Sponsors

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore would like to thank our sponsors for making the 2015 APCAC Business Summit possible.

Presidents’ Circle

Boeing

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft and defense, space, and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Caterpillar

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2013 sales and revenues of $55.656 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments – Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com.

Citi has been in Singapore since 1902 and is deeply embedded in Singapore’s financial services sector. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions, and provides more services in more markets for more clients than any other financial institution.

GM

General Motors Company, one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. GM has headquarters in the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan, and 218,000 employees on six continents. In 2013, GM delivered nearly 10 million vehicles to customers around the world. One of GM’s five regions is GM International (GMI). GMI covers close to 100 countries and territories in Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. The region has more than half of the world’s population and accounts for nearly a quarter of motor vehicle sales.

HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments, and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services, and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.

mondelezMondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2013 revenue of $35 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelēz International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Oreo, LU and Nabisco biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolates; Trident gum; Jacobs coffee and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com and www.facebook.com/mondelezinternational or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.

Stamford American International School is a world-class school for 2 year olds through to High School. Stamford offers the rigorous IB Program enhanced by American standards, a Mandarin and Spanish language program and the latest technology with its one-to-one iPad and MacBook Programs. The student body is international and represents more than 60 different nationalities. The centrally located campus offers state-of-the-art academic and athletic resources include 3 swimming pools, 2 sports arenas, tennis courts and Golf Academy.

Ambassadors’ Club

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide.  The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets, and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

ConocophillipsConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production company based on production and proved reserves. We explore, produce, transport, and market hydrocarbons on a worldwide basis. We have operations and activities in 27 countries, with approximately 19,200 employees.

ConocoPhillips Asia Pacific and Middle East (APME) operations consist of offices and business units in Singapore, Australia (Brisbane, Darwin, Gladstone and Perth), Timor-Leste, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Qatar. We produce approximately 320mboed (net) through the efforts of approximately 3,250 employees. We also have exploration activities in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

DLA-PiperDLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

Interface is a world leader in the design and manufacture of beautiful carpet tiles. From Atlanta with factories on four continents we delight customers in over 110 countries. Singapore is home to our Asia headquarters.

In 1994 we made a promise to eliminate any negative impact we may have on the environment by the year 2020, this is known as Mission Zero. We are acknowledged as one of the most sustainable manufacturers on the planet and a pioneer of restorative business practices. Carpet tiles cannot change the world but ours can inspire the people who will, find out how at interface.com.

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KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and hedge funds. In Asia Pacific, KKR has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo and has investments in companies throughout the region. KKR is built around the core concept of “partnership”, which describes its approach to its investments, its business relationships, and its stakeholders. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level.

Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

UL

UL is a global independent safety science company with 120 years of proven history. Our mission is to promote safe working and living environments for all people. We use research and standards to continually meet and advance evolving safety needs. UL facilitates trade through certification, testing, validation, auditing, inspection, and advisory/education services delivered from 152 facilities. Our team of more than 10,000 serves customers in over 100 countries. UL consistently provides manufacturers with convenient, advanced, and comprehensive services to help them better navigate the complex global climate and enhance competitiveness in international markets.  Visit www.ul.com for more information.

VISA

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 30,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit corporate.visa.com.

Governors’ Friends

Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with over 305,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments by combining unparalleled experience and comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions with extensive research on the world’s leading practices and most successful companies. Net revenues exceeded US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Visit www.accenture.com for more information.

Alliance Bernstein 3AllianceBernstein L.P. (AllianceBernstein) is a research-driven organization that is global in scope and client-focused in its mission.  It delivers to client around the world preeminent investment services in key asset classes : Bernstein Value Equities, Alliance Growth Equities, AllianceBernstein Blend Strategies, AllianceBernstein Fixed Income, and AllianceBernstein Alternative Investments.  Our depth of research, worldwide presence and breadth of services allow us to offer a full array of investment products, both global and local, in every major market.  Our broad spectrum of clients ranges from retail investors, to high-net-worth individuals and families, to major institutions and corporations.

Ascendas

Ascendas is Asia’s leading provider of business space solutions. Based in Singapore, Ascendas serves a global clientele of over 2,400 customers in 26 cities across 10 countries including Singapore, China, India, South Korea, and Vietnam. Ascendas specializes in masterplanning, developing, managing and marketing IT parks, industrial & logistics parks, business parks, science parks, integrated developments, hi-specs facilities, and office and retail spaces. Ascendas also provides end-to-end real estate solutions, assisting companies across the entire real estate process. For more information visit http://www.ascendas.com/

BloombergBloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news, and analytics through innovative technology, quickly, and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 320,000 subscribers globally.

Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,500 people in 192 locations around the world. For more information visit www.Bloomberg.com/now/

CorningCorning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include:

  • Damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets
  • Precision glass for advanced displays
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks
  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing
  • Emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles

D&B

D&B (NYSE:DNB) is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for more than 174 years. Our solutions provide the knowledge to mitigate risk, streamline operational practices and engage new audiences. With over 240 million records on businesses from around the world, we have more data and insight about businesses than any other information company on the planet.

This is enhanced by D&B’s proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process, which provides our customers with quality business information. It is the foundation of our global solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions.

 

DBS-2DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 250 branches across 17 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The bank’s capital position, as well as “AA-” and “Aa1″ credit ratings, is among the highest in Asia-Pacific. DBS has been recognized for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia’s Best Bank” by The Banker, a member of the Financial Times group, and “Best Bank in Asia-Pacific” by Global Finance. The bank has also been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for six consecutive years from 2009 to 2014. Visit www.dbs.com for more information.

Digital-RealtyDigital Realty supports the data centre and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centres located throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud, and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences, and consumer products. More information can be found at www.digitalrealty.asia.

PrinteBay Inc. is a global commerce platform and payments leader.

eBay Inc. is comprised of three business units with their own distinct brand:  eBay enables individuals and business to buy and sell online; PayPal enables individuals and businesses to send and receive digital payments; eBay Enterprise enables commerce, retailing and digital marketing for merchants.

eBay delivers one of the world’s largest online marketplaces to customers via any connected device, connecting people with the things they need and love.

With 149 million active buyers globally, eBay is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces, where practically anyone can buy and sell practically anything. Founded in 1995, eBay connects a diverse and passionate community of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses. Their collective impact on ecommerce is staggering, and more than 700 million items are listed on eBay.

At PayPal, we put people at the center of everything we do.  Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution, giving people direct control over their money.  Through our innovations, we make life better for our over 152 million active registered accounts by helping people and businesses receive and make payments in more than 100 currencies in 203 markets. PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid. Giving people simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information, and with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts or credit cards, PayPal processes 9.3 million payments everyday for our customers.

EdelmanEdelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 65 offices and more than 5,000 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 35 cities.

About Edelman Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Edelman Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa helps clients understand and be understood in the biggest, most diverse and fastest-growing region on earth. Edelman was named The Holmes Report’s 2012 Asia-Pacific, 2014 Asia-Pacific Digital, 2013 Middle East and 2012 India Consultancy of the Year; Campaign Asia-Pacific’s 2012 Greater China PR, 2012 and 2013 South Asia PR and 2013 Indonesia Digital Agency of the Year; and Marketing Magazine’s 2014 Singapore PR Agency of the Year. We have more than 1,500 staff members in 24 cities across 13 countries with practice expertise in corporate communications, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and B-to-B and B-to-C brand marketing, and specialty expertise in strategic planning and creative execution, content marketing, research, social media, digital and traditional media relations. Visit http://www.edelman.com/regions/asia-pacific-middle-east-africa for more information.

Great-World-2Great World Serviced Apartments is the tallest serviced apartment in Singapore with 304 units over 34 floors. It offers a choice of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments with and without balconies as well as penthouses. Centrally located, approximately 5 minutes drive to Orchard shopping belt, MRT, the Central Business District and all major expressways. Complimentary shuttle services is provided to these destinations too. For more information, please visit our www.GreatWorld.com.sg or call our sales hotline at (65) 6722 7766.

Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser, and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides wholesale and retail financing, insurance, extended service, and other protection plans and credit card programs to Harley-Davidson® dealers and riders. In 2013, Harley-Davidson consolidated revenue was $5.90 billion and the company reported dealer retail sales of 260,839 new motorcycles globally.

InvisalignAlign Technology is the leader in modern clear aligner orthodontics that designs, manufactures and markets the Invisalign® system, which provides dental professionals with a range of treatment options for adults and teenagers. The Company also offers the iTero 3D digital scanning system and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market the Invisalign system in 1998. Visit http://sea.invisalign.com for more information.

Johnson-and-JohnsonJohnson & Johnson (J&J) was founded in New Brunswick in 1886. J&J is the sixth-largest consumer health, biologics, and pharmaceuticals company in the world. The business of Johnson & Johnson is conducted by over 275 operating companies located in over 60 countries, and sells products worldwide. The Company is organized into three business segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and operates according to the principle set forth in Our Credo. In 2014, Johnson & Johnson earned $74 billion in worldwide sales.

PrintProcter & Gamble has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality leadership brands serving nearly 5 billion people around the world.

P&G’s brands include Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®.

The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.

Pall-CorpPall Corporation is a global leader in the high-tech filtration, separation, and purification fields serving customers across life sciences and industry.

Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge technology and services to customers in the biotech drug, vaccine, cell therapy, classic pharmaceutical, medical, and food and beverage markets.

Pall Industrial provides filtration technology to the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall products enable the reliability of industrial equipment, the production of clean water, and the development of next generation fuels.

VanMediaGlenn van Zutphen has been a working journalist for 28 years for the likes of CNN International and CNBC Asia. He is the owner of VanMedia Group Pte Ltd, an international media consultancy who coaches clients to deliver engaging & memorable spoken, written and multi-media communication for TV, news media interviews, conferences, business meetings & social media.  He also offers independent writing & broadcast journalism, video production and journalist training. VanMedia Group is based in Singapore, but reaches across ASEAN and the Middle East.

Insight Partners

BOABank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving large corporations, small- and middle-market businesses and individual consumers in more than 150 countries with a full range of banking, investing, asset management, and other financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals around the world. The company provides, through various banking and broker-dealer affiliates, M&A advice, equity and debt capital raising solutions, lending, risk management, treasury, liquidity, and payments management. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For additional information regarding Bank of America Merrill Lynch, please see www.bankofamerica.com.

Four RiversAn American owned company investing in Myanmar’s future. Four Rivers’ shareholders include some of the largest American family offices as well as leading institutional investors. Our advisory board incudes leading industry experts and diplomats. The four lead executives have extensive experience as entrepreneurs in frontier and emerging markets.

Master CardMasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We are leading the way toward a world beyond cash with the power to expand connectivity, opportunity, and prosperity for individuals, businesses and communities.

We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments, and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Our products and solutions make everyday commerce activities–such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances–easier, more secure, and more efficient for everyone. Through our payment solutions, we deliver value and connect close to two billion cardholders with tens of millions of merchants around the world.

Community Partner

The American ClubA lot can be said about the Members who walk through the doors of The American Club. They are sophisticated, well travelled and demand only the best life has to offer.

The Club offers life’s little luxuries and even necessities, conveniently located in Singapore’s business district. The Club has created an exclusive sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of city living. This is where the Members come to experience a higher standard of personalized service and a host of amenities designed to let them live life to the fullest.

Partner

US Embassy

The staff of the United States Embassy in Singapore works as a team to increase the security and prosperity of Americans at home and in Southeast Asia. The Embassy’s envisions a robust American economy; a stronger and deeper partnership with Singapore to maintain access to the global commons, counter violent extremism, and stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction; an enhanced reputation of America in the Asia Pacific region; greater respect in Southeast Asia for freedom and the rule of law; the safe and secure movement of people and goods; and adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  For more information, please visit the following links: