David Pilling, Asia Editor of the Financial Times and Bernd Schmitt, Executive Director of ACI.

The Financial Times and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI) partnered to present the Asia Business Summit held recently at the InterContinental Hotel in Singapore. Co-chaired by David Pilling, Asia Editor of the Financial Times and the irrepressible Bernd Schmitt, Executive Director of ACI, the day-long event proved to be a delightful smorgasbord of senior-level speakers and informed panels. For those in the advertising field, it was interesting to see Mike Wiluan, Chief Executive of Infinite Studios, a leading film production company in Singapore/Indonesia sitting alongside his father, Kris Wiluan and hear how they built up their businesses. The women speakers and panellists proved to be particularly smart, articulate. If you did not attend this year, do make a point of getting a seat in 2014 for this annual event.

Left to right: David Pilling, Asia Editor of the Financial Times; Kris Wiluan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KS Energy Limited; Mike Wiluan, Chief Executive, Infinite Studios, and President, Turi Group; and Chen Tien Yue, Executive Director, Royal Selangor Sdn Bhd.
Bernd Schmitt, Executive Director, Institute on Asian Consumer Insight.
Left to right: Jinqing Cai, Managing Director, Christie’s China; Wenchi Yu, Managing Director, Banyan Advisory Group LLC; Teresa Ko, Chairman, Freshfields; and Angela Mackay, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Financial Times.
César Cernuda, President - Asia Pacific, Microsoft.
Left to right: Professor Dong Il Jung, School of Management, Yonsei University; Lee Pal Seung, former Chairman, Woori Group; Bernd Schmitt, Executive Director of ACI; and Steven Monaghan, Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer, DBS.