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Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013
Top level executives from the Asia-Pacific region will come together to discuss key challenges being faced in today’s macro business environment at the AIME Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Summit, which will be held during the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne, on 26 February, 2013.
Three top thought leaders have been chosen to stimulate discussion on key external change agents which are impacting the business events industry.
Summit Chair, Elizabeth Rich, said this event is a departure from advocacy-based industry forums, to focus on business issues that are front of mind of C-level executives.
The event will be moderated by Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder and Editor of Web in Travel. Respected Asian commentator, Ms Yeoh has been an established speaker and facilitator at travel industry conferences since 2005, when she recognised the need for the industry to manage the changes that would come from internet technology.
“The first CEO Summit at AIME will enable business events leaders to discuss and find common ground on issues and trends beyond the industry,” said Ms Yeoh.
“My aim is to draw out insights on growth and innovation that will help CEOs in today’s competitive and changing times, and for them to share experiences and ideas.”
Ms Yeoh will be joined by two expert commentators: leading economist, Jonathan Pain; and Peter Williams, CEO of Deloitte Centre for the Edge, Australia. Both experts will share their insights into where the world is heading and inspire CEOs to reflect on their own business directions and rethink traditional approaches.
Focusing on the key economic factors set to shape the world’s direction, Jonathan Pain will share his expert knowledge on growth opportunities and where money is going to be made over the next decade.
Peter Williams will lead a discussion on innovation, covering the changing world of virtual and physical connectivity, and how smart leaders should be rethinking how they respond to changing customer and employee values, leverage virtual flow and drive innovation in a way that delivers better results.