In the ancient Greek puzzle, Zeno's Paradox, Achilles could never catch up with the tortoise.  In today's global socio-economic arena, developing countries - no matter how fast they grow - can never seem to catch up with developed countries.  Is this a modern manifestation of Zeno's Paradox?  What will it take for developing nations to reach, or even overtake, the established leaders?   And what other paradoxes are to be found within our understanding and views of markets, firms, society and people?

This year, we have two additional special panel events:

  • Ethics - the philosophic approaches to agreeing to disagree
  • Women in Society and Business - Progress, Stagnation or Regression?
 
 
 
 
 
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YB DATO' SERI AHMAD HUSNI MOHAMAD HANADZLAH
Minister of Finance II
 
DR SIMON OGUS
Founder and CEO,
DSGAsia, Hong Kong
 
GERALD AMBROSE
CEO, Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd
 
KEVIN W. LU
Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group, Singapore
 
SHARIFATU LAILA SYED ALI
CEO, ValueCap Sdn Bhd
 
YBHG DATUK SHIREEN MUHIUDEEN
Founder, Managing Director and Principal Fund Manager, Corston-Smith Asset Management
 
YBHG DATO' CHARON WARDINI MOKHZANI
 
 
YBHG DATUK RANJIT AJIT SINGH
Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia
 
SUNNY VERGHESE
Co-Founder, Group Managing Director and CEO,
Olam International Limited
 
JAVIER SANTISO
Global Affairs and New Ventures Managing Director, Telefónica, SA, Spain
 
MAHMOUD MOHIELDIN
Special Envoy for the President of the World Bank, USA
 
YBHG DATO' SRI JAMALUDIN IBRAHIM
Managing Director, President and Group CEO, Axiata Group Berhad
 
YBHG DATUK SHAHRIL RIDZA RIDZUAN
CEO, Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
 
DR GOPA SABHARWAL
Vice-Chancellor,
Nalanda University, India
 
DR SIN YEE CHAN
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, The University of Vermont, USA
 
YBHG DATUK JOHN ZINKIN
Managing Director,
Zinkin Ettinger Sdn Bhd
 
YBHG TAN SRI PROF DR MOHD KAMAL HASSAN
Distinguished Professor, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC), International Islamic University Malaysia
 
YBHG PROF TAN SRI DATO' DZULKIFLI ABDUL RAZAK
Vice-Chancellor, Albukhary International University, Malaysia
 
HUZIR SULAIMAN
Playwright and Director
 
NANI KAHAR
Architect
 
TAN TWAN ENG
Writer; Author of ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’ and ‘The Gift of Rain’
 
YBHG DATIN SAIDAH RASTAM
Composer; Senior Fellow, Khazanah Nasional Berhad 2013/2014
 
YBHG DATO' DR NG KAH-MING
Conductor-Harpsichordist-Musicologist
 
SCOTT E. KALB
Founder and CEO, KLTI Advisors; Executive Director, Sovereign Investor Institute
 
DR WILLIAM H. OVERHOLT
Senior Fellow, Fung Global Institute, Hong Kong; Senior Fellow, Harvard’s Asia Center and Senior Research Fellow, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, USA
 
DR NUNGSARI AHMAD RADHI
Managing Director,
Prokhas Sdn Bhd
 
MANU BHASKARAN
Partner, Centennial Group; Founding CEO,
Centennial Asia Advisors, Singapore
 
YBHG DATUK DR HAMZAH KASSIM
Co-Founder and Group Managing Director,
The IA Group
 
YB ENCIK KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN
Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia
 
NADYA SAIB
Co-Founder and CEO, Wangsa Jelita
 
YBHG DATIN PADUKA MOTHER MANGALAM
Co-Founder and President, Pure Life Society
 
YBHG DATO' HAZIMAH ZAINUDDIN
Founder and Managing Director, Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd
 
YBHG DATUK YVONNE CHIA
Former Group Managing Director and CEO,
Hong Leong Bank Berhad
 
DAUD VICARY ABDULLAH
President and CEO, INCEIF
 
PROF DR ABBAS MIRAKHOR
First Holder, INCEIF Chair of Islamic Finance
 
PROF RAJAH RASIAH
Acting Dean, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya; Senior Fellow, Khazanah Nasional Berhad 2007-2008
 
DR JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM
Assistant Director General, Economic and Social Development Department, United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
 
JOHAN MAHMOOD MERICAN
CEO, TalentCorp Malaysia
 
MICHAEL LAKE
CEO, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios
 
YB DATO' SERI HAJI IDRIS JUSOH
Minister of Education II
 
YBHG TAN SRI DR JEMILAH MAHMOOD
Founder, MERCY Malaysia; Senior Fellow, Khazanah Nasional Berhad 2011-2013
 
YBHG TAN SRI DATO' SERI DR JEFFREY CHEAH
Founder and Executive Chairman, Sunway Group
 
YBHG TAN SRI DATO' SERI UTAMA NOR MOHAMED YAKCOP
Deputy Chairman, Khazanah Nasional Berhad