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– President EMEA, The Hershey Company
Driving Customer-Centric Innovation in the Trust Economy

Organisations and brands that trust their customers receive trust in return. The Trust Economy isn’t just a global trend worth embracing – it is an invitation to reconsider the essence of business, brands and humanity. Business is nothing without relationships, and relationships are built on trust. Mutual trust doesn’t just make sense from a commercial point of view, it also helps organisations become purpose-driven and stand up for a worthy cause.

In view of major industry shifts and the many possibilities of the digital economy, the client assembled the key thought leaders and TEDx keynote speakers in Singapore to inspire ideas for the future of their category. They showed interest in a keynote on the Trust Economy for their Singapore event, to understand how it would affect incumbent industries in decades to come.

Unlike most client events, this one was an industry forum open to internal and external individuals based in Asia who were excited about building a better future together. The Singapore-based conference was a true eye-opener sparking continued dialogue on how brands and consumers can collaborate on design thinking a better material and immaterial world. An assembly of leading keynote speakers offered a buffet of insight and case studies that made this key theme tangible. This open forum demonstrated that the world’s biggest challenges always benefit greatly from shared, collaborative solution approaches.

‘I believe in a world in which we all trust each other. When we trust ourselves and others, we transform. Trust empowers us to become the best version of ourselves and humanity. It’s our shared foundation for greatness.’
– Philipp Kristian

Philipp Kristian is a global innovation x trust pioneer, voice of digital Generations Y to Z and author of RESET and The Trust Economy. He is a TEDx storyteller, futurist on our humanity and international keynote speaker deciphering our digital economy. As we approach a global post-pandemic reset, he speaks in service of a greater and happier humankind.

Philipp spent the past decade driving innovation for Fortune 500s in JAPAC and working with CEOs of Singapore’s most successful startups on reshaping entire industries. He’s inspired transformation in over a dozen sectors and 50+ countries, including Bhutan and the Maldives. His executive masterclasses for a top Asian business school have garnered rave reviews.

Philipp is an innovation strategist at heart, a change evangelist on stage and an eloquent rebel on the page. He’s a magician inspiring us to rediscover trust as the magic ingredient to our greatest human achievements. His work has attracted the attention of media including Business Insider, Esquire, Haymarket, Forbes, Economic Times, Springer and brand eins. He was named a Kairos Global Fellow in 2016 and World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2018, and invited to the official St. Gallen Symposium Singapore delegation in 2015 and 2021.

In his free time, he’s an avid yogi, sailor and matcha enthusiast.

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