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Forbes Global CEO Conference 2014 To Be Held in Singapore


Singapore (March 5, 2014) – Forbes Media LLC today announced that it will hold its 14th annual Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore on October 28-30, 2014.  

The Forbes Global CEO Conference, launched in 2001, gathers under one roof some of the world’s most successful tycoons, entrepreneurs, multinational CEOs, emerging company CEOs, financiers and thought leaders. Since its inception, the Forbes Global CEO Conference has traveled to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Dubai and Bali. The conference was also held in Singapore in 2001 and 2006 to 2008.  

William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia, Forbes Media said: “We are delighted to bring the Forbes Global CEO Conference back to Singapore where it started 14 years ago. No doubt the Forbes community of powerful tycoons and influential CEOs will enjoy convening in this global hub to exchange insights and build relationships”. 

Past speakers at the Forbes Global CEO Conference include Carlos Slim Helú, Chairman of Fundación Telmex, Fundación Carlos Slim, Impulsora del Desarrollo del Empleo en América Latina and Cicsa, Li Ka-Shing, Chairman of Cheung Kong (Holdings) and Hutchison Whampoa, Rob Walton, Chairman of Wal-Mart, Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO of steelmaker ArcelorMittal, Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman and CEO of Charoen Pokphand Group, Anthony Pratt, Global Chairman of Visy Australia/Pratt Industries USA, Teresita Sy-Coson, Vice Chairperson, SM Investments Corporation, Wilbur Ross, Chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co., Sam Goi, Executive Chairman, Tee Yih Jia Group, Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, Mario Moretti Polegato, Chairman of GEOX Group, Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO of Rakuten, Nobel-prize winning economist Michael Spence, Zong Qinghou, Chairman of Hangzhou Wahaha Group, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and MD of Biocon, Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, Stefano Pessina, Executive Chairman of Alliance Boots and Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia.  

The Forbes Global CEO Conference is supported by leading companies such as RB Capital Group and OUE Ltd as Principal Sponsors, as well as Visy Industries Australia Pty Ltd and Weber Shandwick Worldwide as Corporate Sponsors.

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Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles.  Through January 2014,, a leading business website, reached 28 million unique visitors, according to comScore worldwide.  Forbes magazine, Forbes Asia and Forbes Europe attract a global audience of more than 5 million readers.  The Forbes magazine iPad app merges the power of print storytelling with social sharing and the Web.  The Company also publishes ForbesLife magazine and has 33 licensed local editions around the world.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014