ASEAN Conference 2019

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04 June2019 (Tues), 8:00am-4:00pm

By 2030, ASEAN will be the fourth largest economy in the world, after the United States, China and the European Union. For the region to unlock its full potential, it is imperative for cities to gear up, transform and embrace technology in preparation for ASEAN’s leadership in the global economy. The ASEAN Conference 2019: Transforming Cities, Transforming Industries brings together distinguished business leaders to share their insights and strategies for the region.

Find out how this transformation can present new opportunities for your business’ growth.

This event is jointly presented by Rajah & Tann Asia, RSM, Singapore Business Federation and UOB on Tuesday, 4 June 2019. 


8:00 am Registration 
9:00 am Welcome Remarks
by Mr. S.S. Teo, Chairman, Singapore Business Federation
9:15 am Opening Address 
By Mr Wee Ee Cheong, Deputy Chairman & CEO, UOB
9:20 am
In Conversation with Minister
Guest-of-Honour Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, Republic of Singapore
Dialogue Session
Moderated by Mr Ho Meng Kit, CEO, Singapore Business Federation
10:20 am Networking Teabreak
11:00 am
Megatrends for 2019 and beyond  
It has been 10 years since the Lehman crisis. In banking, we are witnessing the increasing adoption of the Asian model, in response to regulation pressures. Incidentally, over these 10 years, we have also seen data and digitalisation transforming every industry and organisation.
In tomorrow’s world, companies that thrive will be those able to connect the dots – whether it is across countries, sectors or value-chains. For individuals, a logical mind, high level of grit, perseverance and extreme resilience are essential factors to stay in the game.
by Mr Jimmy Koh, Managing Director, Group Wholesale Banking/ Sector Solutions Group, Business Insights and Analytics, UOB
11:30 am
Plenary 1: ASEAN Smart Cities Redefined
Rapid urbanisation is putting immense pressure on cities to keep up with the needs of a growing population. What does it take to resolve urban resource gridlocks in ASEAN? Smart city solutions can help cities across the region to meet the needs of the next stage of growth. Beyond the use of technology, the idea of a smart city encompasses the provision of essential services in an efficient and effective manner. How can the private sector partner with regional governments to bring smart cities to life? This panel will discuss the scope of smart cities in the ASEAN context and partnership models for regional smart city projects.
Lessons from Singapore’s development – Singapore Liveability Framework*
- Mr Tay Woon Teck, Partner, RSM  Singapore (Moderator)
- Mr Vincent Chong, President & CEO, ST Engineering
- Mr Vivencio B. Dizon, President & CEO, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)
- Mr Supakorn Siddhichai, Vice president, Smart City Promotion Department, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA)
- Ms Lena Ng, Chief Investment Officer, AMATA Corporation PCL
12:40 pm Lunch
1:20 pm
Dialogue Session with Dr Bicky Bhangu, President of South East Asia, Pacific & South Korea, Rolls Royce  
by Mr Chia Kim Huat, Regional Head, Corporate and Transactional Group, Rajah & Tann Singapore.
2:20 pm
Plenary 2: The Future of Industries
The fourth industrial revolution will see greater integration of physical production with digital technologies, allowing ASEAN to capture productivity gains and strengthen as a global manufacturing hub. Despite the potential, few manufacturers truly understand the enormous long-term possibilities and implications of Industry 4.0 initiatives on their production systems. How are today’s market leaders taking advantage of comprehensive Industry 4.0 strategies to transform their businesses? What platforms and opportunities are available for companies looking to adopt or test-bed Industry 4.0 solutions?
Singapore’s experience in manufacturing innovation

By Dr David Low, CEO, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)
1. Dr David Low, CEO, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)
2. Mr Julian Ng, CEO, Grand Venture Technology
3. Mr Neo Eng Cheong, CEO / President, Makino Asia Pte Ltd
4. Dr Julathep Kajornchaiyakul, Executive Director, National Metal and
Materials Technology Center (MTEC)
5. Mr Lim Chee Hau, Minister Counsellor of Economic Affairs, Ministry of
International Trade and Industry (MITI)
3:30 pm Networking Session
4.00 pm End of Event


Date: 4 Jun 2019 (Tues)
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Ritz Carlton, Grand Ballroom, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Fee Per Pax: By invitation only


Please email us at [email protected] or call +65 6594 7954.


The organisers reserve the right to change the venue, date and programme due to circumstances beyond our control.


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Event location

Ritz Carlton, Grand Ballroom, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799