stars Singapore symposium 2018 
Global Risks - Impact and Opportunities
28 February - 3 March 2018
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 rise of China in a global context and the further integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 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, 28 February 2018

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

Auditorium
16.45

Impact Investing:
Smiling Gecko – Changing the World

Hannes SCHMID, Founder, Smiling Gecko, Cambodia

Panel Discussion

18.15

Cocktails 

Auditorium Foyer

Flying Dinner 

Night Cap

The Conservatory

Thursday, 1 March 2018

7.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
08.30

The new World (Dis)order: Geopolitical Perspectives

Auditorium

ASEAN: Paper Tiger or Regional Powerhouse?

Danny QUAH, Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore

The Chinese Perspective

CUI Lei, Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies, Beijing, China

The US Perspective

Brian HANSON, Vice President, Studies, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, United States

The Global Perspective

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

The Business Perspective

Joerg WUTTKEPresident, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (2014-2017), Chief Representative BASF China, Beijing

Panel Discussion

11.00

Coffee Break  

Auditorium Foyer
11.30

Long-term Investing in Turbulent Times

LIEW Tzu Mi, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income and Managing Director, GIC, Singapore, stars alumna

Yoichi TAKITA, Chief Editorial Writer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei), Tokyo, Japan

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

13.00

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer
14.30

Leading the Digital Banking Revolution

Piyush GUPTA, CEO and Director, DBS Group, Singapore
Auditorium
16.00

Time at your Disposal

16.45

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

Flying Dinner, hosted by PSA

Night Cap

The Conservatory

Friday, 2 March 2018

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

Kazuto ATAKA, Chief Strategy Officer, Yahoo Japan Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Driving Digital Transformation through Innovation - The Case of Huawei (Working Title)

Senior Representative of Huawei (tbc), Huawei

Cyber-Security

Boon Hui KHOO, former Singapore Commissioner, Singapore Police, Singapore

Panel Discussion

 

10.45

Coffee Break  

Auditorium Foyer
11.15

Global Leadership

Kathryn SHIH, President UBS Asia Pacific, Hong Kong

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

 

12.30

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer
13.30

Leadership Dialogues

Breakout-Rooms

Jeffrey JAENSUBHAKIJ, Group Chief Investment Officer, GIC, Singapore

Jeffrey LAM, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd., Singapore

 

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

 

Jayne PLUNKETT, Member of Group Executive Committee and CEO Reinsurance Asia, Swiss Re, Singapore

 

Andrew HUNT, VP Learning and Development, Hilti, Singapore

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)

Gerhard SCHMITT, Director, Singapore-ETH Center, Singapore

19.00

Cocktails 

Swiss Club Singapore

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

Night Cap

The Conservatory

Saturday, 3 March 2018

7.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
8.30

Contemporary Art as Soft Power in Asia

Conversation

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

Suhanya RAFFEL, Executive Director, M+, Hong Kong, China

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

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

Suhanya RAFFEL, Executive Director, M+, Hong Kong, China

Ulf Henning RICHTER, Professor at School of Economics & Management, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Jason WEE, Artist, Singapore

10.00

Coffee Break

 
Auditorium Foyer
10.45

Singapore's Perspective in the Asian Century

Vivian BALAKRISHNAN, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, Singapore
Auditorium
11.45

Concluding Remarks

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

12.00

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer

Moderation:

  • Mark Dittli, Leading Economic Journalist, Zurich, Switzerland

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

13 December 2017