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The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Fullerton Square 1
Singapore

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Contact Person: ACS Secretariat
Event Details
Event Details

The region's business events community has been kept physically apart by the pandemic over the past 2 years. As Asia reopens and transits to a Covid endemic new normal, it's time for the industry to come together and chart the way forward. And we are delighted to share that the inaugural Asia CEO Summit 2022 will bring together the region's business events leaders to chart the way forward for the industry in a post-Covid world; and further underscore the importance of Asia in the global business events market.


Aimed at setting the stage for the reopening and reinvigoration of the region's MICE industry in this critical next phase of recovery, the Asia CEO Summit2022 is co-organised by Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Singapore Association for Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS), Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) and supported by Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

Agenda
Agenda
  • 1 Day before the event

    October 5, 2022

  • Day 1

    October 6, 2022

  • Day 2

    October 7, 2022

  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Asia CEO Summit Dinner Reception

    Asia CEO Summit Dinner Reception

    The Clifford Pier
    Fullerton Bay Hotel
    80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
  • 7:30 AM - 9 AM

    Breakfast

    Breakfast

    The Town Restaurant
    Fullerton Hotel, Lobby Level

    8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

    Registration and Networking

    Registration and Networking

    Ballroom, Lower Lobby
    Fullerton Hotel

    9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

    Welcome from our Co-Chairs

    Welcome from our Co-Chairs

    9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

    Introduction Around the Room

    Introduction Around the Room

    Speaker:
    Kai Hattendorf, CEO (UFI)

    9:50 AM - 10 AM

    Update and Overview from Yesterday’s Joint Leadership Summit

    Update and Overview from Yesterday’s Joint Leadership Summit

    10 AM - 11 AM

    Session #1 - A Global View from the Top

    Session #1 - A Global View from the Top

    The Global CEOs of the largest event organisers in the world will share their thoughts and vision on what has had the biggest impact on their businesses and the global sector in recent times, together with their hopes and ambitions for the future. Topics such as the different pace of the transition from ‘pandemic to endemic’ across the world and how this is impacting their customers and visitors; what digital engagement strategies will stick and what was a miss; what do they see as the mid and l...
    The Global CEOs of the largest event organisers in the world will share their thoughts and vision on what has had the biggest impact on their businesses and the global sector in recent times, together with their hopes and ambitions for the future. Topics such as the different pace of the transition from ‘pandemic to endemic’ across the world and how this is impacting their customers and visitors; what digital engagement strategies will stick and what was a miss; what do they see as the mid and long-term impact of both the conflict in Ukraine and the geopolitical shift in China

    Speakers:
    Lisa Hannant, CEO (Clarion Events)
    Renaud Hamaide, Group Managing Director (Comexposium)
    Charlie McCurdy, CEO (Informa)

    Moderator:
    Jo-Anne Kelleway, International Industry Ambassador (Freeman)
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    11 AM - 11:45 AM

    Networking Break

    Networking Break

    Ballroom Foyer

    11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

    Session #2 - An Economist View of the Asia Pacific Region in A Global Context

    Session #2 - An Economist View of the Asia Pacific Region in A Global Context

    Understanding where the money flows, impacts and trends within the Asia Pacific region and globally gives us great insights to help predict future opportunities and risks for our businesses and customers. In this session, we will hear an economist’s view, looking at trends before the world came to a standstill with the pandemic and trends emerging against the backdrop of an unsettled restart impacted by both conflict and the possible decoupling of China from the world’s economy.

    30-mi...
    Understanding where the money flows, impacts and trends within the Asia Pacific region and globally gives us great insights to help predict future opportunities and risks for our businesses and customers. In this session, we will hear an economist’s view, looking at trends before the world came to a standstill with the pandemic and trends emerging against the backdrop of an unsettled restart impacted by both conflict and the possible decoupling of China from the world’s economy.

    30-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A

    Speakers:
    Paul Kent, Partner, Data, Economics and Analytics (KPMG)
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    12:30 PM - 2 PM

    Networking Lunch

    Networking Lunch

    Ballroom Foyer

    2 PM - 3 PM

    Session #3 – Building Our Natural Resources

    Session #3 – Building Our Natural Resources

    At a time when the world is facing a talent and skills shortage, the global exhibition industry is no different. Automation and improved business efficiencies can only play a part in the overall picture, but the entire industry has a talent crunch which it is trying to fill. Losing talent from the middle of building is not a new phenomenon for our sector, pushing people, particularly women through into leadership positions, has been an industry wide topic for years. In this session we will hear ...
    At a time when the world is facing a talent and skills shortage, the global exhibition industry is no different. Automation and improved business efficiencies can only play a part in the overall picture, but the entire industry has a talent crunch which it is trying to fill. Losing talent from the middle of building is not a new phenomenon for our sector, pushing people, particularly women through into leadership positions, has been an industry wide topic for years. In this session we will hear from business leaders on what they see as the benefits of a diverse and inclusive leadership team, hear about some of the initiatives to pull through women into leadership positions, and the kind of actions and activities CEO’s should be encouraging to create the best possible leadership teams of the future.

    Speakers:
    Caitlin Read, Director (ARC)
    Elaine Chia, CEO APAC (Comexposium)
    Lisa Hannant, CEO (Clarion Events)
    Monica Lee-Muller, President (UFI)
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    3 PM - 3:40 PM

    Session #4 - ‘A View from the Asia Pacific’ – Fireside chat

    Session #4 - ‘A View from the Asia Pacific’ – Fireside chat

    So much has happened since the Joint Leadership Summit pilot event last October; the different approaches to managing the pandemic resulted in a staged reopening across the world. What did that look like from an Asia Pacific perspective? What lessons were learnt, possible damage done or new opportunities for those countries taking a more conservative approach? In this fireside chat, we will hear thoughts and views from Robin Hu, Chairman of the Board at Constellar Holdings.

    Speakers:<...
    So much has happened since the Joint Leadership Summit pilot event last October; the different approaches to managing the pandemic resulted in a staged reopening across the world. What did that look like from an Asia Pacific perspective? What lessons were learnt, possible damage done or new opportunities for those countries taking a more conservative approach? In this fireside chat, we will hear thoughts and views from Robin Hu, Chairman of the Board at Constellar Holdings.

    Speakers:
    Geoff Dickinson, CEO (DMG Events)
    Robin Hu, Chairman (Constellar)
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    3:40 PM - 4:20 PM

    Networking Break

    Networking Break

    Ballroom Foyer

    4:20 PM - 5 PM

    #Session 5 - The Journey to a Sustainable Industry

    #Session 5 - The Journey to a Sustainable Industry

    Increasingly investors, customers, and our own teams are demanding evidence that our organisations are taking action and a responsible approach to not only the road to net zero, but also the sustainable journey to get there. The race to net zero is most definitely on, as is the race to prove our industry is the most sustainable way to do business, with work ongoing on showing we are a carbon aggregator, and a multitude of advice and support coming from associations across the world. In this sess...
    Increasingly investors, customers, and our own teams are demanding evidence that our organisations are taking action and a responsible approach to not only the road to net zero, but also the sustainable journey to get there. The race to net zero is most definitely on, as is the race to prove our industry is the most sustainable way to do business, with work ongoing on showing we are a carbon aggregator, and a multitude of advice and support coming from associations across the world. In this session we’ll hear about the ‘Net Zero Carbon Events’ initiative, plus a myriad of case studies from an organiser, venue, and supplier on how they are truly making a difference now with an eye on the future.

    Speakers:
    Kai Hattendorf, CEO (UFI)
    Mark Temple Smith, COO (Informa Markets)
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    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Evening Reception Hosted by Marina Bay Sands

    Evening Reception Hosted by Marina Bay Sands

    Avenue Singapore
    Marina Bay Sands
    2 Bayfront Avenue, Basement 3, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands entrance via level 1, behind Sands Theatre Bus Stop, 018972
  • 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM

    Networking Breakfast

    Networking Breakfast

    The Town Restuarant
    Fullerton Hotel, Lobby Level

    9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

    Welcome Back to Day 2

    Welcome Back to Day 2

    Ballroom, Lower Lobby
    Fullerton Hotel

    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Session #6 - M&A vs Partnerships - friend or foe

    Session #6 - M&A vs Partnerships - friend or foe

    The Asia Pacific region was and will be an outperformer, seeing exceptional growth pre-pandemic. How do we structure the events business to capitalise on this? Partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions are great ways to stimulate growth and creativity creating opportunities for all. Entrepreneurship is about to step up a gear, but how can everyone reduce their risk and maximise their chance of success? Future success is shaped by learning our lessons from history and how plans, objectives and appr...
    The Asia Pacific region was and will be an outperformer, seeing exceptional growth pre-pandemic. How do we structure the events business to capitalise on this? Partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions are great ways to stimulate growth and creativity creating opportunities for all. Entrepreneurship is about to step up a gear, but how can everyone reduce their risk and maximise their chance of success? Future success is shaped by learning our lessons from history and how plans, objectives and approaches have evolved based on experience. We will hear from both a buyer & seller, an organiser & local partner on what they have learnt so we can have a head start on the growth agenda.

    Speakers:
    Margaret Ma, CEO (Informa)
    Rajan Sharma, Director (Inter ADS)
    Effi Setiabudi, President, Board of Director (Debindo)

    Moderator:
    Mark Cochrane, Regional Director (Asia and Pacific) (UFI)
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    10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

    Networking Break

    Networking Break

    Ballroom Foyer

    11:10 AM - 11:50 AM

    Session #7 - Talent Crisis or Talent Opportunity

    Session #7 - Talent Crisis or Talent Opportunity

    The global shortage of skilled talent is a challenge for us all, but how are organisers approaching this, and what can we learn from each other. How are different organisations attracting new talent and building innovative new teams who will grow and develop over the long term. In this session we’ll hear from a talent specialist within Mercer, alongside a HR director from an organiser who is trailblazing their own talent agenda turning it into an opportunity.

    Speakers:
    Peta Latim...
    The global shortage of skilled talent is a challenge for us all, but how are organisers approaching this, and what can we learn from each other. How are different organisations attracting new talent and building innovative new teams who will grow and develop over the long term. In this session we’ll hear from a talent specialist within Mercer, alongside a HR director from an organiser who is trailblazing their own talent agenda turning it into an opportunity.

    Speakers:
    Peta Latimer, CEO - Singapore (Mercer)
    Fleur Kearns, VP Human Resources, APAC (RX Global)
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    11:50 AM - 12:50 PM

    Session #8 - New business Models – What Have we Learnt from the Pandemic

    Session #8 - New business Models – What Have we Learnt from the Pandemic

    The industry has met unprecedented challenges through the pandemic; new ways of working were forced upon us, as was the challenge to retain revenue and engage our customers whilst not being permitted to meet face to face. Many lessons were learnt, new revenue streams found, and improved ways of working for our customers and our teams - but what really worked, and what will our customers continue to demand? Whilst live has come back with a vengeance, what digital legacy will the pandemic leave, w...
    The industry has met unprecedented challenges through the pandemic; new ways of working were forced upon us, as was the challenge to retain revenue and engage our customers whilst not being permitted to meet face to face. Many lessons were learnt, new revenue streams found, and improved ways of working for our customers and our teams - but what really worked, and what will our customers continue to demand? Whilst live has come back with a vengeance, what digital legacy will the pandemic leave, were virtual events a moment in time, and what does ‘omnichannel’ really mean?

    Speakers:
    Richard Ireland, President (SACEOS)
    Kenny Yong, Founder and Group CEO (Fireworks Trade Media)
    Pat Patel, Executive Director (Elevandi)
    Yuko Furuichi, CEO (Comexposium)
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    12:50 PM - 1 PM

    Chairs Roundup

    Chairs Roundup

    1 PM - 2:30 PM

    Networking Lunch

    Networking Lunch

    Ballroom Foyer

    2:30 PM - 5 PM

    Cocktail & Talks

    Cocktail & Talks

    Informal networking sessions.
    Ballroom Foyer

    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Closing Night Reception

    Closing Night Reception

    Fullerton Hotel
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