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 November 23, 2020.



Registration & Cocktail Reception


Welcome Remarks



19:00 - 19:30

Session I: Asia’s Economic Outlook

Never before have 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 Seko
    Hiroshige Seko
    Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi
    Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi
    President and CEO
    Thai Beverage Public Company Ltd
  • Lawrence Ho
    Chairman and CEO
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment & Melco International Development Ltd
  • Aloke Lohia
    Aloke Lohia
    Group CEO
    Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd
  • Jeffrey Cheah
    Jeffrey Cheah
    Founder and Chairman
    Sunway Group
  • Au King Lun
    Chief Executive Officer
    Value Partners Group Ltd
  • Yoshito Hori
    President, GLOBIS University
    Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners
  • Goh Peng Ooi
    Goh Peng Ooi
    Group Executive Chairman
    Silverlake Axis Ltd
  • Vikrom Kromadit
    Vikrom Kromadit
    Chief Executive Officer
    Amata Corporation Public Company Ltd
  • Loi Pok Yen
    Loi Pok Yen
    Group CEO
    CWT Ltd
  • Krishna Kumar Bangur
    Graphite India Ltd
  • Melvin Ang
    Executive Chairman
    mm2 Asia Ltd



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Grand Hall (Level 2)
The Athenee Hotel
A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok

61 Wireless Road (Witthayu)
Bangkok 10330, Thailand