Now in its 19th year, the prestigious Forbes Global CEO Conference will be held in Singapore on October 15-16, 2019.

This annual event is attended by some 400 global CEOs, tycoons, entrepreneurs, up-and-comers, capitalists and thought leaders to discuss and debate key issues of global concern and to build new partnerships.


The best way to cope with turbulence, any pilot knows, is to fly above it. The global economy is brewing a storm of uncertainty. The U.S. remains a bulwark, but China and rest of the world have made volatility the new norm for financial markets. The situation in geopolitics is almost reversed: China and other players are asserting themselves on the global stage as the world’s sole superpower draws inward. Amid the turmoil these changes are creating, there are no safe havens. CEOs can’t merely adapt to the evolving landscape; they need to plot an entirely new course. This year’s Forbes Global CEO Conference will confront the rising challenges and, more importantly, look beyond them to how CEOs and entrepreneurs are finding new pathways to success and to what skills and vision are needed to get there.

(Click on panel topic to read more)



  • Steve Forbes
    Chairman and Editor-in-Chief
    Forbes Media
  • Joseph C. Tsai
    Executive Vice Chairman
    Alibaba Group
  • Stefano Pessina
    Executive Chairman
    Alliance Boots
  • Neil Shen
    Founding and Managing Partner
    Sequoia Capital China
  • Teresita Sy-Coson
    Vice Chairperson, SM Investments Corporation
    Chairperson, BDO Unibank, Inc.
  • Sir Michael Hintze, AM
    Chief Executive
  • Wang Jianlin
    Dalian Wanda Group
  • Eduardo Saverin
    Co-Founder and Investor
  • Miwako Date
    President and CEO
    Mori Trust Co, Ltd
  • Richard Li
    Chairman and Chief Executive
    Pacific Century Group
  • Suphachai Chearavanont
    CEO, Charoen Pokphand Group
    Chairman of the Executive Committee, True Corporation Plc
  • Adrian Cheng
    Founder, K11 and K11 Art Foundation
    Executive Vice Chairman and General Manager, New World Development
  • Anthony Pratt
    Global Chairman
    Visy Australia/Pratt Industries USA
  • Enrique K. Razon Jr.
    Chairman and President
    International Container Terminal Services, Inc
  • Peter Moore
    Chief Executive Officer
    Liverpool FC
  • Nadir B. Godrej
    Managing Director, Godrej Industries Ltd
    Chairman, Godrej Agrovet Ltd
  • Jane Jie Sun
    Chief Executive Officer International, Ltd
  • Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
    Chairman and CEO
    Ayala Corporation
  • Goh Choon Phong
    Chief Executive Officer
    Singapore Airlines
  • Kathy Ireland
    CEO and Chief Designer
    Kathy Ireland Worldwide
  • Ronnie C. Chan
    Hang Lung Properties Ltd
  • Mario Moretti Polegato
    GEOX Group
  • Lawrence Ho
    Chairman and CEO
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd
  • Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi
    Group Chief Executive Officer
    Frasers Property Ltd
  • Chairul Tanjung
    CT Corp
  • Dilip Piramal
    Executive Chairman
    VIP Industries Ltd
  • Zhao Changpeng
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Sonia Cheng
    Chief Executive Officer
    Rosewood Hotel Group
  • Jean Eric Salata
    Chief Executive
    Baring Private Equity Asia
  • Goodwin Gaw
    Managing Principal and Chairman
    Gaw Capital Partners
  • Dikembe Mutombo
    Chairman and President
    Dikembe Mutombo Foundation
  • Pansy Ho
    Managing Director, Shun Tak Holdings Ltd
    Co-Chairperson and Executive Director, MGM China Holdings Ltd
  • Anthony Tan
    Group CEO
  • John Sculley
    Managing Partner
    Sculley Family Office
  • Chartsiri Sophonpanich
    Bangkok Bank
  • Francine LeFrak
    Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
    Founder, Same Sky
  • Vincent Tan
    Berjaya Corporation Group of Companies
  • Forrest Li
    Chairman and Group CEO
  • Matt Dalio
    CEO & Chief of Product
  • Yen Kuok
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Divesh Makan
    Chief Executive Officer
    ICONIQ Capital
  • Mitch Garber
    Chairman, Cirque du Soleil
    Chairman, Invest in Canada
  • Ho Kwon Ping
    Executive Chairman
    Banyan Tree Holdings
  • Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao
    President and CEO
    Vietjet Air
  • H. Roger Wang
    Chairman and CEO, Golden Eagle International Group
    Chairman, Committee of 100
  • William E. Heinecke
    Chairman and Group CEO
    Minor International
  • Zhang Ya-Qin
    Baidu Inc.
  • Allan Zeman
    Lan Kwai Fong Group
  • Antoine Blondeau
    Managing Partner
    Alpha Intelligence Capital
  • Mohammed Dewji
    Group CEO
    Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Ltd
  • Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak
    Global Vice Chair, Public Policy
  • Hiromichi Mizuno
    Executive Managing Director and CIO
    Government Pension Investment Fund
  • Daniel Yergin
    Vice Chairman
  • Fan Gang
    President, China Development Institute
    Director, National Economic Research Institute





(click to view)


Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road 
Singapore 258350

For assistance on reservations:

Aida Kamdi
+65 6235 1666


Delegate attendance at the Forbes Global CEO Conference is by invitation only, limited to qualified titles (usually Chairman, Vice Chairman, CEO and President from global headquarters) and is at the discretion of Forbes.

The conference participation fee of US$10,000 (plus 7% GST) includes the costs of all conference sessions, social events organized as part of the conference agenda and conference documentation. Fee does not include travel and accommodation costs.

Please click here to submit an application to attend the conference. 


General & Sponsorship Inquiries

Tina Wee


Peh Ying Si​

Speaking Opportunities

Janelle Kuah

Public Relations

Melissa Ng