stars Singapore 2017 
Asia - Times of Transition
22 -­ 25 February 2017
Changi Cove, Singapore

Objectives:

  • Develop better “Leaders of the Next Generation” by providing them with the opportunity to learn from the leadership experience of c-suite leaders from multinational companies and by discussing broader topics of geopolitical and strategic relevance like A World in Turmoil and Transition, Leadership in a Globalized World, Digital Disruption and Soft Power
  • Broaden the horizon to understand major Asian trends like the further integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) or the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • Get on-the-ground impressions about how Singapore is punching above its weight by going behind the scenes of Singapore's cutting edge research ecosystem and visiting the facilities of PSA, the world's largest transshipment hub

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

12.00

Conference Check-In open 

Changi Cove
13.00

Early Bird Programme:

Singapore City Tour

Changi Cove Lobby
15.30

Welcome Coffee

Auditorium Foyer
16.30

Welcome Address

Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman, stars Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

PNG Chin Yee, Head, Financial Services and Senior Managing Director, China, Temasek, Singapore

Auditorium
16.45

Alliances and Partnerships: U.S. Commitments in a World of Uncertainty and Insecurity

General John R. ALLEN, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings Institution, retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star General, former Commander, International Security Assistance Force and Commander, United States Forces-Afghanistan, former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition against ISIL, Washington, USA

Panel Discussion

General John R. ALLEN

HUANG Jing, Lee Foundation Professor on US-China Relations, Director, Centre on Asia and Globalization, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore 

PANG Zhongying, Professor of International Relations, Founding Director, Centre for the Study of Global Governance at School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian Affairs, former East-Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tokyo/Zurich

18.15

Cocktails 

Auditorium Foyer

Flying Dinner 

Night Cap

The Conservatory

Thursday, 23 February 2017

7.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
08.30

A World in Turmoil and Transition:

Impact on Business and Society

Auditorium

Open Society at Risk

Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian Affairs, former East-Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tokyo/Zurich

A Chinese Perspective

PANG Zhongying, Professor of International Relations, Founding Director, Centre for the Study of Global Governance at School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

A Global Perspective

HUANG Jing, Lee Foundation Professor on US-China Relations, Director, Centre on Asia and Globalization, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Panel Discussion

10.15

Coffee Break  

Auditorium Foyer
11.00

Global Leadership

LIM Siong Guan, Advisor to the GIC Group Executive Committee, GIC, Singapore

Auditorium
12.15

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer
13.30

Challenges and Choices for Trade and Investment in a De-Globalizing World

 
Auditorium

Panel Discussion

LIM Chow Kiat, CEO, GIC, Singapore 

SAM Kok Weng, Markets Leader, PwC, Singapore

Jordan SCHWARTZ, Director, The World Bank, Singapore

15.00

Leadership Dialogues

Breakout-Rooms

 

Edmund KOH, Head UBS Wealth Management Asia Pacific

 

LIM Siong Guan, Advisor to the GIC Group Executive Committee, GIC, Singapore

Markus R. NEUHAUS, Chairman PwC Switzerland, Member of the Board of PwC Europe, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Jayne PLUNKETT, CEO Reinsurance Asia, Swiss Re, Singapore

 

Takehiko TSUTSUI, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Member Executive Committee, Japan Tobacco Inc., Tokyo, Japan, stars alumnus

 

Robbert VAN DER FELTZ, President APAC, Hilti, Hong Kong

16.30

Time at your Disposal

17.00

Departure

Lobby
18.00

Tour of the Port Facilities

 

PSA

Challenges of the World's Largest Transhipment Hub

TAN Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA, Singapore

PSA Terminal Building
20.00

Dinner

Night Cap

The Conservatory

Friday, 24 February 2017

7.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
8.30

Expect the Unexpected:

The Next Digital Revolution

Auditorium

The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI): How AI will Fundamentally Change the Way we Work and the Impacts on Society

Luciano FLORIDI, Professor, Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Cyber-Security

Yoichi SHINODA, Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Member of Cyber-Security Center in the Cabinet, Japan

Panel Discussion

 

10.30

Coffee Break  

Auditorium Foyer
11.00

ASEAN: Promise and Reality

Andrea APPELL, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Mission to ASEAN, Jakarta, Indonesia

LEE Chen Chen, Director of Policy Programmes, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Singapore

TANG Siew Mun, Head of ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

 

12.30

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer
13.30

Expert Dialogues

Breakout-Rooms

Artificial Intelligence and Impacts on Society (in-depth discussion)

Luciano FLORIDI, Professor, Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Cyber Security (in-depth discussion)

Yoichi SHINODA, Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Member of Cyber-Security Center in the Cabinet, Japan

ASEAN: Promise and Reality (in-depth discussion)

Andrea APPELL, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Mission to ASEAN, Jakarta, Indonesia

LEE Chen Chen, Director of Policy Programmes, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Singapore

TANG Siew Mun, Head of ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore

A World in Turmoil and Transition (in-depth discussion)

PANG Zhongying, Professor of International Relations, Founding Director, Centre for the Study of Global Governance at School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian Affairs, former East-Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tokyo/Zurich

15.00

Time at your disposal

15.30

Departure

Lobby
16.30

Singapore's Research EcoSystem: Site Visits

Biopolis A*STAR

Katja FINK, Principal Investigator, Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore, stars alumna

Biopolis

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

Janelle THOMPSON, Associate Director for Outreach, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore

CREATE

Singapore-HUJ Alliances of Research and Enterprise (SHARE)
Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management (NEW)

 

LEE Pooi See, Program Leader, Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management (NEW), Singapore

Singapore-ETH Center (SEC): Future Cities Laboratory (FCL)

Peter EDWARDS, Director, Singapore-ETH Center, Singapore

19.00

Cocktails 

Swiss Club Singapore

Dinner, hosted by Fasico and Gustav Kaeser Training International Pte Ltd. and Max Schweizer

Night Cap

The Conservatory

Saturday, 25 February 2017

7.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
8.30

Soft Power as Political and Business Acumen

Michael SCHINDHELM, Author, Film Director, Lugano, Switzerland; London, UK

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

Michael SCHINDHELM, Author, Film Director, Lugano, Switzerland; London, UK

Mishaal AL GERGAWI, Managing Director The Delma Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE, stars alumnus

LI Xin, Managing Editor of Caixin English, Caixin Media, Beijing, China, stars alumna

LIM Siong Guan, Advisor to the GIC Group Executive Committee, GIC, Singapore 
 
Daria PARAMONOVA, CEO Strelka Architects, Moscow, Russia, stars alumna
 
10.15

Coffee Break

 
Auditorium Foyer
10.45

The Asian Century: Singapore's Response

Tharman SHANMUGARATNAMDeputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore
Auditorium
11.45

Concluding Remarks

Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman stars Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

12.00

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer

Moderation:

  • Mark Dittli, Editor in Chief "Finanz und Wirtschaft", Zurich, Switzerland

stars reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme. The full terms and conditions of stars are available here.

14 February 2017