EY Strategic Growth Forum™
| 18:00 || EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Global Hall of Fame™ cocktail reception |
| 9:00 ||Welcome|
| 9:15 ||Opening remarks|
| 9:30 |
| 10:30 |
| 11:30 |
| 12:30 ||Lunch|
| 14:00 |
| 15:00 |
| 16:00 || Mark Gibbs, President, SAP, Greater China |
| 16:15 || Yang Lan |
Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation
| 17:00 || Close |
| 18:00 ||Networking reception|
| 19:30 ||Dinner / Evening entertainment|
| 8:00 ||Breakfast refreshment|
| 9:15 ||Welcome back|
| 9:30 ||Keynote speaker|
| 10:30 |
| 11:30 |
| 12:30 ||Lunch|
| 14:00 ||Panel: Growth through digital platforms|
| 15:00 |
| 16:00 || Julia Gillard |
Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
| 17:00 ||Close|
| 11:00 ||Optional golf and activities for late departures|
Panel: China – The opportunity
As the second largest economy in the world, China has become an undisputed economic powerhouse with a rapidly growing consumer market and increasing urbanization. China’s industry champions have evolved into globally competitive, world-leading companies. Join us to learn from market leading companies the opportunities that China presents to domestic and foreign entrepreneurial companies, investors, and business leaders.
Panel: Navigating global markets – opportunities and challenges
Organizations are increasingly moving beyond borders to cultivate markets overseas, pursuing growth through exports, partnerships / acquisitions or by developing local presence. As these organizations expand into foreign markets, they are often confronted with cultural, operational and other cross-border trade barriers. This panel considers the challenges posed by expanding to new markets and offers insights into how to overcome these challenges.
Panel: Navigating China – opportunities and challenges
As the fastest growing economy in the world, China offers ample opportunities to foreign companies with cross-border ambitions. However, investing, expanding and operating in China are complex tasks with political, social, cultural, legal and economic challenges. Join us to hear from leading multinational organisations on how they have seized growth opportunities and successfully navigated the challenges.
Panel: Talent – developing leaders in emerging markets
Talent management has become increasingly challenging in emerging markets. Both local players and multinationals are fighting the “war for talent” in attracting and retaining top performers with the right skills and leadership potential. This panel offers insights into developing tomorrow’s business leaders in emerging markets today.
Panel: Cleantech growth opportunities
Growth and sustainability are often considered to be competing forces but sustainability can drive growth through the focus on innovation This panel will discuss leading practices in innovation and lessons learned in forming and deploying partnership models between Chinese and foreign corporations in the cleantech marketplace.
Panel: Family business – built to last
Family businesses typically remain robust in the face of adversity and succeed by operating via a management style which is focused on long term vision and investment. With insight from a range of family business leaders, this panel considers how growth and resilience create a sustainable business.
Panel: Growth through digital platforms
This panel aims to uncover how technology can allow an organisation to reach their consumer directly, using a variety of platforms. With speakers from a range of technology companies, discover how leading organisations reach customers in new and innovative ways.
Panel: Transactions in China
Understand how successful transactions are conducted in China and gain insight from our experienced business leaders and entrepreneurs as they discuss the importance of building mutually beneficial partnerships, the key ingredients for the “right” deals and how to navigate the complex transaction landscape in China for sustainable success.
Panel: Innovating the future – staying ahead of the competition
In a world that is fiercely competitive and globalised, how do companies differentiate themselves against competition and more importantly, how do they sustain their competitive advantages? Join our panel of trail blazers to discover how they stay ahead of the competition and why innovation is the key driver to remain competitive.
Panel: IPO under more globalized environment
For fast growing private companies seeking to raise capital, an IPO can be a superior route to funding growth. To help you demystify this journey, join our panel and gather insights from organisations at various stages in the IPO process.
Panel: Building a global brand
With insight from a range of entrepreneurs and brand experts, this panel explores the unique challenges associated with building a global brand. Discover how to become a successful global brand and engage in a fascinating discussion on issues surrounding diversity, demographics, brand awareness and loyalty.
Panel: Growth through private equity and venture capital
How do private equity and venture capital groups expedite growth for their portfolio companies, particularly in growing beyond their home markets? Come and learn about how private equity groups and venture capital funds are applying an entrepreneurial mindset to their investment strategies. Join our panel to understand how private equity firms operate today, and learn to effectively partner with financial investors to propel profitable growth for long-term success.
Entrepreneurship - Success factors in China
Entrepreneurs have played an increasingly important role in China's journey of becoming the world's fastest growing and second largest economy. This panel of outstanding entrepreneurs will share their insights on how to operate in a business environment where you are in competition with state-owned enterprises in a fast growing economy dominated by technology and environmental issues. You will hear tips from the panel on the "to-dos" and "not to-dos" to successfully enter the China market.
Panel: Getting governance right for growth
Strategies for corporate governance can vary, but it is important for organizations to ensure that their corporate governance allows investors to feel confident about investing. Join us to learn how organizations ensure they are getting governance right in order to attract and retain investors for growth.