Global Board Leadership Summit

Global Board Leadership Summit



Boards today face a myriad of global issues ranging from macroeconomic risks to political uncertainty, cyber risks, digitalisation and disruption, sustainability and responsible board leadership. This calls for global dialogue between boardroom leaders to find the best responses to these global issues.

It was on this premise that The Global Board Leadership Summit (GBLS) was established, with the aim of improving global board leadership practices that focus on long-term value creation and sustainable growth – for the good of the individual firm, shareholders and society at large.

Jointly hosted by the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) of Singapore and the Board Leadership Society of Denmark, the inaugural GBLS was held in Singapore on 9-10 January 2019.

An exclusive, by invitation only event, the Summit brought together more than 50 board leaders from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America and South Africa to inspire and lead discussions across borders on new ideas and solutions to the opportunities, challenges and risks facing global corporations today.

Our knowledge and supporting partners for GBLS Copenhagen 2019 are:

  • Competent Boards
  • Egon Zehnder
  • EY
  • Norwegian School of Economics
  • The Danish Industry Foundation
Curriculum & Approach

The GBLS curriculum is built around the most significant macro challenges facing global corporations today. It addresses critical board leadership and governance issues through a combination of presentations, panel discussions, analyses of case studies developed based on real-life events faced by global corporations, as well as experiential learning at the brand new Cyber Risk Simulator in Copenhagen. GBLS is facilitated by teaching teams comprising academic and board leaders, is highly interactive, and peer-to-peer learning-oriented in its format.


Pre-GBLS Conference**
Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 15.00 – 19.00, Copenhagen Business School
Theme: World Competitiveness, Geopolitical Trends and Developments, and Sustainable Growth

GBLS Copenhagen 2019
Day 1: Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 08.30 – 18.45 followed by Networking Dinner at Copenhagen Business School
Discussion Topics: Stewardship and Long-Term Ownership, Family Business, Governance Models, Cyber Risk and Cyber Resilience
Experiential Learning at Cyber Risk Simulator

Day 2: Thursday, 31 October 2019, 08.30 – 17.45 followed by Closing Reception at Copenhagen Business School
Discussion Topics: Digitisation and Disruption, Strategy and Business Transformation, Corporate Culture and Human Capital, Board Dynamics and Board Competencies, CEO Succession

*Further details are enclosed in the GBLS brochure
**All GBLS participants are invited to attend the Pre-GBLS Conference on a complimentary basis

Who Should Attend

Board Chairs, Board Committee Chairs, Lead Independent Directors, Executive and Non-Executive Directors of listed and private corporations, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations

Programme Details
29 - 31 October 2019 | Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
2.5 days (including Pre-GBLS Conference)
SGD 5,900 (excludes travel and accommodation)
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