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 19,000 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 the Asia-Pacific region.
To celebrate and honor the success of these 200 Best Under A Billion companies, Forbes Asia is hosting a Forum and Awards Dinner in Bangkok, Thailand on February 25, 2020.
Registration & Cocktail Reception
19:00 - 19:30
Session I: Asia’s Economic Outlook
Never before has Asia’s economic prospects been so clouded by disruptive forces in technology and globalization. A startup can emerge to upend long-established enterprises, backed by billions from private equity, and even big firms are learning to reinvent themselves. Growing trade tensions between China and the U.S. are creating collateral damage—but also collateral opportunities—across Asia. Businesses everywhere face a volatile mix of rising risk and slowing growth. How should those at the top respond to these forces of change to stay ahead? Where are the opportunities now? What’s the case for optimism, or caution, for Asia’s economic outlook in the coming year?
20:00 - 20:30
Session II: Best Practices
Making the Best Under A Billion list is not an easy feat. The 200 listees represent the top 1% of some 19,000 listed companies under a billion dollars in revenue. The criteria for selection to the list include sustainable growth and strong performance across a broad range of business metrics. How does one build a high-performing company that will make it to the Best Under A Billion list, and even graduate to the Best Over A Billion list? A panel of leaders from these companies will share insights and strategies on how they stay on top of their game.
Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Award Ceremony
Group photo with award recipients
End of Forum and Awards Dinner
Hiroshige SekoMinister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
Thapana SirivadhanabhakdiPresident and CEOThai Beverage Public Company Ltd
Lawrence HoChairman and CEOMelco Resorts & Entertainment & Melco International Development Ltd
Aloke LohiaGroup CEOIndorama Ventures Public Company Ltd
Jeffrey CheahFounder and ChairmanSunway Group
Au King LunChief Executive OfficerValue Partners Group Ltd
Yoshito HoriPresident, GLOBIS UniversityManaging Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners
Goh Peng OoiGroup Executive ChairmanSilverlake Axis Ltd
Vikrom KromaditChief Executive OfficerAmata Corporation Public Company Ltd
Loi Pok YenGroup CEOCWT Ltd
Krishna Kumar BangurChairmanGraphite India Ltd
Melvin AngExecutive Chairmanmm2 Asia Ltd
Grand Hall (Level 2)
The Athenee Hotel
A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
61 Wireless Road (Witthayu)
Bangkok 10330, Thailand