stars Singapore symposium 2019 
Future-ready Asia
27 February - 2 March 2019
Singapore, Changi Cove

Objectives:

  • Broaden the horizon to better understand major global and Asian trends which will impact business and society over the next three to five years, like the New World (Dis)order, the future of ASEAN, Global Leadership, Artificial Intelligence and Leading Asia’s Digital Disruption
  • 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 transhipment hub
  • Engage in interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue to share experiences with peers across industries and from around the world
  • Contribute to the personal development of better “Leaders of the Next Generation” to drive responsible and sustainable actions

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

12.00

Opening of Conference Check-In

Changi Cove Lobby
13.00

Optional Early Bird Programme:

Singapore City Tour

Meeting Point: Changi Cove Lobby
15.30

Welcome Coffee

Auditorium Foyer
16.30

Welcome Address

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

Juliet TEO, Head, Transportation and Logistics, Joint Head, Portfolio Management Group, Temasek, Singapore

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

07.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
08.30

Executive Briefing: The Philippines

Marvin SALAZAR, National Security Specialist, Strategic Studies Branch, National Security Council; stars alumnus, Quezon City, The Philippines

Auditorium
08.45

Geopolitical Perspectives: The New World (Dis)order

The US Perspective

Ivo H. DAALDER, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Former US Ambassador to NATO; Former Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council; Member, stars International Board, Chicago, United States

The Chinese Perspective

CHEN Dongxiao, President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, Shanghai, China

 The Indian Perspective

Subrahmanyam JAISHANKAR, President, Global Corporate Affairs, Tata Group; Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; Former Foreign Secretary of India, Mumbai, India

 The Business Perspective

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

Panel Discussion

10.30

Coffee Break  

Auditorium Foyer
11.00

ASEAN: Paper Tiger or Regional Powerhouse?

TANG Siew Mun, Head, ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

Prakash KANNAN, Deputy Chief Economist, Head, Total Portfolio Management, GIC, Singapore

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

12.30

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer
13.30

Expert Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)

Breakout Rooms

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

Moderator: Michael SCHINDHELM, stars International Board

The New World (Dis)order: The US Perspective

Ivo H. DAALDER, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Former US Ambassador to NATO; Former Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council; Member, stars International Board, Chicago, United States

Moderator: Hans HENGARTNER, stars Foundation Board

The New World (Dis)order: The Chinese Perspective

CHEN Dongxiao, President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, Shanghai, China

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

Moderator: Markus R. NEUHAUS, stars Foundation Board

The New World (Dis)order: The Indian Perspective

Subrahmanyam JAISHANKAR, President, Global Corporate Affairs, Tata Group; Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; Former Foreign Secretary of India, Mumbai, India

Raja MOHAN, Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; Founding Director of Carnegie India, Singapore

Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian Affairs; Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung; Member, stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich

Moderator: Mark DITTLI, Independent Journalist and Author

ASEAN: Paper Tiger or Regional Powerhouse?

TANG Siew Mun, Head, ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

Prakash KANNAN, Deputy Chief Economist, Head, Total Portfolio Management, GIC, Singapore

Moderator: Christian von LUEBKE, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, International Management Asia, University of Applied Science, Konstanz, Germany

15.00

Time at your Disposal

15.30

Departure

Meeting Point: Changi Cove Lobby
16.30

Tour of PSA Port Facilities

 

PSA

Challenges of the World's Largest Transhipment Hub

TAN Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International, Singapore

PSA Terminal Building

Discussion

Challengers:

Ulf Henning RICHTER, Managing Director, Richterion; stars alumnus, Shanghai, China

David URBACH, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, CEVA Logistics; stars alumnus, Berne, Switzerland

18.30

Flying Dinner, hosted by PSA

Night Cap

The Conservatory

Friday, 1 March 2019

07.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
08.30

Executive Briefing: Timor-Leste

Dahlia BERNARDO, Country Representative, Scope Asia Timor; stars alumna, Dili, Timor-Leste

Auditorium
08.45

The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Promise and Reality

ONG Yew Soon, Professor of Computer Science, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Co-Director, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Ethics and Good Governance

YEONG Zee KinAssistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection Group), Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore; Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore

Panel Discussion

Challengers:

Adithya VASUDEVAN, Co-Founder and Head, Platform and Products, DI Decision Intelligence; stars alumnus, Bangalore, India

ZHANG Wan, Senior Advisor, Alibaba AI Labs, Alibaba Group; stars alumna, Hangzhou, China

10.15

Coffee Break  

Auditorium Foyer
10.45

Global Leadership

Jayne PLUNKETT, CEO Reinsurance Asia, Regional President 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; Former Head of Singapore Civil Service; Member, stars International Board, Singapore

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

 

12.15

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer
13.30

Leadership Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)

Breakout Rooms

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

Moderator: Hans HENGARTNER, stars Foundation Board

 

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

 

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

Moderator: Mark DITTLI, Independent Journalist and Author

 

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

Moderator: Markus R. NEUHAUS, stars Foundation Board

 

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

Moderator: Hiroshi WATANABE, stars International Board

15.00

Time at your Disposal

15.30

Departure

Meeting Point: Changi Cove Lobby
16.30

Singapore's Research Ecosystem: Site Visits (in Breakout Groups)

Biopolis A*STAR

Katja FINK, Principal Investigator, Singapore Immunology Network A*STAR; stars alumna, Singapore

Moderator: Toni SCHOENENBERGER, stars Foundation Board

Biopolis

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

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

Moderator: Mark DITTLI, Independent Journalist and Author

CREATE

Singapore-HUJ Alliances of Research and Enterprise (SHARE)

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

Moderator: Hans HENGARTNER, stars Foundation Board

Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC): Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) and Future Resilient Systems (FRS)

Gerhard SCHMITT, Director, Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore

Moderator: Markus R. NEUHAUS, stars Foundation Board

19.00

Cocktails 

Swiss Club Singapore

Dinner, hosted by Fasico and Gustav Kaeser Training International

Night Cap

The Conservatory

Saturday, 2 March 2019

07.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
08.30

Leading Asia's Digital Disruption

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

Jason LEE, Co-Founder and CEO, CoHive, Jakarta, Indonesia

Nobu OKADA, Founder and CEO, Astroscale, Tokyo, Japan

ZHANG Wan, Senior Advisor, Alibaba AI Labs, Alibaba Group; stars alumna, Hangzhou, China

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

Challengers:

Pelayo COVARRUBIAS, President, Pais Digital; stars alumnus, Santiago, Chile

LI Zengxin, Global Editor & Editorial Board Member, Caixin Media; stars alumnus, Beijing, China

Santanu MITRA, Executive Director, Corporate and Investment Banking in Telecom and Tech Sector, DBS Bank; stars alumnus, Singapore

10.00

Coffee Break

 
Auditorium Foyer
10.30

Singapore's Perspective in the Asian Century

ONG Ye Kung, Minister for Education, Singapore
Auditorium

Panel Discussion

Challenger: Charles Chao Rong PHUA, CEO, Solaris Strategies Singapore; stars alumnus and Co-President, stars Singapore alumni chapter, Singapore

11.30

Concluding Remarks

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

11.45

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer

Moderation:

  • Mark DITTLI, Independent Journalist and Author, Zurich, Switzerland

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

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