SINGAPORE--Temasek corporate affairs MD Stephen Forshaw has joined the star-studded lineup for the Holmes Report's ThinkTank Live conference in Singapore this week.

Held in conjunction with the first Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards dinner on November 3, the conference will focus on the challenges facing Asia-Pacific brands as they go global and features a stellar lineup of speakers including global public relations agency leaders Tim Sutton of Weber Shandwick and Bob Pickard of Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy PR's Thomas Crampton, Nissan's Simon Sproule, BT's Carson Dalton, Japan expert Melanie Brock, Mahindra's Roma Balwani, and Genesis Burson-Marsteller CEO Prema Sagar.

Forshaw is managing director of corporate affairs at Singapore-owned investment firm Temasek. He took on the role earlier this year, after two years as Microsoft's Asia-Pacific corporate communications director. Before that he headed public affairs for one of Asia's iconic brands, Singapore Airlines.

In addition to the experience he has built up as one of Asia's premier corporate communicators, Forshaw also brings a strong political background, having worked for five years as chief of staff to Gary Humphries, Deputy Chief Minister in the Government of the Australian Capital Territory.

Attendance at the conference is free for those attending the SABRE dinner (please contact Celeste Picco for dinner tickets). Others can order conference tickets via Eventbrite.