Forbes Global CEO Conference to be held in Manila in 2015

SINGAPORE (March 17, 2015) – Forbes Media LLC today announced that it will hold its 15th annual Forbes Global CEO Conference in Manila on October 12-14, 2015.

Under the theme of „Toward a Winning Vision’, the Forbes Global CEO Conference will focus on the theme of visionary leadership – how companies can best conceive and articulate a winning vision to drive their businesses forward, one that is based on their core values and purpose. Some 50 speakers will gather from around the world to generate insights on topics such as the world economy, investment strategies, energy, technology and innovation, emerging markets, leadership, succession and philanthropy.

William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia, Forbes Media LLC said: “We are delighted to bring the Forbes Global CEO Conference to the Philippines, one of the world‟s most promising emerging markets. Manila is a fitting location to host our conference delegates, who are among the world‟s most economically powerful business people.”

Launched in 2001, the Forbes Global CEO Conference gathers under one roof some of the world‟s most successful tycoons, entrepreneurs, CEOs and thought leaders. It is being held in the Philippines for the first time. The Co-Host Sponsors of this year‟s Forbes Global CEO Conference are SM Investments Corporation and BDO Unibank, International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI), as well as San Miguel Corporation.

“We are delighted to co-host with ICTSI and San Miguel Corporation on the first-ever Forbes Global CEO Conference in the Philippines,” Teresita Sy-Coson, Vice Chairperson of SM Investments Corporation and Chairman of BDO Unibank, said. “Forbes has a solid reputation for bringing CEOs together through its conferences and global thought leadership sessions. This will be an excellent opportunity to exchange views and ideas with other business leaders from around the world.”

Enrique K. Razon, Jr., Chairman and President of ICTSI and Chairman of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, developer of Solaire Resort and Casino, said: “Not only is the Philippines economy going from strength to strength, because of factors such as a growing middle class, better infrastructure, and a positive outlook for regional trade, it is also one of the world‟s most unique tourist destinations. As Co-Host, we are excited to welcome this year‟s conference delegates to Solaire, the country‟s first integrated resort in Entertainment City.”

Ramon S. Ang, President and COO of San Miguel Corporation commented: “We are pleased to be one of the Co-Hosts of this year‟s Forbes Global CEO Conference. The Philippines has emerged as one of Asia‟s brightest stars in recent years and we look forward to enabling other business leaders and foreign investors to better understand the country, navigate its business landscape and identify possible areas of cooperation.”

Past speakers of 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; Wilbur Ross, Chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co.; Nobel-prize winning economist Michael Spence; Mario Moretti Polegato, Chairman of GEOX Group; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and MD of Biocon; Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties; Zong Qinghou, Chairman of Hangzhou Wahaha Group; Stefano Pessina, Executive Chairman of Alliance Boots; Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO of Rakuten and Eduardo Saverin, Co-Founder and Investor, Facebook.

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