Singapore Selected as Host City of YPO’s Global Leadership Summit

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YPO Summit will convene 2,000 CEOs to explore new possibilities in business and leadership

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Singapore was selected over dozens of other world-class cities to host the 2012 YPO Global Leadership Summit. This is a testament to Singapore's growing reputation as a player in the global business community.

Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) announced today that Singapore has been selected as the host city for its 2012 Global Leadership Summit, to be held Tuesday, 28 February – Thursday, 1 March, 2012.

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), a not-for-profit, global network of young chief executives will convene approximately 2,000 members and special guests from more than 50 countries in Singapore for exclusive learning and dialogue opportunities under the theme of Let’s LEAP (acronym for Let’s Explore Amazing Possibilities).

Singaporean member Hester Chew, chief executive officer of McThai Co. Ltd. based in Bangkok, chair of YPO’s Southeast Asia region and a member of the YPO Singapore Chapter, will serve as the event’s host chair.

"Singapore was selected over dozens of other world-class cities to host the 2012 YPO Global Leadership Summit," said 2011-2012 YPO International Chairman Robert Frances of Quebec. "This is a testament to Singapore's growing reputation as a player in the global business community."

“We are very pleased to be the city of choice for the 2012 YPO Global Leadership Summit. It is a positive affirmation of Singapore’s enhanced value proposition as a leading conferences and conventions destination with a distinct and compelling mix of business and leisure offerings,” said Mr. Oliver Chong, director, conventions and meetings and communications, Singapore Tourism Board. “With new and upcoming developments on the horizon such as Gardens by the Bay and the International Cruise Terminal, delegates can look forward to a range of enriching experiences in 2012. We look forward to welcoming the YPO Global Leadership Summit to Singapore.”

YPO has more than 400 members and graduates in 14 chapters across Southeast Asia, about a third of which are in the two Singapore chapters. About 40 percent of the members in Southeast Asia run family businesses, a third are entrepreneurs, and the rest are professional (hired) chief executives.

YPO’s annual Global Leadership Summit is an invitation-only, private event. To be considered for an invitation, please send an inquiry to yposummit@ypo.org. Media inquiries should be directed to press(at)ypo(dot)org.

About YPO
YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) is a not-for-profit, global network of young chief executives connected around the shared mission of becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea ExchangeTM. Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 18,000 peers and their families in more than 100 countries with access to unique experiences, world-class resources, alliances with top learning institutions, and specialized Networks that help them enhance their business, community and personal leadership. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ more than 15 million people around the world and generate US$5.4 trillion in annual revenues. For more information, visit http://www.ypo.org. Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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