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September 28-30, 2022
Asia Summit - Singapore
The World Transformed
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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Friday, September 30, 2022
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AI, Innovation, & Technology
Business & Industry
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Financial Markets
Health & Medical Research
Philanthropy & Social Impact
Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Regions & Developing Markets
Society & Culture
Sustainability & Environment

ESG in the Asia-Pacific and Why it Matters (Invite only)
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

Assessing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk factors in Asia Pacific (APAC) markets has been an important component in mobilizing the allocation of capital towards sustainable finance opportunities. With the sustainable finance movement growing globally, market leaders in APAC must enhance their investment frameworks and commitments to keep up with increasing investor demand. This session will explore concrete examples of the progress being made by the private sector on integrating ESG factors into investment decisions across APAC markets. Participants will share how their firms have approached mobilizing capital, where they plan to focus their attention in the coming months, and where they see the greatest opportunities moving forward.

Moderator
Maressa Brennan
Director, Innovative Finance, Milken Institute
Speakers
Abdulla Al-Kuwari
Head of QIA Advisory (Asia Pacific)
Marc-André Blanchard
Executive Vice-President, Head of CDPQ Global, and Global Head of Sustainability, CDPQ
Andrew Cross
Chief Financial Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Nicolas Marquier
Country Manager for Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, International Finance Corporation
Hiromichi Mizuno
Special Envoy of U.N. Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
Financial Markets
FasterCures Roundtable (Invite only)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

As health systems worldwide recover and rebuild in the retention wake of COVID-19, the importance of early preparation, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and constant innovation must not be forgotten. The breakneck development of COVID-19 vaccines has shattered world records, but it remains unclear if this pace can be replicated in other diagnostics and cures. Digital and decentralized clinical trials have shown promise in improving patient recruitment and engagement, though related risks and regulations still need to be ironed out. Cross-border warning systems for pandemics have sprouted, and it remains to be seen if momentum will be maintained. This session convenes health stakeholders to discuss the initiatives and innovations spurred by the pandemic, and how they can contribute to a post-pandemic world.

Moderator
Belinda Chng
Senior Director, Asia Center, Milken Institute
Speakers
Thomas Coffman
Dean, Duke-NUS Medical School
Esther Krofah
Executive Vice President, Health, Milken Institute
John C.W. Lim
Chairman, Consortium for Clinical Research and Innovation, Singapore (CRIS)
Min-Han Tan
Founder and CEO, Lucence
How Technology Can Accelerate Sustainable Finance (Invite only)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows East

The booming global demand for green investments has expanded the industry of sustainability-linked financial products and services. But concerns over lagging sustainability standards and unclear frameworks have led to concerns of greenwashing and capital flowing away from actual sustainable projects. How can technology help bring greater clarity to information and data being used for sustainability reporting and considerations? What are some real-world use cases for how new technologies like distributed ledger technology, AI, machine learning, and cloud computing can address information concerns and accelerate sustainability-linked investments? 

Moderator
Caitlin MacLean
Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Milken Institute

Over the years, the Philippines has considered creating a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) and has taken steps to study the potential merits and feasibility of establishing a SWF. As the fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia with expanding fiscal standing, growing foreign reserves, and a wealth of natural resources, a SWF can help to broaden the types of asset classes for investment and provide an alternative long-term investment vehicle for accumulating national savings and promoting growth and social development. With this in mind, the Milken Institute will convene a Financial Innovations Lab to consider perspectives on creating and managing a SWF. Topics for discussion include the fund's objective, legal structure, governance framework, investment strategy, and criteria for performance evaluation. The Lab will examine case studies of SWFs around the world, assess their investment strategies and operational structures, and consider the case for the Philippines. 

Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets
Food Leaders Roundtable: Building More Equitable and Sustainable Food Systems (Invite only)
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - ESG Crescent Ballroom presented by Bank of America

There hasn't been a more opportune time to build and invest in more resilient, equitable, and sustainable food systems. From improving productive capacities to scaling up more sustainable products and processes, this moment requires greater coordinated and impactful solutions to more rapidly respond to growing challenges. Continuing our series of conversations over the last several years, we will ask participants what actions can strengthen food systems, including investment opportunities, digitalization, supporting local producers, and deepening cross-sector collaborations. By convening industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and regulators, we aim to amplify the paradigm-changing ideas that would protect against continued environmental degradation and empower people to live healthier, more productive lives. 

* In partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). 

Opening Remarks
Amos Garcia
Director, Asia Center, Milken Institute
Moderators
Holly Freishtat
Director, Feeding Change, Milken Institute
Alexander Pestalozzi
Managing Director, Mueller Asia
Speakers
Ernest Bethe
Principal Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation
Rana Karadsheh-Haddad
Regional Industry Director, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services, Asia Pacific, International Finance Corporation
Sebastien Pascual
Director of Agribusiness, Temasek
Beverley Postma
CEO, Grow Asia
Gurdeep Prewal
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Rocana Venture Partners
Sandhya Sriram
Founder and CEO, Shiok Meats
Business & Industry Sustainability & Environment
Media Reception (Invite only)
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
The St. Regis Singapore

Admission is by invitation only.

Welcome Remarkss
Curtis S. Chin
Chair, Milken Institute Asia Center; Former US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
Joanna Ossinger
Senior Reporter, Bloomberg News; President, Singapore Foreign Correspondent Association
William Pak
CEO, ESPRIT Holdings Limited
Michelle Stevenson
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Milken Institute
Speaker and Sponsor Reception | Celebrating Singapore (Invite only)
05:45 PM - 08:00 PM
26 Dempsey Road, Singapore 247693

Admission is by invitation only.

Opening Remarks
Mr. Michael Klowden
CEO, Milken Institute
Guests
Gan Kim Yong
Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore
Keith Tan
Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board
Moderator
Jaeson Ma
CEO, OP3N
Speaker
JJ Lin
Founder and CEO, JFJ Productions
Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle Reception (Invite only)
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - 20th Floor Poolside

Admission is by invitation only.

China's sizeable and rapidly expanding markets have attracted numerous international businesses, many of them venturing beyond China's largest cities into smaller, regional ones as they seek to capture high-potential growth. In this session, speakers discuss the structural changes and challenges faced by businesses in China and explore financial opportunities presented by the formation of new regional urban clusters throughout the country. 

Opening Remarks
Zhou Guanfeng
Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Asia, Milken Institute
Moderator
Yeen Chong
Associate, Media and Communications, Asia, Milken Institute
Speakers
Lin Tun
Chief Investment Officer, Micro Connect
Ning Ma
Founding Partner, Lingfeng Capital
Mr. Perry Wong
Managing Director, China, Milken Institute
Asset Management: Are We at an Inflection Point?
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

The COVID-19 pandemic and rising global conflict have affected the economy, investment strategies, regulatory environment, and, consequently, client value sentiments. Amidst high volatility and rapidly changing market conditions, asset managers can no longer afford to take a backseat as they chase more stable sources of long-term capital. How are they using new digital infrastructures and investment data to their advantage? What is the next phase of private market democratization? With greater global emphasis on climate risks, will the industry further incorporate sustainability as a metric? 

Opening Remarks
Mr. Michael Klowden
CEO, Milken Institute
Moderator
Steven Ciobo
Former Australian Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister and Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Speakers
Hazem Ben-Gacem
Co-CEO, Investcorp
Jean Hynes
CEO, Wellington Management
Jenny Johnson
President and CEO, Franklin Resources Inc.
Financial Markets
Global Overview
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
voco Orchard - Grand Ballroom

"The times they are a-changin'." But how do we move forward in the face of the unimaginable? For all of humanity's achievements thus far, few would have imagined that the world would evolve so quickly in recent years. How can leaders respond to a highly digitalized world, where technology has completely changed the way we look at things and approach challenges and opportunities? How can leaders restore the spirit of partnership, collaboration, and openness that spurred centuries of creativity, ingenuity, and innovation? How can humanity leverage the tools and ingenuity it has fostered to drive progress?

Financial Markets
Part 1: The World Transformed
09:00 AM - 09:25 AM
voco Orchard - Grand Ballroom
Opening Remarks
Ms. Laura Deal Lacey
Executive Director, Global Markets, Milken Institute
Welcome Remarks
Jonathan Kaplan
US Ambassador to Singapore
Moderator
Haslinda Amin
Anchor and Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg Television
Speakers
Ajaypal Banga
Former Executive Chairman, President and CEO, Mastercard
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Senior Minister, Office of the Prime Minister, Singapore
Part 2: Leadership to Drive Progress
09:25 AM - 09:50 AM
voco Orchard - Grand Ballroom
Moderator
Haslinda Amin
Anchor and Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg Television
Speakers
Ho Kwon Ping
Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree
Igor Tulchinsky
Founder, Chairman and CEO, WorldQuant
Tony Yoseloff
Executive Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer, Davidson Kempner Capital Management
Global Flows: Staying Ahead of Risks and Diversions
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

The fragmenting global order is injecting significant risks into business activities around the world, from supply chain operations to data flows and information networks. Disruptions in key manufacturing hubs, data and privacy protectionism, and the economic slowdown have all increased the complexity and security concerns business leaders must deal with. How are leaders adapting to stay ahead of global fragmentation? How can business leaders strengthen their companies' resilience in an increasingly contentious global arena?  

Moderator
Kevin Klowden
Chief Global Strategist, Milken Institute
Speakers
Bicky Bhangu
President, Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea, Rolls-Royce
Cedric Chehab
Global Head of Country Risk, Fitch Solutions
Sandeep Naik
Managing Director and Head, India and Southeast Asia, General Atlantic
Hannah Nguyen
Director, Digital Ecosystem, International Chamber of Commerce
Business & Industry
The Long and Short of Patient Capital
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
voco Orchard - Grand Ballroom

Ever-changing short-term market conditions and compounded uncertainty over the long term have required asset owners to deploy increasingly innovative fund-management strategies. Transitory shifts have challenged them to hunt for yield across geographies and asset classes, though in a manner aligned with investment values and fiduciary responsibilities. Given current market conditions, where traditional asset allocation approaches may be obsolete for long-term investors, how are asset owners rethinking asset- allocation and investment strategies? Are there investment areas that may be better adapted to weather global health pandemics, climate change, geopolitical tensions, and other disruptions?

Moderator
Helen de Mestre
Managing Director, Country Head of Australia and New Zealand, Principal Global Investors
Speakers
Blake Hutcheson
President and CEO, OMERS
Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn
President and Group Chief Executive, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)
Jim Pittman
Executive Vice President and Global Head, Private Equity, BCI
Ridha Wirakusumah
CEO, Indonesian Investment Authority
Financial Markets
Accelerating the Path Towards Responsible Consumerism
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - ESG Crescent Ballroom presented by Bank of America

Modern economies are founded on the cycle of production and consumption. This has powered economic growth, created jobs, and improved livelihoods for millions around the world. But this cycle is not without its negative externalities, including depletion of natural resources, environmental degradation, and economic and social inequalities. How can this cycle of consumerism be made more sustainable and advance equitable access globally? What role can business leaders play in product design and business innovation to reduce waste, decarbonize supply chains, and build a more circular economy?

Moderator
Rana Karadsheh-Haddad
Regional Industry Director, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services, Asia Pacific, International Finance Corporation
Speakers
Sui Ling Cheah
Operating Partner, Wavemaker Partners; Executive Board Chair, Eco Spirit
Éric Martel
President and CEO, Bombardier
Amit Midha
President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Dell
Adam Whinston
Global Head of ESG, SHEIN
Business & Industry Sustainability & Environment
Insiders' View: China (Invite only)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows East

There are so many unique issues to navigate when it comes to engaging with China: the re-opening of cities and manufacturing hubs, its influence over Hong Kong's administration, and its security position throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In this complicated and untransparent arena, how can global businesses remain positively engaged, build effective partnerships, and maintain a strong and robust China portfolio?

Moderator
Tim Dattels
Partner, TPG Capital
Speakers
Fritz Demopoulos
Founder, Queen's Road Capital
Danny Lee
Managing Partner, VCA Capital; Senior Advisor, Blue Pool Capital
Ming Liao
Managing Partner, Prospect Avenue Capital
Kevin Lu
Chairman of Asia and Global Executive Board Member, Partners Group; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Regions & Developing Markets
Insiders' View: Korea (Invite only)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

Following a strong rebound in 2021, Korea's economic growth is expected to be moderate this year at 2.6 percent. Amid worries of stagflation and intensifying market volatility inside the country, Korean investors are looking outward for investment. Overseas direct investment hit a record high in Q1 of 2022, with increased investment in China and Southeast Asia. Korea's private equity funds have been actively expanding into Southeast Asia, looking to diversify their investment markets to take advantage of potential Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF)-induced, US-led investments. It's an opportune time to examine some of the underlying risks and bright sides of Korea's capital market. How are Korea's major corporations and investment firms expanding their influence in Southeast Asia and beyond? How will Korea drive growth from pandemic- and war- induced economic slowdown? Which sectors and companies are likely to thrive? 

Moderator
Heenam Choi
Former CEO, KIC; Visiting Fellow, Korea Capital Market Institute
Speakers
Hyun-Chan Cho
CEO, IMM International; Chief Investment Officer, IMM Investment
Kyung Sun Chung
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Sylvan Group
Chung Keun Kim
CEO, Samsung SRA Asset Management
Hoon Lee
Chief Investment Officer, Korea Investment Corporation
Regions & Developing Markets

Ambassador Nicholas Burns will be joining virtually from Beijing, China.

Moderator
Gerard Baker
Editor at Large, The Wall Street Journal
Speaker
Nicholas Burns
Ambassador of the United States of America to the People's Republic of China
Regions & Developing Markets Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Lunch Plenary Part 2 | Technology Empowering Impactful Actions
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

Around the world, more people want to make a positive impact in their cities and communities. This new mindset has propelled a generation of entrepreneurs building innovative technology solutions that are empowering millions of others to fight inequalities, reduce global warming, drive sustainability, and improve livelihoods for people in their communities and around the world. How is technology helping to enable these new mindsets and empower change? What's needed to unlock more capital and resources to accelerate wide-reaching positive transformations?  

Partnering for Scale
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom
Opening Remarks
Yuka Shimokawa
Senior Associate, Business and Program Development, Asia, Milken Institute
Welcome Remarks
Erika Moritsugu
Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison, The White House
Moderator
Spriha Srivastava
London Bureau Chief and International Executive Editor, Insider
Speakers
Paul Bassat
Co-Founder and Partner, Square Peg Capital
Jack Zhang
Co-Founder and CEO, Airwallex
Business & Industry Sustainability & Environment AI, Innovation, & Technology
The Start-up Ecosystem Transforming Asia
12:20 PM - 01:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom
Moderator
Spriha Srivastava
London Bureau Chief and International Executive Editor, Insider
Speakers
Pravin Agarwala
Co-Founder and Group CEO, Betterplace
Caesar Indra
President, Traveloka
Anuj Srivastava
Co-Founder and CEO, Livspace
Business & Industry Sustainability & Environment AI, Innovation, & Technology
Lunch Plenary | Forward Momentum for Web 3.0 and DeFi
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
voco Orchard - Grand Ballroom

The path of innovation is imperfect and volatile. The growth of Web 3.0 and its many use cases have given rise to numerous new digital solutions, including distributed ledger technology, digital currencies, exchanges, and wallets. But while certain segments serve the real economy, others seem to grow out of hype and speculation. What's needed to ensure new Web 3.0 innovations are both progressive and serve the real economy? How can the best use cases be scaled up? 

Introductory Remarks
Ian Tann
Director of Business and Program Development, Asia, Milken Institute
Moderator
Joanna Ossinger
Senior Reporter, Bloomberg News; President, Singapore Foreign Correspondent Association
Speakers
Leon Marshall
Managing Director, Genesis Trading
Sopnendu Mohanty
Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Richard Teng
Regional Head of MENA, Binance
Staci Warden
CEO, Algorand Foundation
Jihan Wu
Co-Founder and Chairman, Matrixport
AI, Innovation, & Technology
Lunch Plenary | The Next Saga for Asia's Creative Industries
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - ESG Crescent Ballroom presented by Bank of America

Asia's creative arts and entertainment industries have long been part of global pop culture. From influential talentsthink Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeohto recent iconic performers such as BTS and Squid Game, Asia's creative talents have never been more front and center in global entertainment. The growth of on-demand streaming services and social media and the lockdowns caused by the recent health pandemic have made Asia's movies, music, and TV shows household names. What's next for Asia's creative industries in this digital, on-demand era? How has this shift redefined perceptions of Asian culture and values around the world? What lessons can be learned from creative talents who are using their reach to connect with fans and influence positive social and cultural change?  

Introductory Remarks
Amos Garcia
Director, Asia Center, Milken Institute
Moderator
Curtis S. Chin
Chair, Milken Institute Asia Center; Former US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
Speakers
Eric Nam
Singer; Co-Founder and Creative Director, Mindset
Raline Shah
Actress and Entrepreneur
Business & Industry Society & Culture
Philanthropic Investors' Roundtable (Invite only)
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

The world is reeling from the convergence of major crises including the climate emergency and the COVID-19 outbreak. Amid the tumult, philanthropists maintain a crucial role in mitigating the effects of disruptions. Thanks to their unique ability to deploy capital quickly and flexibly, philanthropists have mounted first responses to needs across the world. However, continued volatility has laid bare the concerted dynamism required to meet the urgent and complex challenges we face. How can medical and sustainability-centered philanthropy build a more transformative, resilient approach to both global health and climate issues? What would increase the impact of responses? And how can philanthropists partner with other change-makers to create a meaningful footprint? 

Philanthropy & Social Impact
Part 1: Leading the Change: Philanthropists as Sustainability Innovators
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

We live in the midst of a climate emergency, and the stakes are especially high in the Asia-Pacific region. Rising sea levels, natural disasters, and pollution threaten millions of lives and livelihoods. Even so, the region is not on track to reach any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and COVID-19 has further hamstrung efforts. Amid these challenges, philanthropic efforts have been instrumental in steering responses in the region. Recognizing the need to work with businesses and governments, foundations and charitable organizations have been on the front lines of mitigating the climate emergency and educating the public on environmental issues. With time running out, how can philanthropy continue to spearhead innovative approaches in Asia? Join us for a candid discussion on how philanthropists are bridging the gap toward sustainability solutions.

Opening Remarks
Melissa Petros
Director of Philanthropy, Asia, Milken Institute
Moderator
Melissa Stevens
Executive Vice President, Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Speakers
Anindya Novyan Bakrie
CEO and President Director, Bakrie & Brothers; Supervisory Board Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kyung Sun Chung
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Sylvan Group
Poman Lo
Founding Partner, AlphaTrio
Nanette Medved-Po
Founder and Chairwoman, HOPE and Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX)
Part 2: Transforming Health through Innovative Medical Philanthropy
12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

COVID-19 saw a surge in health-related philanthropy, with top philanthropists and corporations giving hundreds of millions to contribute to the fight against the pandemic. This has saved countless lives and accelerated the transition towards a post-pandemic world. Now, as Asia begins to rebuild and reconfigure its health systems for a post-pandemic, digital world, there is no better time for philanthropy to entrench its impact for generations to come. How have different types of philanthropic capital led to better health outcomes and in what areas are they best placed to do so? How are philanthropists continuing to transform health through their activities in this post-pandemic period?  

Moderator
Melissa Stevens
Executive Vice President, Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Speakers
Maressa Brennan
Director, Innovative Finance, Milken Institute
Laurence Lien
Chairman, Asia Philanthropy Circle
Sarah Murdoch
Co-Chair and Global Ambassador, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
India's Untold FinTech Stories: How UPI is Powering the Digital Economy
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

India's digital payments and e-commerce ecosystem have become significantly more efficient with the recent implementation of its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) that is facilitating transactions across a diverse range of platforms. This technology is a significant step forward in powering the expansion of the country's digital economy, which is enabling more people to gain access to talent, resources, markets, and information. How has UPI accelerated fintech development in India and are there lessons for other countries? How are companies, from SMEs to established institutions, using new technologies to grow their businesses in a digital-centric marketplace? What services and industries have benefited from a more seamless transaction experience? 

Moderator
Reuben Abraham
CEO, Artha Global; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Speakers
Rahul Chari
Chief Technology Officer, Phone Pe
Amrish Rau
CEO, Pine Labs
Ritesh Shukla
CEO, NPCI International
Financial Markets AI, Innovation, & Technology
Navigating Credit Market Headwinds
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
voco Orchard - Grand Ballroom

Faced with alarming rates of inflation, central banks around the world have been forced to hike interest rates, after a period of near-zero rates to stimulate the economy. While this move provides the cooling effect many economies desperately crave by dampening consumer spending, at the same time it will raise mortgage prices, loan prices, and costs of operationspotentially triggering layoffs and unemployment. Could the credit markets have reached a capitulation point? What impact will this have on the public debt market? How are credit investors capitalizing on opportunities arising from uncertainty and volatility? 

Moderator
Elena Okorochenko
Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific, S&P Global Ratings
Speakers
Paul Horvath
CEO, Orchard Global
Michael Patterson
Governing Partner and Portfolio Manager, Direct Lending Strategies, HPS Investment Partners
Christian Stracke
Managing Director and Global Head, Credit Research, PIMCO
Srikanya Yathip
Secretary General, Government Pension Fund, Thailand
Financial Markets
The Quad: The New Indo-Pacific Reality
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - ESG Crescent Ballroom presented by Bank of America

While maintaining long-term peace, security, and rules-based cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region remains the key thrust for members of Quad and its efforts in the region, the group has been expanding its purview to include international cooperation on common standards and governance for emerging, advanced technologiescooperation that places individual privacy, respect, and trust at the core. How might such frameworks affect international relations in Asia-Pacific? Will countries in Asia support such efforts, or will neutrality or non-alignment be the path forward? What is the outlook for geopolitical relations in the Asia-Pacific region, especially among the large economies? 

Moderator
Jonathan McClory
Partner, Sanctuary Counsel; Creator of The Soft Power 30
Speakers
Paul Haenle
Director, Carnegie China; Chairman, Teneo APAC; Visiting Senior Fellow, East Asian Institute, NUS
Kishore Mahbubani
Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Farah Pandith
Senior Advisor for Thought Leadership, Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
Regions & Developing Markets
Insiders' View: Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (Invite only)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows East

For Hong Kong, closer policy alignment with the Greater Bay Area and with Beijing is all but done and dusted. With so many business and financial institutions operating in Hong Kong, what does this shift mean for how they will conduct business in the years ahead? How are leaders and companies adapting to these shifts? Can Hong Kong remain Asia's premier financial hub and what new opportunities might lie in the years ahead? 

Moderator
Mr. Perry Wong
Managing Director, China, Milken Institute
Speakers
Goodwin Gaw
Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Advisors Ltd
Nisa Leung
Managing Director, Qiming Venture Partners
William Pak
CEO, ESPRIT Holdings Limited
Thomas G. Tsao
Co-Founder and Chairman, Gobi Partners
Regions & Developing Markets
AI's Next Evolutionary Step
02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

Artificial intelligence has only scratched the surface of its potential to transform industries. While significant efficiency and productivity gains have been made via algorithmic automation, exciting new applications will give rise to deeper industrial transformation. What's next for AI in this era of rapid digitalization? How can businesses and government encourage net-positive transformation for humanity, companies, and governments as they seek to deploy AI in value-additive ways?  

Moderator
Manisha Tank
Journalist and Broadcaster, CNN International
Speakers
Hiroaki Kitano
Senior Executive Vice President and CTO, Sony Group Corporation
Peter Lee
Chairman of the Board, WorldQuant Predictive Co.
Nicholas Opie
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Synchron
Lu Zhang
Founder and Managing Partner, Fusion Fund
AI, Innovation, & Technology
The Era for Transformation in the Media Business
02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
voco Orchard - Grand Ballroom

Since the invention of the printing press in the 1440s, the media industry has been impacted by several waves of transformation. From print to radio broadcast, TV, the internet, streaming services, and social media, technology has redefined many aspects of news publishing. Today, media finds itself competing for the attention of a distracted consumer who increasingly is finding it difficult to identify absolute truth and expertise, and who is placing more and more trust in the word of brands. With terabytes of news and content being created every second, media publications are constantly engaged in a high-wire act, striving to strike a balance between providing accurate and accessible information to its audience while maintaining a sustainable revenue stream to ensure its long-term profitability. What is the future of news? How will legacy media outlets adapt to new media platforms, which are often dominated by messaging from brands? How can media publications seize the advancement of technology and utilize it as a force for truth? 

Moderator
Michelle Stevenson
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Milken Institute
Speakers
Almar Latour
CEO, Dow Jones & Company
Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Life Southeast Asia
Li Xin
Vice President, Caixin Media; Managing Director, Caixin Global
Mark Penn
Chairman and CEO, Stagwell Inc.
Mind and Body: Strengthening Whole-Person Well-Being
02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - ESG Crescent Ballroom presented by Bank of America

Today, we're more acutely aware of the importance of improving health across multiple areas, including mental, biological, social, and environmental aspects to drive good health and well-being. Over the last several years, especially as a response to the mental and physical hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous new approaches to support mental and physical well-being have enabled people to connect to more resources, more professionals, and to one another. From new digital tools providing greater access to information and care to the cultural normalization of talking about difficult issues by business leaders, creative talents, and government officials, we have plenty of opportunities for cross-sector collaboration, investment, and the deployment of solutions to provide care for strengthening our minds and bodies.

Moderator
John Simons
Executive Editor, TIME
Speakers
Liv Lo Golding
Wellness Entrepreneur and Creator of FitSphere
Zack Lynch
Managing Director, JAZZ Venture Partners
Eric Nam
Singer; Co-Founder and Creative Director, Mindset
Anthea Ong
Founder and Chairperson, WorkWell Leaders
Health & Medical Research
Insiders' View: ASEAN (Invite only)
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows East

Global market disruptions among major markets present tremendous opportunities for ASEAN. With strengthening competitiveness and talent and strong corporate leadership, ASEAN has emerged from the pandemic with plenty of arenas to solve global pressures, like manufacturing, food production, consumer markets, and sustainability efforts. What is the outlook for ASEAN in the decade ahead? What more can the private sector do to attract capital investments, grow innovative companies, and build a skilled labor force to push regional and global growth? 

Moderator
Dino Patti Djalal
Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Speakers
Swan Gin Beh
Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board
Leon Foong
Head of APAC, Binance
Deborah Ho
Country Head of Singapore and Head of Southeast Asia, BlackRock
Jenny Lee
Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Regions & Developing Markets
Investment Priorities in an Uncertain World (Invite only)
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

Today's markets are confronted with unprecedented volatilityfrom rising geopolitical tensions to unrelenting inflation and pressing ESG concerns. With renewed interests in liquid alternatives, investors are forced to review their portfolio allocations and investment strategies as they navigate current markets and the division between public and private markets. This roundtable brings together global investors to discuss how to navigate the current markets, and the public and private market divide in the year ahead. 

Moderators
Ted Lee
Chair, SBAI APAC Committee
Debra Ng
Managing Director, Region Head, Asia, Albourne
Speakers
Christopher Chan
Chief Investment Officer (Public Markets), Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Haseeb Malik
Partner and Head of Asia Corporate and Traded Credit, Värde Partners
Tse Wen Tai
Senior Vice President, External Managers Department, GIC
Jason Tan
Head of APAC and CEO (Singapore), Orchard Global
Noorsurainah Tengah
Head of Alternative Assets, Brunei Investment Agency
Josh Wong
Portfolio Manager, NTU Investment Office
Talent and Theatrics: The Future of Sports and Entertainment
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

The market ecosystem for sports entertainment has exploded in the era of digitalization, social media, online engagements, consumer demand, and even cultural activism. Growing connections to commerce, music, movies, and TV shows have reaped tremendous benefits for numerous industries. Consequently, sports talents can't just be athletes; they are pushed to be also entertainers, brand ambassadors, social activists, and cultural icons for both companies and fans. Who are the winners and losers as sports increasingly evolve into entertainment? What's the impact of this trend on athletes, owners, and shareholders? 

Moderator
Susan Li
Business Correspondent, Fox Business Network
Speakers
Zak Brown
CEO, McLaren Racing
Chatri Sityodtong
Founder, Chairman and CEO, ONE Championship
Business & Industry Society & Culture

Although much of the world reopened in 2022, China has remained cautious in its management of the COVID-19 pandemic. While asset managers have remained agile in adapting to the government's zero-COVID strategy, long-running lockdowns and travel restrictions have taken their toll on the country's streak of economic growth and expansion. When may China be ready to reopen, both internally and externally? How are investors shifting strategies in the face of the government's strict COVID-19 management policy? 

Moderator
Wenchi Yu
Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Host, TVBS News
Speakers
Mingpo Cai
Founder and President, Cathay Capital
Herry Han
Founding Partner and CEO, Soul Capital
Nisa Leung
Managing Director, Qiming Venture Partners
Charles Li
Founder and Chairman, Micro Connect
Cynthia Zhang
Founding Partner, FutureX
Innovations to Build Food Resiliency
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - ESG Crescent Ballroom presented by Bank of America

Today's global food systems present numerous, significant opportunities for innovative restructuring that would reduce waste, environmental degradation, and global hunger. Steps such as boosting productivity and streamlining access to markets; scaling up sustainable crops, products and processes; improving cooperation and coordination among governments, multinationals, and local producers would go miles to build value chain resilience from farm to fork. What actions are needed to progress towards Zero Hunger around the world? Where are the biggest value chain gaps and which institutions can step up to enact change?

Moderator
Holly Freishtat
Director, Feeding Change, Milken Institute
Speakers
Beverley Postma
CEO, Grow Asia
Ian Roberts
Chief Technology Officer, Bühler Group
Pier Luigi Sigismondi
President, Food & Beverages Group, Dole Sunshine Company
Sunny George Verghese
CEO, Olam International
Innovations from Industry Disruptors: Sustainability with Min-Liang Tan
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

What does it take to create and lead one of the world's most successful tech companies, become a pillar in the gaming and lifestyle sector, and now be intentional about leading sustainability efforts in the industry? In this fireside, Min-Liang Tan discusses trends in the industry, the need to integrate sustainability principles into company strategy, and other lessons learned from his journey.

Moderator
Diane Brady
Assistant Managing Editor, Forbes Media
Speaker
Min-Liang Tan
Co-Founder and CEO, Razer
Innovations from Industry Disruptors: Justin Sun
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - ESG Crescent Ballroom presented by Bank of America

Blockchain and crypto technologies have improved access to finance and reduced the cost of financial infrastructure significantly. But with innovation comes legitimate concerns, including how it can be made more inclusive, sustainable, and aligned with the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals. What is the future of finance in a Web 3.0-based ecosystem? Where are industry disruptors taking their ideas next and how might that affect how we interact in the digital economy?

Moderator
Curtis S. Chin
Chair, Milken Institute Asia Center; Former US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
Speaker
Justin Sun
Founder, TRON; Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Grenada to the WTO
Insiders' View: Japan (Invite only)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows East

With a new prime minister and a new administration, Japan has been actively reopening tourism, encouraging new foreign investment flows into its domestic markets, and positioning itself as a force for peace in the Asia-Pacific region. What's next to enable Japan's leaders to build on this forward momentum and address longer-term challenges? What resources does Japan need to keep the country's institutions at the forefront of global financial and technological industries? What roles can global businesses and financial institutions play in advancing the new agenda? 

Moderator
Kotaro Tamura
Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Speakers
Keisuke Honda
Japanese Football Player; Co-Founder, Dreamers VC
Yasuhiro Kubota
CEO, Asia and Oceania (excl. East Asia) and Managing Executive Officer, Mizuho Financial Group
Keiko Tashiro
Deputy President, Member of the Board, Daiwa Securities
Regions & Developing Markets
Our Shared Responsibility: Advancing Green Financing (Invite only)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

This discussion brings together leading investors, progressive regulators, and other senior executives in the ESG-linked investment space to discuss the biggest problems in sustainable finance. With a growing demand for green financing, there are also growing concerns about green washing. What's needed to crowd in more sustainability-linked investments into meaningful projects, while ensuring capital returns, risk protection, and positive impacts on the environment? 


*In partnership with Elevandi.

Welcome Remarks
Pat Patel
Managing Director, Elevandi
Moderators
Darian McBain
Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Hiromichi Mizuno
Special Envoy of U.N. Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
Speakers
Feng Chang
Managing Director, Head of APAC Sustainable Finance Advisory, Global Markets, Bank of America
Nneka Chike-Obi
Head of APAC ESG Research and Acting Head of Global Head of ESG Research, Sustainable Fitch
Herry Cho
Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment
Reception
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer
Opening Remarks
Ms. Laura Deal Lacey
Executive Director, Global Markets, Milken Institute
Welcome Remarks
Kara Owen
British High Commissioner to Singapore
Guest
James Cleverly
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, United Kingdom
Dinner Program: Asia and Hollywood
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

In a world transformed by digitalization, the pandemic, and content creation and consumer markets in large countries like India and China, the Hollywood of old is no more. The emergence of top-quality storytelling, exceptional talent, and authentic Asian and Asian American representation from outside of centralized and established entertainment hubs has opened tremendous new opportunities for creators, producers, animators, and actors from almost anywhere. What does the growth of localized, but globally popular, content mean for large entertainment complexes like Hollywood? How has this changed the business of entertainment? How has the accessibility of digital platforms shaped content creation and storytelling, now that everyone can be seen?

Opening Remarks
Leslie Thurman
Director, Global Programming, Milken Institute
Moderator
Sharanjit Leyl
International Broadcaster
Speakers
Bing Chen
Founder and CEO, Gold House and AU Holdings
Brad Lewis
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Spire Studios
Sima Taparia
Marriage Consultant and TV Personality, Indian Matchmaking

Building Strong Institutions for Global Impact (Invite only)
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

Good public governance often means taking the long view, to "plant trees today for tomorrow's generation to sit under." Highly skilled, professional, accountable institutions are particularly necessary in the management of national wealth-pension savings, dividends from natural resources, and other public financial assets for future generations and economic growth. How can private sector institutions, especially financial institutions, help build local governance capabilities? Is this counterintuitive or can it be win-win? How can public and private sectors better collaborate to ensure vibrant, competitive, and safe financial markets?

Moderator
Cesar Purisima
Founding Partner, IKHLAS Capital; Milken Institute Asia Fellow; former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines
Speakers
Nirvana Chaudhary
Managing Director, Chaudhary Group; Vice Chair, Chaudhary Foundation
Susan Marie Lund
Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development, International Finance Corporation
Rick Ramli
Chief Investment Officer, Private and Strategic Investments, Permodalan Nasional Berhad
Insiders' View: United States (Invite only)
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows East

United States voters are headed to the polls for the midterm elections in an atmosphere of mounting economic, political, and social fragmentation. From higher energy and consumer prices to judicial decisions impacting health policies, the state of the union is increasingly challenged and President Biden may find greater difficulty in advancing his agenda. What's the outlook for the midterm elections? How might a shift in the in the House majority impact the president's economic, financial, and social policy efforts in the months leading up to 2024? 

Moderator
Ryan Heath
Editorial Director, Global Growth, POLITICO
Speakers
William Lee
Chief Economist, Milken Institute
Mark Penn
Chairman and CEO, Stagwell Inc.
Kirk Wagar
Head of Global Government Affairs, Binance
Regions & Developing Markets
Global Investment Outlook
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
voco Orchard - Grand Ballroom

The interconnectedness of world financial systems has brought tremendous benefits, helping to grow economies and improve livelihoods. But it also means that markets are more sensitive to manmade and natural disruptions outside their regionfrom extreme weather events to violent cross-border conflicts. With global events increasingly unpredictable, are capital markets entering a period of prolonged volatility? Can digitalization and new financial tools help manage uncertainties? How are leaders preparing for tomorrow's world heightened risk?

Moderator
Susan Li
Business Correspondent, Fox Business Network
Speakers
Andrew Cross
Chief Financial Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Jeff Gardner
Senior Portfolio Strategist, Bridgewater Associates
Jon Nielsen
Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Investment Committee, FWD Group
Rohit Sipahimalani
Chief Investment Officer, Temasek
Financial Markets
Rethinking Health Care in the Post-Pandemic Era
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

While the global coronavirus pandemic highlighted numerous shortcomings of current health care systems, it helped accelerate the implementation of new systems and innovative health-tech solutions to address needs. As countries recover and reopen, how have health systems adapted to enable good health and well-being more efficiently and, at the same time, remain prepared for future pandemics? What are some new instances of integrating technology into patient engagement and care? What's the future of personalized care in an increasingly digitalized, post-pandemic world?

Moderator
Esther Krofah
Executive Vice President, Health, Milken Institute
Speakers
Ahmed Elhusseiny
Area Head, APAC, Roche
Sharon Goldfeld
Theme Director, Population Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
John C.W. Lim
Chairman, Consortium for Clinical Research and Innovation, Singapore (CRIS)
Ganen Sarvananthan
Managing Partner, TPG Capital Asia
Health & Medical Research
Driving Green Energy Transformation
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - ESG Crescent Ballroom presented by Bank of America

The urgency to accelerate the green energy transition has not been lost on business and financial institutions. Around the world, business leaders and investors have quickened their efforts to roll out impactful, innovative products and strategies to reduce fossil fuel dependency and reduce the carbon footprint of traditionally carbon-intensive industries. How are leaders aligning their efforts to fight global warming with their institutions' fiduciary responsibilities? Into which sectors will greater investments advance the green energy transition most efficiently?

Moderator
Naazneen Karmali
Asia Wealth Editor and India Editor, Forbes Asia
Speakers
Anindya Novyan Bakrie
CEO and President Director, Bakrie & Brothers; Supervisory Board Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hiromichi Mizuno
Special Envoy of U.N. Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
Abhinav Reddy
Owner, GAR Corporation
Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir
Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
Business & Industry Sustainability & Environment
Insiders' View: India (Invite only)
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows East

Is India hitting a sweet spot for accelerated growth? From public policies to a young, hardworking, and smart population, numerous factors are aligning that could drive decades of economic growth. This discussion will spotlight the various industries poised to benefit, where more capital can accelerate positive transformation, where government regulations are creating a more enabling ecosystem, and how leaders are taking advantage of these trends to create more opportunities for more people. 

Moderator
Farah Pandith
Senior Advisor for Thought Leadership, Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
Speakers
Reuben Abraham
CEO, Artha Global; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Sri vishnu raju Nandyala
Chairman and CEO, Exiga Group
Suresh Prabhu
Former Union Minister of India; Chancellor, Rishihood University
Manraj Sekhon
Chief Investment Officer, Emerging Markets Equity, Franklin Templeton Investments
Ajit Singh
Chief Investment Officer, Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund
Sandeep Uberoi
Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures
Regions & Developing Markets
Insiders' View: The United Kingdom (Invite only)
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

It's been almost three years since the United Kingdom left the European Union, then was immediately enmeshed in the global health pandemic, emerging only to confront a war on Europe's eastern front, soaring inflation, and an energy crisis. But with the prospect of a new prime minister and government come new opportunities to rebuild and redefine Great Britain's role in the world. What may its relations with the EU and Asia look like in the years ahead? How may the UK remain an influential broker of solutions to economic and financial challenges? And how may it galvanize like-minded nations collectively to address lingering long-term challenges constructively? 

Opening Remarks
Petra Freddi
Senior Director, Europe, Milken Institute
Moderator
Thomas Eymond-Laritaz
Founder and CEO, Highgate
Speakers
Natalie Black
His Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, covering North-East Asia, South-East Asia and Australasia, United Kingdom
Peter Mandelson
Chairman, Global Counsel
John Studzinski
Managing Director and Vice Chairman, PIMCO
Ronald Wuijster
CEO, APG Asset Management and Board Member, APG Group
Regions & Developing Markets
Market Opportunities in Asia
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is the growth engine of the world's economy. As one of the fastest-growing regions, APAC houses half of the world's population, and is expected to contribute 50 percent of the world's goods and services. Yet the Asian marketplace has not been spared volatility and risks stemming from a variety of policy, macro, and geopolitical causes. Investors, asset managers, and banks in Asia must not only account for the evolving regional environment, but also devise strategies to enable continued global growth despite an uncertain future. What is the value of Asian market linkages within the global capital markets? What do leaders of APAC see as key to integration of regional financial markets? How are they building strong teams with sustainable competitive advantage over their peers? 

Moderator
Felicity Chan
Managing Director, Co-Head of APAC ECM Syndicate, Credit Suisse
Speakers
Byron Gill
Managing Partner, Portfolio Manager, Indus Capital Partners LLC
Kenny Lam
CEO, Two Sigma Asia Pacific
Julia Raiskin
Head of Markets, Asia, Citi
Howe Chung Wan
Managing Director, Head of Asia Fixed Income, Principal Global Investors
Opening the Road to Space for Humanity
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
voco Orchard - Grand Ballroom

This is the golden era for the private space industry. Three private companies now take people into space for tourism, two private companies have docked with the international space station, and thousands more are integral to the space exploration value chain. What's driving companies to push further into our cosmos? What industries stand to gain from expanded space exploration? How can private businesses and governments work together to ensure that future gains accrue to a greater percentage of humanity? 

Moderator
Hiromichi Mizuno
Special Envoy of U.N. Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
Speakers
Takafumi Horie
Founder and Director, Interstellar Technologies Inc.
Satoshi Takamatsu
Founder and CEO, Space Films
Naoko Yamazaki
Former JAXA Astronaut and Member of Japan's Space Policy Cabinet Office Committee; Council Member, Earthshot Prize
Business & Industry
The ESG Pay-off: Aligning Profitability, Performance, and Impact
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Four Seasons Singapore - ESG Crescent Ballroom presented by Bank of America

Environmental, social, and governance issues are top of mind for institutional investors and their public constituents alike by now. The flow of investments into firms with strong ESG practices, and the $3.9 trillion invested in global sustainable funds offer strong testimony. Yet immense diversity exists within the industry. Across negative screening, positive screening, ESG integration, and new trends in thematic investing and ESG engagement, how are asset managers distinguishing themselves within the crowd without neglecting performance? How are ESG factors incorporated into corporate strategies, and thus how are firms aligning themselves with net zero and climate action goals? This panel will explore how ESG goals and profits do not have to be mutually exclusive, and how companies can harness ESG strategies to benefit themselves and society at the same time.

Moderator
Darian McBain
Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Speakers
Karen Fang
Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Bank of America
David Steinbach
Global Chief Investment Officer, Hines
Rachel Teo
Head of Sustainability and Head of Total Portfolio Sustainable Investing, GIC
Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson
Global Head of ESG, PGIM
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment

As the wealth and sophistication of single-family offices in Asia grow, they seek to deploy long-term capital with trustworthy partners. To access high-quality deals and share due-diligence insights and resources, family offices look to peers or larger institutional investors with which they can partner and co-invest Given the common mandate of long-term asset ownership, there is a natural alignment of interests between large asset owners and family offices. From deal sourcing and operating partnerships to strategic selling and buying, opportunities to collaborate abound. This exclusive private roundtable brings together leading institutional investors and single-family offices to share thought leadership and insights on successful collaboration together with ideas for future partnerships.

Moderator
Richard Ditizio
President, Milken Institute
Speakers
Paul Choo
Director, Yonghe Investments
Edoardo Collevecchio
Managing Director, Oppenheimer Generations Asia
Wai Leng Leong
Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific, CDPQ
Shashank Mathur
Managing Director, Harvard Management Company
Financial Markets
Lunch Plenary | Is the Paradigm Shifting in Private Markets?
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
voco Orchard - Grand Ballroom

Remarkable capital inflows have continually enlivened private markets since 2000, with a tripling of fundraising in each decade. Competition for top quality deals has grown hotter as valuations have soared to new heights. However, although restrictive pressures brought on by the pandemic have eased, different risks have materialized in the form of global geopolitical tensions and war, along with record levels of inflation and interest. A question for analysts is whether valuations are overblown and unlikely to last. Are investors embracing risks and following the unstoppable rise of private markets? Is the asset class likely to play a new role in the future for investors and the broader economy? 

Opening Remarks
Erin Cher
Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Asia, Milken Institute
Moderator
Yup S. Kim
Head of Investments, Private Equity, CalPERS
Speakers
Steffen Meister
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Partners Group
Todd Sisitsky
President of TPG; Co-Managing Partner, TPG Capital
Ronald Wuijster
CEO, APG Asset Management and Board Member, APG Group
Ms. Rohaya Muhammad Yusof
Chief Investment Officer, Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia (EPF)
Closing Remarks
Mr. Michael Klowden
CEO, Milken Institute
Financial Markets
Lunch Plenary | Leading in a World Transformed
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

The pace of human achievement has never been faster in this era of hyper-connectivity and digitalization. But it has also provided moments of pause to redefine meaning, purpose, and articulate a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and sustainability. With leaders increasingly being called upon to enact impactful change beyond the bottom line, there are significant opportunities to transform their societies and foster meaningful progress in these changing times. How are leaders re-aligning values with strategies? How are they staying ahead in a constantly transforming world?

Business & Industry
Part 1: Authentic Leadership
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom
Opening Remarks
Zhou Guanfeng
Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Asia, Milken Institute
Moderator
Richard Ditizio
President, Milken Institute
Speaker
Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia; Chair, Global Institute for Women’s Leadership
Business & Industry
Part 2: Impact and Progress
12:20 PM - 01:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom
Moderator
Richard Ditizio
President, Milken Institute
Speakers
William Pak
CEO, ESPRIT Holdings Limited
Darpan Sanghvi
Founder, The Good Glamm Group
Closing Remarks
Kevin Klowden
Chief Global Strategist, Milken Institute
Business & Industry
Lunch Plenary | The Future of Cuisine
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - ESG Crescent Ballroom presented by Bank of America

COVID-19 all but grounded the food industry. With restaurants shuttered and tourism at a stand-still, many chefs and restauranteur took the time to reflect, rethink, and even restart businesses, not just to survive, but thrive. Now, as the pandemic subsides, what do today's top chefs see as the future of cuisine? How are chefs and restauranteurs reigniting the passion for a new food culture in a transformed world? 

Opening Remarks
Melissa Stevens
Executive Vice President, Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Moderator
Veronica Phua
Foodie and Digital Content Creator
Speakers
Daniel Boulud
Chef and Restaurateur
Nobu Matsuhisa
Chef and Restaurateur
Wolfgang Puck
Chef and Restaurateur
Closing Remarks
Belinda Chng
Senior Director, Asia Center, Milken Institute
Society & Culture
Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle: A Conversation with Drew Perkins (Invite only)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows West

"Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear." For Drew Perkins, the future of smart contact lenses is much closer to becoming reality than many people think. In this conversation, Drew talks about his path to Mojo Vision, the lessons he's learned by being a serial entrepreneur, and offers perspective on what it takes to build technologies and scale businesses that will forever change humanitynot ten years from now, but tomorrow.

Moderator
Yuka Shimokawa
Senior Associate, Business and Program Development, Asia, Milken Institute
Speaker
Drew D. Perkins
Co-Founder and CEO, Mojo Vision
Women Leaders in Finance: Owning Your Voice (Invite only)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Four Seasons Singapore - Windows East

Despite widespread calls for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce, women in C-suite positions are still underrepresented and subject to numerous gender- and culture-based preconceptions. These include expectations on personality traits and leadership style, where the dichotomy can be more extreme compared to the expectations of male counterparts. How can women own their own voice and leadership style while remaining true to their values? How are they overcoming external expectations in their companies and industries? What more can be done to build a deep pipeline of women leaders and create empowering institutional cultures?

Moderator
Tracey Woon
Member, Investment Board, GIC; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Speaker
Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia; Chair, Global Institute for Women’s Leadership
Financial Markets Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion