Governance in the Era of Regulatory and Geopolitical Shifts
The turbulent shifts in geopolitical tensions, economic powers and trade policy have resulted in greater uncertainties for organisations and businesses. These developments underscore the need for Boards to stay vigilant in reading the macro signs to make sense of the global forces impacting the businesses they oversee in order to address the strategic opportunities and risks stemming from these changes.
Bringing together faculty experts, board directors and top executives, the forum will address the challenges arising from the evolving regulatory and geopolitical shifts and provide a unique platform to share, network and debate on how boards can navigate and anticipate the risks and opportunities.
Join us as we scan the changing landscape at macro level globally and gain new insights and perspectives from our line-up of distinguished speakers and guest panelists who will share their views, experiences and board practices in dealing with the challenges arising from this volatility.
On the evening of Monday 25 February, we will celebrate the new INSEAD Certified Directors (IDP-C) who completed all requirements for the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance at the Award Ceremony dinner.
The event is open to all former participants of the International Directors Programme, members of the INSEAD Directors Network (IDN), INSEAD Alumni and to the members of the Singapore Institute of Directors who are holding board director position or an executive position in the C-suite.
Please click here to download the participants' list (only those who are accepted to be in the list).
Guests of Honour
Senior Advisor (University & Global Relations) and
Professor in the Practice of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
Eng and Co. LLC
Professor of Economics
The Portuguese Council Chaired Professor of European Studies
Elizabeth Proust AO
Chair of Nestle (Australia) and Bank of Melbourne
Non-Executive Director, Lendlease Corporation
Immediate Past Chair, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Founder and Managing Director, DAS Partners
Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Capital Market Authority (CMA) in Saudi Arabia
Former CEO of SEDCO Holding
Ludo Van der Heyden
Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management
The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance
Founding Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre
Michael A. Witt
Affiliate Professor of Strategy and International Business
The programme for the forum stretches over two days. The official programme starts on Monday, 25 February morning with optional programme organised on the morning of Tuesday, 26 February. We advise all participants to look through the programme carefully before planning your itinerary
*Note that this is a tentative programme, subject to changes. Be sure to check it regularly for updates.
Monday, 25 February 2019
Morning: Official Programme
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Framing the Geo-Economics Landscape at Macro-level
Governance and International Politics
Board's View on Navigating the Regulatory and Geopolitical Shifts
Panel Discussion: Formulating Board Strategies in response to Regulatory and Geopolitical Landscape
The Grove, Leadership Development Centre (Level 6)
Board Practice Feedback Session (in small groups)
Wrap-up of Discussions
Preparing for a Future with a Dose of the Past
Are the US and China Doomed to Enmity?
Award Ceremony of the Certificate in Corporate Governance
Departure to Dinner in Town (Coach or private car)
FLUTES Restaurant.Bar, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, #01-02, Singapore 178897
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Optional Session: Governance Breakfast Discussions (registration required)
This session is open to former participants of the International Directors Programme with the aim to facilitate exchange.
Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to Certified Directors of the International Directors Programme (IDP-C).
25-26 February 2019
|Register one guest for the Forum (board member, subject to seat availability)||SGD 900*|
|Register one guest for dinner only (not attending the forum)||SGD 180|
Optional Session: Governance Breakfast Discussions on Tuesday 26 February 2019 morning
*Fee (GST inclusive) covers registration for Forum and Award Dinner
We have blocked some rooms at the Residences specially for the IDF Asia 2019 from Saturday, 23 February to Wednesday, 27 February.
Be sure to book your room before 23 January 2019 using the online booking platform and group code provided below.
The room rate is: SGD 230.00 + 7% GST per night, inclusive of breakfast (single occupancy only).
Additional charge of SGD 25.00 + 7% GST per night for second pax, inclusive of breakfast.
Group Code: IDF2419
Should you need to get in touch with the Residences, you may do so via the following:
Tel: +65 6799 5500
Fax: +65 6799 5501
Email: [email protected]
Additional reservation information:
Check In and Check Out
Check in time is at 1530 hours and check out time is at 1330 hours. For early arrival, we would like to recommend making your reservation one night before the actual arrival date (at 1 night room rate) for guaranteed check-in. Late check-out is subject to availability. From 1330 to 1800 hours, half day charge applies. After 1800 hours, full day charge applies.
A one night's room charge including prevailing taxes will be levied if you do not cancel your reservation 72 hours prior to your arrival. Cancellation must be made directly with the Residences via email: [email protected].
The INSEAD Directors Forum will take place at:
INSEAD Asia Campus
1 Ayer Rajah Avenue
The dress code is business casual for the forum and smart casual for the award dinner.
If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, please inform us in advance so that we can accommodate your needs as best as possible.
As parking spaces are limited, we encourage you to use public transport when coming to INSEAD. Should you need to park your vehicle, the nearest car park available is at Fusionopolis, which is located adjacent to our campus (parking charges apply).
Media, filming and photography
Please be aware that some of the sessions will be filmed. INSEAD will engage professional photographers for this event. We reserve the right to use any film and/or photography from the event in our print and digital marketing collateral.
Wifi access will be available for your use during the Conference. Participants should choose the WiFi named “INSEAD”. This new WiFi network will display a login page on which you will enter your credentials (@insead.edu) or create a personal account (Guests, visitors with no @insead.edu account).
In preparation for the INSEAD Directors Forum, we recommend attendees to refer to the following pre-reading materials:
The End of Globalisation?, by Michael A. Witt, INSEAD Knowledge
The Future World Order, by Michael A. Witt, INSEAD Knowledge
Antonio Fatas' blog on economic trends and observations
We hope that you had an enriching and memorable experience at the Forum and enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with your friends from the IDP!
Please click here to download all the IDF presentations.
It is our delight to share with you the photos taken by our professional photographer during the event which captured the treasured moments in the IDF.
Enjoy and click here to access the photo gallery.