AGENDA

16 November 2022 *80 to 100 pax, first come, first served

Behind-the-scenes Workplace Immersion Experience: 8.30AM to 5.00PM

  • Tour the office/worksite of Cisco (Information Technology), Medtronic (Healthcare) and TC Acoustic (Retail)

  • Hear first-hand how these companies have fostered a great workplace culture.

  • See how a diverse workforce is facilitated (multi-cultural and multi-generational)

  • Ask questions and talk directly with industry leaders

Medtronic Singapore Great Place To Work-Certified

17 November 2022

Learning Conference
PLUS Evening Awards Ceremony at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center: 3pm to 10pm

PROGRAM

  • Opening Plenary session 
  • Tea and refreshment break
  • Breakout sessions covering to-the-minute industry topics and trends 
  • Networking hour to catch up with leaders from great workplaces across ASEAN
  • Award ceremony celebrated at Marina Bay Sands including dinner, drinks and celebrations 

FEATURING

  • Guest of Honour Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, will grace the Awards Ceremony on 17 November.
  • Keynote speaker for ASEAN GREATER Summit: Great Place to Work® Global Chief Executive Michael C. Bush

GUEST OF HONOUR

Deputy Prime Minister &
Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies
Singapore

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Global Chief Executive Officer
Great Place to Work®

*Do note that the timing of scheduled activities may be subject to change.  Find out more about Travel and Hotel information here.

Heng Swee Keat

Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance, Singapore

Mr Heng Swee Keat is Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies. He is also Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC.

Mr Heng chairs the tripartite Future Economy Council which oversees the on-going restructuring of our economy, through upgrading the skills of our workers and transformation of industry, to create better career prospects for our people. He leads a team to oversee the design and implementation of national strategies in areas such as skills and capabilities development, innovation and productivity as well as the internationalisation of our companies.

He is also the Chairman of the National Research Foundation, which sets the direction for Singapore’s research, innovation and enterprise (RIE) strategies. Mr Heng is overseeing the closer integration of our RIE and industry transformation efforts.

Mr Heng served as Minister for Education from 2011 to 2015. He also led the year-long Our Singapore Conversation from 2012 that helped to engage more than 47,000 Singaporeans from all walks of life through dialogues.

He also served as Minister for Finance from 2015 to 2021, overseeing ten national Budgets including an unprecedented five Budgets to support Singaporeans and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Before entering politics in May 2011, Mr Heng was the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He also served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, as well as CEO of the then-Trade Development Board. Between 1997 and 2000, he was Principal Private Secretary to then-Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew. In 2001, Mr Heng was awarded the Gold Medal in Public Administration, and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2010 for his contribution to the public service in Singapore. Mr Heng also received the NTUC Medal of Honour in 2021 for his contribution to the labour movement.

Mr Heng has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University. He also holds a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Michael C. Bush

Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance, Singapore

Michael C. Bush is the CEO of Great Place to Work®, Inc., the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture with Emprising®, their SaaS culture management platform. They recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best Workplaces™ list published annually in Fortune.

Driven by a love of business and an unwavering commitment to fair and equitable treatment, Michael joined Great Place to Work as CEO in 2015, bringing 30 years of experience leading and growing organizations. This includes serving as CEO of Tetra Tech Communications, which he grew from $40 million to $300 million in revenues. Michael is a former member of President Obama’s White House Business Council and a founding board member of the private equity seed-fund, Fund Good Jobs, which invests in small inner-city businesses.

Since 2015, Michael has expanded Great Place to Work’s global mission to build a better world by helping organizations create Great Places to Work not just for some, but For All. Under his leadership, the firm has developed a higher standard of excellence that accounts for fair and equitable treatment of employees across demographic groups, as well as executive leader effectiveness, innovation, and financial sustainability.

Michael has led the firm’s migration to a SaaS-enabled survey platform that offers real-time predictive people analytics. This allows leaders to take immediate, targeted action to improve their leadership and financial performance.

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ABOUT OUR METHOLOGY​

To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.

ABOUT OUR METHODOLOGY​