Supported by

Consulate General of India

Chief Guest

The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor,
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The Asian Story
An Economy in flux

Asia’s developing economies are on track to register growth of 6 percent for 2018 and 5.9 percent for 2019. However, increasing instances of protectionist trade measures from the U.S. and subsequent measures from China have resulted in downside risks to the region’s outlook and could dampen future growth, according to the Asian Development Bank. Although rising trade tensions remain a concern for the region, protectionist trade measures implemented so far in 2018 have not significantly dented buoyant trade flows to and from developing Asia.

(Source: Asian Development Bank)

The Great Asian Rethink
Innovation in Hypercompetitive sectors

Leading companies around the world are leveraging Asia’s energy and talent to develop new products, services, and business models that drive growth.

As one industry after another is disrupted by new technologies, new business models, and new entrants into the marketplace, companies are scrambling to innovate and stay ahead of the competition. Their focus isn’t just on research and development, but on incorporating innovation into every facet of their operations.

Why Asia?
What differentiates it from other parts of the world?

  • A regional economy that is growing many times faster than developed Western economies
  • Robust and growing demand for products and services from the region’s fast-growing middle class
  • Strong support for the business community from governments that recognize the crucial role innovation plays in growing both companies and economies
  • Diverse and highly educated workforce

The New Age
Asian Business Leaders

The centre of gravity in the global economy is rapidly shifting to Asia. The region, led by emerging market powerhouses India and China, is first out of the gate in the global recovery and building on its lead. This is more than a simple economic resurgence. With all of Asia’s promise, the market also presents considerable risk. Success will come down to the quality of leadership talent, particularly local talent, in place. This talent will be different than any previously sought in Asian markets. Leaders must be more participative and less directive, more strategic and less operational.

+ The Asian Story

The Asian Story
An Economy in flux

Asia’s developing economies are on track to register growth of 6 percent for 2018 and 5.9 percent for 2019. However, increasing instances of protectionist trade measures from the U.S. and subsequent measures from China have resulted in downside risks to the region’s outlook and could dampen future growth, according to the Asian Development Bank. Although rising trade tensions remain a concern for the region, protectionist trade measures implemented so far in 2018 have not significantly dented buoyant trade flows to and from developing Asia.

(Source: Asian Development Bank)

+ The Great Asian Rethink

The Great Asian Rethink
Innovation in Hypercompetitive sectors

Leading companies around the world are leveraging Asia’s energy and talent to develop new products, services, and business models that drive growth.

As one industry after another is disrupted by new technologies, new business models, and new entrants into the marketplace, companies are scrambling to innovate and stay ahead of the competition. Their focus isn’t just on research and development, but on incorporating innovation into every facet of their operations.

+ Why Asia?

Why Asia?
What differentiates it from other parts of the world?

  • A regional economy that is growing many times faster than developed Western economies
  • Robust and growing demand for products and services from the region’s fast-growing middle class
  • Strong support for the business community from governments that recognize the crucial role innovation plays in growing both companies and economies
  • Diverse and highly educated workforce
+ The New Age

The New Age
Asian Business Leaders

The centre of gravity in the global economy is rapidly shifting to Asia. The region, led by emerging market powerhouses India and China, is first out of the gate in the global recovery and building on its lead. This is more than a simple economic resurgence. With all of Asia’s promise, the market also presents considerable risk. Success will come down to the quality of leadership talent, particularly local talent, in place. This talent will be different than any previously sought in Asian markets. Leaders must be more participative and less directive, more strategic and less operational.

About Conference

The Economic Times 3rd Asian Business Leaders Conclave

The Legacy: The Asian Business Leaders Conclave in its launch edition had clearly established itself as the most important economic platform for candid discussions between leading business personalities, government leaders and policy makers.

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The 2019 Edition – Hong Kong

The Economic Times Asian Business Leaders Conclave takes a step closer towards the Dragon as we bring the third edition of one of the most sought-after regional platforms to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is a vibrant, international city, the Events and Culinary Capital of Asia, and a leading global business, transportation and communications hub.

Being held under the theme of “Rethinking Asia”, this edition of the Asian Business Leaders Conclave will throw spotlight on the new age businesses and business leaders and their vision and ideas on how to transform the Asian economy with greater focus on Innovation, R&D, Sustainable balanced growth in Infrastructure and revamping and retrofitting the existing industrial hotbed.

Key Discussion themes for ABLC 2019

Asian Economies and the Race for the Innovation Crown

The drive for innovation is such that Asian firms are set to spend more on R&D in 2018 than anywhere else in the world. This speaks to a wider trend in which Asia is looking to realign itself away from its legacy roles as a low-cost manufacturing base.

The Outlook for Fintech in Asia

The fintech industry has gained a legitimate status and everyone, from banks to government, is starting to pay attention to its development. This has been augmented, in Asia, by a strong start-up culture, availability of venture capital and the need for alternate finance instruments.

Embracing and Leveraging the E-commerce wave

Asia is home to 3.5 billion people, GDP per capita is currently 6,799 USD and expected to reach 8,897 USD by 2021. There are a number of attractive eCommerce markets within Asia: From the obvious opportunities like China and India, to less obvious opportunities like Malaysia and the Philippines and success stories from economies within Asia have inspired an entire generation.

Investment Trends in the Startup Ecosystem in Asia

Quite often we tend to limit our focus to Silicon Valley when the context turns to startups and innovation. But, over the last decade, the number of startups in Asia has been increasing significantly and the ecosystem is also dynamically evolving to support these startups. Industry 4.0 is not possible without this ecosystem in place.

Imagine what the Dragons, the Tigers and the Elephants can do together

With rising protectionism across the globe, now is the time for the Asian players to flock together. Will the changing trade dynamics compel Asian leaders to reinvent the wheel and is it a blessing in disguise?

The Phygital Infrastructure Push

Infrastructure growth is at the crux of economic development in emerging economies and as the lines between physical and digital infrastructure thins out, greater collaboration is needed to make the region truly come out of shadows of the West.

The Event Format

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Interactive panel discussions

The business leaders address their viewpoints on specific pressing topics, followed by Q&A from the audience, which gives them a chance to add to the conversation and have answers to concerns and doubts immediately.
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Keynote Presentations

The most influential and important leaders who have been game changers in their respective fields share their vision of a resurgent Asia and their ideas on how to ride this growth wave.
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Networking meetings

Solution providers get to meet leading business personalities in an exclusive closed door environment to discuss potential areas of synergy.
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Parallel Round table discussions

Sit across the table with leaders from your industry and interest and get real time insights on the current trends with solutions for the immediate business challenges.
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Fire Side Chats

Upcoming and Veteran Business leaders engage in informal conversation to understand each other’s aspirations.
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Black tie cocktail and dinner reception

Unveiling ceremony of the 3rd edition of the coffee table book, “The Economic Times Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia”, followed by an exclusive and gala “invite only” black tie cocktail reception.
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Felicitation / Honoring Ceremonies

The leading business leaders listed in the coffee table book will be felicitated at the hands of key government dignitaries from the hosting nation at a glamorous ceremony.

Key leaders who should attend

Infrastructure, BFSI, Commerce, Chemical, Agriculture, Education., Construction, Financial services, Professional Services, Health Services, Tourism, Mining, Hospitality, Oil & Gas, Refineries, Telecommunication , Public Services, Shipping, Textiles, Transport, Utility, Manufacturing, Fintech, Startups, Power, E-commerce, Gems & Jewellery, Fisheries, Foresty, Engineering and Capital Goods, Steel, Retail, Media and Entertainment, Cement, Consumer Durables, FMCG, Technology

Coffee Table Book

Overview

Asia is the fastest growing economic region as well as the largest continental economy by both GDP Nominal and PPP in the world. Asian companies are on the threshold of a new world, one to which they will contribute at a much higher level. As Asia’s role in the global social, economic, and political landscape becomes increasingly important, its leaders will be called on to navigate the challenges ahead of them in this landmark decade.

In today’s turbulent times, political and business leaders are facing volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environments where old models of leadership are no longer sufficient. To respond to the current challenges and turn downsides into upsides require creative thinking and a new framework for the exercise of leadership. What really distinguishes the Asian economic path from the rest of developing countries is leadership. Bright-minded entrepreneurs and forward-looking politicians work not only to seek personal profit, rather they are committed to create an economic renaissance for their nations.

The Economic Times 3rd Edition
Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia
Coffee Table Book

With the promise of a new brand of leaders emerging from the rising nations of Asia, the future of the continent looks very exciting. The Economic Times is proud to acknowledge business leaders who are going to play an important part in shaping the business demographics of not just Asia, but also the world in the very near future.

3rd Edition of Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia Coffee Table Book will enlist the business visionaries leaders behind many of today’s outstanding corporate success stories. The young leaders who are rising to the occasion and are an important part of the story of a resurgent Asia and Business leaders who have contributed to equitable economic growth and have excelled in building profitable, sustainable and socially conscious businesses. The upcoming leaders will also get a chance to interact with industry veterans and their role models and take part in candid interactive sessions in order to understand how enterprises and leaders from across the industries can come together to realize the dream of establishing Asia as a truly global business destination.

Agenda

09.00 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.05 Welcome Address from The Economic Times
10.05 - 10.15 Opening Remarks - Greater Economic Opportunities through Mutual Collaboration in Asia
  Puneet Agrawal, Consulate General of India in Hong Kong
10.15 - 10.30 Chief Guest Address
  The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
10.30 - 10.45 Opening Keynote Address
  Joseph Tsai, Co-Founder 
10:45-11:30 Inaugural Panel Discussion: Asia Tomorrow: Innovation 4.0 and Economic Growth, Asia as a “Centre of Gravity for Innovation”
  The drive for innovation is such that Asian firms are set to spend more on R&D in 2018 than anywhere else in the world. This speaks to a wider trend in which Asia is looking to realign itself away from its legacy roles as a low-cost manufacturing base
  The Drivers behind Asian Digital Revolution
How ready are we for Industry 4.0?
Recent government initiatives across Asia - from Digital India to Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint and Singapore- the Government driven Smart Nation initiatives - are pointing towards the steady journey towards mass digitization
11.30 - 11.45 Special Address: Huge Opportunities For Business Collaboration Between Asia and Globe
  With rising protectionism across the globe, now is the time for the Asian players to flock together. Will the changing trade dynamics compel Asian leaders to reinvent the wheel and is it a blessing in disguise?
11:45 – 12:25 Flash Presentations: Ready for Next: Fintech Reshaping ASIA
  • Leveraging on technology such as Blockchain and digital tokens.
• Trends transforming banking industry
• Internet of Things and immersive technologies
• Artificial intelligence for IT operations Technologies

12:25-12:45 Fireside Chat: Embracing E-Commerce Revolution : Asia to be the Global Epicentre of E-Commerce by 2025
  There are a number of attractive eCommerce markets within Asia: From the obvious opportunities like China and India, to less obvious opportunities like Malaysia and the Philippines and success stories from economies within Asia have inspired an entire generation. 
  • Cross-border e-commerce- new dynamics to international trade
• Increasing share of emerging asian economies in global e-commerce market
• Role of government policies in developing E-commerse
12:45-13:00 Unveiling of the 3rd Edition of Most Promising Leaders of Asia Coffee Table Book and Felicitation of Leaders
13:00-13:30 Special Address - Inspirational Business Leaders and Their Visionary Thoughts on Building Business Beyond Boundaries 
13.30 - 14.30 Networking Lunch
14:30-15:00 Special Discussion: Discussing the Catalyst Role of Hong Kong  in Bringing Indian Elephant and the Chinese Dragon to Dance Together
  • Will Hong Kong remain the gateway to china?
• Hong Kong as a major re-exporter of items it imports from India to Mainland China.
• Hong Kong’s critical role in breaking the barriers of “not interacting enough, trading enough, travelling enough” between the China and India
• Impact of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)
15.00 - 15.15 Special Address: Growing Apetite for Tech Start Ups: The Next Big Thing in ASIA
  Over the last decade, the number of startups in Asia has been increasing significantly and the ecosystem is also dynamically evolving to support these startups. Industry 4.0 is not possible without this ecosystem in place. 
  • More Funding Funneled into Asian Tech
• Investments Driving Growth of Billionaires in Asia
• Why Asian Tech Investments Matter
• Digital Transformation & Leadership
15:15-15:45 Fire Side Chat: Asian Economies in the Race of Winning Financial Crown: Weighing Asia's Financial Hubs 
  (Business and Financial Hub Development: Factors, Challenges, and Policy Implications)
15:45-16:30 Closing Panel Discussion: Investmets in Asia - Which are the blue eyed sectors and the sectors to avoid

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