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stars Singapore symposium 2021

Asianization of a World in Transition

24-27 February 2021

Singapore, Changi Cove

Objectives:

  • Broaden the horizon to understand the Asianization of a World in Transition, incl. geopolitical and strategic trends like Supply Chains in an Era of Deglobalization and the further integration of ASEAN
  • Prepare to face the challenges and grasp the opportunities of The Future With 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 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, 24 February 2021 - 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 Group Picture, Cocktails and Flying Dinner, hosted by PwC
  • Changi Cove Command House
Night Cap
  • The Conservatory
Thursday, 25 February 2021 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:00 Rethinking Global Supply Chains in an Era of Deglobalization (Plenary Discussion)
  • Auditorium
The Chinese Perspective
  • WANG Dong (tbc)  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, Beijing, China
The US Perspective
  • Drew THOMPSON (tbc)  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 (tbc)  Chief Representative, BASF China; President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
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
Rethinking Global Supply Chains in an Era of Deglobalization: The Chinese Perspective (In-depth Discussion)
  • WANG Dong (tbc)  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, Beijing, China
  • Joerg WUTTKE (tbc)  Chief Representative, BASF China; President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
Rethinking Global Supply Chains in an Era of Deglobalization: The US Perspective (In-depth Discussion)
  • Drew THOMPSON (tbc)  Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
ASEAN: Paper Tiger or Regional Powerhouse? (In-depth Discussion)
The New World (Dis)order: The Indian Perspective
  • 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
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
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, 26 February 2021 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:00 The Future With Artificial Intelligence (AI): To Trust or to Fear?
  • 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
  • LEE Wan Sie (tbc)  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
  • Auditorium
  • Mike CAMPION (tbc)  President and CEO, Sika Asia Pacific, Member, Group Executive Board, Sika, 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
  • Deanna ONG  Chief People Officer, GIC; Member, Board of Directors, Swiss Re Group; stars Alumna, Singapore
  • Marvin TAN  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
12:00 Lunch
  • Auditorium Foyer
13:00 Leadership Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Mike CAMPION (tbc)  President and CEO, Sika Asia Pacific, Member, Group Executive Board, Sika, 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
  • Deanna ONG  Chief People Officer, GIC; Member, Board of Directors, Swiss Re Group; stars Alumna, Singapore
  • Marvin TAN  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
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: Experimental Drug Development Center and A*ccelerate
  • Vanessa DING  Senior Manager, Incubation and Start-up Management Division, A*ccelerate, 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)
  • Stephen CAIRNS  Director, Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), Singapore ETH-Centre (SEC), Singapore
  • 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 (tbc)  Operations Manager, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore
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, 27 February 2021 - 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
  • 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
  • Aaron TAN (tbc)  Co-Founder and CEO, Carro, 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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13 May 2020