Celebration of
Great Workplaces

Nov 17

Gala Dinner

Celebrate Great Workplaces with participants from ASEAN countries, as we kick-start the evening at Marina Bay Sands. The event will be graced by Guest of Honor Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Mr Heng Swee Keat and Great Place to Work Global Chief Executive Officer Michael C. Bush. Great Place to Work® will unveil the list of Singapore’s Best Workplaces™ for 2022 and recognize Certified™ companies from the ASEAN regions. The Gala Dinner will also feature a panel discussion with DPM Heng, Michael C.Bush and other key business leaders on the theme: Becoming Great For All: What do leaders need to do to build a resilient workforce and a great workplace culture that enables businesses and economies to thrive in today’s uncertainties.

This year, we are excited to announce the introduction of a new Micro category (10–29 employees), Small (30-99 employees), and individual Medium (100-999 employees) and Large (> 1000 employees) categories to the Singapore Best Workplaces List.


  • 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 Officer Michael C. Bush


Deputy Prime Minister &
Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies


Global Chief Executive Officer
Great Place to Work®

To mark the occasion of a regional ASEAN gathering, we encourage all participants to come dressed in an appropriate representation of their country’s national attire and guests can expect to dine on a curated variety of well-loved Singaporean dishes.

Click here to view the Agenda Programme. To register and purchase Passes for the evening dinner (available in Individual and Group), please click here. This is open to all Certified™ and companies aspiring to be Certified™ in the ASEAN region.

Do note that if you are attending the Afternoon GREATER Learning Conference which ends at 5.30PM, there is an hour’s break before the registration for the Gala Dinner from 6.30PM onwards. The Gala Dinner will commence at 7.00PM.

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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

Global Chief Executive Officer Great Place to Work®

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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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.