28 February 2017: Hong Kong

2017 Agenda

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

11:30 REGISTRATION OPENS

13:00 –13:50 PRE-SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

ASIA IN FOCUS: FINANCE, GROWTH, AND THE BOTTOM LINE
Hosted by: Royal Bank of Canada
The rapid expansion of companies throughout Asia has led to a competitive marketplace. As a result, the traditional role of finance leaders has been redefined as companies look to hire those who can bring value to the business beyond the balance sheets. From creating shared value to maximizing return on investment, leading women in finance across the region share frontline insights on key issues and challenges facing their global business and their bottom line.
Discussion Leaders:
June Cheryl “Chaye” Cabal-Revilla, CFO, Smart Communications and Group Controller, PLDT Inc.
Shirley Liu, Vice President and CFO, Greater China and Korea, The Coca-Cola Company
Yen Kee Toh, CFO, ASEAN, Lear Corporation
Moderator: Nina Easton, Chair, MPW International and Co-chair, Global Forum, Fortune

14:00 WELCOME AND BIG GET TO KNOW YOU

Nina Easton, Chair, MPW International and Co-chair, Global Forum, Fortune
Pattie Sellers, Executive Director, Fortune MPW Summits and Live Content, Time Inc.

14:25 OPENING DISCUSSION: GLOBALIZATION AND THE GEOPOLITICS OF CHANGE

Global business is being rocked by political change. Brexit. The US election. Tensions in Asia. Populist and protectionist forces across the globe. Who will shape the new global economic order? Where will the trends and forces of globalization lead? To be successful, business leaders need to step outside their usual roles and plan for today’s “geopolitics of change.” This conversation will provide critical insights into what’s happening in the U.S., Europe, China and elsewhere in the global economy–and what this means for Asian executives working to build prosperous futures for their companies.
Discussion Leaders:
Nina Easton, Fortune
Syaru Shirley Lin, Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Virginia
Eunice Yoon, China Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent, CNBC
Interviewer: Alan Murray, Chief Content Officer, Time Inc.; Editor-in-Chief, Fortune

14:50 MARKETPLACE ASIA: CAPITALIZING ON TODAY, INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

Asia’s growth has moderated, reflecting a sluggish global recovery and slowing global trade–and the region faces its own political transitions. Still, as China’s economy rebalances, countries across Asia are building on the region’s momentum, offering robust middle-class consumer markets and strong business potential. Home to 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia is expected to triple its middle class population to some 3 billion people by 2030. By 2050, more than 50% of world GDP will be generated in Asia. Regional leaders weigh in on the new Asia marketplace – including its risks, opportunities and areas that will see the biggest growth, greatest impact, and strongest return.
Belinda Boa, Managing Director and Head of Active Investments, Asia Pacific, BlackRock
Wan Ling Martello, Executive Vice President, Asia, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa, Nestlé
Kathryn Shih, President, Asia Pacific, UBS
Moderator: Tara Joseph, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

15:15 STAYING AHEAD OF THE GAME IN CHINA

With revenues expected to reach $6.5 billion by 2020, the woman leading Nike’s business in China discusses the country’s fast-rising sports culture and how the company innovates in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Angela Dong, General Manager, Greater China and Vice President, Nike Inc.
Interviewer: Pattie Sellers, Fortune

15:30 BUILDING TALENT, CULTURE, AND WORKPLACES FOR THE FUTURE

In an era of increased economic volatility and technological disruption, Asia’s workforce presents both a challenge and an opportunity. Demographic shifts – in the form of longer life spans, falling birth rates and smaller families – are redefining workforce dynamics and workplace culture. Workforce skills development has become a necessity for companies looking to attract, grow, and retain employees that can remain competitive in their roles and meet changing business needs. Labor costs are on the rise while traditional “employee value propositions” and pay structures are being reevaluated. What can companies do to capitalize on these changes to find the best talent and create workplaces that truly meet the demands of the next generation of employees?
Adaire Fox-Martin, President, Asia Pacific Japan, SAP
Miki Tsusaka, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Moderator: Eunice Yoon, China Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent, CNBC

15:55 BREAK

16:15 OUR INTELLIGENT FUTURE

The rapid spread of digital technology has both advanced and disrupted the global economy, with profound implications for the social, political, and economic development of communities. Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics has the potential to tremendously impact business performance in Asia, resulting in even more opportunities for the billions of already connected consumers in the region.  What will the “internet” of the future look like? What role will such innovations play in our daily lives and – more importantly – at what cost?
Vanitha Narayanan, Chairman, IBM India
Leonie Valentine, Managing Director, Sales and Operations, Google Hong Kong
Moderator: Juliana Liu, Hong Kong Correspondent, BBC

16:40 BRAIN POWER

At four years old, she fled her home in Vietnam with her family in search for a better life in Australia. Now, as the leader of a bioinformatics company in the U.S., this CEO envisions a world in which the ability to understand and control the world around you might just be a brainwave (and a headset) away.
Tan Le, Founder and CEO, EMOTIV
Interviewer: Nina Easton, Fortune

16:50 BRANDING ASIA

As companies look to capitalize on the formidable purchasing power of Asian consumers, how they project their brand and their values is essential to gaining traction, loyalty and spending. From curated experiences to immersive storytelling, how are companies innovating in this space through the use of data, social media, and other forms of technology?
Jane Lin-Baden, CEO, Isobar APAC
Katryna Mojica, CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong
Moderator: Pattie Sellers, Fortune

17:15 REDEFINING “INTIMATE”

Since taking the helm of the intimate apparel company her father started g0 years ago, this former marketing executive has doubled productivity – turning the family business into a dynamic and innovative company with a truly global outlook.
Angie Lau, CEO, Clover Group International Ltd.
Moderator: Eunice Yoon, CNBC

17:30 REVOLUTIONIZING RETAIL

One of Thailand’s top real estate property entrepreneurs discusses the future of retail and her ambitious plans to build a “city of the future”
Chadatip Chutrakul, CEO, Siam Piwat Company
Interviewer: Pattie Sellers, Fortune

17:45 OUTLOOK INDIA

India now stands as the sixth-largest economy by GDP after the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and France. Early last year, it surpassed China as the world’s fastest-growing economy, and the IMF has predicted it will retain this title for many years to come. One of India’s most powerful women in business and banking discusses India’s impact on the global stage, creating more inclusive economic systems, and how she is leading for the future.
Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India
Interviewer: Nina Easton, Fortune

18:00 FINDING YOUR PASSION, BUILDING AN EMPIRE

The compelling story of how a Chinese immigrant to the United States created a $60 million home decorating empire built on passion, courage, and perseverance.
Mei Xu, Founder and CEO, Pacific Trade International
Interviewer: Nina Easton, Fortune

18:15 NETWORKING RECEPTION

19:15 DINNER, CONVERSATION AND SPECIAL PROGRAM

Special Guest:
Grace Chen, Designer and CEO, Grace Chen International
Interviewer: Nina Easton, Fortune

STAND-UPS: “MY BETTER FUTURE”
Emily Chang, Chief Commercial Officer, Greater China, InterContinental Hotels Group
Teena Pisarev, Chief Executive Officer, Icon SOC
Pocket Sun, Founding Partner, SoGal Ventures

21:15 CLOSE