Bridging worlds for inclusive innovation
12-14 SEPTEMBER 2018 Singapore Registration

Women's Forum Singapore

Singapore, 12-14 September 2018


Bridging worlds for inclusive innovation


The ten nations of Asean together make up the world’s seventh-largest economy, and include some of the fastest-growing economies in the world. However, the region faces the headwinds of rising geopolitical challenges, climate change and environmental degradation, and job disruption from automation, AI and other technologies. 

We believe that women across Asia-Pacific can provide the innovative views, perspectives and daring leadership needed to address today’s challenges and envision a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive future. We believe women’s leadership is key not only to increasing gender equality but also to unlocking Asia’s tremendous economic and technological potential.

The first ever Women’s Forum Singapore will take place on 12-14 September 2018 at Raffles City Convention Center. It will convene leaders and high-potential talents from business, government, civil society and other sectors to discuss and explore best practices and proposals to create impact. The goal is to express a clear, action-oriented vision and gender-based analysis of issues that we are confronted with today.


Highlights of Women’s Forum Singapore include:

  • 1000 influential business, institutional and political leaders from ASEAN and beyond, gathering to engage in high-level debates and move towards concrete solutions
  • Plenary and roundtable sessions, debate and workshops with more than 30 sessions and 100 speakers
  • Gala Dinner taking place at Singapore National Gallery
  • Networking opportunities over breakfast and lunch during the two days of the Forum
  • High-level Special Delegations represented
  • Strategic and editorial partnerships with the New York Times and LinkedIn
  • Access to the Women’s Forum Global Network of 5000 active members for a year; from the Women’s Forum past events – Women’s Forum MexicoWomen’s Forum MauritiusWomen’s Forum Rome and Global Meeting 2017, as well as the upcoming Women’s Forum Canada and Global Meeting 2018 in Paris.
Master of Ceremony: We are delighted to have Martin Roll, Business & Brand Strategist. Senior Advisor, Martin Roll Company as the Master of Ceremony for Women's Forum Singapore. A highly accomplished keynote speaker at global conferences, an experienced conference moderator and executive workshop facilitator, Martin Roll is also global business strategist, senior advisor and facilitator to Fortune 500 companies, Asian firms and global family-owned businesses on how to build and manage strong, global brands as well as leadership of high-performing, marketing-oriented businesses in a hyper connected and fast-paced, digitalized world. 

Confirmed speakers:

Kamal Ahmad, President and CEO, Asian University for Women

Hana AlSyead, Founder, Wujud

Nandita Bakhshi, President and CEO, Bank of the West Commercial Banking-BNP Paribas Group

Laurence Batlle, Chief Executive Officer, RATP Dev

Swan Gin Beh, Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board

Arundati Bhattacharya, Former Chairwoman, State Bank of India

Jean-Philippe Caude, Senior Vice President, Caude Management

Fabienne Cauli, General Manager Global Client Group International, Global corporate Payments, American Express

Dipty Chander, President, Association E-MMA France

Heang Chhor, Managing Partner, Qualgro

Claire Chiang, Senior Vice President, Banyan Tree Holdings LTD

Yolanda Conyers, Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, Lenovo

Leah Daughtry, President & CEO; Former CEO, On These Things, 2016 Democratic National Convention

Johan De Villiers, CEO, ABB Singapore

Star Jones, President, Professional Diversity Network, National Association of Professional Women, United States of America

Pascal Lambert, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Société Générale

Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Karen Linehan, Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Sanofi

Augusto Lopez Claros, Director of Global Indicator Groups, World Bank

Cécile Maisonneuve, President, Fabrique de la Cité

Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD Singapore

Loris Nold, CEO, Publicis APAC

Fleur Pellerin, CEO & Founder, Korelya Capital

Pierre Robinet, Senior Consulting Partner, Ogilvy Consulting

Martin Roll, Business & Brand Strategist. Senior Advisor, Martin Roll Company

Yu Serizawa, President and CEO, Forma Corporation

Su Shan Tan, Managing Director and Group Head, Consumer Banking and Wealth Management, DBS

Bertilla Teo, CEO, Greater China Publicis

Helene Von Reis, CEO, IKEA Japan

Claire Williams, Deputy CEO, Williams F1 Racing

Su-Yen Wong, Founder & CEO, Bronze Phoenix

John Wood, Founder, Room to Read

Elaine Yew, Member of Global Executive Committee, Egon Zehnder

Alicia Yi, Managing Director, Korn Ferry Singapore

Kevyn Yong, Dean, ESSEC Business School, Asia Pacific



Special accommodation rates:

Participants may benefit from special rates at the Fairmont Hotel and Swissotel Singapore.

  • To book a room at the Fairmont Singapore from 315 SGD, please click here.

  • To book a room at the Swissotel The Stamford from 280 SGD, please click here.


Read the general terms and conditions and cancellation policy.


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Travel Valid Period: 07/09/2018 to 18/09/2018
Event location: SINGAPORE

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