S'pore to host event for young corporate leaders next year

The Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO), a networking group for corporate leaders, said on Wednesday that Singapore will be the host for its flagship event, YPO Edge.

The event is slated to take place in March next year at Marina Bay Sands. The exact dates will be announced closer to the event.

The two-day conference will bring more than 2,700 young business leaders and delegates, below the age of 45, to the city.

Each year, YPO global chief executives gather on a different continent and address key issues in business, politics, philanthropy and humanities.

The theme for the 2018 YPO Edge is "Defy Convention".

Attendees have the opportunity to learn from an array of world- class visionaries, explore new ideas and challenge innovation.

Singapore was the first Asian city to host the event and is being chosen for the second time since first hosting the event in 2012.

"YPO is delighted to return to Singapore, a world-class destination," said YPO chief executive Scott Mordell.

"As a beacon of growth and evolution, Singapore will be the perfect home for YPO's landmark event as we encourage and support leaders in their journey of engagement, learning and development."

Ms Jeannie Lim, executive director for conventions, meetings and incentive travel at the Singapore Tourism Board, said the city was chosen as its "extensive business network, strong knowledge economy and focus on innovation provide the ideal platform for international thought leaders and YPO delegates to exchange ideas and insights" .

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2017, with the headline 'S'pore to host event for young corporate leaders next year'. Print Edition | Subscribe