asia leaders series

About Us

Asia’s rise looks set to continue and the roughly two centuries of global dominance by the European continent and the United States are drawing to a close. Globalisation will continue but will be increasingly driven by new actors with different values. It is our mission to remove all barriers of communication between influential leaders in the East, and business leaders in the West. The Asia Leaders Series® is an annual programme of four separate evening events in Zurich, each offering thought-provoking insights from an influential leader in Asia.

The Asia Leaders Series® was founded by Callam Fletcher (new tab/window).

International Advisory Board

Members of our Advisory Board support our mission to bridge the gap between Europe and Asia through relationship-building and the sharing of valuable insights.

Anson Chan (Former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong)
Dr. Sachio Semmoto (Co-Founder of KDDI Corporation)
Dinesh Dhamija (Founder of
T. V. Mohandas Pai (Former CFO of Infosys)


Our comittment is reflected through our valued partnerships with some of Switzerland's most prestigious institutions.

ETH is ranked first in the world for earth & marine sciences and in the world’s top-ten for four more subjects.

Founded in 1780, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung is one of the oldest newspapers in circulation. It is amongst the most popular in Switzerland.

The Baur au Lac is our luxury hotel partner, located on the lake in Zürich. It is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World Consortium.

SPG is a consulting and investment firm with a focus on early-stage growth companies.


We are affiliated with a number of private and public institutions, offering employees and members preferential access to Asia Leaders Series events.


ETH University
Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)
Switzerland Global Enterprise
Greater Zurich Area
London Business School
Lorange Network
Leaders Bridge
Asia Society Switzerland
Swiss Hong-Kong Business Association
A Small World


Credit Suisse Group
Swiss Reinsurance Company
UBS Group
Bank Vontobel
Habib Bank AG Zurich

Description Standard Price Member Price
Single Talk 250 CHF 125 CHF
Annual Membership 1,000 CHF N/A
Executive Dinner (Invitation-only) [please ask] [please ask]

Privacy, Terms & Conditions

At the Asia Leaders Series, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about you, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy. If you have any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices, please email us at or by writing to us at Asia Leaders Series, Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, CH-8001, Zurich, Switzerland. Alternatively, you can reach us by phone at +41 (0) 44 585 20 17.

Who Are We?

The Asia Leaders Series is operated by the Europe Asia Company Limited (Company Number SC483560). The Asia Leaders Series is a registered trademark of the Europe Asia Company Limited.

Purchase Policy

Tickets purchased through this website are non-transferable and non-refundable.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, attend our events, or request information.

What type of information is collected from you?

We collect different information about you depending on how you interact with us.

Purchase data

When you attend one of our events, we share the attendee list with our speakers and other event attendees. These lists show your name and company name. Your data is held on a secure CRM system created by the Europe Asia Company and hosted on a secure server with GoDaddy INC, a provider of website hosting services. Only ALS staff have access to your data and its usage is governed through our data protection processes.

If you donate online or purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third-party payment processors, Stripe, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.


When you attend one of our events, we share the attendee list with our speakers and other event attendees. These lists show your name and company name. Your data is held on a secure CRM system created by the Europe Asia Company and hosted on a secure server with GoDaddy INC, a provider of website hosting services. Only ALS staff have access to your data and its usage is governed through our data protection processes.

Photo and Video

When you attend an ALS event or partner event, you should be aware that images may be captured using film photography, digital photography, video or other media. We reserve the right to use the images captured in any brochures, booklets, videos, websites or other media and publicity material produced by us. By taking part in our events you accept that you may be photographed, filmed, or otherwise captured in image form. If you do not wish to appear in any of our publications, please email us at:, alternatively, speak to one of our staff at the event.

How is your data used?

We manage a marketing programme which means we use your data to communicate with you through several different channels, including email, phone, post and where you have followed us – social media.

We may use your data to:

process a donation or payment that you have made; process web forms or applications that you have submitted; send you information about events; invite you to participate in surveys or events; to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered by you and us; seek your views or comments on the services we provide; notify you of changes to our services; send you communications which you have requested, or we believe may be of interest to you. inform you of activities or promotions of our associated companies goods and services; Information gathered through our surveys will be researched and compiled on an aggregated basis and results may be published on the Asia Leaders Series website. Such results will not identify you unless you have expressly granted us permission. The information helps us formulate our policy positions and to monitor or improve our events.

Who has access to your information?

Members of staff of the Asia Leaders Series can access your data via Godaddy. We will not:

sell or rent your information to third parties; or
share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf:

We may pass your information to our third-party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services, products or facilities to you on our behalf (for example to process donations and send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Third Party Product Providers we work in association with:

We work closely with various third-party product providers to bring you a range of quality and reliable products and services. When you enquire about or purchase one or more of these products, the relevant third-party product provider will use your details to provide you with information and carry out their obligations arising from any contracts you have entered with them. In some cases, they will be acting as a data controller of your information and therefore we advise you to read their Privacy Policy. These third-party product providers will share your information with us which we will use in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The partners we work with can be found on our website

Other marketing communications may invite you to participate in surveys or prize events sponsored by third parties. These third parties will have been specially selected by us and third-party Promotions will not result in your Data coming into the third party's possession unless you give separate consent to this occurring, for example if you participate in a survey or prize draw or subsequently place an order with the third party. In that event please check notices supplied by that third party for information as to how they will make use of your Data.

When you are using our secure online donation pages, your donation is processed by a third-party payment processor, who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.

We may transfer your personal information to a third party if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights or property. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether you wish to receive marketing from us. If you do not want to receive marketing communications from us about the vital work, we do and our exciting products and services, then you can “opt out“ by emailing Please note that this may also mean that you do not receive relevant offers. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or post if you have opted out. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email:

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If at any time you want to verify, update or amend any Data we hold about you or if you become aware of possible errors or inaccuracies in that Data, please visit where you are able to view and amend your details online (you will need to be logged in using your username and password). If you do not have a user name and password, please email

You also have the right to ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you by emailing

Security precautions to protect your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and sent using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection, ensuring details cannot be intercepted and read. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Please don’t share your password with anyone.


We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively.

How we use cookies

Like many other websites, our website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a more personalised service.

What types of cookies are there?

Broadly, there are 4 types of cookie:

1. Strictly necessary cookies - are essential to make a website work and enable features such as accessing your account or booking an event; many of the functions on our website will not work properly, or at all, if you do not allow these cookies to be used.

2. Performance cookies - collect anonymous information about you for assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’. The information is solely used to improve how our website works.

3. Functionality cookies - automatically remember choices that you have previously made to improve your experience next time you visit a website. For example, where you select preferred settings and layout. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

4. Targeting or Advertising cookies - are like performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users based on the behavioural information collected.

Other third-party cookies

A cookie is classed as being first party if it is set by the site being visited. However, a third-party cookie is issued by a different server to that of the domain being visited. It could be used to trigger a banner advert based on the visitor’s viewing habits or for analytical purposes. For example, when visiting a page with content embedded from YouTube, Google or Facebook. These service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. Such anonymous cookies may be set by that third party to track the success of their application or to customise their application to you.

How to Manage Cookies

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the 'help' menu on your browser or visit to find out how to configure these settings on several major browsers. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of our website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

You can find information about how you can specifically opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ads Settings.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.

Where Are you sending my Data

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU to provide you with those services.

How Long Do We Keep Your Data?

We regularly review our retention periods for personal information. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or if it is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us. We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.


Asia Leaders Series

Baur au Lac
Talstrasse 1, CH-8001
Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 585 20 17

Europe Asia Company

Moffat Business Centre
219 Colinton Road, EH14 1DJ
Edinburgh, Scotland
Tel: +44 131 618 64 23