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Celebrate Great Workplaces from around Asia, network and learn how great workplaces promote diversity, build inclusiveness and foster a sense of belonging

Celebrate, Connect, Build

5 and 6 Nov 2019

Raffles Hotel Singapore

‘Beyond Diversity & Inclusion to Belonging‘, the theme for this year’s event reflects our aspirations for Asia as we gather together for the first time to celebrate great workplaces from around Asia! Organizations need to leverage on the full passion and creativity of all their people to realize the promise of today’s new opportunities, increase agility and inventiveness, and grow their economic success in an increasingly demanding vocal marketplace.

We bring you a brand new program this year, expanding our half-day Singapore Best Workplaces Awards Ceremony to a 2-day program, incorporating site visits, panel discussions and forums with C-suite executives and HR practitioners. They are designed to provide participants with opportunities to discuss, learn and be inspired about how we can build Great Places to Work FOR ALL, right here in Asia.

Join us to learn more, get inspired, and get going.


for 5 & 6 November

Workplace Immersion Experience

5 Nov, Full-Day @ Various Sites

“Great Workplaces: The What, Why, and How”

Join us in a full-day tour at these world-class organizations

and hear first-hand what makes them great workplaces

Salesforce: “Reimagining the Employee Journey for a Mobile, Social, Connected World”

Grab: “Keeping the Grab DNA Strong During the Hypergrowth Stage”

Royal Plaza: “A Ground-Up Approach to Creating a Great Workplace Culture”

End the day with a panel discussion with senior HR Leaders from Asia’s Certified Companies:
“From Good to Great: The Asian Experience of Creating Workplace Culture

HR Practitioners’ Forum

6 Nov, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm @ Casuarina Suite A, Raffles Hotel

Optimizing L&D in a Diverse Environment

A hands-on workshop where you get a chance to interact, share, and learn from other HR practitioners from across Asia

C-Suite Conversations (By Invite Only)

6 Nov, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm @ Casuarina Suite B, Raffles Hotel

Harnessing Diversity & Cultivating Belonging in an Age of Disruption

Conversation is moderated by Dr Michael Burchell,

CEO of Great Place to Work® Middle East

Gala Dinner

6 Nov, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Jubilee Ballroom, Raffles Hotel

Join us to unveil 2019’s Singapore Best Workplaces

and celebrate Great Place to Work® Certified Companies from around Asia

Guest of Honor

Mr Heng Swee Keat
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

We are honoured to have as our Guest of Honor for the Gala Dinner

on 6 Nov, DPM Heng Swee Keat.

Mr. Heng Swee Keat is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance,

and Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC. The Ministry of Finance manages the national budget, oversees corporate governance regulations, and supervises the prudent investment

and utilisation of public funds and government reserves.

Mr. Heng co-chaired the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE), which charted

the strategies for Singapore’s next phase of growth. He chairs the tripartite Future Economy Council, which oversees the implementation of national strategies in areas such as skills

and capabilities development, innovation and productivity, and industry transformation.

He is also the Chairman of the National Research Foundation, which sets the direction

for Singapore’s research, innovation and enterprise strate

Hotel & Travel

Fondly known as Singapore’s Grand Old Dame, Great Place to Work® will be celebrating Asia’s Great Workplaces in this iconic property which was declared a National Monument by the Singapore government in 1987

Opened in 1887, Raffles Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world. No visit to Singapore is complete without a stay at Raffles; tradition demands it. Raffles welcomes guests in 2019 as it writes a new chapter after an extensive restoration, breathing new life into the storied hotel. Its restoration was designed to ensure that the hotel retains what is so special about Raffles – the ambience, the service, the charm and the heritage of the hotel.

Experience its legendary service, enjoy its newly opened bars, restaurants and boutiques whilst exploring graceful courtyards and relaxing in cosy social spaces. With enhanced comfort and splendour for the discerning traveller, guests get to immerse themselves in its striking architecture and graceful service for that unique feeling of being somewhere very special in the heart of the business and civic district.

Raffles Hotel Singapore
Booking Your Hotel Accomodation

To book your hotel accommodations and take advantage of our special group rate, please reference “GPTW” when making your reservations. Room block rates are subject to availability and will officially close 31 Oct 2019.

Fairmont Singapore

SGD$325.00++ per room per night (inclusive breakfast and internet access for 1 guest)

SGD$300.00++ per room per night (inclusive internet access for 1 guest)


SGD$305.00++ per room per night (inclusive breakfast and internet access for 1 guest)

SGD$285.00++ per room per night (inclusive internet access for 1 guest)

Hotel & Travel Support

If you are experiencing any issues with booking accommodations, please contact the Great Place to Work®  team at or reach us at +65 6338 3201.

Recommended Travel Dates

It is recommended that participants planning to participate in Tuesday’s Workplace Immersion Experience (Site Visits) arrive on Monday 4 Nov 2019.

If you are NOT planning to be part of the Workplace Immersion Experience, you can arrive starting midday on Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019.

We recommend departing no earlier than 10pm on Wednesday 6 Nov 2019 in order to ensure that you leave ample time to travel to the airport without missing any part of the Gala Dinner.

2018 Singapore Best Workplaces Highlights

For highlights of the day, check out the photo album here

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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.