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Grow Asia
Forum 2022

18 October 2022


After two years of virtual meetings, Grow Asia is pleased to announce that the 2022 Grow Asia Forum will take place in person! The Forum will be held on 18 October 2022 in Singapore.

We look forward to welcoming you - senior leaders from government, business, civil society and academia - to the #GrowAsiaForum2022, where we will explore collaborative solutions to Southeast Asia's most pressing food system challenges, with the intention of integrating your inputs to the forthcoming G20 and B20 Summits in Indonesia.


Breakfast Roundtable: Accelerating Climate Finance to Achieve Food Security in Southeast Asia


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Registration and Networking


Welcome and Opening Remarks

H.E. Dr. Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State of the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment of Singapore

Sean de Cleene, Member of the Executive Committee, Head of the Future of Food, World Economic Forum


Transforming Food Systems through Partnership: 

Our Successes and Way Forward


Beverley Postma, Executive Director, Grow Asia


Scaling Up Climate Smart Agriculture Solutions


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

Fitrian Ardiansyah, Global Envoy - Nature-based Solutions at IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative | Executive Chairman & CEO at IDH (Inisiatif Dagang Hijau) Indonesia | Country Representative, IDH Malaysia

Patti Chu, Head of Impact Investing, Silverstrand Capital

Xin Yi Lim, Executive Director, Sustainability and Agricultural Impact, Pinduoduo

Moderated by: Adam Gerstenmier, Executive Director, Food Action Alliance, World Economic Forum

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Investing in Women's Economic Empowerment

Cherrie Atilano, Founding Farmer, CEO and President, AGREA Agricultural Systems International, Inc.

Sui Ling Cheah, Chairperson, ecoSPIRITS; Venture Partner with Wavemaker Partners

Amy Melissa Chua, Country Director, Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA)

Dr. Shoumo Mitra, Regional Marketing Director, Corteva Agriscience

Moderated by: Helen Duce, CEO, Include

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Networking Lunch


Driving Responsible Investment in Agriculture

Ho Ren Hua, Chief Executive Officer, Thai Wah Public Company Ltd.

Dr. Darian McBain, Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Ming Peng, Managing Director for Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers, Cargill APAC

Marlene Ramirez, Secretary General, Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (AsiaDHRRA)

Moderated by: Erin Sweeney, Lead, Sustainable Investment and Inclusion, Grow Asia

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Food Systems Resilience: Adapting to Simultaneous Food Crises and Shocks

Fiona Lynn, Director, Agricultural Productivity and Food Security Section, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

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

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute

Dr. Srivalli Krishnan, Senior Program Manager, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Moderated by: Sean de Cleene, Member of the Executive Committee, Head of the Future of Food, World Economic Forum

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Networking Break


Special Remarks from the ASEAN Secretariat

H.E. Satvinder Singh, Deputy Secretary General, ASEAN Secretariat


B20 Trade and Investment Priorities: Moving from dialogue to action on Inclusive Finance

Special remarks by: Arif Rachmat, Chair of the Trade and Investment Task Force Business 20 Indonesia, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, TAP Group

Fireside Chat with:

Sunny Verghese, Co-Founder and Group CEO, Olam

Melissa Moi, Head of Sustainable Business, UOB

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

Moderated by: Beverley Postma, Executive Director, Grow Asia

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Reflections from the Floor

Moderated by: Pranav Sethaputra, Lead, Partnerships & Communications, Grow Asia


Closing Remarks

Beverley Postma, Executive Director, Grow Asia


Cocktail Reception

Tickets: USD 250*

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

Grow Asia Forum 2022 has been made possible through the generous support of:

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