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stars Singapore symposium 2023

Disrupted Disruptors – Expect the Unexpected

21-24 June 2023

Singapore, Changi Cove

Objectives:

  • Broaden the horizon to better understand major global trends which will impact business and society over the next couple of years, like Disruptive Technological Developments, Geopolitics and Geo-Economics, Sustainability, Global Leadership
  • Understand the Asianization of a World in Transition, Asia’s Digital Disruption and the Potential of Southeast Asia
  • Engage in interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue and contribute to the personal development to drive responsible and sustainable actions

Wednesday, 21 June 2023 - Singapore
11:00 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 Global Challenges, Technology Futures, Investment Opportunities: How does GIC see the world?
Plenary Discussion
18:30 Group Picture, Cocktails and Dinner, hosted by PwC Singapore
  • Changi Cove Command House
Night Cap
  • The Conservatory
Thursday, 22 June 2023 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:30 Success in Business and Beyond: Lessons in Global Leadership
  • Auditorium
  • Ghim Siew HO  Head Group Strategy and Cargo Solutions, PSA International, Singapore
  • Marcus LAM  Executive Chairman, PwC Singapore; stars Alumnus, 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
10:00 Coffee Break
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:45 Leadership Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Ghim Siew HO  Head Group Strategy and Cargo Solutions, PSA International, Singapore
  • Marcus LAM  Executive Chairman, PwC Singapore; stars Alumnus, 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
12:30 Lunch
  • Auditorium Foyer
14:00 Impact Investing: Good for the People, Good for the Planet, Good for Profit? Bridging Needs in Cambodia with Smiling Gecko
  • Auditorium
15:00 Time at your Disposal
15:30 Departure
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby
16:30 Tour of PSA Innovation Gallery, including Virtual Terminal Tour
  • PSA Headquarters
17:30 Leading Change and Transformation of the World's Largest Transhipment Hub in an Age of Extraordinary Disruption
Plenary Discussion
19:00 Dinner, hosted by PSA
Night Cap
  • The Conservatory
Friday, 23 June 2023 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:30 The Lack of Global Leadership in an Age of Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Disruptions
  • Auditorium
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  • Joerg WUTTKE  Chief Representative, BASF China; President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
  • GONG Xue  Assistant Professor, China Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Raja MOHAN  Visiting Research Professor, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore; Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute, Asia Society, New Delhi, India
  • Drew THOMPSON  Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Plenary Discussion
10:00 Coffee Break
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:45 AI Innovation and Emerging Technologies
Food Security: Leveraging Data and Technology Innovations
  • Lesly GOH  Senior Technology Advisor; Former Group Chief Technology Officer, World Bank, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • N.N.  
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Leading Asia's Digital Disruption – The View from Asia's Tech Giants (Plenary Discussion)
  • N.N.  
  • Walter LEE  Head, Public Safety Consulting, Public Safety Centre of Excellence, NEC Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Japan
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Digitalization Empowering Sustainable Development Innovation (Plenary Discussion)
  • Brandon WU  CTO, Asia Pacific, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, Singapore
  • N.N.  
17:30 Time at your Disposal
18:00 Departure
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby
19:00 Cocktails and Dinner including tastings from Food Tech Start-Ups
  • Swiss Club Singapore
Night Cap
  • The Conservatory
Saturday, 24 June 2023 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:30 Potential and Reality: Economic Perspectives in South and Southeast Asia (Plenary Discussion)
  • LI Xin  Managing Editor, Caixin Global; Vice President, Caixin Media; Managing Director, Caixin Global, Singapore
  • Tan Sri Francis YEOH  Executive Chairman, YTL Corporation Berhad, Malaysia
  • N.N.  
  • Auditorium
10:00 Coffee Break
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:45 Forward Singapore
  • Lawrence WONG  Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance and Member of Parliament, Singapore
  • Auditorium
Plenary Discussion
12:00 Concluding Remarks
12:15 Lunch
  • Auditorium Foyer

stars Indonesia alumni study tour, Jakarta: 25-27 June 2023
Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country.
  • Learn about the business opportunities and risks of ASEAN’s largest economy.
  • Get first-hand insights from top tech companies such as Go-Jek,Tokopedia and Bukalapak.

 

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

Media Coverage and Chatham House Rules:
Media representatives may attend the symposium. The symposium is held under the Chatham House Rules.

stars reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme. The full terms and conditions of stars are available here.

30 January 2023