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Please join your colleagues at the WomenCorporateDirectors 2013 Asia Institute. Click on the links at left for registration or more information.

Participation in the WCD 2013 Asia Institute is by invitation-only for WCD members and invited women directors. Please do not share this registration link. If you have suggestions for women directors to invite to the Asia Institute, please send their professional bio, highlighting their Board of Director experience, to


Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Republic of Singapore

Phone: +65 (66) 888-868


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Registration
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Cocktails
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Welcome Dinner

The table arrangements will provide for comfortable and stimulating conversations. You will be able to sign up for tables of interest—from industries to board committees. It will be a fantastic opportunity to connect with members from around Asia and build relationships.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Continental breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Opening of the day
A Conversation With Leading Women CEO’s

  • Henrietta H. Fore, Chairman and CEO, Holsman International; Director, Exxon Mobil Corporation and Theravance, Inc.; Global Co-Chair, WCD; Co-Chair, Asia Society
  • Interviewed by Kalpana Raina (WCD Asia Vice-Chair), Managing Partner, 252 Solutions LLC; Director, RealNetworks, Inc., John Wiley & Sons, Information Services Group, and The World Policy Institute
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.Break
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Panel 1

What Questions Should Directors Be Asking to Assess the Risks of Growing Markets

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Panel 2

How Directors Can Identify the Trends, Technologies and Ideas to Compete Successfully in World Markets

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Break
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Panel 3

Building Global Brands and Companies

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Luncheon with Roundtables
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

A Conversation With Leading Women CEO’s

  • Ann Sherry (Australia), CEO, Carnival Australia; Director, ING Australia, Australian Rugby Union, and The Myer Family Company Ltd
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Panel 4

Conducting Business in Asia: Relationships and Other
Cultural Norms

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Reception

Institute cost

Asia Institute on September 12, 2013: US$700 for WCD members/US$800 for Non Members

Pre-Institute Dinner on September 11, 2013: US$150

Planning your trip

WCD has secured a block of rooms at the Marina Bay Sands, where the Asia Institute will be held. Please note that the rooming blocks will close on Friday, August 10, 2013. Please plan your travel accommodations accordingly.

Reservations can be made by contacting clicking here or Chersney Chen, Guest Services Agent at +61 6688 8889, or emailing Please be sure to mention the group name: WomenCorporateDirectors / Group Accommodation and Group Code: SWWCDGA

American Airlines, official airline for the Asia Institute, is offering a 10% discount for travel between September 8-16, 2013 to Singapore using promotion code 26N3AI. When making an airline reservation, go to and choose More Flight Search Options and insert the promotion code in the appropriate box. Attendees arriving from outside the United States will need to call their local American Airlines reservations number and refer to the Promotion Code.

Thanks to American Airlines, we can also offer discounts on rental cars. Please contact Avis at 1-800-331-1600 and refer to AWD# B136001 to reserve your car at a discounted rate. Attendees outside the United States may call 1-918-624-4301.


For questions about the WCD 2013 Asia Institute please email WCD or call (212) 987-6070.



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Global Partner

  • KPMG

Founding Partner

  • Heidrick & Struggles

Strategic Partner

  • Marriott
  • Pearl Meyer & Partners

Alliance Partners

  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Northern Trust