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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010

Full Sail Ahead for global captains of industry On September 28 - 29, 2010, the tenth Forbes Global CEO Conference took place in Sydney, Australia. Gathering some 400 global business and thought leaders, the theme of the conference was ‘Full Sail Ahead’. Returning to Sydney for the second time, the conference agenda focused on how business leaders were adapting their business models in the aftermath of the financial crisis. It also shone a spotlight on the best strategies to identify new growth opportunities in volatile times.

(Left to right) Kristina Keneally, Premier of New South Wales; Steve Forbes, Chairman & CEO, Forbes and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes magazine; William Adamopoulos, President & Publisher, Forbes Asia, meeting members of the media at the pre-conference media briefing

The Sydney Opera House converted the stage of its grand Concert Hall into an area for an exclusive cocktail reception for conference attendees. Delegates also enjoyed live entertainment, including a special performance by the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010 Forbes talks: An interview with Kristina Keneally, Premier of New South Wales. On the first day of the conference, Steve Forbes conducted a Meeting of Minds with the Premier of New South Wales, Kristina Keneally, on Australia’s economic resilience through the crisis and in particular the relative strengths of New South Wales. The Premier attributed the state’s success to important initiatives such as a commitment to maintain a triple A credit rating, investment in public infrastructure, lower payroll taxes, building trade ties with China, and providing investment opportunities in sectors such as financial services and education, as well as in the unique, large-scale commercial and residential development project in Barangaroo.

Kristina Keneally sharing with the audience New South Wales’ business sector growth plan

A Meeting of Minds between Kristina Keneally and Steve Forbes

(Left to right) Timothy C. Forbes, President & COO, Forbes and Chairman, Forbes.com; Kristina Keneally; Steve Forbes; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes

(Left to right) Kristina Keneally; William Adamopoulos; Shawn Liu, Director, East Hope Group

(Left to right) Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan; Kristina Keneally; Raza Jafar, Vice Chairman, Emirates Investments Group and CEO, Enshaa

Kristina Keneally with Jing Ulrich, MD & Chairman, China Equities and Commodities, J.P. Morgan

(Left to right) Kristina Keneally; William Adamopoulos; Raj Kumar, Chairman, Royal Brothers


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010 This year’s Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Carlos Slim Helú, Chairman of Fundación Telmex, Fundación Carlos Slim, Impulsora del Desarrollo del Empleo en América Latina and Cicsa. Ranked #1 on Forbes’ 2010 World’s Billionaires list with a net worth of $53.5 billion, Mr. Slim was honored as a hero of entrepreneurial capitalism. At the award ceremony, Steve interviewed Mr. Slim on his upbringing, investment philosophy and opportunities in sectors such as media and telecommunications. Mr. Slim shared his views on philanthropy and remarked that he preferred to fight poverty by creating jobs. He also commented, “There is a saying that we should leave a better country to our children. But it’s more important to leave better children to our country.”

(Left to right) Wilbur Ross, Jr., Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co.; Christopher Forbes; Carlos Slim Helú

Carlos Slim Helú with Samantha Du, CEO, Hutchison MediPharma, and Chief Scientific Officer, Hutchison China MediTech

Carlos Slim Helú receiving the Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award from Steve Forbes

Eric Roozendaal, Treasurer, Special Minister of State and Minister for State and Regional Development, New South Wales, with Carlos Slim Helú

(Left to right) William Adamopoulos; Eric Russell, President & CEO, Revalesio; Carlos Slim Helú

(Left to right) Carlos Slim Helú; William Adamopoulos; Andrew Forrest, Chief Executive, Fortescue Metals Group

(Left to right) Sudhitham Chirathivat, Executive Chairman & CEO, Central Group of Companies; Carlos Slim Helú; Suthipak Chirathivat, Executive VP, Central Pattana


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010 The conference featured a program of panel sessions on how CEOs were determined to go ‘Full Sail Ahead’, and were thriving on adversity and identifying opportunities across sectors such as energy and commodities, technology and innovation, healthcare, money and investment, as well as media and entertainment. The sessions also focused on topics such as social responsibility and philanthropy, human capital and leadership. Wilbur Ross, Jr.

Yoshihiko Miyauchi

Beyond the wreckage: recalibrating after the storm (Left to right) Wilbur Ross, Jr., Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co.; Nicholas Moore, CEO, Macquarie Group; Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman & CEO, ORIX Corporation; Ken Fisher, Chairman & CEO, Fisher Investments; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia Ken Fisher

Eizo Kobayashi

Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi

Creative destruction: thriving on adversity (Left to right) Roger Wang, Chairman & CEO, Golden Eagle International Group; Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President & CEO, Thai Beverage; Malvinder Mohan Singh, Chairman, Fortis Healthcare; Girija P. Pande, Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services Asia Pacific; Eizo Kobayashi, Chairman, ITOCHU Corporation; Cecilia Zecha, Programming Director, Forbes Asia

Roger Wang

Malvinder Mohan Singh

Getting a grip as markets roil (Left to right) Sandiaga Uno, Founding Partner, Saratoga Capital; J. Todd Morley, CEO, G2 Investment Group and Co-founder, Guggenheim Partners; Michael Hintze, CEO, CQS; Dang Thanh Tam, Chairman, Saigon Invest Group; Marilyn Cohen, CEO, Envision Capital Management; Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010

Gordon Wu

Liang Xinjun China: beacon for global growth (Left to right) Sir Gordon Wu, Chairman, Hopewell Holdings; Vincent Mo, Chairman of the Board, SouFun Holdings; Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman & CEO, Fosun International; Chun Ying Leung, Asia Pacific Chairman, DTZ; Min Fan, President & CEO, Ctrip.com International; Russell Flannery, Senior Editor, Forbes magazine

Sunny George Verghese

Jing Ulrich

Treasure trove: commodities back in a supercycle? (Left to right) Sunny George Verghese, Group MD & CEO, Olam International; Jing Ulrich, MD & Chairman, China Equities and Commodities, J.P. Morgan; Daniel Spitzer, Chairman, Mountain Hazelnut Venture and International Water Technologies Group; Andrew Forrest, Chief Executive, Fortescue Metals Group; Robyn Meredith, Senior Editor, Asia, Forbes Andrew Forrest

Zhengrong Shi

On the radar: a green economy (Left to right) Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Chairman & CEO, Suntech Power Holdings; Peter Seligmann, Chairman & CEO, Conservation International; Anthony Pratt, Global Chairman, Visy; Andrew Brandler, CEO, CLP Holdings; Gady Epstein, Beijing Bureau Chief, Forbes

Anthony Pratt


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010

William J. Teuber, Jr.

Mohammad Omran

Broadening horizons with technology (Left to right) William J. Teuber, Jr., Vice Chairman, EMC Corporation; Chauncey Shey, Executive MD & CEO, SB China Venture Capital; Mohammad Omran, Chairman, Etisalat and Thuraya; Amit Midha, President, Dell Greater China, Dell South Asia and President & Corporate VP, Dell APJ SMB; Bill Barney, CEO, Pacnet; Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine

Ryan Stokes

Seok Hyun Hong Dive into our imagination (Left to right) Gary Wang, CEO, Tudou.com; Ryan Stokes, CEO, Australian Capital Equity and Executive Director, Seven Group Holdings; Le Hong Minh, Chairman & CEO, VNG Corporation; Dr. Seok Hyun Hong, Chairman & CEO, JoongAng Ilbo; Timothy C. Forbes, President & COO, Forbes and Chairman, Forbes.com; Senthil Chengalvarayan, President & Editorial Director, Network18 Business Media and Host of the ‘Forbes India’ show

Paul Tagliabue

Catherine Livingstone

Joseph E. Aoun

All hands on deck (Left to right) Prof. Xiang Bing, Founding Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business; Paul Tagliabue, Chairman, Georgetown University, Former Commissioner of the National Football League and Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling; Catherine Livingstone, Chairman, Telstra Corporation; Yoshito Hori, Chairman & CEO, Globis Group, President, Globis University and Managing Partner, Globis Capital Partners; Prof. Joseph E. Aoun, President, Northeastern University; Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010

Christoph Westphal

Safety check: healthcare for the mind, body and soul (Left to right) Dr. Christoph Westphal, M.D., Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, President, SR One and Founder & General Partner, Longwood Founders Fund; Dr. K. Anji Reddy, Chairman, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories; Timothy Guertin, President & CEO, Varian Medical Systems; Dennis Gillings, Chairman & CEO, Quintiles Transnational Corp.; Samantha Du, CEO, Hutchison MediPharma, and Chief Scientific Officer, Hutchison China MediTech; Robyn Meredith, Senior Editor, Asia, Forbes

K. Anji Reddy

Samantha Du

Douglas Hsu

Wind of change across social responsibility and philanthropy (Left to right) Vincent Mai, Chairman, AEA Investors; Vikrom Kromadit, CEO, Amata Corporation; Raza Jafar, Vice Chairman, Emirates Investments Group and CEO, Enshaa; Douglas Hsu, Chairman & CEO, Far Eastern Group; Andrew Forrest, Chief Executive, Fortescue Metals Group; Cecilia Zecha, Programming Director, Forbes Asia Zong Qinghou

Mohamed Loutfy Mansour

Master and commander: the currency of leadership (Left to right) Zong Qinghou, Chairman, Hangzhou Wahaha Group; Mohamed Loutfy Mansour, Chairman, Mansour Group and Former Minister of Transportation of Egypt; Richard Garriott, Vice Chairman, Space Adventures; Harris Diamond, CEO, Constituency Management Group and Weber Shandwick; Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia

Shaukat Aziz


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010 A Meeting of Minds: Steve Forbes talks to Senator Penny Wong, Minister of Finance and Deregulation, Australia. At the closing gala dinner, the Senator shared with Steve that the challenge for Australian leaders is to navigate day-to-day politics and still chart a course for the future. She remarked that while Australia weathered the storm better than most, the government must try to understand, and prepare for what lies ahead. She said it was important to invest in skills, productivity, and infrastructure.

Over the horizon: Steve Forbes talks to YB Dato Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia. The Forbes Global CEO Conference will return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on September 12 - 14, 2011. Dato Sri Mustapa attended the conference in Sydney to share with Steve Forbes and delegates what they can look forward to in next year’s event. He also highlighted Malaysia’s economic development and investment climate. Before the start of the conference, a cruise was organized by the N ew South Wales Government to tour Sydney’s harbor. Guests had the opportunity to view the major commercial, residential and leisure precinct developments and investments in Sydney, including the Barangaroo and White Bay waterfront urban renewal projects.

(Left to right) Alfonso Yuchengco, Owner, Yuchengco Group of Companies; Steve Forbes

(Left to right) William Adamopoulos; Kim Suk Joon, Chairman & CEO, Ssang Yong Engineering & Construction Co; Edmund Cheng, Deputy Chairman, Wing Tai Holdings; Chun Ying Leung, Asia Pacific Chairman, DTZ; Oei Hong Leong, Chairman, Oei Hong Leong Foundation

(Left to right) Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman & CEO, Fosun International; Warwick Glenn, Executive Director, Industry & Investment NSW

(Left to right) Ezekiel Solomon, Partner, Allens Arthur Robinson; Christopher Forbes; Paul Tagliabue, Chairman, Georgetown University, Former Commissioner of the National Football League and Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling; Chandler Tagliabue; Peter Holmes à Court, Chairman, White Bull Holdings and ISFM; Raza Jafar, Vice Chairman, Emirates Investments Group and CEO, Enshaa


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010 Another exclusive event held prior to the conference was the Speakers Dinner. Hosted by the New South Wales Government, the dinner took place at the historic Government House.

Guests enjoying dinner in the Government House, which has been home to 27 Governors from 1846 to 1996

Steve Forbes welcoming speakers to the conference

(Left to right) Wang Chaobin, Chairman, Zhonglu Inc; Douglas Hsu, Chairman & CEO, Far Eastern Group; Roger Wang, Chairman & CEO, Golden Eagle International Group

(Left to right) Apirag Vanich, Chairman, Univanich Palm Oil; Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President & CEO, Thai Beverage; Eizo Kobayashi, Chairman, ITOCHU Corporation

(Left to right) Wang Chaobin, Chairman, Zhonglu Inc; Douglas Hsu, Chairman & CEO, Far Eastern Group; Roger Wang, Chairman & CEO, Golden Eagle International Group

(Left to right) Vincent Mai, Chairman, AEA Investors; Anthony Pratt, Global Chairman, Visy

(Left to right) M.A. Zaman, President & CEO, Royal Falcon Fleet; Steve Forbes; Malvinder Mohan Singh, Chairman, Fortis Healthcare

(Left to right) Jonathan Tahir, Director, Inti Dutifree Promosindo; Sandiaga Uno, Founding Partner, Saratoga Capital; Victoria Tahir, President Director, PT Nico Central; William Tandiono, MD, PT Aneka Coffee Industry

(Left to right) Ryan Stokes, CEO, Australian Capital Equity and Executive Director, Seven Group Holdings; Senthil Chengalvarayan, President & Editorial Director, Network18 Business Media and Host of the ‘Forbes India’ show


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010 Besides being a platform to discuss and debate key issues of global concern, the conference provided unparalleled opportunities for delegates to network within the Forbes community.

(Left to right) Patrick Zhong, MD, Fosun International; Zong Qinghou, Chairman, Hangzhou Wahaha Group; Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman & CEO, Fosun International; Sir Gordon Wu, Chairman, Hopewell Holdings; Jonathan Clancy, Executive Chairman & CEO, Qenos

(Left to right) Vikrom Kromadit, CEO, Amata Corporation; Peter Lyngdorf, Founder, Steinway Lyngdorf; Suguna Madhavan, President, Steinway Lyngdorf

(Left to right) Timothy C. Forbes; Kris Taenar Wiluan, President Director, Citramas Group; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Bert Dohmen, President & CEO, Dohmen Capital Holdings; Mohamed Loutfy Mansour, Chairman, Mansour Group and Former Minister of Transportation of Egypt; Wilbur Ross, Jr., Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co.

(Left to right) Richard Garriott, Vice Chairman, Space Adventures; Girija P. Pande, Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services Asia Pacific; Steve Forbes; YB Dato Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia

(Left to right) Nicholas Moore, CEO, Macquarie Group; Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman & CEO, ORIX Corporation

(Left to right) Ken Fisher, Chairman & CEO, Fisher Investments; Steve Forbes; Paul Michael Pohl, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010

(Left to right) Yoshito Hori, Chairman & CEO, Globis Group, President, Globis University and Managing Partner, Globis Capital Partners; Prof. Joseph E. Aoun, President, Northeastern University m Thanh, Deputy General Director, yen, Managing Director, Hung ng Minh, Chairman & CEO, VNG am, Chairman, Saigon Invest Group

(Left to right) Min Fan, President & CEO, Ctrip.com International; Zhang Fengying, Board Director, Shanghai ZYG Investment Management Co; Steven Pan, Chairman, Grand Formosa Regent

(Left to right) Kwa Kim Li, Managing Partner, Lee & Lee Advocates & Solicitors; Kim Suk Joon, Chairman & CEO, Ssang Yong Engineering & Construction Co; Dr. Seok Hyun Hong, Chairman & CEO, JoongAng Ilbo; Edmund Cheng, Deputy Chairman, Wing Tai Holdings

(Left to right) Michael Hintze, CEO, CQS; Sir Gordon Wu, Chairman, Hopewell Holdings

(Left to right) Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh, Deputy General Director, Saigon Tour Co; Nguyen Minh, MD, Hung Vuong Corporation; Le Hong Minh, Chairman & CEO, VNG Corporation; Dang Thanh Tam, Chairman, Saigon Invest Group

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(Left to right) Lee Tabler, CEO, Tourism Development and Investment Company; Susan Tabler; Sunny George Verghese, Group MD & CEO, Olam International

(Left to right) Goh Peng Ooi, Founder, Silverlake Axis; Goh Tiong Yong, Executive Chairman, Meiban Group

(Left to right) Steve Leonard, President, APJ, EMC Corporation; Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine; William J. Teuber, Jr., Vice Chairman, EMC Corporation; Brian Hunter, Managing Partner, CEO & CIO, Strategic Capital Allocation Group

(Left to right) Bill Barney, CEO, Pacnet; Harris Diamond, CEO, Constituency Management Group and Weber Shandwick

(Left to right) Mohammad Omran, Chairman, Etisalat and Thuraya; Amit Midha, President, Dell Greater China, Dell South Asia and President & Corporate VP, Dell APJ SMB

(Left to right) Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Chairman & CEO, Suntech Power Holdings; Ben Keneally


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FULL SAIL AHEAD September 28 – 29, 2010

Forbes would like to thank all the speakers, delegates and sponsors of the tenth Forbes Global CEO Conference who made this a very successful event. Host sponsors

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SAVE THE DATE The 11th Forbes Global CEO Conference will be held on September 12 - 14, 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For Registration and Sponsorship: Tina Wee Tel: (65) 6836 3408 Fax: (65) 6836 3405/9 info@forbesasia.com.sg

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