Friends of stars Meeting
Southeast Asia: Major Power Competition and Economic Perspectives
Manfred RIST, Former Southeast Asia Correspondent, NZZ, Singapore
19 May 2022, 11.30-14.00h
Zunfthaus zur Waag, Zurich

Southeast Asia (SEA) is relatively unknown, but with a population of more than 600 Million people and rising economies like Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand this region is increasingly important. What roles do the US and China play? What are the economic challenges and what is the potential for foreign companies, particularly after COVID-19? Manfred Rist who has been covering SEA as a Correspondent for the NZZ from 1999-2009 and again from 2014-21 is one of the leading experts on this topic.

The format will be as follows:

  • 11.30: Welcome Drinks
  • 12.00: Welcome Address by Toni Schoenenberger, Executive Chairman of stars
    Manfred Rist, Former Southeast Asia Correspondent, NZZ; Singapore: Q&A
  • 13.00: Lunch, continuation of discussion
  • 14.00: End of meeting