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See how business is done: economics, business models, skills sets, equipment, processes and work methods.
Talk directly with leading innovators
Gain deeper understanding than from just listening to presentations.
Experience the future and bring back insights to your organization
Apply the lessons learned in your work and organization.
Trip Highlights – July 29-August 2, 2019
Singapore: A Global Center for Innovation
The incredible journey of Singapore, from a struggling polluted backwater in 1965 when they first won independence from Malaysia, into a global powerhouse, is the result of first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew’s incredible vision. Today, Singapore is creating a world-class innovation ecosystem that is attracting international start-ups to its shores while also developing homegrown solutions through the support of Government agencies equipping them with resources for the digital age. Singapore’s size and strategic location also make it an ideal platform to test new products and services before rolling them out to the rest of Asia and beyond. Together, these have made Singapore one of the most desirable places to do business.
Earning the highest honor, Singapore won 2019 Innovation Champion by the International Innovation Scorecard produced by the Consumer Technology Association. This accolade recognizes success across 28 categories including ease of doing business, the startup community, unicorns, drones and policy to name a few. (Note, both Finland and Estonia also were recognized as 2019 Innovation Champions—also destinations of The Disruption Lab’s 2018 Executive Innovation Program.) This city-state also won no.1 best city worldwide for startups in 2017 according to Nestpick, outranking even Silicon Valley. And it’s no. 5 most innovative in the 2018 Global Innovation Index.
Michelle Greenwald Leads the Way
Michelle Greenwald has developed and led innovation tours globally and has played a leading role in our New York, Barcelona and Helsinki trips and will lead the Singapore program. She is a former Sr. VP at Disney, Sr. VP at Mattel, and VP and General Manager at Pepsi-Cola. She has taught at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Wharton Graduate School of Business, Berkley Haas School of Management and IESE – Barcelona and NYC Grad. School of Business. She is Faculty Director of the Digital Marketing Intensive in the MBA program at Cornell.
Since 2014, she has been a Forbes innovation blogger, and is the author of Catalyzing Innovation.
Register and make your $500 deposit by February 15th and receive a $500 reduction in registration fees plus group travel discounts
Prices exclude air, hotel, and some meals.*
*Prices include all scheduled visits and ground transportation in Singapore, orientation dinner and closing event, and group lunches and dinners. Participants will be responsible for airfare, transportation to and from the airport, hotel and some meals. We will recommend a travel agent and will identify a headquarters hotel, but participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and are free to add time in Singapore and other destinations.
Spouses are welcome to join and participate in the opening and closing events as well as some innovative food experiences. There is a $250 fee for spouses to join those events. Spouses wishing to participate in the full program will receive a 10% discount.
10% discounts are available to second and additional participants from the same organization.