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IMD welcomes business leaders to the Lion City

The second edition of OWP kicks off in Singapore

November 18, 2014

The success of IMD's leadership program Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) continues in Singapore. For the second consecutive year the program module is taking place at the AXA University Campus and welcomes a diverse group of executives from more than 35 countries. Together they represent more than 85 companies.

While maintaining a focus on global leadership, OWP Singapore aims to address current business practices and trends that are unique to opportunities and challenges in Asia.

"The spirit of our OWP program embodies the real spirit of executive education," said IMD President and Program Co-Director, Dominique Turpin. "This week's program will be filled with fresh, relevant, practical, and sometimes academic, lessons for business leaders."

From exploring the growth of Asian mergers and acquisitions and the future of emerging markets, to developing skills to adopt A.L.I.E.N. thinking and learning about tomorrow's workplace, the OWP program offers a variety of topics that participants may choose from, essentially designing their own agendas.

Professor and program Co-Director Bettina Buechel said that one of the main focuses of this OWP will be to address the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) in the world.

"While executives cannot predict the future, they must lead their people toward it," she said. "By exploring key business trends and forcing ourselves to challenge our assumptions, we aim to provide valuable insights to help achieve long-term success."

For further insights into current practices, the program will welcome Pak Lino, President Director of the Indonesian Port Corporation; A. K. Han, Executive Director of Haw Par Healthcare Limited; and Toshiyuki Shiga, Vice Chairman of Nissan Motor Corporation.

Director of IMD's World Competitiveness Center, Professor Arturo Bris, will also give an assessment of the competitiveness of Asia.

"2014 has been a year of optimism for business with economic recovery, performance and reform taking place around the world," Bris said. "However there are many remaining challenges for Asian economies. When we examine the region as a whole, with nations both increasing and decreasing in competitiveness, success hasn't changed much over the last decades."

For live insights follow the program on Twitter at #OWP2014 or check out OWP pictures on IMD's flickr account.

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