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  •  01 - 02 JUNE 2021

  • Virtual Platform

Organized by

Member of

Strategic Partners

  • Titanium Sponsor
  • Diligent

Corporate Directors Summit Asia-Pacific 2021
(CDS 2021)

Governance 4.0 - An Oversight on Industry 4.0

We are in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (or IR 4.0) that sweeps across the world with an unprecedented speed of integration of the digital and physical technologies that is accelerating at an exponential rate. The new era enhances companies’ ability to increase operational excellence and growth in ways that was unfathomable in the recent past; it also decimates companies slow to respond to the digital disruption. Etching into a new lexicon, the ‘Industry 4.0’ phenomena heralds a revolution that enables smart, connected technologies to transform organizations, operations, and the workforce by increasing information flow, creating new insights, and revolutionizing business models.

A significant challenge for board directors to discharge their fiduciary responsibilities is, ‘do we have a good grasp of the disruptive impact of Industry 4.0 to our business’?  Are we ready to provide strategic oversight in forward-leaning perspectives to help the organization build and maintain competitive advantages in the face of increasingly rapid technological change? How do boards create and add value to the assets and capital resources entrusted to them in the Industry 4.0 era?

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Who should attend CDS Asia-Pacific 2021?

If you are a board member, if your profession interacts in anyway with organizational governance or if you simply have a keen interest in the future of governance, then you should plan on attending CDS ASIA-PACIFIC 2021 from 01 - 02 June, 2021.

Board Directors Aspiring Directors C-Suites and Executive Leaders
Governance Professionals PLCs, GLCs, GLICs, Private Companies Family-Owned Companies
NGOs Regulators SMEs


  • Fully accessible VIRTUAL meeting viewable on mobile, tablet, laptop, desktop
  • Exceptional international speakers: keynote talks, workshops, oral presentations, break-out sessions
  • Real-time access from 01 - 02 June 2021: Presenters online for Q&A
  • Pre-recorded presentations: Videos available for 1 month on demand
  • Virtual networking, communications, social events and more

Conference Programe

The meeting will include four keynote speakers, who will provide overviews and insights on a variety of board Governance respond to IR 4.0 and what directors need to do to stay ahead of the curve? What would Governance 4.0 look like at this new normal and effect of the pandemic? We are delighted that the Conference will include more than 30 speakers to answer and to ensure and inspire discussions during the sessions and chatrooms throughout the meeting. 

The first CDS Asia-Pacific 2021 will engage in a variety of stimulating dialogues with Directors, Speakers and Panelists, including

  • Strengthening our boards as strategic assets for our businesses
  • Navigating through major shifts in geopolitics
  • Responding to the risk and opportunity of technological disruption
  • Creating trust and transparency with all our stakeholders
  • Committing to good governance, integrity and sustainability in our business practices
  • Building our human capital and culture to ensure long-term growth
  • To ensure and inspire discussions during the sessions and chatrooms throughout the meeting.

Plenary Lectures, Breakout Workshops session, will be available as Semi-Live sessions; these are pre-recorded videos broadcasted at their scheduled timeslot. Presenters of the semi-live sessions will be online at their session for live Q&A. Once a session has concluded, the video will be available on-demand for one month.

Invited Speakers / Panelists / Moderators


    South AfricaJUDGE PROF.


    Senior Counsel & former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa


    New ZealandJANE DIPLOCK AO


    IIRC Governance & Nominations Committee, and Director of Singapore Exchange Limited

  • Peter Gleason

    United StatesPeter Gleason

    President &

    Chief Executive Officer

    National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) USA

  • Dr Bandid Nijathaworn

    ThailandDr Bandid



    Foundation for Public Policy and Good Governance

After the conference

  • All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance upon completion of the meeting survey.
  • We look forward to seeing you online in June, and we hope you will enjoy our wide range of activities.

Sponsorship Opportunity

In these difficult and uncertain times for everyone, both professionally and personally, we are pleased to have been able to respond quickly to the current challenges by offering our community a virtual conference this year. Thank you to all of the companies who are already supporting us and our virtual venture, it is with your support that we can continue to support our community. Therefore, we invite you to join us for a truly 21st-century event and take advantage of the limitless possibilities this virtual platform has to offer.

Contact us for more information: santhi@macd.org.my / info@macd.org.my / +016-9800857 (Ms. Santhi Ram)


Silver Sponsors

  • RC Compliance Consultancy