Programme Keynote Delivery
The Role of Educators in Preparing Our Youth for the Future

The rise of technology and automation is rapidly reshaping the way we work and the jobs we hold. While the new economy has made many traditional jobs redundant, it has also created opportunities for individuals to take advantage of these disruptions. Given such uncertainty, how can our youth best prepare to enter a world where change is the norm? Beyond academic preparation and achievements, schools and educators must equip our youth with core skills of creativity, adaptability and forward-thinking to face a future of change.


Ho Kwon Ping

Mr Ho Kwon Ping
Founding and Current Chairman, Board of Trustees,
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings

Among many illustrious awards such as the London Business School Entrepreneurship Award (2005); CEO of the Year at the Singapore Corporate Awards (2008) and CNBC Travel Business Leader Award Asia Pacific (2012), Mr Ho was awarded the Singapore Government’s Meritorious Service Medal (2013) for his role in the founding of the Singapore Management University as Chairman and the prestigious Distinguished Service Order (Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang) in the Singapore National Day Awards (2017) for his contribution to Singapore’s development.