Big Fast Results illustrated at the Global Transformation Forum

Aug 19, 2015

Ideas, insights and best practices on operationalising transformation to be showcased in Kuala Lumpur from 21-23 October 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 August 2015 – Big Fast Results Institute Sdn Bhd (BFR-I) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have opened registration for the inaugural Global Transformation Forum (GTF), to be held in Kuala Lumpur from 21-23 October 2015.

At a time when governments across the globe are exploring and turning to innovative methodologies to meet the needs of their citizens and averting challenges that may have global impact, conversations on transformation have thus far been informal and uncoordinated. The GTF presents a unique and dedicated platform in providing and promoting cohesive dialogues on the ideas, insights and best practices that will successfully operationalise transformation.

“This inaugural annual event is a showcase demonstrating and illustrating how we need to get things done with discipline and focus to achieve our objectives. Everyone knows what they want and why they want it – for example, eradicating poverty, building up infrastructure and growing a sustainable resilient economy. But it’s how we achieve both a tangible and measurable outcome that’s the challenge,” said Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, Managing Director of BFR-I.

The forum will focus on non-traditional approaches to policy making, project implementation and overcoming personal challenges. Speakers who will hold court for the 2-day event will include notable leaders, including present and former Heads of State, business icons, and socioeconomic practitioners who will share their personal transformation experiences as well as challenges faced in bringing their pursuits to transformational outcomes.

They include

Helen Clark, Administrator of the UNDP, former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Lord Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the 2012 Olympic Games

Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California, Actor & Bodybuilder

Carl Lewis, Olympic champion and humanitarian

Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia

Jorge Quiroga, former President of Bolivia

Goh Chok Tong, former Prime Minister of Singapore

Sir Michael Barber, former advisor to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Kiran Bedi, the first and highest ranking woman police officer in the Indian Police Service

Pierluigi Collina, Chief Refereeing Officer of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)

Professor Charles Sabel, Professor of Law and Social Science, Columbia Law School

Omari Issa, CEO of the President’s Delivery Bureau of Tanzania

Dato’ Sri Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia

Zev Siegl, Co-founder of Starbucks

Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group, and of course

Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, CEO of PEMANDU, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia

The Global Transformation Forum aims to be an interactive conduit in bringing together the best individuals and practitioners of thought leadership and proven methodologies in transformation. This year's event, themed as Operationalising Transformation, will bring together over 3,000 delegates to focus on enabling catalytic change that works towards achieving positive impact.

Registration is open and interested participants are encouraged to register early, as places are limited. Further information on GTF 2015 can be found at


Big Fast Results Institute Sdn Bhd

BFR-I is a wholly owned subsidiary of PEMANDU Corporation, which delivers BFR consultancy globally in the areas of public sector governance and strategic corporate business turnaround.

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and to drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Contact information

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Contact Person: GTF Secretariat

Phone Number: +6019-330-6458



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