Thinking Entrepreneurial at Next Leader's Asia Summit 2019

Next Leader's Asia Summit 2019 will dig deep into sustainability to prepare tomorrow’s leaders. It’s on from 17 to 19 October in Singapore.

Next Leader's Asia Summit 2019 is an interactive, free event on leadership in challenging times. It hopes to impart tools of skills upgrading, technology, context and mindset to think entrepreneurially with sustainability in mind. Young people in business, budding entrepreneurs and students in tertiary institutions are encouraged to attend. The theme: ‘How to build young leaders to tackle sustainability challenges entrepreneurially?’


The Summit will run over three days, consisting of fireside chats, closed door leadership sessions and open sessions on wide aspects of sustainability and leadership topics.

Participants will hear sustainability trends and pick up on the skills needed to lead ground-breaking sustainability projects. The sessions promote connections and collaboration on start-up initiatives to impact local realities.

Speakers include Antti Vänskä, Finland Ambassador to Singapore; Tsuneo Suzuki, CEO and Founder of Inter Act Marketing; Peter David Pedersen, Co-Founder of NELIS (Next Leaders' Initiative for Sustainability); Prof. Jeff Obbard of NUS; Lekha Patmanathan, co-founder of Nexenergy; Yasmine Khater, Host of Sales Story Podcast; Lucas Sanchez, co-founder and managing partner at Hermanos Brothers - a creative bureau based in Colombia using arts and education to foster innovation and systemic change; and more. Jovin Hurry chairs the Summit.

Next Leader's Asia Summit 2019 is organised by NELIS, a global network of young leaders working on solutions for sustainability from around the globe. NELIS found its roots in Japan.


17-19 October 2019


Day 1 The Red Box, Youth Corps Singapore, 113 Somerset Road, Singapore 238165

Day 2 National University of Singapore, Yusof Ishak House, 31 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119078

Day 3 Singapore Sustainability Academy, Skypark Level 6, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539

Register for the Next Leader’s Asia Summit 2019. This event is free of charge.