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PROMOTION 1

THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

Global policy and business leaders race ahead at the twelfth Forbes Global CEO Conference The twelfth Forbes Global CEO Conference took place on October 21 - 23, 2012, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Held in Dubai for the first time, the conference provided a high-level platform for more than 400 top CEOs, entrepreneurs, tycoons, thought-leaders and senior government officials to discuss and debate issues of global concern. Under the theme of ‘The Race Ahead’, this year’s conference examined how policy and business leaders face critical challenges in the global competition for prosperity and provided insights on today’s global risks and opportunities.

At the opening press conference (Left to right) Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media; H.E. Mohammed Al Shaibani, Director General of H.H. The Ruler’s Court, Government of Dubai, CEO & Executive Director, Investment Corporation of Dubai; Mike Perlis, President & CEO, Forbes Media, meeting members of the media

Private Speakers Welcome Reception A Private Speakers Welcome Reception was held before the start of the conference, which was graced by H.E. Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State.

Speakers and sponsors at the Private Speakers Welcome Reception

H.E. Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State, welcoming speakers to Dubai


PROMOTION 2 THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

A Meeting of Minds: An interview with H.E. Mohammed Al Shaibani, Director General of H.H. The Ruler’s Court, Government of Dubai, CEO & Executive Director, Investment Corporation of Dubai and Steve Forbes At the opening night gala dinner, a Meeting of Minds was conducted by Cecilia Zecha, Senior Director, Programming, Forbes Asia, with H.E. Mohammed Al Shaibani and Steve Forbes. During the session, Steve Forbes remarked on how the US economic recovery is the number one issue in the American elections of 2012, and that policymakers around the world should pursue the right measures on taxation, spending and regulation in order to restore global growth. H.E. Mohammed Al Shaibani underscored Dubai’s strengths as a hub for global business, such as its infrastructure, ease of doing business, tax-free environment, and relative stability in the Gulf region. He pointed out that one of Dubai’s most unique offerings to investors is how it gives them a choice between operating under local or common law. As for Dubai’s future growth strategy, he said the emirate will retain its competitive edge by staying innovative.

(Left to right) Sarasin Viraphol, Executive Vice President, Charoen Pokphand Group; Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman & CEO, Charoen Pokphand Group; H.E. Mohammed Al Shaibani

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media; Mike Perlis; H.E. Mohammed Al Shaibani; Steve Forbes; William Adamopoulos, President & Publisher, Forbes Asia


PROMOTION 3 THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

A Meeting of Minds: HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman, Kingdom Holding Company talks to Steve Forbes In a dialogue with Steve Forbes, HRH Prince Alwaleed said he regarded the global recovery as fragile but was hopeful that the outlook will improve in 2013. He talked about the global investment strategy of Kingdom Holding, which has diversified investments in sectors such as media, hotels, financial services, technology and social media. In particular, he shared his thoughts on his early investment in Apple under the leadership of Steve Jobs. HRH Prince Alwaleed told the audience that success in business and investing depended on having a vision and a strategy to execute a plan, as well as the power to innovate and take risks. Of paramount importance was one’s commitment to ethics, high morals and corporate governance. And on the topic of philanthropy, HRH Prince Alwaleed said charity is a main pillar of Islam, and that charity should aim to benefit all of humanity.

(Left to right) HRH Prince Alwaleed; Steve Forbes; Manal AlBayat, Group CEO, Falcon and Associates; Dr. Tahir, Chairman & CEO, Mayapada Group

(Left to right) John Ferguson, Vice Chairman, Falcon and Associates; HH Princess Ameerah Al Taweel

(Left to right) HRH Prince Alwaleed; Steve Forbes; Guo Guangchang, Chairman, Fosun Group; Patrick Zhong, Senior MD & CEO of Pramerica-Fosun China Opportunity Fund, Fosun International

(Left to right) Lin Li, Chairman, Liye Group; HRH Prince Alwaleed


PROMOTION 4 THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

Keynote address by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai In a keynote address at the gala dinner at the Burj Khalifa, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed remarked that the world has experienced a recession, but that he was “pleased to say that the UAE and Dubai came out of it… and Dubai is flying now again”. He shared his thoughts on how Dubai has been built on a strategy to ‘think big’, citing examples of large-scale development projects such as Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Jebel Ali and Emirates Airline. He also told the audience of CEOs about his philosophy of success and leadership: “You got where you are because of determination and positive thinking, and positive thinking is always the right thing. If you doubt yourselves, then you will face failure. If you don’t learn everyday, then you are not leaders and the world will pass you by. So, we all have to learn in this life, and you have to aim high and have to reach out and catch the moon and stars. That’s what Dubai is all about. We are determined to be number one”.

(Left to right) Steve Forbes; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed; Lindsay Fox, Founder, Linfox

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed with Eduardo Saverin, Co-Founder & Investor, Facebook

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed with Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Executive Board, Central Plaza Hotel

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed with Ravi Raheja, Group President, K Raheja

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed with Malvinder Mohan Singh, Executive Chairman, Fortis Healthcare

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed with Steven Pan, Chairman, Regent Hotels & Resorts


PROMOTION 5 THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed with Sri Prakash Lohia, Group Chairman, Indorama Group

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed with Sandiaga Uno, Founding Partner, Saratoga Capital

In Conversation: H.E. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties PJSC and Steve Forbes In an interview with Cecilia Zecha, Steve Forbes and H.E. Mohamed Alabbar talked about the significance of the Burj Khalifa – how the creation of the world’s tallest tower symbolized Dubai’s economic rise and entrepreneurial ambition. H.E. Mohamed Alabbar noted Dubai’s recovery from crisis, citing strengths in sectors such as real estate, retail, hospitality and tourism. He also said Dubai’s miracle lies in how the emirate’s leadership has successfully built a multinational and prosperous economy.


PROMOTION 6 THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

This year’s panel sessions discussed the state of the world economy and debated the best strategies for success in global business. The sessions also highlighted new engines of growth and the latest trends in sectors such as finance and investing, energy and commodities, technology and innovation, real estate and rising cities, as well as the best practices in entrepreneurship, philanthropy and leadership. Liang Xinjun

Enrique K. Razon, Jr.

Racing against the odds (Left to right) Enrique K. Razon, Jr., Chairman & President, International Container Terminal Services; Ravi Raheja, Group President, K Raheja; Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman & CEO, Fosun International; Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics & Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, & the Study of Business Enterprise, The Johns Hopkins University; Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia Ronnie C. Chan

Arif Masood Naqvi

Backing the right horse (Left to right) Sandiaga Uno, Founding Partner, Saratoga Capital; Steven Pan, Chairman, Regent Hotels & Resorts; Arif Masood Naqvi, Group CEO, Abraaj Capital; Antoine Firmenich, Founding Partner, Alatus Capital, MD, Aquilus, Chairman, Sentarom; Marilyn Cohen, CEO, Envision Capital Management; Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine Teresita Sy-Coson

Ahmad Bin Byat

Beth A. Brooke

On the board (Left to right) Teresita Sy-Coson, Vice Chairperson, SM Investments; Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman & CEO, ORIX; Fu Jun, President & CEO, Macrolink Group; Anand C. Burman, Chairman, Dabur India; Beth A. Brooke, Global Vice Chair – Public Policy, Ernst & Young; Ahmad Bin Byat, CEO, Dubai Holding; Cecilia Zecha, Senior Director, Programming, Forbes Asia


PROMOTION 7 THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Champions in the making (Left to right) Sir Gordon Wu, Chairman, Hopewell Holdings; John Quelch CBE, Professor, Vice President & Dean, China Europe International Business School; Raza Jafar, CEO, ENSHAA; Dmitry Chernyshenko, President & CEO, Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee; Chao Teng-Hsiung, Chairman, Farglory Group; H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World; Russell Flannery, Senior Editor, Forbes magazine

Chao Teng-Hsiung

Anthony Pratt

Sri Prakash Lohia

Riding the energy and commodities boom (Left to right) Peter Seligmann, Chairman & CEO, Conservation International; G V Sanjay Reddy, Vice Chairman, GVK; Anthony Pratt, Global Chairman, Visy; Sri Prakash Lohia, Group Chairman, Indorama Group; Douglas Hsu, Chairman & CEO, Far Eastern Group; Henrietta H. Fore, Chairman & CEO, Holsman International, Director, Exxon Mobil; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia

Jim Goodnight

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Fast track with technology and innovation (Left to right) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & MD, Biocon; Eduardo Saverin, Co-Founder & Investor, Facebook; Ken Hu, Rotating CEO & Deputy Chairman, Huawei Technologies; Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS; Anindya Novyan Bakrie, CEO, Bakrie Telecom, Chairman, VIVA; Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, CEO, Etisalat Group; Mike Perlis, President & CEO, Forbes Media

Eduardo Saverin


PROMOTION 8 THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Crossing to the lead (Left to right) Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co.; Chairul Tanjung, Chairman, CT Corpora; Malvinder Mohan Singh, Executive Chairman, Fortis Healthcare; Kathy Ireland, CEO & Chief Designer, kathy ireland Worldwide; H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman, Abdulla Al Ghurair Group, CEO, Mashreq Group; Moira Forbes, President & Publisher, ForbesWoman

Chairul Tanjung

Kathy Ireland

Toward greener pastures (Left to right) Dr. Tahir, Chairman & CEO, Mayapada Group; Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund; Timothy Fok, Chairman, Fok Ying Tung Group; Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman & CEO, X PRIZE Foundation; Joseph E. Aoun, President, Northeastern University; Cecilia Zecha, Senior Director, Programming, Forbes Asia

Lindsay Fox

Dhanin Chearavanont

Xiang Wenbo

Enlarging the winners circle (Left to right) Xiang Wenbo, President, Sany Heavy Industry; Mohamed Mansour, Chairman, Mansour Group; Lindsay Fox, Founder, Linfox; Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman & CEO, Charoen Pokphand Group; Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media


PROMOTION 9 THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

Gathering a diverse mix of prominent and influential global policy and business leaders, the conference provided an excellent platform for high-powered discussions and exclusive opportunities for high-level networking within the Forbes community.

(Left to right) Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman & CEO, Charoen Pokphand Group; Chan Laiwa, Chairwoman, Fu Wah International Group

(Left to right) Ahmad Bin Byat, CEO, Dubai Holding; H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World; H.E. Qadhi Al Murooshid, Director General, Department of Health Dubai; William Adamopoulos; H.E. Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates

(Left to right) Raza Jafar, CEO, ENSHAA; Horst Geicke, Chairman, Pacific Alliance Group; Thaksin Shinawatra, Former Prime Minister of Thailand; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) G V Sanjay Reddy, Vice Chairman, GVK; Steve Forbes

guyen Thi Kim Thanh, Deputy General Director, ; Minh Nguyen, Managing Director, Hung tion; Le Hong Minh, Chairman & CEO, VNG ng Thanh Tam, Chairman, Saigon Invest Group

(Left to right) H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman, Abdulla Al Ghurair Group, CEO, Mashreq Group; H.E. Ahmad Abdulla Al Shaikh, Director General of the Dubai Government Media Office, Chairman of Falcon and Associates, and MD of Dubai Media Incorporated

(Left to right) Anindya Novyan Bakrie, CEO, Bakrie Telecom, Chairman, VIVA; Sandiaga Uno, Founding Partner, Saratoga Capital; Ken Hu, Rotating CEO & Deputy Chairman, Huawei Technologies


PROMOTION 10 THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

(Left to right) Kathy Ireland, CEO & Chief Designer, kathy ireland Worldwide; Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co.; Moira Forbes, President & Publisher, ForbesWoman

(Left to right) Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties; Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman & CEO, Fosun International

(Left to right) Thaksin Shinawatra, Former Prime Minister of Thailand; William Adamopoulos; Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman & CEO, Charoen Pokphand Group

(Left to right) Beth A. Brooke, Global Vice Chair – Public Policy, Ernst & Young; Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman & CEO, ORIX

(Left to right) Emily Oman, MD, Falcon and Associates; Mike Perlis

(Left to right) Andrew Elias, CEO, Kele; Vikrom Kromadit, CEO, Amata

(Left to right) Xiang Wenbo, President, Sany Heavy Industry; Mohamed Mansour, Chairman, Mansour Group

(Left to right) Jose Eduardo Antonio, Chairman, Century Properties; Kishin R K, CEO, RB Capital; Joti Chandiram Mahtani, Director, Royal Holdings Organisation; Raj Kumar, Chairman, RK Global

(Left to right) Ramy Wagih Hussein Mansour, Chairman, Silverback Capital; Kris Wiluan, President Director, Citramas Group

(Left to right) Joseph E. Aoun, President, Northeastern University; Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund


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

PROMOTION 11 THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

(Left to right) Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS; Steve Forbes

(Left to right) Chairul Tanjung, Chairman, CT Corpora; Malvinder Mohan Singh, Executive Chairman, Fortis Healthcare; H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman, Abdulla Al Ghurair Group, CEO, Mashreq Group

(Left to right) Douglas Hsu, Chairman & CEO, Far Eastern Group; Marta Babson, Director & Principal, Seaward International, Board Member, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Henrietta H. Fore, Chairman & CEO, Holsman International, Director, Exxon Mobil

(Left to right) Anand C. Burman, Chairman, Dabur India; Sir Gordon Wu, Chairman, Hopewell Holdings

(Left to right) Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties; Teresita Sy-Coson, Vice Chairperson, SM Investments; Enrique K. Razon, Jr., Chairman & President, International Container Terminal Services; Joseph E. Aoun, President, Northeastern University

(Left to right) Anthony Pratt, Global Chairman, Visy; Suthipak Chirathivat, Executive Vice President, Central Pattana

(Left to right) Antoine Firmenich, Founding Partner, Alatus Capital, MD, Aquilus, Chairman, Sentarom; Arif Masood Naqvi, Group CEO, Abraaj Capital; Marilyn Cohen, CEO, Envision Capital Management; Steven Pan, Chairman, Regent Hotels & Resorts

(Left to right) Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, CEO, Etisalat Group; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & MD, Biocon; Eduardo Saverin, Co-Founder & Investor, Facebook

(Left to right) Hayan Merchant, Group CEO, Ruwaad Holdings; Lim Wee Chai, Executive Chairman, Top Glove


PROMOTION 12

THE RACE AHEAD October 21 – 23, 2012

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

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