stars Singapore symposium 2019 
Future-ready Asia
27 February - 2 March 2019
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 the New World (Dis)order, Long-term Investing in Dynamic Asia, Global Leadership, 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, 27 February 2019

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

Senior Representative of Temasek

Auditorium
16.45

Culture Matters: Building Bridges Through Art & Culture, Business, Diplomacy and Soft Power

Uli SIGG, Art Collector, Business Leader, Former Swiss Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, Mauensee, Switzerland

Michael SCHINDHELM, Author, Film Director; Member, stars International Board, Lugano/London

Panel Discussion

18.00

Cocktails 

Auditorium Foyer

Flying Dinner 

Night Cap

The Conservatory

Thursday, 28 February 2019

7.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
08.30

The new World (Dis)order: Geopolitical Perspectives

Auditorium

The Global Economy's Shifting Centre of Gravity

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

The ASEAN Perspective

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

 The Indian Perspective

Subrahmanyam JAISHANKAR (tbc), President, Global Corporate Affairs, Tata Group; Former Foreign Secretary of India, Mumbai, India

The Chinese Perspective

N.N.

The US Perspective

N.N.

 The Business Perspective

Joerg WUTTKE, Chief Representative, BASF China; Former President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
10.00

Coffee Break  

Auditorium Foyer
10.30

Panel Discussion with all Speakers

Auditorium
12.00

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer
13.30

Long-term Investing in Dynamic Asia

LIM Chow Kiat, CEO, GIC, Singapore

N.N.

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

15.00

Time at your Disposal

15.30

Departure

Lobby
16.30

Tour of the Port Facilities

 

PSA

Challenges of the World's Largest Transhipment Hub

TAN Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International, Singapore

PSA Terminal Building
18.30

Flying Dinner, hosted by PSA

Night Cap

The Conservatory

Friday, 1 March 2019

7.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
8.30

The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Auditorium

Promise and Reality

N.N.

Ethics and Good Governance

N.N.

Panel Discussion

 

10.00

Coffee Break  

Auditorium Foyer
10.30

Global Leadership

Jayne PLUNKETT, CEO Asia and Member of Group Executive Committee, Swiss Re; Member, stars International Board, Singapore

LIM Siong Guan, Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Former Group President, GIC, Singapore, Former Head of Singapore Civil Service, Member, stars International Board, Singapore

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

 

12.00

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer
13.30

Leadership Dialogues

Breakout-Rooms

Henry CHENG, Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Director, Chongbang Group, Shanghai, China

 

LIM Siong Guan, Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Former Group President, GIC, Singapore, Former Head of Singapore Civil Service, Member, stars International Board, Singapore

 

Deanna ONG, Chief People Officer, GIC; stars alumna, Singapore

 

Jayne PLUNKETT, CEO Asia and Member of Group Executive Committee, Swiss Re; Member, stars International Board, Singapore

 

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

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; stars alumna, Singapore

Biopolis

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

Daniel HASTINGS, CEO & Director, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore

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, 2 March 2019

7.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
8.30

Leading Asia's Digital Disruption

Yinglan TAN, Founding Managing Partner and CEO, Insignia Venture Partners; stars alumnus, Singapore

Carlson LAU (tbc), Co-Founder and CEO, EV Hive, Jakarta, Indonesia

N.N.

N.N.

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

10.15

Coffee Break

 
Auditorium Foyer
10.45

Singapore's Perspective in the Asian Century

ONG Ye Kung, Minister for Education, Singapore
Auditorium
11.45

Concluding Remarks

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

12.00

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer

Moderation:

  • Mark DITTLI, Independent Author and 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.

12 July 2018