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stars Singapore symposium 2024

Leading through Disruptive Ages

26-29 June 2024

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, 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, 26 June 2024 - 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?
  • Bryan YEO   Deputy Group Chief Investment Officer and Director, Integrated Strategies Group, GIC; stars Alumnus, Singapore
Plenary Discussion
18:30 Group Picture, Cocktails and Dinner
  • Changi Cove Command House
Night Cap
  • The Conservatory
Thursday, 27 June 2024 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:30 The Lack of Leadership in an Age of Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Disruptions (Plenary Discussion)
  • Auditorium
  • 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
  • Steven OKUN  Founder and CEO, APAC Advisors, Chairman, Amchams of the Asia Pacific, Singapore
10:15 Coffee Break
  • Auditorium Foyer
11:00 Peers-Exchange: Participants present exciting insights and projects in Breakout Groups
  • Auditorium
Harnessing Technology Innovation to address Sustainability Challenges, particularly in Southeast Asia
  • Lesly GOH  Senior Technology Advisor; Former Group Chief Technology Officer, World Bank; Member, stars Asia Advisory Panel, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Moderator:  
  • Tom LUDESCHER  Entrepreneur, CEO, Co-Founder, Chairman, Tech Investor & Advisor; Co-President stars Singapore Alumni Chapter and Member stars Asia Advisory Panel, Singapore
How Next Generation Leaders Create Value on the Board of Directors
  • Michael HILB  Chair Person, Board Foundation; stars Alumnus, St. Gallen, Switzerland
How can we implement energy transition effectively and economically: our aspirations for green-hydrogeen
  • Muthir KHARUSI  Chief, Executive Strategy and Transformation, OQ; stars Alumnus, Muscat, Oman
  • Moderator:  
  • Toni SCHOENENBERGER  Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, stars Foundation, Weinfelden, Switzerland
Globalization and Localization - Analysis and Practices of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Industry, focusing on China and Southeast Asia
  • Menghui LI  Head Overseas, Baheal Pharma Group; stars Alumnus, Beijing, China
  • Moderator:  
  • Stefan RAEBSAMEN  Board Member; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
Navigating the Future: Innovating Leadership for Tomorrow's Challenges
  • Logan TAN  CEO, Co-founder; stars Alumnus, Eezee, Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Charles Chao RONG PHUA  CEO and Strategist-General, Solaris Strategies Singapore; Co-President stars Singapore Alumni Chapter and Member stars Asia Advisory Panel, Singapore
12:30 Lunch
  • Auditorium Foyer
14:00 Singapore: How did we get here?
  • LIM Siong Guan  Former Group President, GIC; Former Head of Singapore Civil Service; Member, stars International Board, Singapore
  • Auditorium
Plenary Discussion
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
17:45 Leading Change and Transformation of the World's Largest Transhipment Hub in an Age of Extraordinary Disruption
  • Chris CHAN  Group Head of Corp Affairs and Learning, PSA International, Singapore
Plenary Discussion
19:00 Dinner, hosted by PSA
Night Cap
  • The Conservatory
Friday, 28 June 2024 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:30 Success in Business and Beyond: Lessons in Leadership
  • Auditorium
  • Frank HUANG  Head of HR Sika Asia Pacific Region; stars Alumnus, Singapore
  • Marcus LAM  Executive Chairman, PwC Singapore; stars Alumnus; Member, stars Asia Advisory Panel, Singapore
  • Yen Yen TAN  Member of Boards of Directors, Barry Callebaut, ams OSRAM, OCBC Bank, Jardine Cycle & Carriage; Member, stars Asia Advisory Panel, Singapore
  • WONG Su-Yen  Chair, James Cook University Singapore; Board Director - Yoma Strategic, Kemin Industries, Infocomm Media Development Authority; Member, stars Asia Advisory Panel, Singapore
  • Wenxian YEO  Managing Director, Head of DBS Treasures Singapore, DBS Bank, stars Alumna, Singapore
10:00 Coffee Break
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:30 Leadership Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Frank HUANG  Head of HR Sika Asia Pacific Region; stars Alumnus, Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Toni SCHOENENBERGER  Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, stars Foundation, Weinfelden, Switzerland
  • Marcus LAM  Executive Chairman, PwC Singapore; stars Alumnus; Member, stars Asia Advisory Panel, Singapore
  • LIM Siong Guan  Former Group President, GIC; Former Head of Singapore Civil Service; Member, stars International Board, Singapore
  • Abdullahi SHERIFF  Managing Director, Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei, MSD, Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Tom LUDESCHER  Entrepreneur, CEO, Co-Founder, Chairman, Tech Investor & Advisor; Co-President stars Singapore Alumni Chapter and Member stars Asia Advisory Panel, Singapore
  • Yen Yen TAN  Member of Boards of Directors, Barry Callebaut, ams OSRAM, OCBC Bank, Jardine Cycle & Carriage; Member, stars Asia Advisory Panel, Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Stefan RAEBSAMEN  Board Member; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
  • WONG Su-Yen  Chair, James Cook University Singapore; Board Director - Yoma Strategic, Kemin Industries, Infocomm Media Development Authority; Member, stars Asia Advisory Panel, Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Mark DITTLI  Financial Journalist and Founding Partner, The Market, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Wenxian YEO  Managing Director, Head of DBS Treasures Singapore, DBS Bank, stars Alumna, Singapore
  • Moderator:  
  • Charles Chao RONG PHUA  CEO and Strategist-General, Solaris Strategies Singapore; Co-President stars Singapore Alumni Chapter and Member stars Asia Advisory Panel, Singapore
12:15 Lunch
13:30 Emerging Technologies Reshaping Possibility
  • Auditorium
  • Howie LAU  Managing Partner, Corporate Development and Partnerships, NCS Group, Singapore
  • Rowena YEO  Global Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President Technology Services, Johnson & Johnson
  • Chwee Foon LIM  CEO, Asia Pacific, Ekso Bionics; Global Board Member, Insead; stars Alumna, Singapore
Plenary Discussion
15:15 Coffee Break
15:45 Generative AI: A New Frontier for VC Investments
  • Yinglan TAN  Founding Managing Partner and CEO, Insignia Venture Partners; stars Alumnus and Member, stars International Board, Singapore
  • Auditorium
16:45 Time at your Disposal
17:30 Departure
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby
19:00 Cocktails and Dinner including a tasting from SGProtein
  • Swiss Club Singapore
Night Cap
  • The Conservatory
Saturday, 29 June 2024 - Singapore
07:00 Breakfast
  • White Olive Cafe
08:30 Potential and Reality: Economic Perspectives in Southeast Asia (Plenary Discussion)
  • Auditorium
  • Rahul SHAH  Resident Director, ASEAN Region, Tata Sons, Singapore
  • Jackie SURTANI  Regional Director, ADB Singapore Office, Southeast Asia Department (SERD), Singapore
10:00 Coffee Break
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:30 Forward Singapore
  • Auditorium
Plenary Discussion
12:00 Concluding Remarks
12:00 Lunch
  • Auditorium Foyer

Moderation:
Mark DITTLI, Founding Partner and Financial Journalist, 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.

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24 June 2024