AUTHENTIC INSIGHTS FROM EXTRAORDINARY WORLD LEADERS

Four separate world-class events, hosted at Baur au Lac in Zurich, with some of Asia's most distinguished leaders in business & politics.




2018 EVENTS & SPEAKERS

  • MAR 22 / Sachio Semmoto

    Co-Founder of KDDI Corporation & Chairman of Renova Inc.

  • JUN 26 / Idris Jala

    President of PEMANDU Associates & Former CEO of Malaysia Airlines

  • SEP 25 / Bernard Chan

    President of Asia Financial Holdings

  • NOV 22 / Narayana Murthy

    Founder of Infosys

ATTEND NEXT EVENT
22 MAR

AN EVENING WITH

SACHIO SEMMOTO

Dr. Sachio Semmoto co-founded DDI Corporation (now KDDI) with Kazuo Inamori in June 1984. KDDI is now Japan’s second-largest provider of fixed line, mobile telephony, and internet services. It is capitalised at $60bn, has annual revenues of $44bn and employs over 35,000 people. Semmoto also founded Ymobile Corporation and served as its Chairman of the Board and CEO before concluding a share-swap with Softbank in 2013, valued at $2.6bn.




26 JUN

AN EVENING WITH

IDRIS JALA

In 2014, Bloomberg placed Dato' Sri Idris Jala, former CEO of Malaysia Airlines, among the top 10 most influential policy makers in the world. He is presently CEO of PEMANDU Associates, the organisation tasked with spearheading Malaysia’s transition towards high income status by 2020. Jala has served on the Advisory Panels for the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the World Bank.




25 SEP

AN EVENING WITH

BERNARD CHAN

Bernard Chan GBS JP is the convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, appointed by Carrie Lam in July 2017. Chan is President of Asia Financial Holdings and its main subsidiary, Asia Insurance. In 1999 he founded the Bank Consortium Trust, a joint venture of nine Hong Kong institutions that provides Mandatory Provident Fund services. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the founder of Bangkok Bank.




22 NOV

AN EVENING WITH

NARAYANA MURTHY

N.R. Narayana Murthy is described by Time Magazine as the Father of the IT outsourcing industry. In 1981, Murthy borrowed $250 USD from his wife, Sudha, to form a new company called Infosys Consultants Private Limited. Today Infosys is valued at $40bn and employs over 200,000 people across the world. Mr. Murthy has driven a zero-tolerance agenda on corruption, shaping Infosys into one of the world's most respected companies. Murthy has been listed among the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time by Fortune magazine.




18:00

THE 60-MINUTES THAT SHAKE YOUR WORLD

LIMITED TO 100 GUESTS

You can't read about it and you won't hear it again. The Asia Leaders Series brings honest and authentic views directly from exceptional leaders operating at the highest levels in Asia. The talk, panel discussion and Q&A expose unique, thought-provoking perspectives on the very real trials which our speakers have undergone to build game-changing, world-class companies in Asia.



16:30

FORM NEW RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN A TRUSTED CIRCLE

RESERVED FOR PARTNERS & SPONSORS OF GLOBAL LEADERS ASSOCIATION

The late-afternoon apero is held prior to each event with the guest speaker. This is an opportunity for partners, sponsors and special guests to form new relationships within a circle of trusted, high-respected family-businesses. This is the recurring platform where strong partnerships emerge.

Reserved for partners and sponsors of the Global Leaders Association.
Call us now to become a sponsor. Packages start at 7,500 CHF: +41 (0)44 585 20 17.



19:30

SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH LIKE-MINDED LEADERS

OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

Network with a small gathering of highly-engaged business leaders who are at various stages of development in Asia. Meet like-minded executives, share experiences, and establish important new relationships.



20:15

PRIVATE DINNERS WITH GLOBAL LEADERS

SPONSORS & CLUB-MEMBERS ONLY.

After each event, a private dinner for 15 selected guests is hosted at the Baur au Lac with the honourable speaker. This is a truly unique experience, where unparalleled insights are exchanged, and trusted relationships are formed. These dinners are delivered by the DiningClubTM. Become a member of the DiningClub to participate in these exclusive dinners.



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About Us


The Global Leaders Association is a non-profit organisation. We are the official organisers of the Asia Leaders Series® in Switzerland.

We believe that the spread of entrepreneurship, and the creation of new jobs, is the single most effective way of reducing poverty in the world. Through initiatives such as the Asia Leaders Series, we endeavour to create platforms where influential business leaders of diverse backgrounds meet, share perspectives, and build trust. We anticipate that the relationships formed as a result of our efforts will significantly impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals over the next decade.


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