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stars Singapore symposium 2020

Asianization of a World in Transition

26-29 February 2020

Singapore, Changi Cove

Objectives:

  • Broaden the horizon to understand the Asianization of a World in Transition, incl. geopolitical and strategic trends like the rise of China in the global context and the further integration of ASEAN
  • Prepare to face the challenges and grasp the opportunities of The Future of AI 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 transshipment hub
  • 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 to exchange views and opinions with their global peers from across industries and beyond business

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - Singapore
11:30 Opening of Conference Check-in
  • Hotel Lobby
12:00 Optional Early Bird Programme: Singapore City Tour
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby
15:30 Welcome Coffee
  • Auditorium Foyer
16:30 Welcome Address
  • Auditorium
16:45 Leading Asia's Digital Disruption - Lessons from the World's Best Digital Bank
Plenary Discussion
18:30 Cocktails and Flying Dinner
  • Changi Cove Command House
Night Cap
  • The Conservatory
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:00 Competition without Catastrophe: Can China and the US get along? (Plenary Discussion)
  • Auditorium
The Chinese Perspective
  • WANG Dong  Deputy Director, Office of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Executive Deputy Director, Institute for China-US People to People Exchange, Peking University; Secretary General, Pangoal Institution, Beijing, China
The US Perspective
  • Drew THOMPSON  Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
The Business Perspective
  • Joerg WUTTKE  President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Chief Representative, BASF China; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
09:30 Networking Coffee
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:30 ASEAN: Paper Tiger or Regional Powerhouse? (Plenary Discussion)
  • Auditorium
12:00 Lunch
  • Auditorium Foyer
13:00 Expert Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
Competition without Catastrophe: The Chinese Perspective (In-depth Discussion)
  • WANG Dong  Deputy Director, Office of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Executive Deputy Director, Institute for China-US People to People Exchange, Peking University; Secretary General, Pangoal Institution, Beijing, China
  • Urs SCHOETTLI  Consultant on Asian Affairs; Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung; Member, stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich
Competition without Catastrophe: The US Perspective (In-depth Discussion)
  • Drew THOMPSON  Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
The Digital Hand: How Does China's Corporate Social Credit System Condition Market Actors?
  • Joerg WUTTKE  President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Chief Representative, BASF China; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
ASEAN: Paper Tiger or Regional Powerhouse? (In-depth Discussion)
How Does Climate Change Impact Multinational Companies?
14:30 Time at your Disposal
15:00 Departure
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby
16:00 Tour of PSA Port Facilities
  • PSA
Leading Change and Transformation of the World's Largest Transhipment Hub in an Age of Extraordinary Disruption
  • PSA Terminal Building
Plenary Discussion
18:30 Cocktails and Flying Dinner, hosted by PSA
Night Cap
  • The Conservatory
Friday, 28 February 2020 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:00 The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Auditorium
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 Kin (tbc)  Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection Group), Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore; Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore
Plenary Discussion
09:30 Networking Coffee
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:30 Success in Business and Beyond: Lessons in Global Leadership (Plenary Discussion)
  • 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
  • Takehiko TSUTSUI  Senior Vice President, Business Development, Member of Executive Committee, Japan Tobacco; stars alumnus, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jayne PLUNKETT (tbc)  Incoming Group Chief Risk Officer, Member, Group Executive Committee, AIA; Member, stars International Board, Hong Kong, China
  • Auditorium
12:00 Lunch
  • Auditorium Foyer
13:00 Leadership Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
  • 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
  • Takehiko TSUTSUI  Senior Vice President, Business Development, Member of Executive Committee, Japan Tobacco; stars alumnus, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mike CAMPION (tbc)  President and CEO, Sika Asia Pacific, Member of Group Executive Board, Sika, Singapore
  • Jayne PLUNKETT (tbc)  Incoming Group Chief Risk Officer, Member, Group Executive Committee, AIA; Member, stars International Board, Hong Kong, China
14:30 Time at your Disposal
15:00 Departure
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby
16:00 Singapore's Research Ecosystem: Site Visits (in Breakout Groups)
Biopolis - Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • Vanessa DING  Associate Staff Scientist, Bioprocessing Technology Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR); stars alumna, Singapore
  • Biopolis
Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC): Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) and Future Resilient Systems (FRS)
  • CREATE
Singapore-HUJ Alliance for Research and Enterprise (SHARE)
  • LEE Pooi See  Program Leader, Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management (NEW), Singapore-HUJ Alliance for Research and Enterprise (SHARE); stars alumna, Singapore
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)
  • Regina CHAN  Operations Manager, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore
19:00 Cocktails and Dinner, hosted by Fasico and Gustav Kaeser Training International
  • Swiss Club Singapore
Night Cap
  • The Conservatory
Saturday, 29 February 2020 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:00 Leading Asia's Digital Disruption - The View from Asia's Tech Giants (Plenary Discussion)
  • Sauvik BANERJJEE  Technology Lead for Digital Transformation and Advisor to Group Committees of Tata Group, Mumbai, India
  • Senior Representative of Huawei (tbc)  Shenzhen, China
  • Senior Representative of NEC (tbc)  Tokyo, Japan
  • Auditorium
09:30 Networking Coffee
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:30 Leading Asia's Digital Disruption - The Role of Startups and Unicorns (Plenary Discussion)
  • Yinglan TAN  Founding Managing Partner and CEO, Insignia Venture Partners; stars alumnus and Member, stars International Board, Singapore
  • CHAN Lai Fung (tbc)  Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
  • Senior Representative of Grab (tbc)  Singapore
  • Auditorium
12:00 Concluding Remarks
12:15 Lunch
  • Auditorium Foyer

Moderation:
Mark DITTLI CEO and Editor, The Market, Zurich, Switzerland

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15 October 2019