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12 September 2023​ | Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore

12 September 2023​ | Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore

12 September 2023​ | Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore


Grow Asia Investment

Forum 2023

12 September 2023​ | Horizon Pavilion, Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore

The Grow Asia Investment Forum is our annual flagship event that brings together senior leaders from governments, businesses, finance institutes, philanthropies, and international organizations to explore collaborative solutions to Southeast Asia’s most pressing food system challenges and investment opportunities.


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08:15 - 9:45

Breakfast Roundtable - Solutions to Financing the Climate Transition (invitation only)


By invitation only, join us for an exclusive conversation about innovations in fintech and climate finance and the role that blended finance models can play in accelerating the transition to a more resilient and sustainable food system.

About the session.

09:30 - 10:00

Registration and Networking 

10:00 - 10:20

Welcome and Opening Remarks


Opening this year’s Grow Asia Investment Forum 2023, hear from Ministers and senior business leaders.

H.E. Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore

Arif Rachmat, Executive Chairman of Triputra Agro Persada (TAP) Group, and Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN)

Adam Gerstenmier, Executive Director, Food Action Alliance; and Senior Advisor to the UAE COP28 Food Systems Unit

10:20 - 10:35

Transforming Food Systems through Partnership

Learn more about Grow Asia’s public-private impact funds and how they are being deployed across five countries through the power of collaborative partnerships.

Beverley Postma, Executive Director, Grow Asia

10:35 - 11:25

Shaping the Future of Sustainable Investment

Moderator: Dr. Darian McBain, Chief Executive Officer, Outsourced Chief Sustainability Officer Asia


Dr. Kanchana Wanichkorn, Director of Sectoral Development, ASEAN Secretariat

Ben Fargher, Environmental Markets Lead, APAC, Cargill

Professor Boh Wai Fong, Deputy Dean, Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore

Erin Sweeney, Director, Programs, Grow Asia

About the session.

11:25 -12:15

Scaling Agri-Innovation & Digitalization

Moderator: Joshua Soo, Chief Executive Officer, GROW

Marie Cheong, Founding Partner, Wavemaker Impact

Cherie Tan, Head of Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability, Asia Pacific, Bayer Crop Science

Ho Ren Hua, Chief Executive Officer, Thai Wah Public Company Limited


Suresh Sundararajan, Co-Founder and CEO, Nupo Ventures

About the session.

12:15 - 13:35

Networking Lunch


An opportunity to connect over lunch allowing for a deeper dive into this year’s Grow Asia Investment Forum themes at tables hosted by industry experts.

13:35 - 14:25

Investing in Women’s Economic Empowerment


Moderator: Helen Duce, CEO, INCLUDE Consulting

Mei-Ing Cheok, Corporate Engagement, Food & Agriculture, Save the Children International

Lukas Krattinger, Strategy and Innovation Lead, Syngenta

Naina Batra, CEO, AVPN

Anita Neville, Chief Sustainability & Communications Officer, Golden-Agri Resources

About the session.

14:25 - 15:15

Financing the Transition to Net Zero

Moderator: En Lee, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investments Asia, LGT

Imelda Bacudo, Senior Advisor, Food Systems for COP28

Patsian Low, Vice President, Inclusive Impact & Sustainability for Asia Pacific at Visa

Lindsay Wallace, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Impact, MEDA

Sanjiv Louis, Senior Advisor, Grow Asia

About the session.

15:15 - 15:45

Networking Break

15:45 - 15:55

Special Address on ASEAN Priorities

H.E. Satvinder Singh, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community

About the session.

15:55 - 16:40

The Big Conversation: Converting Climate Commitments into Action


Moderator: Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Global Practice Head, Sustainability & Responsibility, Bain & Company

Julie Greene, Chief Sustainability Officer, Olam Agri

Adam Tomasek, Managing Director and Division Chief, Private Sector, USAID 

Anuj Maheshwari, Managing Director of Agribusiness, Temasek

About the session.

16:40 - 17:10

Reflections from the Floor

Participants are invited to share impressions, thoughts, and insights from the Grow Asia Investment Forum 2023 as together we use the power of partnerships to shape the future of agriculture for Southeast Asia, and beyond.

Erin Sweeney, Director, Programs, Grow Asia

Amy Melissa Chua, Head, Partnerships, Grow Asia

17:10 - 17:25

Special Address and Call to Action


Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair of EAT

17:25 - 17:30

Closing Remarks

17:30 - 19:30

Cocktail Reception

Master of Ceremonies: Sharanjit Leyl

Ticket: USD 350*

*Attendance at the Grow Asia Investment Forum is by invitation only. Organizations who are members of the Grow Asia Business Council and Grow Asia Partners' Advisory Council will receive one complimentary ticket each. To enquire about securing an invitation to the Grow Asia Investment Forum or explore discount options, please contact us at Discounted tickets are available to non-profits where cost is a barrier to participation.

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