As industries rapidly transform, impacted by globalization, technology, regulation and a multi-generation workforce, organizations worldwide look to search and leadership consultants as their trusted advisors to help navigate this lightning fast and increasingly complex business environment.

Our profession has more opportunities than ever to help business leaders around the world achieve a competitive advantage. How can we take our profession to new heights in order to deliver peak results for our clients?

Join AESC for our inaugural Asia Pacific Conference, the premier event focused on executive search and leadership consultants, and the clients they serve.

Gain Insight & Impact the Profession. 


This event is open to clients, AESC members and nonmembers.


Discounted group registration is available.

For inquiries, email Patrick Rooney at prooney@aesc.org.


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  • Professor Simon Jackman

    CEO of the US Studies Centre

  • Krista Walochik

    Chair, AESC Board of Directors and President, Talengo/TGCL

  • Dr Jane Gunn

    Partner - Advisory, KPMG

  • Steve Mullinjer

    Chair, AESC Asia Pacific & Middle East Council and Regional Leader - Asia Pacific & the Middle East, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Karen Greenbaum

    AESC President & CEO

  • Dai Le

    Founder, DAWN

  • Felicity Menzies

    Founder, Culture Plus Consulting

  • Katie Lahey

    Executive Chairman, Korn Ferry - Australasia

  • Vik Bansal

    Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Cleanaway



8:30am - 9:00am | Registration & Partner Exhibits

9:00am - 9:10am | Welcome & Opening Remarks

Krista Walochik, Chair of the AESC Board

9:10am - 9:50am | Opening Keynote Address: Trump, China and what it means for you

Keynote Speaker: Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the US Studies Centre

9:50am - 10:45am | Leadership for the Future

Dr Jane Gunn, Partner, KPMG

10:45am - 11:15am | Networking Break

11:15pm - 12:15pm | What’s Next for Boards?

Panel Discussion

12:15pm - 1:30pm | Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling

Keynote Speaker: Dai Le & Panel Discussion

1:30pm - 2:30pm | Networking Lunch

2:30pm - 3:30pm | The New Wave: Executive Talent for the Next Generation

Karen Greenbaum, President & CEO, AESC

3:30pm - 4:30pm | Strengthening Consultant/Client Relationships

Speaker TBC

4:30pm - 5:00pm | Closing Address: New Heights & Peak Results

Steve Mullinjer, Chair, AESC Asia Pacific & Middle East Council

5:00pm - 6:30pm | Networking Cocktail Reception



Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, 27 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia


We would like to thank our Partners for their support of the 2017 Asia Pacific Conference:



Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

27 O'Connell St, Sydney
NSW 2000, Australia

Set in the business district, this 1850s Beaux Arts property is a 5-minute walk from the train station and 8 minutes from Circular Quay Wharves No. 5 and No. 2 ferries. The airy, stylish rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, minibars, tea/coffeemaking facilities and room service, as well as desks and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms have access to a lounge with food and drink included. Upgraded rooms/suites add iPod docks, balconies, whirlpool tubs and/or separate living areas.Amenities include a business centre, 2 elegant restaurants and a chic bar. There's also an indoor pool, a hot tub and a sauna, plus a spa and a fitness centre.