The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014 &

Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Report


People and Performance: The Asia Perspective


Monday, June 23, 2014 | Sasana Kijang | Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, June 26, 2014 | SBF Office Singapore

Postponed | Plaza Athénée | Bangkok

Join these Business Perspectives Briefings to learn of the most pressing challenges on the minds of CEOs in Asia, as reflected in The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014 report.

CEOs in Asia ranked Human Capital and Innovation as their top two challenges. These concerns, which are seen as essential to faster growth, were joined by Operational Excellence, which executives in the region ranked third.

The employee is now 'at the center of everything,' with talent recognized as the number one factor in moving a business forward, and human capital also intimately linked to the other top challenges reported for 2014

At these briefings, Bart van Ark, Chief Economist of The Conference Board, will share findings from the 2014 CEO Challenge report, with a focus on Asia, together with highlights from the latest indicators from The Conference Board for growth, productivity and competitiveness in Asia.

A panel session will then discuss the economic outlook and people-driven challenges, the impact on business leaders in Asia, and strategies for CEOs to meet challenges.



2:30 pm            Registration and refreshments

3:00 pm            Welcome Remarks

                           Dr. Raymond Madden, Chief Executive Officer, Asian Institute of Finance

                           Nick Sutcliffe, Executive Director, Asia ,The Conference Board

3:15 pm            Presentation by Bart van Ark 

4:15 pm            Panel Discussion

5:00 pm           Adjourn


8:30 am            Registration 

9:00 am            Welcome and introductions

9:15 am            Presentation by Bart van Ark 

10:15 am          Panel Discussion

                           Bart van Ark, Chief Economist, The Conference Board

                           Victor Tay, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Business Federation

                           Lee Weng Chong, President, Asia Pacific, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

                           Marc Leoi, Chief Executive Officer, Ya Kun International Pte Ltd

11:00 am          Adjourn


8:30 am            Registration and refreshments

9:00 am            Welcome and introductions

9:15 am            Presentation by Bart van Ark 

10:15 am          Panel Discussion

11:00 am          Adjourn



C-suite management, human resources, talent and leadership management, and all senior executives responsible for implementing strategies to address CEOs' challenges, should attend.


Sasana Kijang
2, Jalan Dato’ Onn
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 603 9179 2888
Fax : 603 9179 2161

Plaza Athenee, A Royal Meridien
61 Wireless Road ( Witthayu)
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2650 8800

SBF Office
SBF Seminar Room 2

10 Hoe Chiang Rd

Level 21, Keppel Towers
Tel: +65 6827 6828


Associate Members of The Conference Board in Asia: Complimentary


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