We are thrilled to be taking the Theatre to South-East Asia for the first time, to a city whose openness, diversity and tremendous appetite for innovation places it right at the frontiers of the technological and social changes shaping our future.

It is often Singapore’s technological innovation that make the headlines: the biggest floating solar PV system; its early trialling of driverless cars (the public can already hail driverless cars on an app); or the first commercial-scale vertical farm. But there is also a deeper commitment to embracing change, reflected in its world-renowned education system, and in its efforts to create a shared vision of progress to bring together a culturally diverse population. Singapore is a fertile setting for reflection on the leadership required to reinvent growth during an uncertain time for global society.

This year’s Theatre is supported by our three hosts, Unilever, Shell and the Singapore Economic Development Board.