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

YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking

Minister of International Trade and Industries
Government Of Malaysia

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.

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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

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Knowledge Partner

Supporting Association

Investment Partner

Webcast Partner

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Maeeshat

Maeeshat Media Pvt Ltd is India’s first media house that covers the economic activities of the Minority communities. The company is publishing a business magazine in English language named “Maeeshat” and a “Bainalaqwami Maeeshat” in Urdu respectively. Apart from these publications the company owns a website which is live in five languages. Please find here the link for your kind reference. www.maeeshat.in. It’s one of the fastest growing websites that gets more than lakh hits in a month.

The basic ethos of the publications is to encourage the morale of the minority community by publishing success stories of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen within the community as a source of inspiration to the youths. The confidence building measure includes the effort to develop more entrepreneurs in the community and therefore has dedicated a premium segment for novel concept or ideas for business, Halal Business, Islamic Finance, Islamic Banking in Muslim world. The other foremost objective of the magazine is to enlighten the community about the finance and its scope in this post-modern society and inclusiveness of the community in mainstream business.

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Inc42

Inc42 is a leading Indian media and information platform, known for its end-to-end coverage of the Indian startup ecosystem. We work with the mission to empower, connect & grow the Indian Startup Ecosystem by providing a deep understanding of the startup economy through data-backed news and analysis.

Inc42 is the authoritative voice of the Indian Startup Ecosystem and it has brought to light the amazing stories of thousands of startups, entrepreneurs, technological innovations, businesses and many other constituents of the startup ecosystem.

Starting 3 years ago from scratch, Inc42 has now become the gateway to the Indian startup ecosystem, having published more than 13,000 stories and touching the lives of more than 10 Million people in India every month.

Website: https://inc42.com/

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Dezan Shira & Associates (DSA)

Dezan Shira & Associates (DSA) originally incorporated in Hong Kong in 1992, it is a pan-Asia, multi-disciplinary professional services firm, providing legal, tax and operational advisory to international corporate investors. Operational throughout China, ASEAN and India, our mission is to guide foreign companies through Asia’s complex regulatory environment and assist them with all aspects of establishing, maintaining and growing their business operations in the region. With more than 25 years of on-the-ground experience and a large team of lawyers, tax experts and auditors, in addition to researchers and business analysts, we are your partner for growth in Asia. Dezan Shira & Associates is in its third decade of operations and has subsequently grown to support 28 offices and over 300 staff in our operations throughout China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and Vietnam together with our alliance partners in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Our firm also maintains client liaison offices in the United States, Europe and Russia, and also advises on strategies concerning China's Belt & Road Initiative

Website: https://www.dezshira.com/

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The CEO Magazine

The CEO Magazine, an ISO 9001:2015 certified media firm, is India`s most admired monthly magazine published from New Delhi, India. It is the excellent medium that allows the top level executives to share their experiences, challenges they faced and case studies. That creates the extraordinary benefits to the Startups community and vibrant entrepreneurs to analyze the IT trends; learning’s to organize and gives the better understanding in achieving their business objectives effectively.

Website: https://theceo.in

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The Asian Entrepreneur

The Asian Entrepreneur is a leading international educational publication and digital platform that authoritatively provides relevant insights and practical knowledge into entrepreneurship and business development throughout Asia. To date, The Asian Entrepreneur holds the largest collection of relevant content and commands the largest network of knowledge contributors and experts in this field. For the past 7 years, it has worked with various notable organizations and governments around Asia in facilitating the regional growth the startup ecosystems through collaborative initiatives and events.

Website: www.asianentrepreneur.org

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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

08:30-9:30 Registration
8:30-9:30 CEO Breakfast Meeting
  Business leaders from ASIA will sit together and discuss -“Intensifying economic cooperation and increasing innovation and entrepreneurship in sectors of mutual interest”
9:30-10:15 Thought Provoking 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
 
  • Asia Digital Revolution
  • How ready are we for Industry 4.0?
  • Are Asian developing economies well positioned to benefit from industry 4.0?
10:15-10:20 Welcome Note by ET Edge
10:20-10:40 Chief Guest Address: Greater integration of Asian economies for inclusive and sustainable growth in the region
10:40-10:50 Keynote: Importance of Hong India Bilateral Ties
10:50-11:10 Keynote: The Role Malaysia aspires to play in regional integration and advancing stability, Building Prosperity and addressing Global Challenges
11:10-11:25 Unveiling of the 3rd Edition of Most Promising Leaders of Asia Coffee Table Book and Felicitation of Leaders
11:25-11:40 Guest of Honour Keynote: : Showcasing India as an Investment Destination 
 
  • Recent developments, EODB
  • Opportunities available to investors
  • Invest India, the national investment and facilitation agency- support provided
11:40-12:00

Interactive Talk Show with:

 
  • H.E Mr. Samheng Bora, Under Secretary of State , Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia
  • H.E. Mr. Mastoor, Minister of Economy, Afghanistan
  • Hon Reginald Cooray, Governor Northern Province Sri Lanka
  • H.E Ms. Sidiqi, Acting Minister for Industry and Commerce Ministry, Afghanistan
12:00-12:10 Keynote- 
12:10-12:25 Smart Sharing City: Innovation of city and sharing of space, goods, and knowledge.
12:25-13:00 Networking Lunch
13:00-13:15 Flash Presentation: Ready for Next: Fintech Reshaping ASIA.
13:15-13:45 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
  • Incresing share of emerging asian economies in global e-commerce market
  • Factors driving intense growth
  • Landscape , challenges and opportunities
  • Role of government policies in developing E-commerse
  • Emerging Technologies Affecting the Evolution of E-commerce
  • The mobile revolution
13:45-14:00 Building Bridges: A perspective on the Asian bulk trade complex
 
  • The importance of open trade, and the leadership role that Asia must initiate
  • India and China – strategic partners in a longer-term game
  • Sleeping Elephant? The impact of an Industrialized India
14:00-14:15 Flash Presentation: New Era of e-Payment  Opportunities & Challenges
14:15-15:00 Closing Panel: Investments in Asia- Which are the blue eyed sectors and the sectors to avoid

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