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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, hosted by PwC
  • 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
  • ZHANG Tuosheng (tbc)  Chairman, Academic Committee, Director, Center for Foreign Policy Studies, China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies (CFISS), 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 Global Perspective
  • Urs SCHOETTLI  Consultant on Asian Affairs; Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung; Member, stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich
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)
  • ZHANG Tuosheng (tbc)  Chairman, Academic Committee, Director, Center for Foreign Policy Studies, China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies (CFISS), Beijing, China
  • Urs SCHOETTLI  Consultant on Asian Affairs; Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung; Member, stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich
  • Moderator:  
  • Christoph SCHMID  Attorney-at-law and Partner, Wenger & Vieli AG, Zurich; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
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
  • Moderator:  
  • Markus NEUHAUS  Member of Various Boards; Vice Chairman, stars Foundation Board; Former Chairman, PwC Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland
ASEAN: Paper Tiger or Regional Powerhouse? (In-depth Discussion)
How Does Climate Change Impact Multinational Companies?
  • Prateep BASU  Co-Founder and CEO, SatSure; stars Alumnus, Bangalore, India
  • Jeffrey KHOO  Chief Marketing Officer APAC, ED Broking Asia, Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Hans HENGARTNER  Professor Emeritus of Experimental Immunology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and University Zurich; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
14:30 Time at your Disposal
15:00 Departure
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby
16:00 Tour of PSA Port Facilities
  • PSA
17:00 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 With Artificial Intelligence (AI): To Trust or to Fear?
  • Auditorium
Promise and Reality
  • Kenneth KWOK  Principal Research Scientist, Social Cognitive Computing, Institute of High Performance Computing, Principal Investigator, Human-centric AI Programme, A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Initiative, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Ethics and Good Governance
  • LEE Wan Sie  Director, AI and Data Innovation, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), 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
  • Marvin TAN (tbc)  Senior Vice President, Customer Services & Operations, Singapore Airlines; Former CEO, SilkAir; stars Alumnus, Singapore
  • Jasmmine WONG (tbc)  CEO, Inchcape Greater China and Singapore; stars Alumna, Singapore
  • 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
  • Moderator:  
  • Christoph SCHMID  Attorney-at-law and Partner, Wenger & Vieli AG, Zurich; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Marvin TAN  Senior Vice President, Customer Services & Operations, Singapore Airlines; Former CEO, SilkAir; stars Alumnus, Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Stefan RAEBSAMEN  Chairman, PwC Switzerland; Member of the Board, PwC Europe; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jasmmine WONG  CEO, Inchcape Greater China and Singapore; stars Alumna, Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Markus NEUHAUS  Member of Various Boards; Vice Chairman, stars Foundation Board; Former Chairman, PwC Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland
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
  • Moderator:  
  • Stefan RAEBSAMEN  Chairman, PwC Switzerland; Member of the Board, PwC Europe; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Biopolis
Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC): Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) and Future Resilient Systems (FRS)
  • Gerhard SCHMITT  Director, Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Christoph SCHMID  Attorney-at-law and Partner, Wenger & Vieli AG, Zurich; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 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
  • Moderator:  
  • Markus NEUHAUS  Member of Various Boards; Vice Chairman, stars Foundation Board; Former Chairman, PwC Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)
  • Regina CHAN  Operations Manager, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Hans HENGARTNER  Professor Emeritus of Experimental Immunology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and University Zurich; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
18:30 Cocktails
  • GIC Headquarters
19:00 Long-Term Investing in a Fast-Changing World
  • Kevin BONG  Managing Director, Economics and Investment Strategy, GIC, Singapore
Plenary Discussion
19:45 Flying Dinner, hosted by GIC
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)
  • Auditorium
09:30 Networking Coffee
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:30 Leading Asia's Digital Disruption - The Role of Startups and Unicorns (Plenary Discussion)
  • Prateep BASU  Co-Founder and CEO, SatSure; stars Alumnus, Bangalore, India
  • Aaron TAN  Co-Founder and CEO, Carro, Singapore
  • Yinglan TAN  Founding Managing Partner and CEO, Insignia Venture Partners; stars Alumnus and Member, stars International Board, Singapore
  • WU Di  Founder and CEO, Cloud To Go; stars Alumnus, Shenzhen, China
  • Auditorium
12:00 Concluding Remarks
12:15 Lunch
  • Auditorium Foyer

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

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22 January 2020