companies
Melissa Kwee, Director, Pontiac Land, Founder, Beautiful People
Lim Siew Lian, Genting family, Trustee, Lim Goh Tong Foundation, Chairman, Alpha Goal International Ltd.
Pearl Lam, Owner, Pearl Lam Galleries
       
6:15pm Networking cocktail
       
7:15pm Keynote address by Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand

Gala dinner
       
9:00pm Closing remarks