SINGAPORE — Senior communicators from Netflix and UN Women will explore how corporate activism can tackle the 'age of defiance', in the opening session of the 2019 Asia-Pacific IN2 Innovation Summit, which takes place in Singapore on 12 September.

The sixth edition of IN2Summit Asia-Pacific will feature the IN2 SABRE Awards at lunchtime and will precede the ninth SABRE Awards Asia-Pacific that evening. All events are taking place at the Mandarin Oriental in Singapore.

Netflix communications VP Jessica Lee will be joined by UN Women Singapore Committee president Georgette Tan and Weber Shandwick regional vice chair Darren Burns to explore how brands can challenge social and business issues in Asia. 

The conference will build on the recent merger with APACD's Asia-Pacific Communications Summit, and has already secured senior communications directors from 30 organizations, including Abbott, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Discovery, Lufthansa, Roche, SAP, Shell and Verizon, as attendees. 

The opening session on corporate activism will precede a half day that will also discuss such critical topics as fake news, AI and humanity vs tech. A special APACD session will close the conference, focusing on how senior communicators can tackle challenges around internal and external change in the transformation era. The discussion will feature Nature Conservancy A-P director of strategic comms and marketing Azmar Sukandar, and Black & Veatch marketing strategy director Keith Morrison.

Confirmed event partners already include Weber Shandwick, BCW, Archetype, H+K Strategies, Ruder Finn, SPRG, WE, FleishmanHillard, W, Rice Communications, Ogilvy, Redhill Communications, GCI Health and Signal.AI. In addition, the event also carries ICCO and PRCA Southeast Asia as supporting organisations. 

Programme details for the 2019 conference are available now, while tickets for the conference, and for the SABRE Awards in the evening, can be bought here.