Singapore to Host World’s Top Business Leaders at 2018 YPO EDGE


SINGAPORE  29 March 2017 – YPO, the world’s premier peer network of chief executives, announced today that Singapore will be the host city for YPO’s flagship event, YPO EDGE, bringing more than 2,700 young business leaders and delegates to the city in March 2018 and marking the second time Singapore will host YPO’s landmark annual event.

YPO EDGE is the world’s largest gathering of chief executives, and each year, YPO global chief executives gather on a different continent to shape the future of global industries. The 2018 EDGE in Singapore is designed to spark idea exchange, introduce disruption and infuse innovation into companies and communities around the world.

With the upcoming YPO EDGE slated to take place in Singapore in March 2018, Singapore will be the only city to host this flagship event twice. Previously held in 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore was the first Asian city to host the widely-anticipated global event and set a new record for attracting the largest gathering of YPO members from 82 countries in 2012.

“YPO is delighted to return to Singapore, a world-class destination,” said Scott Mordell, CEO of YPO. “As a beacon of growth and evolution, Singapore will be the perfect home for YPO’s landmark event as we encourage and support leaders in their journey of engagement, learning and development.”

“We are delighted that Singapore has been chosen as the host city for YPO EDGE once again. Singapore’s extensive business networks, strong knowledge economy and focus on innovation provide the ideal platform for international thought leaders and YPO delegates to exchange ideas and insights,” said Ms Jeannie Lim, Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings and Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board. “We are also honoured that Singapore is the only city to host YPO EDGE twice, due in part to the successful partnership we have enjoyed with YPO and Marina Bay Sands. Much has changed since 2012 when YPO first came to the city. We look forward to welcoming delegates with new experiences here in Singapore.”

The theme of the event in 2018 is “Defy Convention” as attendees have the opportunity to learn from an array of world-class visionaries, explore new ideas, challenge conventional wisdom, and embrace innovation. The 2018 YPO EDGE in Singapore challenges the status quo by The EDGE Singapore 2018 presenting unique perspectives in creativity, innovation and disruption that defy convention and will inspire business leaders to transform their businesses.

“YPO EDGE is the world’s largest gathering of chief executives, and each year, the event encourages participants to push their boundaries, challenge their way of thinking and go beyond their imagination through dynamic lifelong learning and idea exchange. Through the EDGE, our peers engage in our mission of becoming ‘Better Leaders Through Lifelong Learning and