SINGAPORE--Huawei global communications head Ross Gan has been confirmed as the latest keynote speaker for The Holmes Report’s first Asia-Pacific ThinkTank Live conference, which will take place on November 3, the date of the 2011 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards dinner in Singapore.

The ThinkTank Live conference will focus on the corporate reputation and brand image challenges that face Asian Brands Going Global. Senior leaders from some of Asia's biggest companies and agencies will examine how the region's homegrown brands can translate their regional success onto a global stage, looking at such key PR challenges as brand positioning, crisis communications, CSR, media relations and digital and social media.

Gan heads corporate communications for one of the handful of Chinese brands with realistic global ambitions, telecoms giant Huawei. Based at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, China, Gan is responsible for driving media relations strategies and initiatives across key international markets. Prior to joining Huawei, Gan worked as a senior consultant with The Hoffman Agency, after beginning his career in corporate communications with NYSE-listed Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings, a pulp and paper manufacturer.

Gan joins other confirmed speakers: Weber Shandwick chairman Tim Sutton, and Burson-Marsteller president and CEO Bob Pickard.

The event follows the Holmes Report's highly successful inaugural ThinkTank Live conference in Prague earlier this year, which saw almost 200 delegates attend presentations by Richard Edelman, Harris Diamond, Miles Young and Andre Manning. Chaired by Holmes Report editors Paul Holmes and Arun Sudhaman, The ThinkTank Live series aims to combine high-level speakers with provocative content, offering a uniquely focused environment to discuss today's critical public relations issues.

Tickets for the event and for the SABRE Awards dinner are available here. The conference and dinner will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Singapore.