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Forum and Awards Dinner November 19, 2018 • Tokyo, Japan

On November 19, 2018, some 300 guests gathered in Tokyo, Japan, to attend a forum and awards dinner to celebrate and honor the success of Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion companies. These Best Under A Billion companies are 200 of the most exceptional companies in Asia Pacific with annual revenue under $1 billion, have positive net income and have been publicly traded for at least a year. The complete list can be found on www.forbes.com/BUB.

Lawrence Ho

Christopher Forbes

Joining the forum and awards dinner as Guest-of-Honor was Hiroshige Seko, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. Lawrence Ho, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Presenting Sponsor of the event, Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman of Forbes Media and Makoto Takano, CMA, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Japan delivered welcome remarks to mark the start of the event.

Makoto Takano


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Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner November 19, 2018 • Tokyo, Japan

REMARKS by Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan In his speech, Minister Hiroshige Seko commended Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion companies on their success, and outlined how Japan aims to create more outstanding small and midsized companies by supporting innovation, entrepreneurship and startups in Japan.

Selected Awards Recipients of Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion THE MOST PROFITABLE

THE FASTEST GROWING

(L-R) Lawrence Ho, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment; Au King Lun, CEO, Value Partners Group; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Ronald Tam, CFO, Chong Sing Holdings Fintech Group; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Yasuhiro Wakebayashi, Chairman, Nihon M&A Center; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Doreen Tan, Founder, Co-Chairman & President/Group Executive Director, Best World International; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Wang Guang-Shiah, Chairman, Machvision; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Mohammad Abdul Karim bin Abdullah, Group CEO, Serba Dinamik Holdings; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Lee Dae Yeoul, President & CEO, Neopharm; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Wiboon Utsahajit, President, Siam Wellness Group; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Ahmad Kuli Khan Khattak, CEO, Ghandhara Industries; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Asako Horikawa, Executive Director, Kitanotatsujin Corporation; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint MD, BLS International; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Nguyen Quoc Phong, Vice-General Director, Binh Duong Minerals and Construction; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) William Adamopoulos, CEO, Forbes Media Asia; Kotaro Tamura, Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Lawrence Ho, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment; Minister Hiroshige Seko

(L-R) Minister Hiroshige Seko; Geoff Davis, CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Japan, Executive Vice President & CFO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment

(L-R) William Adamopoulos; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media; Minister Hiroshige Seko; Makoto Takano, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Japan; Lawrence Ho; Akihiro Fujiwara, Board Director, Publisher & Acting Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Japan

Top executives from selected Best Under A Billion companies as well as distinguished thought leaders from the region also participated in panel discussions to share their insights on best practices for growth and leadership. BEST PRACTICES FOR GROWTH

(L-R) Melvin Ang, Executive Chairman, mm2 Asia; Au King Lun, CEO, Value Partners Group; Krishna Kumar Bangur, Chairman, Graphite India; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia

LESSONS ON LEADERSHIP

(L-R) Lawrence Ho, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment; Yoshito Hori, President, GLOBIS University, Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners; Rana Wehbe, Senior Editor-Special Projects, Forbes Asia


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Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner November 19, 2018 • Tokyo, Japan

REMARKS by Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan In his speech, Minister Hiroshige Seko commended Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion companies on their success, and outlined how Japan aims to create more outstanding small and midsized companies by supporting innovation, entrepreneurship and startups in Japan.

Selected Awards Recipients of Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion THE MOST PROFITABLE

THE FASTEST GROWING

(L-R) Lawrence Ho, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment; Au King Lun, CEO, Value Partners Group; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Ronald Tam, CFO, Chong Sing Holdings Fintech Group; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Yasuhiro Wakebayashi, Chairman, Nihon M&A Center; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Doreen Tan, Founder, Co-Chairman & President/Group Executive Director, Best World International; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Wang Guang-Shiah, Chairman, Machvision; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Mohammad Abdul Karim bin Abdullah, Group CEO, Serba Dinamik Holdings; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Lee Dae Yeoul, President & CEO, Neopharm; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Wiboon Utsahajit, President, Siam Wellness Group; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Ahmad Kuli Khan Khattak, CEO, Ghandhara Industries; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Asako Horikawa, Executive Director, Kitanotatsujin Corporation; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint MD, BLS International; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) Lawrence Ho; Nguyen Quoc Phong, Vice-General Director, Binh Duong Minerals and Construction; Christopher Forbes

(L-R) William Adamopoulos, CEO, Forbes Media Asia; Kotaro Tamura, Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Lawrence Ho, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment; Minister Hiroshige Seko

(L-R) Minister Hiroshige Seko; Geoff Davis, CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Japan, Executive Vice President & CFO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment

(L-R) William Adamopoulos; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media; Minister Hiroshige Seko; Makoto Takano, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Japan; Lawrence Ho; Akihiro Fujiwara, Board Director, Publisher & Acting Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Japan

Top executives from selected Best Under A Billion companies as well as distinguished thought leaders from the region also participated in panel discussions to share their insights on best practices for growth and leadership. BEST PRACTICES FOR GROWTH

(L-R) Melvin Ang, Executive Chairman, mm2 Asia; Au King Lun, CEO, Value Partners Group; Krishna Kumar Bangur, Chairman, Graphite India; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia

LESSONS ON LEADERSHIP

(L-R) Lawrence Ho, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment; Yoshito Hori, President, GLOBIS University, Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners; Rana Wehbe, Senior Editor-Special Projects, Forbes Asia


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Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner November 19, 2018 • Tokyo, Japan

The forum and awards dinner provided excellent networking opportunities for all award recipients and guests.

(L-R) Michio Hayashi, Executive Officer, Insource; Bruce Kim, CEO, Surplusglobal

Front Row (L-R) Geoff Davis, CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Japan, Executive Vice President & CFO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment; Yoshito Hori, President, GLOBIS University, Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners; Miwako Date, President & CEO, Mori Trust Back Row (L-R) Au King Lun, CEO, Value Partners Group; Makoto Takano, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Japan; Lawrence Ho, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media; William Adamopoulos, CEO, Forbes Media Asia; Kotaro Tamura, Asia Fellow, Milken Institute

(L-R) Tang Chi Fai, Chairman, CEO & Executive Director, Union Medical Healthcare; Emily Tang, Union Medical Healthcare; Fang Junyun, Board Chairman, Zhejiang Jiemei Electronic & Technology; Yu Zhengmin, Sales Manager, Zhejiang Jiemei Electronic & Technology

(L-R) Hiromi Sugiyama, PR Director, PR Times; Takumi Yamaguchi, CEO, PR Times; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media; Yusuke Hara, GM, Jooto, PR Times

(L-R) Sophia Chang, Executive Deputy GM, TCI; Yasuko Matsui, President & CEO, Papyless; Haru Sung, Sales Manager, TCI

(L-R) Yasutaka Yanase, President, Giga Prize; Takeshi Terada, Director, Business Headquarters, E-Guardian; Yoshiko Umikawa, Managing Executive Officer, Giga Prize; Rowland Kirishima, CEO, Avatta; Shigeru Ishizaka, CEO, IBJ

(L-R) Jill Cai, VP, Wuxi Biologics; Yu Zhuokun, MD & Board Secretary, Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery

(L-R) Akinori Mitsuoka, Corporate Officer, GM of Corporate Development Division, Ateam; Yoshiyuki Abe, CEO, BayCurrent Consulting; Kosuke Nakamura, Board Director & CFO, BayCurrent Consulting

A special thanks to all award recipients, guests and sponsor of the Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner. Presenting Sponsor

Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion 2018  
Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion 2018