CreativeMornings Singapore with Ho Kwon Ping

Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings,


This month we are at our usual spot at the Singapore Art Museum.

CreativeMornings/Singapore on 12th June (Friday), 8am
Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall.
71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555


By MRT: Bras Basah MRT Station

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Ho Kwon Ping,

Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings

Mr. Ho Kwon Ping may be known and respected as the Executive Chairman of the Banyan Tree Holdings (which owns over 35 hotels and resorts, spas, residential homes, retail galleries, and golf courses), but even his career and entrepreneurial story is a revolutionary one.

He was born in the post-war era, educated in Tunghai University of Taiwan, the University of Singapore, and Stanford University — from which he was kicked out for his fervent student activism against the Vietnam War.

He would later become a broadcast and financial journalist, and the Economics Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review. His journalistic career made a controversial (and revolutionary) turn after writing an article on PAP in the 1970’s — and getting imprisoned as a result.

In the 1990s, he built Asia’s first integrated resort (Laguna Phuket) by rehabilitating an abandoned tin mine, which would pave the way for his most successful endeavour in hospitality in the last 20 years: Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ho Kwon Ping has had several awards and accolades to his name, such as the following to name a few: The London Business School 2005 Entrepreneuship Award, CEO of the Year by the Singapore Corporate Awards, the ACA Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his creativity and innovation, was voted Top Thinker in Singapore in the Yahoo! Singapore 9 awards for his business innovations and leadership in civic causes. He was awarded the Singapore Government’s Meritorious Service Medal for contributing to the country’s national progress by founding Singapore Management University.

Mr. Ho Kwon Ping's story is indeed a successful one, but more significantly shaped by lots of out-of-the-box thinking, questioning the status quo, shaking things up a bit, and a passion for innovation and national progress.

Join us this month to hear his take on this month's theme : Revolution.


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The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) advocates and presents contemporary art practices of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. Housed in a restored 19th century mission school, SAM has amassed one of the world's largest public collections of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks. With Singapore becoming a global city for the arts, SAM's international networks bring about a confluence of ideas, and create a dynamic arts scene invigorated by international flows of ideas, talents, knowledge and resources. Through the Museum's exhibition programmes as well as its education and public programmes which cover a diversity of art trends and practices, fringe activities and public lectures, SAM promotes awareness and appreciation of contemporary art and encourages the growth of an active and stimulating cultural environment in Singapore.

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CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minutes lecture, followed by a 15 minutes Q&A/group discussion. The gathering begins at 8.00am with the topic presentation starting at 8.30am and everyone taking off for work at 9.30am. CreativeMornings are free of charge and will always be!

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Fri Jun 12, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM SGT
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