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, the Global Economy's Shifting Centre of Gravity, the Future of Artificial Intelligence, Leading Asia's Digital Disruption, Global Leadership 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

Opening of Conference Check-In

Changi Cove Lobby
13.00

Optional 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

07.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
08.30

Insight by stars participant

N.N.

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?

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

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

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

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

12.30

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer
13.30

Expert Dialogues

Breakout Rooms

Culture Matters: Building Bridges Through Art & Culture, Business, Diplomacy and Soft Power (in-depth discussion)

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

Moderator: Christoph SCHMID, stars Foundation Board

The New World (Dis)order: The US Perspective (in-depth discussion)

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 (in-depth discussion)

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 (in-depth discussion)

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: Toni SCHOENENBERGER, stars Foundation Board

ASEAN: Paper Tiger or Regional Powerhouse? (in-depth discussion)

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

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

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

Moderator: Ulf Henning RICHTER, Managing Director, Richterion Ltd, Shanghai, China

15.00

Time at your Disposal

15.30

Departure

Changi Cove 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

07.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
08.30

Insight by stars participant

N.N.

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

 

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, Singapore, Former Head of Singapore Civil Service, Member, stars International Board, Singapore

Auditorium

Panel Discussion

 

12.15

Lunch

Auditorium Foyer
13.30

Leadership Dialogues

Breakout Rooms

Mike CAMPIONRegional Manager Asia/Pacific and Member of Group Management, Sika, Singapore

Moderator: Markus R. NEUHAUS, stars Foundation Board

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, Singapore, Former Head of Singapore Civil Service, Member, stars International Board, Singapore

 

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

Moderator: Mark DITTLI, Independent Author and Journalist, Zurich, Switzerland

 

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

Moderator: Christoph SCHMID, stars Foundation Board

 

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

Moderator: Hiroshi WATANABE, stars International Board

15.00

Time at your Disposal

15.30

Departure

Changi Cove Lobby
16.30

Singapore's Research Ecosystem: Site Visits

Biopolis A*STAR

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

Moderator: Toni SCHOENENBERGER, stars Foundation Board

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

Moderator: Christoph SCHMID, stars Foundation Board

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

Moderator: Hans HENGARTNER, stars Foundation Board

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

Gerhard SCHMITT, Director, Singapore-ETH Center, Singapore

Moderator: Markus R. NEUHAUS, stars Foundation Board

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

07.00

Breakfast

White Olive Cafe
08.30

Insight by stars participant

N.N.

Auditorium
08.45

Leading Asia's Digital Disruption

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

Carlson LAU, Co-Founder and CEO, EV Hive; stars alumnus, Jakarta, Indonesia

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

Eddy ZHANG (tbc), Founder and CEO, PPZuche/START, Beijing, China

Challenger: Ulf Henning RICHTER, Managing Director, Richterion Ltd, Shanghai, China

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

Panel Discussion

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.

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