Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion
Forum and Awards Dinner
Forbes Asia's Best Under A Billion list highlights 200 leading public companies in the Asia Pacific region with annual revenue under $1 billion. To qualify for the selection, companies must have revenue between $5 million and $1 billion, positive net income and be publicly traded for at least a year. From a universe of 24,000 companies, qualified candidates are screened on sales growth and earnings growth in the past 12 months and over three years, and for the strongest five-year return on equity. The result is a final list featuring 200 exceptional small and midsized companies from Asia Pacific.
To celebrate and honor the success of these 200 Best Under A Billion companies, Forbes Asia is hosting a Forum and Awards Dinner.
Registration & Cocktail Reception
18:35 - 19:05
Session I: Best Practices for Growth
What are the best practices to build a small and midsized company that will embark on a sustainable growth path and achieve enduring success? How should founder CEOs and entrepreneurs map out viable business plans, develop strategies for expansion and stay ahead of the competition? Credit is the lifeblood of any growing enterprise. What are the best ways to finance growth and deploy capital productively? How best to tap capital markets? Is selling equity or even doing a secondary listing a viable option? What about strategic investors or private equity? Investing in the right technologies can also help growing companies leapfrog larger rivals. But how best should they make strategic investments in technology?
Moderated by: Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia
Session II: In Conversation with a special guest speaker
20:30 - 21:00
Session III: Lessons on Leadership
Growing a company requires a constant upgrading of leadership skills. How does one come back from adversity – be it a financial crisis, a public health scare or natural disaster? What personal changes are needed to stay in the top job? How does one not only manage but also inspire an organization to new heights? How does one cultivate leadership qualities among staff to manage growth? Finding answers to these questions is especially critical in many growing companies where the boss is often the founder and major shareholder. Our panel will ask some leaders to share their insights on how best to grow yourself and a company.
Moderated by: Rana Wehbe, Senior Editor-Special Projects, Forbes Asia
Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment & Melco International Development Ltd
Yoshito Hori, President, GLOBIS University, Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners
Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Award Ceremony
Group photo with award recipients
End of Forum and Awards Dinner
Christopher ForbesVice ChairmanForbes Media
Makoto TakanoCEO & Editor-in-ChiefForbes Japan
Lawrence HoChairman and CEOMelco Resorts & Entertainment & Melco International Development Ltd
Yoshito HoriPresident, GLOBIS UniversityManaging Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners
Au King LunChief Executive OfficerValue Partners Group Ltd
Krishna Kumar BangurChairmanGraphite India Ltd
Melvin AngExecutive Chairmanmm2 Asia Ltd
Tim FergusonEditorForbes Asia
Rana WehbeSenior Editor-Special ProjectsForbes Asia
AOI Ballroom (2nd floor)
Palace Hotel Tokyo
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005