HSBC, Unilever & Organon Join 2023 PRovoke Asia-Pacific Summit Lineup

PRovoke Media5th September 2023

Business leaders from HSBC, Unilever, PwC, Haleon, Organon, Sanofi and Siemens will speak at PRovoke Media's Asia-Pacific Summit on 27 September, joining already-announced comms executives from Lenovo, Roche, United Women Singapore and more.

SINGAPORE — Communications and business leaders from HSBC, Unilever, PwC, Haleon, Organon, Sanofi and Siemens will speak at PRovoke Media’s Asia-Pacific Summit on 27 September, joining already-announced executives from Lenovo, Roche, United Women Singapore and more.

The Asia-Pacific Summit returns to Singapore on 27 September, with a host of industry leaders set to explore the profession’s ability to address critical challenges across the region. 

The 13th PRovoke Asia-Pacific Summit will be held at the Westin Singapore, focusing on the theme of ‘Complexity & Change’ — reflecting how today’s turbulent environment is creating significant transformation opportunities for the communications sector and its agencies.

Confirmed programme highlights include:

  • Why communications is more integral than ever to the boardroom, featuring HSBC’s Jessica Lee, Cloudflare’s Luanne da Costa, and Ruder Finn’s Elan Shou

  • Navigating market, geopolitical and technological challenges with Lenovo comms leader Stephanie Yu 

  • The importance of women’s health in Asia, with Organon regional president Kaja Natland, United Women president Georgette Tan Adamopoulos, Femtech Association founder Lindsay Davis, Katherine Mendoza from Haleon, and Vanessa Ho Nikolovski from Weber Shandwick

  • Equitable access to health innovation, with Roche’s Shruti Bose, Ada Wong from Sanofi, Siemens’ Jamie Kebely and SPAG Finn’s Aman Gupta

  • Navigating the new world of ESG, featuring Unilever’s Shweta Shukla, PwC partner Sammie Leung, Angela Ling from LaSalle Investment Management, NVPC’s Gemma Byrne, and Patrick Yu from FleishmanHillard

  • The war against weaponized information, with Kellogg’s Rimmi Harindran and BCW chief digital officer Joe Peng

  • NTU lecturer & generative AI coach Ian Tan and H+K Strategies’ Justin Then on how generative AI is forcing comms professionals to shape up

  • Building reputation capital with research, featuring the Sandpiper research team that delivered this year’s highly influential AI in Comms study

Along with lightning sessions on B2B influence, AI and more. Full programme here

The Summit also includes a showcase of 2023 IN2 SABRE Award winners, which will take place as the final session of the conference. The same venue will play host to the 13th Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards on the evening of 27 September, recognising campaigns and agencies across the region that demonstrate the highest levels of strategic planning, creativity and business results.

As well as announcing winning campaigns, the SABRE Awards ceremony will reveal the Asia-Pacific Consultancies of The Year, celebrate the region’s Best Consultancies to Work For, and honour this year’s Individual Achievement SABRE recipients.

The Summit takes place in partnership with APACD, the region’s premier association for in-house communicators.

In addition, the Summit and Awards have also attracted 23 further partners: Ruder Finn, Weber Shandwick, SPAG Finn, BCW, FleishmanHillard, Sandpiper, Edelman, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Zeno Group, Ogilvy, MSL, W, IN.FOM Asia, The Hoffman Agency, GCI Health, First Partners, Media Outreach, ICCO, PRCA, IPR, PRHK, GWPR and WARC. 

Limited partnership opportunities are still available by contacting us here

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