KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — The emergence of the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) conditions driven by rapid digitalisation, which are affecting all aspects of organisational leadership and management, will be addressed at the inaugural Corporate Director Conference Asia-Pacific 2020 (CDC Asia-Pacific 2020).

The three-day conference, to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from April 20, 2020, is jointly organised by the Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors (MACD) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) from North America.

Organising chairman Paul W. Chan, who is also the MACD president, said the conference is aimed at identifying collective solutions for emerging governance challenges in this period of dramatic change, known as the fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0).

“The focus of this conference is on Governance 4.0. If you think this is a hot button issue, you are not alone.

“Organisational boards around the world, regardless of industry and company structure, are increasingly concerned by the amplitude and scope of the shift that is presently underway and many are searching for ways in which they can better assist their organisations,” Chan told Bernama.

He said the CDC Asia-Pacific 2020 will convene corporate directors, investors and regulators to address the disruptive forces that are affecting boards and their companies throughout the region.

“Attendees will learn from each other and from renowned experts what boards need to do to stay relevant and effective while facing IR 4.0,” he said.

Chan said more than 30 invited speakers from Asia, North America and Europe will present on a range of topics covering the latest developments in corporate governance.

Over 500 delegates from around the world are expected to attend and more than 40 exhibitors will be featuring their software, hardware, and suites of services that support boards in dispensing their duties, he said.

“Both MACD and NACD are also two of the founding partners in the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI), which has representative partners in over 21 countries from six continents, making it the largest and most global of all corporate director networks.

“It is expected that all GNDI members will send delegations to the conference and will actively engage in panel discussions to provide their country perspectives to the key topics,” said Chan.

— BERNAMA

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