Event Date/Time: Jul 25, 2011 End Date/Time: Jul 25, 2011
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Programme Objective

This forum is jointly organised by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) and the Singapore Management University (SMU)’s School of Accountancy Research (SOAR) following from the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in December 2010 for both organisations to collaborate on thought leadership activities.

The theme of this forum is Leading through Uncertainty: Key Challenges, Corporate Readiness & Strategies Ahead

The unstable economy, the uncertainties of business coupled with the many corporate challenges that a CEO faces in operating their business in this globalised world are the countless issues that weigh heavily on the CEO. This is a strategic platform for high level business leaders from various industries to meet, discuss, network and debate on pertinent issues and challenges they face in their business as well as to explore how global business and government can work together to build sustainable growth models.

SMU, together with ICPAS, conducted a recent survey on the CEOs of both listed and non-listed companies across various industries on the uncertainties trend, management strategies and measures. The results of this study will be presented during the forum.

Programme Outline

It may be a cliché, but it is true – uncertainty is the only constant in the globalised world. The challenge of managing uncertainty, alongside countless other corporate issues, weighs heavily on the CEO. For all that Singapore’s economy is characterised by robust GDP growth (14.5% in 2010), it depends heavily on external economic conditions for its economy. How can Singapore CEOs develop a game plan to manage uncertainty and even leverage on them for growth over the next few years?
•What are the key challenges on uncertainty faced by CEOs over the next three years?
•What are the critical factors in managing uncertainty effectively?
•What is the role of sustainability when making your game plan to manage uncertainty and grow your business?
•How would the future partnership between the government and businesses be like?