THEME

COVID-19 has reshaped political, socio-economic conditions, raising the urgency for a rethink of the economic system. The theme for the summit is: “Shape a Better Economy by Design”, seeking to gather leaders and professionals from public sector, business and civil society who have committed themselves to shaping an inclusive economic system with a preference for equitable and sustainable growth. As an annual summit of Consulus Global, this event brings together leaders who are doing their best to impact a better economy for a sustainable future.

Here are the following four tracks that will take place during this event:

Track 1: Better Businesses by Design: COVID-19 has intensified the question about the purpose of business. What the pandemic has shown is it will no longer be business as usual. For businesses to continue to thrive, they have to show a clear commitment to sustainability, impact, and contribute to the common good. This track will cover social enterprises, how family organizations need to change, and how to embed impact into strategy

Track 2: Better Causes by Design: COVID-19 has generated a greater sense of urgency for change yet it has not been easy for non-profit organizations to thrive. There is a need to rethink business models to better deliver impact so that change can be achieved at scale. This track will explore how a new way of thinking about impact can shape our present and future.

Track 3: Better Communities by Design: This prolonged pandemic has created a great sense of isolation in many communities. Certainly it is important to bring about a new planning framework and approaches to shape communities that will be more resilient and be inclusive. This track will cover new approaches in Smart Cities, how to enable dignified lifestyle for the elderly and through developments shape communities of purpose and contribute to the common good.

Track 4: Better Education by Design: Many professionals and leaders have been shell-shocked by this pandemic, and it is time that education as a sector responds with innovation. From shaping leadership development to preparing a future generation, the time for change is now. This track will cover new approaches in leadership development, professional and educational development for the youth.

METHODOLOGY

The summit adopts the unique Shape the World Method of 3S through relational exchanges, sharing sessions, panel discussions through these:

Sense – Sense the shifting trends and what it means for you, your industry and what change will be needed.
Synergy – Connect with like-minded leaders who do not need to be told that change is needed and believe that the time is now for common action
Scale – Together find ways to scale solutions together

PROGRAMME

Singapore Timing (GMT+8) Washington Timing (EDT) Rome Timing (CEST) Activity

1845

0645

1245

Participants Login 

1900 – 1905

0700 – 0705

1300 – 1305

Launch Video sequence of Summit

1905 – 1910

0705 – 0710

1305 – 1310

Welcome by Mr Jim Funk to everyone, Chairman of Consulus Global Network

1910 – 1930

0710 – 0730

1310 – 1330

Keynote by Mr Lawrence Chong, Group CEO of Consulus Global

1930 – 1935

0730 – 0735

1330 – 1335

Break

1935 – 1940

0735 – 0740

1335 – 1340

Track 1: Better Business by Design

– Vision of Consulus in transforming Business, Moderator: Ms Helena Pham, Managing Director of Consulus Vietnam, Partner of Consulus Global – Vietnam

1940 – 1950

0740 – 0750

1340 – 1350

Charity and business, what is the strategic link for impact

– Mr Casper Ng Deputy Director (Capability Planning), National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Singapore

1950 – 2000

0750 – 0800

1350 – 1400

The Symbiotic link between profit and social impact

– Mr Tong Ming Xi, President of Global Strings Federation, Singapore

2000 – 2010

0800 – 0810 

1400 – 1410

Ethics  in Artificial Intelligence

– Mr Matija Kopić, CEO, Gideon Brothers, Croatia

2010 – 2020

0810 – 0820 

1410 – 1420

Strategic thinking in a time of disruption 

– Speaker will only be revealed on the event day due to the special partnership announcement

2020 – 2040

0820 – 0840

1420 – 1440

Rapid Breakout Groups

2040 – 2045

0840 – 0845

1440 – 1445

Track 2: Better Causes by Design

– Vision of Consulus in transforming non-profit and amplifying impact – Moderator: Mr Stanislav Lencz, Country Director of Consulus Slovakia, Regional Director Consulus Europe – Slovakia

2045 – 2055

0845 – 0855

1445 – 1455

Impact in Government, Business and Society 

– Mr James P. Moore, Jr, Founder and CEO of the Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, USA

2055 – 2115

0855 – 0915

1455 – 1515

Panelist Discussion: the ambition to shape a united world through media 

– Speakers will only be revealed on the event day due to the special announcement for a global initiative

2115 – 2125

0915 – 0925

1515 – 1525

10min Break

2125 – 2130

0925 – 0930

1525 – 1530

Track 3: Better Communities by Design

– Vision of Consulus for Places, Moderator: Mr Gino Bulan, Country Director of Consulus Philippines – Philippines

2130 – 2140

0930 – 0940

1530 – 1540

The Arts and Placemaking

 – Mr Colin Goh, Founder/CEO of TRCL Ltd, Singapore

2140 – 2155

0940 – 0955

1540 – 1555

Innovation for Silver generation communities 

– Mr Tan Shao Yen, President, Board of Architects, Singapore & Group Chief Innovation Officer, CPG Corporation, Singapore

– Dr Lee Jin-Ting, Principal Architectural Associate & Environmental Gerontologist, CPG, Singapore

2155 – 2200

0955 – 1000

1555 – 1600

Track 4: Better Education by Design

– Vision of Education by Consulus, Moderator: Ms Rebecca Teo, Deputy Head for Strategic Perspectives at Consulus, Singapore

2200 – 2210

1000 – 1010

1600 – 1610

Holistic Leadership 

– Ms Sara Johnson Fache, Director, Executive Education, The O’Neill School, Indiana University, USA

2210 – 2220

1010 – 1020

1610 – 1620

Imagining High education and its role in paving a way for a generation to get ready for a resilient future 

– Mr Robert McClelland, Deputy Dean of School of Business & Management, RMIT Vietnam, Vietnam

2220 – 2230

1020 – 1030

1620 – 1630

A method to shape purpose in personal development

– Mr Yao-Tang Lin Peter, Vice President of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Taiwan

2230 – 2300

1030 – 1100

1630 – 1700

Q&A & Conclusion 

– Mr Paolo Frizzi, Global Program Manager at Porticus, Belgium

2300

1100

1700

Conclusion 

SUMMIT SECRETARIAT

For media and general inquiries, please contact:
Mr Kannon Kwan
Summit Secretariat
Email: info@consulus.com

The summit is expected to draw representatives from 12 international organisations from 7 countries, and over 200 delegates from 20 nations covering 4 continents, from different academic, social, racial and religious backgrounds. The entire program will be on zoom and livestreamed on FB and Youtube as well. Participants who sign up will be able to participate in breakout rooms for networking via ZOOM.

About Shape the World Summit 2021

Consulus is the convener for Shape the World Conference (STWC), a creative thought-leadership event aimed at providing design-led strategies to inspire companies to transform their business and organizational models to shape a better world. More than 5,000 delegates have participated in STWC from around the region since 2005. The conference was launched in Singapore and has held in Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar.