The Trust Compass: Resetting The Course

The pursuit of greater returns to businesses at the expense of other stakeholders have undoubtedly come at a cost to a company’s most valuable business commodity - Trust.

Across today’s corporate landscape, much of its scandals and failures continue to capture the world’s attention. With each incident and ensuing headline, the public trust barometer reveals diminishing trust as companies continue to face decision-making challenges which may expose their businesses to unnecessary and excessive risks.

What have we learnt from these failures?
The impetus for restoration must come from all sectors – regulators, policymakers, corporates and stakeholders. Boards, as corporate stewards, must take the lead in reinstating and upholding good corporate governance by rebuilding confidence in a constantly changing world - where the environment remains volatile, uncertain, untrusting, unfair, complicated and ambiguous (VUUUCA).

The crisis in ‘trust’ extends across public and private sectors. There is an urgent need for companies to collectively work towards redefining a new and exemplary board leadership model that can secure the success and longevity of their business.

As the saying goes – ‘Trust, not money, is the currency of business’.



WHY IDS 2019

The inaugural ICDM International Directors Summit (IDS) is the first regional platform that will gather global corporate leaders and directors to network, collaborate, exchange insights and meet with the greatest minds in governance to take on the largest issues facing the boardrooms of today.

Join your peers from the region this October and fast track your knowledge acquisition with insights sharing from over 30 local and international prominent personalities who will be addressing emerging trends, diversity challenges, boardroom dilemmas, sustainable value creation, the digital revolution and best practices in global governance, amongst others.

An essential platform for aspiring, current and seasoned directors.



WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • - Board Directors

  • - Aspiring Directors

  • - C-Suites and Executive Leadership

  • - Governance Professionals

  • - PLCs, GLCs, GLICs, Private Companies, SME, Family-Owned and Startups

 


14 October 2019 | Monday

7.00am

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9.00am

OPENING REMARKS
YBhg Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Chairman of Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM)

9.15am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
THE TRUST COMPASS: RESETTING THE COURSE

9.45am

POWERTALK SIGNATURE SERIES
WHAT DOES A 21ST CENTURY BOARD LOOK LIKE?
Businesses have turned to innovative new technologies, business models and new ways of work to remain ahead of the curve and remain relevant in the everchanging environment. What happens when disruption becomes a ‘new normal’? What are the skills, capabilities and mindset required to ensure 21st Century boards are able to lead Management in thinking divergently – from a 21st century company to eventually a 22nd century company? Why courageous leadership is often the missing link in strategy and what to do about it? What can Boards do to innovate and disrupt status quo whilst upholding the highest level of ethical corporate reputation at the same time?

Speaker
Stéphane Garelli, A world authority on competitiveness, Founder of IMD World Competitiveness Centre and a bestselling author from Switzerland

11.00am

NETWORKING COFFEE

11.30am

PLENARY SESSION #1
A NEW PARADIGM: TOWARDS ASEAN 4.0
The growth stories of ASEAN continue to hold opportunities for investors – with Asia to stay as the world’s fastest growing region through 2030. As the economic and trade flows continue to increase and ASEAN companies going global look to expand their geographic footprints in the international markets, how can ASEAN harmonise its approach to building greater transparency and trust in the boardroom through the development of a common pool of directors? What are the potential benefits and challenges of having cross-border board members? Would the ASEAN network be the catalyst for the exchange of directors’ talent between the region and the rest of the world?

1.00pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

2.00pm

BOARDROOM DIVERSITY
SCENARIO SIMULATIONS
Research has endorsed the merits of boardroom diversity and provides a strong case for the continued call for Boards to ensure true ‘diversity’ within their framework. Given the right fit, board diversity can benefit a company through its unique perspectives, specialised sector or industry insights and understanding, robust debates, and better dynamics which will enhance board performance as well as a company’s strategy and risk oversight. We present to you this unorthodox interactive session to bring boardroom diversity to life – highlighting the benefits as well as the challenges you may experience.

 

CONCURRENT A
Scenario #1: Millennial Boards Unplugged
Scenario #3: Young Biz Start-ups

CONCURRENT B
Scenario #2: It’s a Family Business
Scenario #4: Heels in the Boardroom

3.30pm

NETWORKING COFFEE

4.00pm

DIRECTORS’ DEBATE
ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN THE BOARDROOM: WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?
The right tone from the top is much needed to instill a culture of integrity in any organisation. With increasing scrutiny and expectations for directors to perform their fiduciary duties, how can we navigate the narrow path between delivering their fiduciary duties and personal liability? Genuine scrutiny is increasingly impeded by the pressure to conform and fear over alienation, with groupthink forming one of the most unintended and unconscious attributes of board dynamics. Listen to contrasting views on how directors can apply the right values to navigate the boardroom dilemmas within the current corporate governance framework and beyond.

DILEMMA #1
Pressure on the Board to make decisions through undue influence and without adequate information
DILEMMA #2
Challenge from within the organisation such as ‘stakeholder influence’, malfeasance, corruption and whistleblowing
DILEMMA #3
Ethical implications of artificial intelligence on liability, jobs, privacy and trust

5.30pm

END OF DAY 1

 

15 October 2019 | Tuesday

8.30am

POWERBREAKFAST
FUTURE TRENDS – NEW IDEAS, NEW CONNECTIONS
A breakfast networking meet for like-minded individuals to gather for insights sharing, connect and explore new collaboration opportunities on future trends. Live action breakout groups of 30 participants, led by a specialist facilitator who will share perspectives on emerging trends and global reflections.

9.30am

MASTERCLASS #1
TURNING SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE CRISIS INTO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
A recent report revealed that sustainable business models related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) could open up economic opportunities worth up to US$12 trillion and increase employment by up to 380 million jobs by 2030. However, many leaders have yet to see this as an opportunity. How can Boards be the catalyst in integrating positive environmental and human impact as the strategic drivers for establishing an inclusive, equitable, green and profitable marketplace where sustainable principles drive growth?

MASTERCLASS #2
PREVENTING THE NEXT SCANDAL: BUILDING A CULTURE OF VIGILANCE
As organisations grow and expand, Management and Boards face the challenges of cultivating the right values and culture within to serve as a guide for all employees. How can boards provide the right guidance to help organisations establish an ethical compass and provide the framework to internalise the values so that “values on the wall” can be turned into “values in action”? What indicators should Boards look at to determine and monitor the corporate culture of their organisation?

10.30am

MASTERCLASS #3
TRUST + REPUTATION = SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
The bedrock of corporate reputation is trust. While reputation is an aggregate analysis of past behaviour that is built on the belief that a company will do the right thing, trust, is stakeholders’ expectation of future behaviour based on its past performance. How can companies and public leaders maintain their corporate reputation and guard against potential breaches in an environment where trust is fragile? How do we start by strengthening trust in the boardroom? What roles can boards play to proactively manage crisis and disruptive risks?

MASTERCLASS #4
STRIKING A STAR BOARD-MANAGEMENT RELATIONSHIP
A productive and harmonious relationship between the board and management is critical for organisational effectiveness. How can Boards and Management teams establish mutual respect for each other and work as a team without losing sight of the governance responsibilities? What are the essential elements to an effective and symbiotic relationship between Chair-CEO and individual board members with executive management? How do Boards and Management establish a trusted relationship to be able to effectively communicate and overcome conflict?

11.30am

MASTERCLASS #5
CYBER VIGILANCE: HOW MUCH SHOULD WE KNOW?
Cybersecurity is not just an IT issue, but a business risk. Overwhelmed by the breadth, depth and tech-specific factors of cyber risk, most Boards are feeling challenged by the topic and see it as a daunting task. So what’s next? Indentifying the Board’s maturity phase of their cyber oversight role – the awareness, understanding or acting phases, is key in determining the next action plan. Which phase are the Boards at and what important questions need to be asked in each phase?

MASTERCLASS #6
SUCCESSION PLANNING: WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOES NOT
Having the right individuals in the boardroom is critical. Board succession planning can be a sensitive topic and as a result, there has to be the right framework to determine the approach and ensure objectivity within the process. What are the principles underlying effective board succession planning as part of the process of good corporate governance? How can Boards ensure that they pass the ‘torch’ and mitigate a talent crisis? How do you keep directors involved without weighing them down?

12.30pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

1.30pm

BOARDTALK
Decoding the Black Box of Cryptic Tech
Digital disruption is no longer news - it has already happened, and companies must prepare for the new digital era, the new reality. Though leaders now understand the disruptive effect of emerging technology and have made digital transformation and disruption their top priority, they are still using the old business models, organisational structures and strategies that won’t cut it in the new world. As stewards of the organisation, find out what is the right approach for businesses to quickly and productively take full advantage of the limitless opportunities the post-digital era brings. How can Boards navigate a world of intelligent machines, understand how consumers have been changed by technology and recognise the importance of culture, authenticity, feedback, and most importantly, what should they do now to remain relevant tomorrow?

Speaker
Erik PM Vermeulen, An Innovative Thinker from The Netherlands

2.15pm

PLENARY SESSION #2
IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT YOU: THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ACTION & INACTION
Invaluable business insight into personal dramatic experience in dealing with breach of trust or ethical misconducts. The keynote speaker will touch on risk management, corporate morality and social responsibility, providing audience members with real world solutions to real business problems and how to prevent such occurrence in their own organisation.

Speaker
Paul Moore, Whistleblower of the Halifax Bank of Scotland from the United Kingdom

3.45pm

PLENARY SESSION #3
SPECIAL KEYNOTE BY FEATURED SPEAKER
Power up with insights on what the future holds and what it takes to be a future-ready board and a steward of trust. Discover new perspectives that can lead to actionable outcomes that help shape the future.

Speaker
Anders Indset, A Business Philosopher, Author & Public Speaker from Germany

4.45pm

IT’S A WRAP
Closing session and wrap up by Michele Kythe Lim, President/CEO of ICDM

5.00pm

NETWORKING COFFEE

5.30pm

END OF SUMMIT

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