Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Hosts Annual Regional Event for 120 Business Leaders in Singapore
The Southeast Asia Region of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the world’s premier network of chief executives and business leaders, hosted its annual regional event, “Golf, Real Estate and Women YPO Network (GREW) Singapore 2016” from 6-8 April, gathering 120 leaders from more than 10 countries. The GREW event offers access to real estate experts, who can provide regional market updates, and the opportunity for deal-making and networking among YPO members in the region.
The YPO Southeast Asia Region, one of the largest regions in YPO, provides networking and educational opportunities for nearly 800 members in 18 chapters representing nine countries in the region.
The event offered peer-led discussions, industry-specific insights with a focus on the Asian real estate market, networking and coaching as well as deal-making opportunities, leveraging the diversity of member expertise across different sectors. In addition to the educational program, social events with spouses and partners included fine dining as well as golfing on two of Asia’s famous courses: Seletar Country Club and Singapore Island Country Club, provided by Barclays Gold Championship Trophy.
“The format of the three-day event was interactive and member-led with a focus on delivering practical education and insights that can translate to new opportunities and strategies. As the Asian hub for business, economic and entertainment, Singapore was an obvious choice to host YPO member leaders at the forefront of growth in the region.” said YPO member Hester Chew, chairman of the YPO Executive Committee and chief executive of MC Thai Co Ltd.
Keynote speakers included Chan Soo Khian, founding principle and design director SCDA Architects Pte Ltd; Kishore Moorjani, senior managing director of Blackstone; Simon Lim, senior VP, head of Equity Capital Market (sectors) Equity and Fixed Income SGX; Greg Hyland, international director, head of Singapore, Capital Markets JLL Singapore.
A “Real Estate Needs and Leads” session was moderated by YPO member Maarten Buitelaar, chief executive officer for The POP Company Singapore, while a member-led “Deal Talk” helped participants understand future trends and identify opportunities in the ever-changing real estate market.
In addition, 42 women corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and family business owners participated in a full-day seminar to discuss topics related to the advancement of women leadership in Asia – including insights on board dynamics and the role of technology in transforming the world as well as tips on how to communicate one’s personal brand professionally.