Grow Asia
Forum 2022

18 October 2022 | Shangri-La Singapore


Registration and Networking


Welcome and Opening Remarks


H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General, ASEAN Secretariat (invited)

Gim Huay Neo, Managing Director, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum


Transforming Food Systems through Partnership: 

Our Successes and Way Forward


Scaling Up Climate Smart Agriculture Solutions


Fernanda Lopes Larsen, Executive Vice President Africa & Asia, Yara (invited)

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 (invited)

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

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


Investing in Women's Economic Empowerment

Dr Anindya Chatterjee, Regional Director, Asia, International Development Research Centre


Fay Fay Choo, Asia Director for Cocoa, Mars

H.E. Lenny Rosalin, Deputy Minister for Child Growth and Development within Indonesia's Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection | Chair, ASEAN Committee on Women


Peter Ford, President APAC, Corteva Agriscience (invited)

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


Networking Lunch


Driving Responsible Investment in Agriculture

Arif Rachmat, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Triputra Agro Persada (TAP) Group | Chair, Trade and Investment Task Force, B20 (invited)

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

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


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


Delivering Nature and Climate Solutions

Moderated by: Maria Elena Varas, Lead, Regional Partnerships, Food Systems Initiative, World Economic Forum


Networking Break


Reflections from the Floor


Special Address by Guest of Honor


Agnes Kalibata, President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) | Special Envoy, 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit (invited)


Closing Remarks


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

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.

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