GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME
Hong Kong | 22 - 26 May 2017
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | 27 May - 2 June 2017
US$ 15,000 per participant
Includes course materials, flights (HK to/from HCMC), hotels and most meals
MODULE ONE: Challenging Business Orthodoxy
Module One facilitates a greater awareness of the drivers of change in today's world, engaging participants in candid discussions and debates related to the role of business in society and the changing realities in different political and economic systems.
Participants are encouraged to think critically about pricing, externalities, the role of the state and ethical dilemmas in business, among other topics as well as to question their own assumptions and challenge conventional notions of global business.
GRAHAM BARKUS | Partner & Head of Leadership Advisory, Hofer Tan & Partners
WILLIAM KUAN | Senior Advisor for a global private equity firm & Board Advisor for a leading life insurance company in Indonesia
ZOHER ABDOOLCARIM | Asia Editor, TIME International
MODULE TWO: Field Project in Vietnam
Participants will work on a real-world, socially beneficial business project in collaboration with iCare Benefits (iCB). A highly successful Vietnam-based company, iCB’s inclusive business model employs an innovative approach to financing within a seamless retail platform. As of January 2017, iCB has reached over 2.5 million factory workers in 4 countries.
iCB’s mission is to give workers immediate access to basic life changing products and services improving quality of life for themselves and their families. The company's platform enables manufacturers, NGOs, banks and other service providers to serve workers through an innovative employee benefits programme.
OPEN FORUM: HEALTH & WELL-BEING FOR THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
Date: Friday, 2 June 2017
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: Prima Ballroom A, Hotel Majestic Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
The International Labour Organisation estimates that more than 450 million people – one-fifth of the global workforce – work in supply-chain related jobs. Global supply chains have boosted employment opportunities, driving economic and social development in many countries. However, in spite of this, for many workers access to essential healthcare products and services for them and their families remains inadequate and can often be a financial burden.
iCare Benefits’ (iCB) innovative platform has enabled millions of workers to access essential products and services through affordable financing solutions. Expanding into healthcare and well-being services not only presents iCB with a great opportunity to grow its offerings and member-base but will lead to improved profitability for factories and provide an important basic need for those at the base of the pyramid.
GIFT’s Global Leaders Programme is assisting to develop a business model for the expansion of iCB’s healthcare and well-being product and service offerings to make Vietnam’s healthcare sector more inclusive.
You are invited to attend our free public forum on 2 June to hear recommendations from business leaders from around the world and join the discussion on how to improve workers’ access to healthcare services in Vietnam.