• Global Innovation Forum

    Asia Edition, 06–07March2018, Singapore


Break Things

06-07 March 2018, Singapore

Global Innovation Forum is a high-profile meeting for a limited number of professionals from some of the leading companies worldwide. The event gathers exciting and inspiring speakers to identify the latest trends in innovation, creativity, design, entrepreneurship and new product development.


Latest innovation trends discussed. Best practices, methods and concepts of successful innovation policies

Panel Debates

Panelists interactively sharing examples while engaging the whole audience into an open discussion


Useful knowledge generated through a number of interactive and hands-on activities in a playful manner


Establishing new important contacts with like-minded professionals in an informal and relaxed atmosphere

Confirmed Speakers

A mixture of well-established large corporations and fast-growing trendsetters


Citizen Farm

Bjorn Low Edible Garden City

BMW Field Trip

Andy Hum BMW

LEVEL3 Field Trip

Janise Tan LEVEL3
Barbara Guerpillon Unilever

Welcome Coffee and Snacks

Opening by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

Adaptability is the new Black Keynote

May Seow Facebook

Intrapreneurship: the future of work!

Kapil Kane Intel

Innovating ahead of the eye of the storm

Ben Strutt Cambridge Design Partnership

Breathing For The Mind and Body

Anjali Mehta Yoga Instructor and Therapist

Coffee Break

Roundtable discussion

Future of Connected Mobility

Vanessa Chang BMW Designworks

Start-up stage

Gwendolyn Regina Entrepreneur First
Nisarg Shah Affable
Milad Mohammadzadeh See Mode


Panel Debate: Why is Asia the innovation hub of the world?

Merle Hall Kinneir Dufort
Pamela Goldberg Mondelez
Richa Goswami Johnson & Johnson
Steven Bin Neo Microsoft
Nicky Goh Medtronic

Customer first, Mobile first

Niamh Byrne Citi

Next Generation Social Entrepreneurs

Bing Han Ikea

Coffee Break

Creativity and Innovation in Fragrance Design

Gaurav Saini Procter & Gamble

Making Elephants Dance – How large enterprises innovate as fast as startups Keynote

Eric Tachibana Amazon

Building of a Moonshot Keynote

Sheelika Ravishankar Team Indus

Closing by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

Drinks Reception

  • Field Trips on 06 March

    Join us for an afternoon of exciting tours at some of Singapore's most gamechanging places with the most prominent innovators behind them.

  • Citizen Farm

    The brainchild of Edible Garden City is a closed-loop urban farming system that integrates natural systems with modern technology, building a robust & sustainable urban farming model for the world at large.


  • LEVEL3

    A unique coworking and events space that brings together Unilver Foundry, startups and other ecosystems to drive innovation and partnerships that deliver meaningful business impact.


  • BMW

    Step into BMW's showroom for a taste of some of the world's finest automobiles and the outstanding service that makes owning a BMW car or motorcycle a truly memorable experience.



  • Mindfulness

    Anjali Mehta
    Yoga Instructor

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    Hear about yoga and learn to bring comfort and relaxation to yourself

  • Creative Skills

    Sarah & Jay

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    Unlock creativity, translate insights, experiment rapidly and build an effective culture

  • Start-up

    Gwendolyn Regina
    Entrepreneur First

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    Hear about Entrepreneur First & learn from its most promising founders

  • Design Thinking

    Patricia Zhao

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    Bring human-centered outcomes at the speed & scale the modern enterprise demands


Global Innovation Forum will not be possible without the kind support of our partners. They play a major role in the success of our event.


PARKROYAL on Beach Road Hotel

7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591

An urban retreat, PARKROYAL on Beach Road is located close to the finest downtown attractions and provides easy access to the city’s most important business hubs. Features one of the largest hotel gymnasiums in Singapore, spa and wellness floor, as well as a half-Olympic size outdoor swimming pool.


Public Transport

Nearest MRT stations are Bugis and Nicoll Highway

Air Travel

Located about 17km away from Changi Airport

Travel Notes

Merlion and Esplanade attractions just minutes away

Other Hotels Nearby

JW Marriott South Beach

30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763
Phone: +65 6818 1888


80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966
Phone: +65 6338 7600

Mercure Singapore Bugis

122 Middle Rd, Singapore 188973
Phone: +65 6521 6088

  • SDW

    Part of Singapore Design Week

    Now into its 5th edition, the Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2018 will run from 5 to 18 March 2018. The annual SDW brings together a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore. Organised by the DesignSingapore Council, the SDW is open to the design community, businesses, design students, public sector officers and the general public.


Mobile App

Social Tool

The timeline is the pulse of everything happening at the event, bringing together tweets, photos, messages, session alerts and much more.


Everyone attending can create a profile to break the ice and connect with others. Attendees can fill a personal objective to maximize effectiveness.


Attendees can write messages and post directly to the timeline. They can also send private messages to setup meetings and connect one-on-one.

  • Global Innovation Forum London

    14-15 November 2018, London UK

    For seven successful years, our main event in London has been gathering innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors to to discuss the latest trends in innovation, design, creativity, entrepreneurship and new product development. The forum has turned into one of the most influential knowledge sharing platforms worldwide.


Previous Editions


  • "This is the best innovation event of its kind - the quality of speakers, debate & delegates are the reason it's always sold out 6 months in advance. Book early if you want to get a place!"
    Director - Brand Genetics

  • "There are few conferences that attract such diverse speakers, and so many insights into the breadth of innovation practice today."
    Global Industry Expert - IBM

  • "A great opportunity to network and get insights into best practices of other companies to succeed in the area of innovation."
    IT Business Innovations - Audi

  • "Great insights into a variety of industries innovation approach's processes."
    Business Development - Under Armour

  • "I met so many fellow disrupters. I look forward to what we disrupt together in the future!"
    Open Innovation Program Manager - NASA

  • "It was the best innovation conference I ever attended, so well done!"
    Innovator - Mondelēz International

  • "An inspiring and informative event, that drew together a wide range of innovators to share innovation challenges, best practice, and war stories."
    Director - Brand Genetics

  • "A well-thought conference fostering valuable connections."
    Senior Manager Strategic Planning - Dassault Systemes

  • "Brilliantly organized and wonderful speakers. Would love to attend future events."
    TPDCG Manager - Total

  • "GIF made me feel part of a community where my challenges were shared by others and that the solutions were possible, just not yet within my reach."
    Group Shared Services Strategy @ Standard Bank

  • "Great organization, speakers, venue, additional media, etc. It really fosters creativity of individuals and brings best practices from best companies."
    R&D Senior Manager - LG

  • "Refreshing event, shaking the boundaries of multinational, inviting us to question ourselves what do we want to do tomorrow while opening frontiers to entrepreneurship."
    Manager - Philip Morris International

  • "Very good networking opportunity with amazing people."
    Head Confectioner - Nestle

  • "All the big future innovation issues will be discussed at GIF. It will set you up for the year to come!"
    Director - Brand Genetics

  • "A must in any innovator's calendar."

  • "A great conference. I thought the speakers were fantastic and the organization/set up were impressive."
    Marketing Manager - Pernod Ricard

  • "Me and my colleague found it to be an inspiring and thought provoking couple of days."
    Head of Technical Packaging - Marks & Spencer

  • "I found the conference thoroughly enjoyable, inspiring and very much food for thought!"
    Head of Packaging Development - Lucozade Ribena Suntory

  • "Very good organization, very good presentations and speakers, diversity of attendees and industries represented."
    Innovation Manager - BNP Paribas

  • "Thank you for these two days that were perfect: speakers, place, organization, the cartoonist, support team etc."
    Innovation Senior Manager - Suez Environnement

  • "The forum was a great opportunity to share a large innovation experience and meet very interesting people."
    Product Development Analyst - Amadeus

  • "I enjoyed the event a lot, met many great people and found the presentations interesting and useful."
    Senior Director Community Development - Lego

  • "I was very happy with the conference. It felt like I met the colleagues I didn’t know I had!"
    UX Director - eBay

  • "The event was very well conducted with great speakers/workshops and audience participation. I enjoyed it."
    Senior Director Business Development & Partnerships - Adidas

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