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September 13-15, 2023
Asia Summit - Singapore
Bridging Complexity and Opportunity
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Friday, September 15, 2023

Singapore Exchange (SGX) Securities Market Opening Ceremony with the Milken Institute (Invite only)
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM SGT
Opening Remarks
Laura Deal Lacey
Executive Director, Global Markets, Milken Institute
Richard Ditizio
CEO, Milken Institute
Media Reception (Invite only)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM SGT
Welcome Remarks
Michelle Stevenson
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Milken Institute
Asia Summit Check-in
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM SGT
Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle Reception (Invite only)
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM SGT
Opening Remarks
Phoebe Lai
Associate, Milken Institute
Welcome Remarks
Ayden Sng
Actor, Mediacorp

*Hosted in partnership with the British High Commission in Singapore.

Welcome Remarks
Richard Ditizio
CEO, Milken Institute
Kara Owen
British High Commissioner to Singapore

Asia Summit Check-in
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM SGT

Join us for an invigorating 30-minute Kundalini yoga session that will stretch your body and calm your mind. Focused breathwork, dynamic movements, and meditation techniques will awaken the dormant energy within you and bring about greater mental clarity that will leave you focused, positive, energized, and fully engaged—the hallmarks of Kundalini yoga. The session will provide accessible exercises that anyone can practice daily regardless of experience.

Speaker
Nina Anand
Senior Associate, Global Programming and Events, Milken Institute; Yoga Instructor
Global Investment Outlook
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM SGT

Global economic growth forecasts remain modest as central bankers and policymakers pursue efforts to address lingering inflation and ensure stability in the banking system. Geopolitical events continue to present risks, sovereign debt distress persists in some economies, and the impacts of the war in Ukraine continue to reverberate throughout energy and agricultural commodities markets. Amidst this backdrop of uncertainty, financial institutions and market participants are looking to contain the impact of market volatility and identify opportunities for value-creation. How are global finance leaders navigating regulatory environments and prevailing market conditions? What is being done to ensure capital markets and finance continue to be a positive force for development and the sustainable expansion of shared prosperity? Who and where do we look to for hope, strategy, and commitment amidst a sea of global challenges and opportunities?  

Opening Remarks
Laura Deal Lacey
Executive Director, Global Markets, Milken Institute
Welcome Remarks
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Moderator
Haslinda Amin
Anchor and Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg
Speaker
Steffen Meister
Partner, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Partners Group

Is humanity still on course to leave behind a better world for future generations? As the world traverses this transformative era, deteriorating environmental conditions and harsher climate patterns, tenser geopolitical standoffs, and rising economic inequalities are making it increasingly difficult for people to pursue meaningful lives. Leaders facing these issues don't have it easy—to build a better world requires vision, innovative thinking, and a commitment to action. In what ways can we marshal the resources, policies, and ideas that will drive progress and provide better lives for people of all communities? How are leaders ensuring that we remain pointed at a future that is safer, more sustainable, and richer in opportunities for us all? 

Opening Remarks
Michael Klowden
Executive Vice Chairman, Milken Institute
Welcome Remarks
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Moderator
Diane Brady
Assistant Managing Editor, Forbes Media
Speaker
Goodwin Gaw
Chairman and Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Partners
Ho Kwon Ping
Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd
Enrique Razon
Chairman and CEO, International Container Terminal Services Incorporated
Le Thi Thu Thuy
Vice Chairwoman, Vingroup; Global CEO, VinFast
China's Investment Outlook
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM SGT

China’s economic activity skyrocketed after the end of its strict zero-COVID restrictions earlier this year. But expectations of sustained high growth for 2023 have since dimmed. Underlying challenges linger, including depressed consumer demand, regulatory crackdowns on industry executives and large companies, the tightening of investment screening regulations, and geopolitically motivated protectionist measures in several key sectors. As China continues to undergo global decoupling and strategic recoupling, how are investors approaching investments in such a complex environment as China’s economic landscape? 

Moderator
Robin Hu
Vice Chairman, Asia and Operating Partner, Temasek; Chair, Asia, Milken Institute
Speaker
Chen Long
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Plenum
Susan Lin
Managing Partner, EverYi Capital
David Su
Managing Partner, Matrix Partners China
Yibing Wu
President, China; Head, Enterprise Development Group (China); Joint Head, Technology and Consumer, Temasek

The transition to more accessible and affordable sustainable energy sources is a global imperative. With energy demand projected to double by 2040, business and government leaders are looking for new solutions to accelerate energy transition across industries. But with immediate energy demands surging and geopolitics limiting access to critical and rare-earth minerals, this transition is stifled. What can be done to overcome limitations on access to critical and rare-earth minerals, which are hampering the production of key components and development of solutions? Can’t politics be set aside to accelerate the global transition to clean energy? 

Moderator
Chloe Cho
CEO and Co-Founder, Brilliant Media and Productions
Speaker
Anindya Novyan Bakrie
CEO and President Director, Bakrie & Brothers
Vineet Mittal
Chairman, Avaada Group
Hiromichi Mizuno
Founder and CEO, Good Steward Partners LLC
Keith Tan
Deputy Secretary (Industry), Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

Join us for a compelling panel that will delve into the world of online gaming, which has emerged as a major revenue powerhouse, surpassing TV and film. Over the past few years, the industry has undergone an entertainment revolution, driving innovation and attracting new investment. The global revenue for gaming is projected to grow to more than $200 billion in 2024. Industry leaders will unveil their transformative contributions to gaming and the Asian gaming industry’s integration into music and culture. Braced by influential investors across creative industries, this discussion will explore how Asia’s gaming prowess is redefining the future of entertainment, forging new pathways of success, and sparking uncharted opportunities for global collaborations. 

Moderator
Gary Liu
Co-Founder and CEO, Terminal 3
Speaker
Kevin Lin
General Partner, Venture, Lifelike Capital; CEO, Metatheory
Dan Lin
Founder and CEO, Rideback
Deborah Mei
Partner and Co-Founder, The Raine Group
Jason Yeh
Co-Founder and General Partner, Patron

The Middle East and Asia (MID/ASIA) are two of the most dynamic and rapidly growing global regions. With a combined population of over 4 billion people and a GDP of over $20 trillion, these regions can be major drivers of global economic growth. But as the talent and capital flows increase between the two regions, so does the complexity that comes with deeper engagement.

In part one of a two-part series taking place at both the Asia Summit and the MEA Summit later in the year, executives and investors from MID/ASIA draw on personal knowledge and experience to spotlight the most compelling ways to navigate the changing business and financial landscape and address the most urgent issues in both regions. Among them: What are the challenges and opportunities for business and financial cooperation between the two regions? What is the role of sustainable finance in promoting economic development? How can energy and natural resources be harnessed within these regions to contribute sustainably to growth in technological innovation? What does the combined economic potential of MID/ASIA look like? 

Moderator
Kevin Lu
Chairman of Asia and Global Executive Board Member, Partners Group
Speaker
Eddie Ahmed
Founder and CEO, ITI Ventures
Ibrahim Almubarak
Assistant Minister of Investment, Saudi Arabia and CEO of the Saudi Investment Promotion Agency (SIPA)
Ganen Sarvananthan
Managing Partner, TPG Capital Asia

Korea’s future as an investment destination appears bright with its rapidly growing economy and strong track record as a global leader in technological innovations. However, Korea’s markets remain laden with challenges, including opaque regulations and resistance to foreign business models. While the Korean government is announcing ambitious reforms to help make financial markets more dynamic, Korean investors are looking outward, with overseas investment hitting all-time highs. What sectors and asset classes are investors looking at to diversify portfolio and reduce volatility? What factors shape the investment appetite in Korea and how can investors navigate obstacles to uncover hidden opportunities for returns?

Opening Remarks
Junghee Oh
Associate, Business and Development, Asia, Milken Institute
Moderator
Heenam Choi
Visiting Fellow, Korea Capital Market Institute
Speaker
Kyung Sun Chung
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Sylvan Group
Seung Beom Koh
Former Chairman, Financial Services Commission of Korea
Sean K. Lee
Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Head of Investment Strategy and Innovation Division, Korea Investment Corporation
Joon Sung Park
Managing Director, Cross Border Investment, Legend Capital
Asia-Pacific Investment Outlook
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM SGT

Against the backdrop of a year that has proved challenging for the global economy, markets in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region have emerged as ripe with new opportunities. China’s post-pandemic reopening, India’s growing skilled workforce, and ASEAN’s expanding consumer markets have renewed focus on this region. How do demographics and markets in the Asia Pacific factor into investors’ strategies for APAC in the year ahead? What are the industries of special interest—ranging from FinTech to green energy technologies? What approaches are investors taking to the region’s ever-evolving geopolitical and regulatory landscapes? 

Moderator
Karishma Vaswani
Asia Political Columnist, Bloomberg Opinion
Speaker
Thomas Cheong
President, Asia, Principal Financial Group
Andrew Cross
Chief Financial Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Kwok Fung Kenny Lam
CEO, Two Sigma Asia Pacific
Matthew Michelini
Partner, Head of Asia Pacific, Apollo Global Management
Elena Okorochenko
Managing Director, Head of Asia-Pacific Ratings, S&P Global

Experts in this panel explore the imperative for including food systems in climate financing. Food systems account for 30 percent of global GHG emissions, not to mention their impact on essential resources such as water, land, and energy, which tie into every one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Yet, despite its potential to contribute to global climate goals, food systems transformation receives a minuscule amount of funding—1/20th of what is directed towards the energy and transportation sectors. Panelists from across the region representing a range of investment perspectives will discuss the imperative and business cases for investing in food systems to address climate change and food as national security. 

Moderator
Holly Freishtat
Senior Director, Feeding Change, Milken Institute
Speaker
Shehriyar Antia
Head of Global Thematic Research, PGIM
Ben Fargher
Head of Asia Pacific Environmental Markets, Cargill
John Friedman
Asia Director, AgFunder and GROW Accelerator
Sandhya Sriram
Founder and CEO, Shiok Meats

People across Asia are living longer lives. By 2050, it is projected that one in four people in the region will be over 60 years old, nearly 1.3 billion people. Family caregivers play a vital role in supporting these older adults when they need assistance and often grapple with how best to care for their loved ones while balancing jobs and other responsibilities. While this demographic shift poses a challenge to the region’s ability to provide high-quality care and social services, it will also drive the growth of a technology-driven eldercare market, projected to generate US$76 billion in global spending by 2032. This panel will explore innovative technology solutions and social programs as well as immigration policies needed to better support caregivers across the Asia-Pacific region, elevating bright spots and opportunities to leverage efforts. 

Moderator
Diane Ty
Senior Director, Future of Aging, Milken Institute
Speaker
Angelique Chan
Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing Research and Education, Duke-NUS Medical School
Ricky Choi
Head, US Digital Health, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Electronics
Kwang Cheak Tan
CEO, Agency for Integrated Care
Mary Ann Tsao
Chairwoman, Tsao Foundation, Singapore

ASEAN continues to build competitiveness on a range of key indicators: labor and talent, ease of doing business, corporate leadership, manufacturing capabilities, and domestic consumption. ASEAN looks poised to remain one of the most attractive regions to foreign direct investment in 2023, despite a more challenging macroeconomic environment. This presents a wide range of business and investment opportunities, partnerships, and cultural engagements from which institutions can benefit. What are investors’ appetites for investment in ASEAN? How can they minimize risk and maximize returns to take advantage of the ASEAN growth story?

Moderator
Cesar Purisima
Founding Partner, IKHLAS Capital; Milken Institute Asia Fellow; Former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines
Speaker
Binayak Dutta
Managing Director, Emerging Markets, and Group Chief Distribution Officer, FWD Group
Liew Chin Tong
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, Malaysia
Cindy Lim
CEO, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings
Satvinder Singh
Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN Economic Community, ASEAN

Regional partners are rapidly scaling efforts to mobilize sustainable infrastructure financing in the Indo-Pacific region’s emerging markets and developing economies—an urgent need compounded by the impacts of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The success of major initiatives such as the G7’s Partnership for Global Infrastructure Investment depends on the ability of those initiatives to unlock private capital through the use of blended finance and other de-risking strategies. However, significant barriers, including a limited pipeline of "bankable" projects and insufficient project preparation, threaten to derail the region’s financing efforts. This invitation-only private session will examine the policies, platforms, and investment vehicles that governments can employ to catalyze infrastructure investment with a particular emphasis on the opportunities available through the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. 

Moderator
David Talbot
Associate Director for Economic Policy, Milken Institute
Speaker
Steven Ciobo
Managing Director, Head of Global Affairs, Stonepeak; Former Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Allaster Cox
Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, Australian High Commission
Kim-See Lim
Director, East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation
Wei-Sun Teh
Executive Director, Infrastructure, IFM Investors
Nicholas Tonkes
Partner, Oliver Wyman
Networking Break
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM SGT
Introductory Remarks
Yeen Chong
Senior Associate, Asia, Milken Institute
Guest
Moderator
Haslinda Amin
Anchor and Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg

Throughout history, cities have been the engines of the most vibrant and successful societies: attracting human capital, serving as hubs for trade and commerce, evolving as centers for advancing research, innovation, and technology. Today, cities are at the forefront of global efforts to fight global warming, advance sustainability, and improve health, livability, and economic opportunities. How are governments rethinking how cities are positioned to welcome global businesses, capital, and talent? How are government leaders working with the private sector to ensure their cities thrive and are successful, even in an era of climate change, migration, and geopolitical uncertainty? 

Introductory Remarks
Adam Heng
Senior Associate, Asia, Milken Institute
Moderator
Charlie Campbell
Singapore Correspondent, TIME
Speaker
Vinay Awasthi
Managing Director, Greater Asia, HP Inc.
Jacqueline Poh
Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
Francis Suarez
Mayor, City of Miami
Bambang Susantono
Chairman, Nusantara Capital Authority, Indonesia

As remote work continues, commercial real estate is coming to terms with sky-high valuations falling short of expectations. Hedge funds are wasting no time as they compete to buy up distressed properties. And with banks scaling back lending, private equity firms are pivoting quickly towards private credit. Enduring high interest rates, overbuilt markets, and general economic uncertainty have characterized much of the recent past and seem to have no predictable end in sight. What are financial leaders doing to minimize risk and maximize the upside? How can today’s volatility become an opportunity to diversify portfolios and break new ground? From here, is there nowhere to go but up? 

Moderator
Sunil Mishra
Partner, Adams Street Partners
Speaker
Indraneel Karlekar
Global Head of Research and Portfolio Strategies, Real Estate, Principal Asset Management
Yoshi Kiguchi
Chief Investment Officer, Pension Fund of Japanese Corporations
Manraj Sekhon
Chief Investment Officer, Templeton Global Investments; Co-CEO, Templeton Asset Management
Noorsurainah Tengah
Chief Investment Officer, Brunei Investment Agency
Craig Thorburn
Director, Office of the Chief Investment Officer, Future Fund
Networking Break
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM SGT

With inflation peaking in Asia and central banks pausing rate hikes, investors are looking to flock to Asia’s markets as a safe haven from a potential global recession. As the digital assets sector grows, regulators are looking to strike a balance between innovation and maintaining transparency, proper governance, and data privacy. And as net zero deadlines approach, policies and frameworks to improve climate-related reporting are gaining momentum. With the banking crises in the US, are Asian currencies able to withstand potential repercussions? As the spotlight turns to Asia, how are financial leaders preparing to seize this promising investment landscape?

Moderator
Joanna Ossinger
Editor, Asia Markets, Bloomberg News
Speaker
Ashish Goyal
Executive Vice President and Head of Asia-Pacific, OMERS
Amol Gupte
Head of South Asia and ASEAN, Citi
Loh Boon Chye
CEO, SGX Group
Archana Parekh
Head of Asia Equities ex Japan, Portfolio Manager, Balyasny Asset Management

Rapid advances and ongoing innovations in digital technologies continue to unlock new possibilities. Today, digital technologies are being applied to improve efficiencies, dig deeper into the data, and enable groundbreaking ideas in health care that would solve global challenges. What is the potential of digital innovations to tackle challenges at a global scale, including in the areas of research, community engagement, epidemiology, pathology, and treatment? What is the role of philanthropy and private institutions in driving new solutions, and how can governments advance health innovations to improve outcomes? 

Moderator
Esther Krofah
Executive Vice President, MI Health, Milken Institute
Speaker
Laurence Lien
Chairman and Acting CEO, Asia Philanthropy Circle, APC
Kathryn North
Director, Murdoch Children's Research Institute; Lead, Australian Genomics
Caroline Riady
Deputy President Director, PT. Siloam International Hospitals. Tbk
Budi Gunadi Sadikin
Minister of Health, Indonesia

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) estimates the size of the impact investing market at US$175 billion, but only 9 percent is currently allocated to food and agriculture. This is at odds with the fact that the food and agriculture category accounts for 30 percent of global GHG emissions and more than 80 percent of tropical deforestation and biodiversity loss. Farmers and businesses alike are embracing a range of technologies to boost crop yields and become more resilient in the face of climate change. This global smart farming market is expected to reach US$33.7 billion by 2029, registering a CAGR of 12.9 percent during the forecast period 2022-2029. We need a clearer understanding of regional investment bottlenecks and how they can be mitigated by coordinating public and private financing and mobilizing more blended capital to de-risk climate-smart investments in agrifood value chains. This roundtable will explore the following questions: What would it take to make such investment in agriculture more attractive and accessible? Particularly to influence investment to generate financial returns as well as to make environmental and social impacts? What opportunities exist to extend the reach of digital innovations and more inclusive FinTech solutions that could be customized for SMEs in Southeast Asia?

*In partnership with Grow Asia

Opening Remarks
Holly Freishtat
Senior Director, Feeding Change, Milken Institute
Moderator
Beverley Postma
Executive Director, GrowAsia
Speaker
Ren Hua Ho
CEO, Thai Wah Public Company Limited
Fernanda Lopes Larsen
Executive Vice President, Africa and Asia, Yara International
Carsten Mueller
Regional Industry Director, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services Asia, International Finance Corporation
Alexander Pestalozzi
Chief Financial Officer, TurtleTree
Guest
His Excellency Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.
President, Republic of the Philippines
Moderator
Steven Ciobo
Managing Director, Head of Global Affairs, Stonepeak; Former Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment; Milken Institute Asia Fellow

Following the global pandemic, "revenge travel" became an outlet for pent-up demand. But lagging capacity among airlines and other tourism-adjacent businesses is a persistent friction point in the full re-normalization of travel-related industries. Also emerging from the pandemic, however, have been louder calls for more sustainable travel options along with a model of tourism that is more conscious and respectful of cultures and norms. How are companies adapting to the new paradigms to revolutionize travel and tourism for a new era? What is the role of government officials in ensuring that the next wave of global tourism is more environmentally friendly and culturally aware? 

Moderator
Michelle Martin
Broadcaster, Money FM 89.3
Speaker
Stephen Forshaw
Chief Representative Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Airbus
Caesar Indra
President, Traveloka
Melissa Ow
Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board
Jane Sun
CEO, Trip.com Group

As the world transitions to long-term management of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for future pandemics, this Financial Innovations Lab is set to explore innovative financing mechanisms and foster multisectoral partnerships for the development of an Early Warning System (EWS) in Indonesia. Given the country's unique position as an international travel hub along with its rich biodiversity, Indonesia faces increased risks for the emergence of zoonotic infectious diseases. This critical dialog convenes key stakeholders across a range of sectors to identify funding gaps, and discuss sustainable and scalable financing strategies for mobilizing private investment in EWS.

Opening Remarks
Robin Hu
Vice Chairman, Asia and Operating Partner, Temasek; Chair, Asia, Milken Institute
Guest
Lawrence Wong
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Government of Singapore
Moderator
Richard Ditizio
CEO, Milken Institute
Cocktail Reception
05:15 PM - 06:00 PM SGT
Evening Reception | Celebrating 10 Years of the Milken Institute in Asia
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM SGT
Opening Remarks
Chan Heng Wing
Founding Chairman, Asia Center, Milken Institute; Non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Austria, Singapore
Jacqueline Poh
Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board

Asia Summit Check-in
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM SGT

CEOs today must contend with fast-paced change and complexities that demand adaptability, agility, and innovation. Accelerating digitization, AI, geopolitical tensions, and shifting consumer values demand that today’s CEOs shift to strategies that keep them ahead of disruptions and transformations. How are CEOs assessing opportunities in rapidly changing markets? How are these leaders remaining proactive and competitive amid the transformations of re-globalization, workforces, consumer values, and regulatory requirements? 

Moderator
Tim Dattels
Chairman, The Jackson Laboratory; Chairman, Alpine Canada; and APEC (ABAC) designee for Canada

Experience why grounding and a revitalizing morning start will supercharge your day. Through a series of guided actions focusing on energy, attendees will regain balance and clarity of mind resulting in heightened productivity and a harmonious work-life equilibrium. Join us for this empowering experience and unlock your greatest potential for success and well-being. 

Speaker
Jackson Tan
Founder, The Weld Link Pte Ltd

The global post-pandemic period has turned out to be a mixed bag of new opportunities and deepening complexities. With much of the world finally moving past the global health pandemic, pent-up consumer demand is driving rallies in numerous industries. But the pandemic’s lingering scars remind us that this turn of events imparted lasting transformations to businesses and our daily lives. How are leaders driving success and innovation, even in today’s challenging environment? How can they rebuild a spirit of global collaboration to empower the next era of progress, action, and positive impact for humanity?

Moderator
Pamela Mar
Managing Director, Digital Standards Initiative, International Chamber of Commerce
Speaker
Natalie Black
His Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, United Kingdom
Gargee Ghosh
President, Global Policy and Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Alfredo E. Pascual
Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of the Philippines
Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz
Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Malaysia

With uncertainty and division impacting everything from our financial markets and political spheres to natural world and religious beliefs, finding common ground in our shared cultural bonds can provide the basis of a productive path forward. From gaming to food, fashion to travel, and entertainment to sports these connections transcend borders and tribes. How can brands leverage their position within the cultural zeitgeist to establish the human connections necessary to address these challenges? What is the role of a brand in advancing solutions to global problems? How do fandom and cultural affinity translate into sales and market insights? How do you filter global values through local insights? And how does a brand determine whether to engage in authentic advocacy or, simply, to provide the space for consumers to determine their own engagement? 

Moderator
Michelle Stevenson
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Milken Institute
Speaker
Bing Chen
Founder and CEO, Gold House and AU Holdings
Vikas Garg
Founder and CEO, abillion
Delbert Ty
Chief Marketing Officer, Coffee Meets Bagel

As international trade and capital markets continue to experience impact from global decoupling, Japan could play well into strategic reglobalization and enhance its position as a business and financial hub. But deeply rooted structural issues, if left unaddressed, may hamper the country’s efforts for reforms and internationalization. How might Japan provide avenues for growth and stability amid global transformations? What's needed to incentivize new investments in Japan? What role do institutions play in advancing Japan's next era of industrial and economic growth? 

Opening Remarks
Yuka Shimokawa
Advisor, Milken Institute
Moderator
Hiromichi Mizuno
Founder and CEO, Good Steward Partners LLC
Speaker
T. J. Kono
Partner, Unison Capital, Inc.
Yasuhiro Kubota
Co-CEO for Asia Pacific, Mizuho Financial Group
Keiko Tashiro
Member of the Board, Deputy President, Daiwa Securities
Masanori Yoshida
Executive Officer, Global Chief, Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

There’s a strong case for philanthropy’s role in generating economic value to society. According to research by Citi Global Perspectives and Solutions, philanthropic activity could constitute 10 percent of GDP in many countries. Harnessing the complementary roles of philanthropy and investment could lead to more progressive economic outcomes in areas such as climate and education. What are the investment opportunities in Asia that could complement philanthropy? Where are opportunities to partner with fellow philanthropists and foundations as well as other types of capital to move the needle at a quicker pace? Join us for a conversation on how families can integrate their investments across their business and philanthropic portfolios to drive solutions for humanity’s most pressing issues. 

Moderator
Melissa Stevens
Executive Vice President, MI Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Speaker
Sarena Cheah
Executive Director, Sunway Group; Chair, Management Committee, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation
Kyung Sun Chung
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Sylvan Group
Gabriel Leung
Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Gunhild A. Stordalen
Founder and Executive Chair, EAT Foundation
Moderator
Nicole Valentine
Director, FinTech, Milken Institute
Speaker
David Mercer
CEO, LMAX Group

There is more risk in capital markets today than at any stage in history. Amidst tight global economic conditions, all investors have to grapple with unrelenting waves of change. Today, achieving the same returns as before requires more risks, more creativity, and more diversification across asset classes. How are asset owners and managers reviewing their asset allocation strategy and measuring performance in the new regime of sustainability development, energy transition, and emerging technology? Are investors seeking safety in the harbor of traditional instruments like equities and debts? Or will alternatives stay attractive? What other questions should investors be asking? 

Moderator
Hongbin Jeong
Finance Presenter, MoneyFM 89.3
Speaker
Carol Geremia
President, MFS Investment Management
Debra Ng
Partner and Board Director, Albourne Partners Limited
Marlene Puffer
Chief Investment Officer, AIMCo
Ganen Sarvananthan
Managing Partner, TPG Capital Asia

Caught at a favorable confluence of economic and demographic trends, India faces big opportunities to seize the moment for growth. Today, the country is seen as an opportune destination for foreign investment looking to leverage its large pool of skilled labor, sizable manufacturing base, and highly digitized population. The potential is hard to ignore; the country boasts almost 700 million internet users, and 600 million residents aged between 18 and 35 years. These demographics signal a huge workforce and market if India plays its cards right. Can India move fast enough to capture this window of opportunity and become the fifth Asian Tiger? 

Moderator
Rajiv Lall
Professorial Research Fellow, Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, Singapore Management University
Speaker
Melissa Frakman
CEO and Founding Partner, Emphasis Ventures
Sumant Mandal
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, March Capital
Neel Raheja
Co-President, K Raheja Corp
Krishan Rattan
Partner, Mount Row Partners
Abhinav Reddy
Owner, Garcorp International

Every family and its family office is unique. Yet legacy and impact are consistently on top of minds of each family as they set up their single family office, investment committees, and investment theses. Like success, legacy is not built overnight. This private event explores the process and aspects of legacy building with impact as a core family value, without losing sight of consistent returns and sound portfolio construction.

The Institute’s Forum for Family Asset Management (FFAM) gathers a globally curated group of Chief Investment Officers and senior investment professionals from leading single-family offices who represent more than $22 trillion in assets under management. The Milken Institute has convened the FFAM group over the past few years in Los Angeles, Singapore, London, Abu Dhabi, and virtually, providing a space for intimate discussions with a network of vetted peers.

Moderator
Erin Cher
Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Speaker
Robert Kim
Managing Director, JLIN
Jeremy Lin
Professional Basketball Player
Patricia Sun
CEO, JLIN LLC

Digital public goods and infrastructure are a cornerstone in advancing inclusive and equitable growth around the world. From providing cost effective, immediate payment systems to sharing open access software that businesses can use to expand, digital public goods are a key component in the digitalization and expansion of the tools and services people use to connect, learn, build, and transact. As the usage and creation of these tools expands, NGOs, international organizations, the private sector, and governments must navigate the implementation of digital public goods to foster inclusive economic growth within lower- and middle-income economies. What can we learn from digital public good implementations in India and Singapore? What have been some of the challenges in these and other markets that are considering building digital public goods? And given that technology and the applications of technology have evolved a great deal in recent years, what would the next generation of digital public good look like and what are the key considerations from a technology, regulatory, sustainability, inclusivity and business value perspective?

*In partnership with Elevandi  

Moderator
Pat Patel
Executive Director, Elevandi
Jael Tan
Government and International Lead, Elevandi
Speaker
Darian McBain
CEO, Outsourced Chief Sustainability Officer (OCSO) Asia
Nyi Nyein Aye
CEO, ThitsaWorks and Mojaloop Community Member
Urjit Ravindra Patel
Vice President of Investment Region 1, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Milind Sanghavi
Fintech Leader, SME Payments
Nicole Valentine
Director, FinTech, Milken Institute
Dirk van Quaquebeke
Managing Partner, BEENEXT Capital Management

Despite high-interest rates and stricter lending standards, opportunities abound for savvy investors looking outside of traditional investments and markets. With geopolitical winds shaping the financial markets, there are opportunities for fund managers to capitalize on market volatility. Meanwhile, private equity firms are expanding their portfolios, targeting companies that are benefiting from government subsidies. As banks become more cautious, tightening up lending standards, private credit has been expanding to provide direct lending opportunities to underserved businesses. All this, while technology continues to advance. How are large capital providers re-evaluating the futures of their corporations as they adopt new ways of working? And with all eyes on Asia, what are the lessons learned from global markets that can be applied to regional economies?

Moderator
Mercedes Ruehl
Singapore Correspondent, The Financial Times
Speaker
Abdulla Al-Kuwari
Head of Asia Pacific, Qatar Investment Authority Advisory
David Breach
President and Chief Operating Officer, Vista Equity Partners
Jessica Jones
Managing Director, Head of Asia, PGIM Investments
Greg Kennedy
Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager, PIMCO
Frank Su
Head of Private Equity, Asia, CPP Investments

The digitization dividend today is truly global. Entrepreneurs and businesses of every size have the potential to reach billions of new customers both in their own countries and around the world—enabled by internet connectivity, automation, social media, and financial technology. Unlocking the next wave of digital inclusion and economic opportunities will require even more innovative solutions, greater digital access, and access to financial products, especially for players outside traditional institutions. What consumer and demographic trends are likely to drive digital consumption in the years ahead? How might regulators work together with technology firms to ensure the digital ecosystem is more accessible, more efficient, and a safer foothold for transactions? 

Moderator
Maneet Ahuja
Editor-at-Large, Forbes
Speaker
Matthew Driver
Executive Vice President, Head of Services, Asia Pacific, Mastercard
Jamie Lin
President, Taiwan Mobile
Radek Pluhar
Group CEO, Home Credit

As the dominant global players, the United States and China have shaped trends and markets through corporate partnerships that have spurred growth across the world. From technology transfers to financial flows, both countries have shared interests in fostering innovation and building resiliency across public institutions and private industries. In what areas can there be greater collaboration that would lead to mutually beneficial outcomes? How should business leaders navigate this environment? Can prior successes lead to continuing collaboration?

Moderator
Maura Fogarty
Singapore Bureau Editor, BBC
Speaker
Paul Haenle
Director, Carnegie China; Chairman, Teneo APAC; Visiting Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, NUS, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Parag Khanna
Founder and CEO, Climate Alpha
Pierce Scranton
Managing Director and Deputy Head of North America, Temasek
Networking Break
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM SGT
12:15 PM - 02:00 PM SGT
Opening Remarks
Amos Garcia
Director of Programs and Events, Asia, Milken Institute
Guest
Ray Dalio
Founder and CIO Mentor, Bridgewater Associates
Moderator
Richard Ditizio
CEO, Milken Institute
Guest
Jeremy Lin
Professional Basketball Player
Moderator
Tony Fernandes
CEO, Capital A

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) takes advantage of the region's expanding interdependence to achieve balanced, inclusive, and sustainable growth while bolstering security for the region's populace. Hosting APEC 2023, the United States will have an opportunity to demonstrate its economic leadership and multilateralism in the Indo-Pacific region as well as the direct effects of global economic participation on American prosperity. Under the theme "Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All," the agenda focuses on advancing a more interconnected, innovative, and inclusive APEC region. How can we weave threads of resilience and interconnectedness that extend beyond borders, encompass diverse communities, and foster economic growth? How best to harness the power of creativity and cutting-edge technologies to meet current challenges? Envisioning an equitable and inclusive future, can we break down barriers that hinder progress to ensure that every voice is heard and every opportunity is within reach?

Moderator
Tim Dattels
Chairman, The Jackson Laboratory; Chairman, Alpine Canada; and APEC (ABAC) designee for Canada
Speaker
Anindya Novyan Bakrie
CEO and President Director, Bakrie & Brothers
Wayne Farmer
President, Canada-ASEAN Business Council
David Hardoon
CEO, Aboitiz Data Innovation
Daichi Hirose
Partner, SDG Impact Japan

The rapid shift from low to high interest rates, coupled with vulnerabilities exposed in certain banks, has raised concerns about broader implications for the capital market. This panel aims to gather non-consensus views about financial markets and macroeconomic trends, offer unique insights into the global capital markets, and explore how these developments may shape investment potential in various geographies. Key questions to be addressed include: How are global investment practitioners reevaluating their capital structures to navigate potential future waves? How are financial and technology industries adapting and reshaping their strategies to ensure resilience in the face of evolving challenges? And how are fund managers adjusting their asset allocations and investment strategies in response to the evolving macroeconomic landscape?

Moderator
Jared Carney
Founder and CEO, Lightdale LLC
Speaker
Harshal Chaudhari
President and Chief Investment Officer, GE Investment Management
Ken Ota
Chief Investment Officer, Mitsui & Co. Pension Fund
Thomas Park
Co-CEO, Mirae Asset Global Investments
Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin
Chief Investment Officer, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan
Kathy Sutherland
Partner and CEO, GoldenTree Asset Management LP

Individual philanthropy, corporate philanthropy, and private foundations are a growing source of capital needed to drive global change and address humanity’s greatest challenges. But often, connecting purposeful capital to these solutions requires greater collaboration, talent, and informational resources to have a more significant influence on improving outcomes. How are philanthropists, corporations, and foundations navigating the philanthropic landscape and adapting their approaches along the way to create impact? How has the increasing urgency of global crises such as climate change shaped their strategy for ensuring that people and the planet thrive? What are the greatest opportunities for philanthropists and foundations today? 

Introductory Remarks
Zhou Guanfeng
Director of Business and Program Development, Asia, Milken Institute
Moderator
Melissa Stevens
Executive Vice President, MI Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Speaker
Binod Kumar Chaudhary
Chairman, Chaudhary Group
Deepali Khanna
Vice President, Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation
Shamina Singh
Founder and President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth; Executive Vice President, Sustainability, Mastercard
Gunhild A. Stordalen
Founder and Executive Chair, EAT Foundation
Networking Break
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM SGT

The macroeconomic landscape in China and globally has been significantly transformed in recent years. Geopolitical tensions, technological disruptions, evolving regulatory frameworks, and sustainability concerns have added significant complexities to the investment landscape. Understanding these macroeconomic dynamics is crucial if Chinese family office decision-makers, family principals, and investors with exposure in particular markets are to make informed decisions and foster resilient growth for their family wealth and enterprises. How do allocators identify potential investment opportunities and explore effective portfolio diversification strategies to preserve and grow family wealth in a dynamic market environment? What are the best practices of family governance structures and planning for intergenerational wealth transfer? How can philanthropic initiatives and socially responsible investments be integrated to make positive impacts on society? 

Moderator
Zhou Guanfeng
Director of Business and Program Development, Asia, Milken Institute
Speaker
Jason Fong
Global Head of Family Office, Invest HK
Vivian Hao
Managing Director, Private Equity, Investment Management, Sun Hung Kai & Co.
Xinjun Liang
Co-Founder, Fosun; Chair, Liang Family Office
Shunde Tu
Investment Managing Director, HK Ranklink Limited
Guest
Justin Sun
Founder, TRON; Global Advisory Board Member, Huobi
Moderator
Kirk Wagar
President, Wagar Global Advisors

The applications of AI have taken several giant steps forward in recent years, making significant impact on numerous industries, operations, and jobs. From most efficient and rapid automation to more personalized queries and output, the integration of AI into business operations will continue to improve operations among many functions. But this dispersion also raises ethical, social, and economic concerns, including inequality, bias, privacy, security, and job loss. How can we develop AI in a manner that advances innovation and cutting-edge capabilities, while also remaining secure, equitable, and inclusive?

Moderator
John Quinn
Founder, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Speaker
Anu Bradford
Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization and Director, The European Legal Studies Center, Columbia Law School
Alexis Crowell
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan, Intel Corporation
Ahmed Mazhari
President, Microsoft Asia
Sandeep Uberoi
Group President, Betterplace

With a diverse array of talented Asian and Asian-American voices breaking through in the global entertainment industry, audiences are seeing a dramatic uptick in globally acclaimed works that reflect Asia’s rich cultural heritage and diverse storytelling traditions. From Hollywood hits to top-rated TV shows and chart-topping music, the world is witnessing an unprecedented surge in Asian and Asian-American narratives. This session brings together a diverse panel of industry experts, both in front of and behind the camera, to explore how these captivating stories are not only reshaping the entertainment landscape, but also fostering dialogue, bridging cultural gaps, and empowering communities. Panelists will discuss the secrets behind this transformative shift, what it means for the future of global storytelling, and the opportunities it presents for investors, production houses, and talent agencies. Come join us to gain insights into how Asian storytelling is inspiring positive change, challenging dominant narratives, and sparking important conversations across the globe. 

Moderator
Curtis S. Chin
Chair, Asia Fellows and Senior Advisor, Global Markets, Milken Institute; former US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
Speaker
Adele Lim
Film Writer, Director, and Producer
Guneet Monga
Film Producer; CEO, Sikhya Entertainment
Randall Park
Actor, Director, Writer, and Producer
John Penotti
President, Penotti Pictures

How do global investors feel about China's investment opportunities? The country’s post-pandemic growth momentum didn’t take off the way that many had hoped, and tighter restrictions are constraining domestic markets and private industries. In this uncertain operating environment, how are global investors approaching their short- and long-term China strategies? Which sectors are presenting difficulties, and which might see increased investment in the coming year?

Moderator
Kevin Lu
Chairman of Asia and Global Executive Board Member, Partners Group
Speaker
Mohamed Albadr
Head of the China Investment Program and Head of the Beijing Office, Mubadala Investment Company
Cynthia Zhang
Founding Partner, FutureX Capital
Allen Zhu
Managing Director, GSR Ventures

Human progress is moving at an unprecedented speed, underpinned by hyper-connectivity, AI evolution, and other technological innovations. Leaders today are expected to drive impactful changes for their employees, stakeholders, and those in their communities while driving companies through continued success. How are business leaders creating and incorporating values with institutional strategies? What are they doing to cope with the changes brought upon by the fourth industrial revolution in its unprecedented scale, scope, and complexity? Where will the top-of-mind global trends lead us in the future?

Moderator
Sri Jegarajah
Anchor and Senior Correspondent, CNBC
Speaker
Jenny Johnson
President and CEO, Franklin Templeton
Jason Moo
CEO, Bank of Singapore
Igor Tulchinsky
Founder, Chairman and CEO, WorldQuant, LLC

People are living longer than ever. Around the world, the number of centenarians is growing rapidly. By delving into the biology and psychology of aging, scientists are uncovering pathways to combat age-related illnesses and, potentially, extend our lifespan and healthspan. Although a magic pill to reverse aging eludes us, lifestyle choices like proper sleep, a healthy diet, exercise (especially weight bearing), and social interaction are key components of the fabled "fountain of youth." This session will explore new evidence regarding the best ways to extend healthy longevity and possibly reverse the aging process. Panelists will also offer practical advice on how we can incorporate habits into our own lives to increase the number of healthy years we enjoy. 

Moderator
Rajiv Ahuja
Associate Director, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute
Speaker
Evelyne Bischof
Director, Sheba Longevity Center, Sheba Medical University Hospital, Israel
Dan Buettner
Founder, Blue Zones, LLC
Brian Kennedy
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Li Lian Ng
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Tetsuyu Healthcare

The Asia-Pacific geopolitical context is rapidly evolving, and nowhere more so than Northeast Asia. China’s economic rise has helped to drive higher levels of prosperity throughout Asia, resulting in far greater ambitions for its future role as a regional and global power. Neighboring countries are now caught in a delicate balancing act between the US and China as they vie for dominance. Meanwhile, rising tensions over Taiwan and an increasingly bellicose and nuclear-capable North Korea darken the regional security picture. Against this backdrop, the traditionally complex relationship between Japan and South Korea is entering a new, more collaborative phase. What impact will these shifting regional dynamics have on security cooperation among US-allied states in the Indo-Pacific or on China’s defense posturing? Will growing security considerations force an adjustment of trade and investment policies?  

Moderator
Jonathan McClory
Partner, Sanctuary Counsel
Speaker
Ford Hart
Former U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong; Senior Advisor, Bower Group Asia
Yongwook Ryu
Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
Kazuto Suzuki
Professor, the University of Tokyo; Director, the Institute of Geoeconomics
Han-koo Yeo
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; 8th Trade Minister, Republic of Korea

Long-term asset owners have the unique ability to draw attention to multi-generational issues, thereby driving positive impact for future generations. How can institutional investors leverage their resources to ensure investments are directed to institutions, projects, and solutions that guide humanity toward a more stable and sustainable future? What are the frameworks and approaches directing the results of their investment decisions to build a more equitable and environmentally conscious world? 

Moderator
Hiromichi Mizuno
Founder and CEO, Good Steward Partners LLC
Speaker
Stephen Gilmore
Chief Investment Officer, New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Stefanus Hadiwidjaja
Chief Investment Officer, Indonesia Investment Authority
Marlene Puffer
Chief Investment Officer, AIMCo
The Credit Market Crunch
04:30 PM - 05:15 PM SGT

As rising costs of capital and a downturn in lending activity have cast a shadow over credit markets, investors are staying vigilant in navigating the complexities of the global investment landscape. Having enjoyed a smooth sailing decade of low interest rates, where do they see opportunities as they journey through the peaks and valleys of credit cycles? With Fed rate hikes here to stay, what’s needed to safeguard the continuous flow of capital throughout the economy, especially to small businesses and vital industries? Are deals concentrated in some sectors over others? How are fund managers adjusting their asset allocations and investment strategies in response to the ever-changing macroeconomic landscape? 

Moderator
Tzu Mi Liew
Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income and Multi Asset, GIC Private Limited
Speaker
Scot French
Governing Partner, HPS Partners
Lee Kruter
Partner and Head of Performing Credit, GoldenTree Asset Management LP
Amy McGarrity
Interim Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association

The commoditization of sports as live entertainment is proving to be a lucrative business. This is most evident in the rise of sports entertainment productions and the boom of docu-series and biopics. With this increased exposure, athletes, coaches, owners, and associations have new opportunities to bring greater awareness to issues that matter, including equality of access to opportunities, diversity and inclusion, and climate change and sustainability. How are athletes and owners adapting to this added spotlight? As these issues take a more prominent role in how institutions do business, sports included, how can athletes and owners find the right balance between entertainment and advocacy? How can sports continue to deliver the thrills and chills that spectators demand, while being a driving force for good that would benefit a wider audience? 

Moderator
Lina Batarags
Bureau Chief, Singapore, Insider Inc.
Speaker
Zak Brown
CEO, McLaren Racing
Alex Shibutani
Olympian, Team USA
Adam Wilkes
President and CEO, Asia Pacific, AEG
Cocktail Reception
05:15 PM - 06:15 PM SGT
Welcome Remarks
Leslie Thurman
Director, Global Programming, Milken Institute
Moderator
Sharanjit Leyl
International Broadcaster
Speaker
Ke Huy Quan
Academy Award-winning Actor

Changing business dynamics, societal expectations, technological innovations, and an increasingly globalized world have transformed the role of CEOs, extending beyond increasing profits and managing operations. Today, leaders must also foster creativity and innovation, develop people, address social and environmental issues, and manage increasingly diverse stakeholders. How might leaders balance business objectives and sustainability in challenging macroeconomic environments across global markets? What can leaders do to drive innovation and go digital while pursuing both short-term and long-term goals? What strategies would effectively manage the interests of diverse stakeholders, including employees, customers, and communities? 

Moderator
Tracey Woon
Director, NUHS; Asia Fellow, Milken Institute
Speaker
Laura Deal Lacey
Executive Director, Global Markets, Milken Institute
Jenny Johnson
President and CEO, Franklin Templeton

When we understand and intentionally work with the mind-body connection within our innate design, we improve our health, mental clarity, and intuitive senses. Join us for a guided session in meditative breath work and guided visualization to bring you to your full range of awareness. The techniques in this session will not only heighten your senses but also anchor your presence. Embrace body-based and intuitive methods that will foster overall well-being and guide you to the pinnacle of your day's potential.

Speaker
Danielle Van de Velde
Founder, Danielle Van de Velde Pte Ltd

Against the backdrop of high interest rates and dry powder within Silicon Valley, both investors and startup companies are seeking strategic partnerships beyond traditional capital raising. Venture capitalists are hunting down the next unicorn. In a world full of high-dollar deals, what are investors keeping their eyes and ears out for? Who are the entrepreneurs reimagining our ways of life? Where is technology taking us next: on-the-go, in-the-cloud, off-the-grid?  

Moderator
Kevin Sneader
President, Asia Pacific Ex-Japan, Goldman Sachs
Speaker
Jenny Lee
Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Eduardo Saverin
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, B Capital

The first iteration of globalization was primarily rooted in principles of comparative advantage, with supply chains chasing cost efficiencies and distributed production structures. The next iteration is being shaped less by high-value technology advantages, but more by several noneconomic factors, including geopolitical tensions and national security, regionalization and nearshoring, and climate change. How are executives shoring up their supply chains in this increasingly precarious environment? How can advanced revenue management tactics, like AI-driven forecasting, help ease uncertainty and manage volatility in the supply chain? Can institutions foster mutually beneficial partnerships that transcend politics? Or will the political dimension of globalization trump economics?

* Virtual Opening Remarks by The Honorable Gina Raimondo, Secretary, US Department of Commerce

Opening Remarks
Gina Raimondo
Secretary, US Department of Commerce
Moderator
Kevin Klowden
Chief Global Strategist, Milken Institute
Speaker
Peter Lee
Chairman of the Board, WorldQuant Predictive
Liew Chin Tong
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, Malaysia
Steven Long
Corporate Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan General Manager, Intel Corporation

This panel will engage in a comprehensive discussion on the futures of Russia and Ukraine and their likely relationship in the wake of the war. Join this group of experts as they explore potential trajectories for Russia and Ukraine's future leadership, post-conflict reconstruction, geopolitical shifts, and the path forward for both nations. How will Russia and Ukraine handle transitions of power, and what will that mean for the region? We will delve into the uncertainties, challenges, and opportunities that lie ahead for both countries and explore the conditions needed for regional stability to be restored. This session promises a balanced exploration of Russia's and Ukraine's roles in shaping a new era of cooperation and diplomacy.

Opening Remarks
Olena Zelenska
First Lady of Ukraine
Moderator
James Crabtree
Executive Director, Asia, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Speaker
Ruth Harris
Director of Defence and Security Research, RAND Europe
Olena Malynska
Non-Executive Director; Co-Founder, Women on Boards Ukraine
Kateryna Zelenko
Ambassador, Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Singapore

Over the past three years, the region has witnessed remarkable advancements in diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, and health technologies, driven by shared commitments to innovate and collaborate. As we move further away from COVID-19, however, the urgency to accelerate this momentum across APAC has begun to wane. At the same time, global economic uncertainty has taken its toll on the biomedical and healthtech sectors, with many companies operating in an environment with limited access to capital. In this private roundtable, experts will explore how to sustain and maintain the gains of the last three years, the expanding role of patients in the ecosystem, and how emerging tools and technologies are being leveraged to accelerate progress. 

Moderator
Sung Hee Choe
Senior Director, FasterCures, Milken Institute
Speaker
Swee Kheng Khor
CEO, Angsana Health
Susana Beatriz Latay
Chief Operating Officer, KonsultaMD; Vice President, Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc.
John C.W. Lim
Chairman, Consortium for Clinical Research and Innovation, Singapore
Eric Wong
Group Chief Data and Strategy Officer, Data and Strategy Office, National Healthcare Group

Since the reopening of Hong Kong’s border with China, the administration has been drumming up the city’s role as a super-connector between Chinese and global markets. Geopolitical and macroeconomic headwinds have caused global investor and business appetites for the Chinese region to wane. However, Hong Kong—from its position at the heart of the upcoming Greater Bay Area—has been focused on some of Asia's largest capital markets, a new wave of consumers, and top creatives and innovators. How has the market performed since Hong Kong’s reopening, and is Hong Kong still a top global hub for finance? What challenges might hinder Hong Kong in remaining competitive as a destination for business, finance, investment, and innovation?

Moderator
Li Xin
Vice President, Caixin Media; Managing Editor and Managing Director, Caixin Global
Speaker
Samuel Chu
Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Phoenix Property Investors
Fu Chengyu
Chair, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business CEO Alliance
Kin Tong Jason Ho
Co-Founder, BEYOND Expo
Perry Wong
Managing Director, China, Milken Institute

FinTech’s rapid evolution has shattered geographical boundaries, creating a never-before-seen interconnected global landscape of finance. Experts on this panel will talk about the strengths that will drive FinTech forward and the brakes holding it back. Our panelists will delve into the ways FinTech is transforming institutions, cross-border transactions, international trade, remittances, and financial inclusion. They will review the opportunities leaders face with regulatory harmonization, AI, blockchain, and ensuring equitable access to financial services for all. Join us as we bring together thought leaders, innovators, and policymakers to discuss how FinTech is redefining the financial ecosystem, fostering inclusive growth, driving social impact, and creating a more interconnected and equitable world. 

Moderator
Nicole Valentine
Director, FinTech, Milken Institute
Speaker
Monica Long
President, Ripple
Sopnendu Mohanty
Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Arjun Sethi
Co-Founder and CEO, Tribe Capital

Black on the bottom line is no longer sufficient to ensure lasting success for a business. Today, institutions around the world face a paradigm that places social and environmental stewardship on par with financial performance. For institutions to thrive in today’s business environment, leaders must realign profit, purpose, and values to achieve more sustainable and meaningful results. How are these leaders embedding sustainability into their strategies to unlock new opportunities and mitigate future risks, all while ensuring financial viability? What impact has greater public awareness had to influence how business is conducted? What measures are leaders taking to ensure their companies are at the forefront of progress and sustainability, while ensuring financial viability? 

Moderator
Naazneen Karmali
Asia Wealth Editor and India Editor, Forbes Asia
Speaker
Jean Chia
Chief Investment Officer, Bank of Singapore
Alexander Feldman
President, Southeast Asia, Boeing
M. Scott Havens
CEO, Bloomberg Media Group
Manoj Jain
Chairman, Ideation 3X
Jason Tu
Co-Founder and CEO, MioTech
Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle Conversation (Invite only)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM SGT
Opening Remarks
Phoebe Lai
Associate, Milken Institute
Moderator
Michelle Stevenson
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Milken Institute
Speaker
Dan Buettner
Founder, Blue Zones, LLC

Showing resilience in the face of the post-pandemic economic slowdown, Asia is poised to take advantage of the opportunities presented by global market disruptions. While FDI inflows into the region are still not quite at pre-pandemic levels, healthy growth rates are creating further business and investment opportunities, and the region is well-positioned to address global challenges in the areas of manufacturing, food production, consumer markets, and sustainability efforts. In short, Asia will remain a major player in the global economy in the decade ahead. Challenges remain, however: the economic impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war, the lingering effects of the pandemic, the rising costs of business, and the lack of infrastructure in the region. What does Asia’s future look like? What opportunities are available to capitalize on regional and global growth? 

Moderator
Steven Ciobo
Managing Director, Head of Global Affairs, Stonepeak; Former Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Speaker
Mary Elizabeth Chelliah
Principal Trade Specialist, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore
William Lee
Chief Economist, Milken Institute
Kara Owen
British High Commissioner to Singapore

Latin America and Asia are two of the most rapidly growing and dynamic regions in the global market. The rise of entrepreneurship in LatAm and the resilience of Asia in the face of the global post-pandemic economic slowdown have created numerous opportunities for South-to-South linkages between the two regions. In 2022 alone, trade between LatAm and Asia reached $1.2 trillion, with China emerging as the region's largest trading partner. While the growth of these linkages has the potential to benefit both regions immensely, challenges remain. Will the countries of the two regions be able to overcome cultural differences, lack of trust, and the issue of corruption? What decisions and concessions must be made to put economic integration at the forefront? What does the future of these joint emerging economies look like? 

Moderator
Dino Patti Djalal
Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia; Milken Institute Asia Fellow, Milken Institute
Speaker
Eugênia Barthelmess
Ambassador of Brazil to Singapore
Agustin Garcia-Lopez Loaeza
Ambassador of Mexico to Singapore
Kim Kataguiri
Congressman, House of Representatives, National Congress of Brazil
Closing Reception
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM SGT