“FORTUNE does a fabulous job of bringing inspirational women from different industries and cultures together under one common roof to share stories, to talk about common issues (and) to promote collaboration. The Summit was a humbling, inspiring, engaging, thought-provoking event…very clever and extremely effective.” – Jyoti Deshpande, CEO, Eros International

The third Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit was held 1 March 2016 in Hong Kong. Participation at the MPW International Summit, by invitation only, is a unique opportunity to spend an intimate day with your peers—the most powerful women leaders from Asia and beyond.

The theme of this year’s MPW International Summit was “Leading with Purpose,” and the Summit featured dynamic conversations focused on best practices for building great businesses, understanding technology trends, and creating value—via investment opportunities in China and across the Asia-Pacific region.

Fortune Most Powerful Women, which started as a list in the magazine 18 years ago and a conference 16 years ago, has evolved into the preeminent community of women leaders. The international expansion of MPW began in 2012 with Most Powerful Women Summit in London and continued in Asia.


Pictured at the 2014 meeting (clockwise from top left): Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman, HSBC India, Elaine Lo, Asia Chair and Senior Partner, Mayer Brown JSM, Mari Elka Pangestu, Former Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia; Dee Poon, Chief Executive Officer, PYE; Pattie Sellers of Fortune with Jennifer Li, Chief Financial Officer, Baidu; Nina Easton of Fortune with Xiaomei Lee, Principal and Managing Director, Gensler Shanghai, and Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government