Programme

FBN ASIA REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Families in Business: Leading Change in the New Era

16 - 17 FEBRUARY 2023

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SINGAPORE

The FBN Asia Regional Conference intends to both inspire and raise awareness as to the skills set required for business families to ensure an enduring family business. Participants will gain valuable insights from their peers on issues which are very specific to family enterprises such as bringing on the next generation of owners, succession planning, managing family dynamics, organizing governance of the business and the philanthropic trajectory of a business family. And in recognition of our members with single- and multi- family offices, as well as the general growing interest in family offices within our network, the Conference will also incorporate relevant sessions on this topic.

Immerse in various session formats comprising plenary sessions, parallel workshops and small group discussions.

Where applicable, please click on the session title for more details.

Dress code: Business casual

Programme

0900 – 0920Registrations • Welcome Coffee
0930 – 0935
Welcome

Yong Yoon Li (Board member, FBN Asia)
0940 – 1010Plenary
Dialogue on the Role of Family Businesses in the Economy with Guest-of-Honour Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
(Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Government of Singapore)
1015 – 1035Keynote 1
In a New World: The Role of Business Families and The New Economy

Chavalit Frederick Tsao (Permanent Honorary President, FBN Asia)
1040 – 1110
Tea Break
1115 – 1245
Breakout Sessions

A. Family Office for the New Era
[ Interactive Session ]

Led by Ernst & Young Singapore

B. Adapting ESG into the Family Enterprise
[ Presentation + Workshop ]

Led by Thomas Ng (Founder & CEO, Genashtim)
*This session will be repeated the following day

C. Nurturing Harmonious Relationships within Business Families
[ Experiential Workshop ]

Led by Feisal Alibhai (Founder & Integrative Head, Qineticare)
and Senthiyl S S G (Managing Director, Arbinger Institute)
*This session will be repeated the following day
1245 – 1345
Lunch
1345 – 1400
Mindfulness exercise/Guided meditation at the main ballroom
1400 – 1530
Breakout Sessions

A. Future-proofing Your Family Office: Practical Strategies
[ Presentation + Dialogue ]

Led by Farro Capital

B. Business Innovation in the Face of Uncertainty
[ Presentation + Workshop ]

Led by Kiran Karunakaran (Partner, Bain & Company)
1535 – 1555
Tea Break

1600 – 1700
Closing Plenary
Family Businesses as Changemakers
1700 onwardsDrinks & Socials
0900 – 0920
Registrations • Welcome Coffee

0930 – 0950




0955 – 1035
Keynote 2
Effective Governance in Family Business: How Do We Do It?

Wong Su-Yen (Chairman, Governing Council, Singapore Institute of Directors)

Panel Discussion
Effective Governance in Family Business: How Do We Do It?

Led by the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID)
1040 – 1110
Tea Break
1115 – 1245
Breakout Sessions

A. Key Investment Themes for Family Offices in 2023
[ Presentation + Panel Discussion ]

Led by UBS

B. Adapting ESG into the Family Enterprise
[ Presentation + Workshop ]

Led by Thomas Ng (Founder & CEO, Genashtim)

C. Nurturing Harmonious Relationships within Business Families
[ Experiential Workshop ]

Led by Feisal Alibhai (Founder & Integrative Head, Qineticare)
and Senthiyl S S G (Managing Director, Arbinger Institute)
1245 – 1345
Lunch
1345 – 1400
Mindfulness exercise/Guided meditation at the main ballroom
1400 – 1530
Breakout Sessions

A. Family Office Investments: An Endowment Approach
[ Interactive Session ]

Led by Farro Capital

B. Connectivity and Effective Succession Planning
[ Presentation + Workshop ]

Led by Egon Zehnder
1535 – 1555
Tea Break

1600 – 1730
Closing Plenary
What’s Next for Family Businesses?

Farhad Forbes (Chairman, FBN International)
Dato’ Loy Teik Ngan (President, FBN Asia)

Moderated by Alexis Du Roy de Blicquy (CEO, FBN International)
1730Wrap-up and Acknowledgments

Programme and timings are subject to change.