Time Day 1 // Singapore Regional Business Forum
0800 Registration
0900 Welcome Address
Mr Lim Ming Yan

Singapore Business Federation
0910 Official Launch and Opening Ceremony of SABS
0915 Opening Speech by Guest-of-Honour
Mr Heng Swee Keat

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies
Republic of Singapore
0935 Keynote Speech: Re-imagining Sustainability in Business
Mr Chun Li
Chief Executive Officer
Lazada Group
1000 Launching Ceremony
1010 Tea break and Intermission
1045 Plenary 1 – Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Globally, corporates, organisations and governments are increasingly including social, environmental, and economic criteria into their supply chain management. In ASEAN, the Accelerate Sustainable Procurement in the ASEAN Pledge (ASAP) has been initiated to promote sustainable procurement practices among Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals. The COVID-19 pandemic has driven organisations to diversify their supply chain and seek alternative sources for critical inputs, which could represent significant opportunities for the business communities in Singapore and the region in the creation of alternative sources. This panel brings together international supply chain leaders and input suppliers to discuss how regional collaboration can be further strengthened in such a global shift.

Moderated by:
Ms Jennifer Tay, Infrastructure Leader, PwC Singapore

Mr Kerry Mok, President & CEO, SATS
Mr Eddy Ng, Head of Group Commercial & Supply Chain Sustainability Solutions, PSA International
Ms Olive Tai, Executive Director, Synagie Corporation
Dr Robert Yap, Executive Chairman, YCH Group

1130 Plenary 2 – Sustainable Infrastructure throughout the Value Chain
Infrastructure plays a major role throughout the global value chains, and the use of sustainable infrastructure has become an essential part of sustainable evolvement around the world. In ASEAN, energy and waste are two closely related areas in which sustainable infrastructure development is underway. Under the second phase of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2021-2025, ASEAN governments have agreed to set a target of 23% share of renewable energy in total primary energy supply in the region and 35% in ASEAN installed power capacity by 2025. Waste management as well as its transboundary movement is another key issue in the region’s agenda, as improper management of waste may lead to adverse impacts to environment and human health. Converting waste to energy, a new Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Singapore will be the world’s largest energy recovery facility when completed in 2024. This panel brings together renewable energy and waste industry experts to discuss how their industry is evolving and how their evolvements can shape and drive global sustainability.

Moderated by:
Mr Teymoor Nabili, CEO & Publisher, Tech Impact Asia

Mr Thomas Baudlot, CEO Energy Solutions APAC, Country Head SEA, ENGIE South East Asia
Ms Cindy Lim, CEO, Keppel Infrastructure
Mr Lavan Thiru, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia
Mr Yeo Choon Chong, CEO ASEAN, Surbana Jurong

1215 Luncheon Plenary and In Conversation with Minister
Special Guest Speaker:
Mr Lawrence Wong
Minister for Finance
Republic of Singapore

Moderated by:
Mr Lam Yi Young, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Business Federation

1300 Lunch and Intermission
1400 Plenary 3 – Green Financing and the Roles of Financial Institutions
To drive the region’s sustainable growth, an estimated US$3 trillion of additional green investment is required in ASEAN from 2016 to 2030. This translates into US$1.8 billion of green finance opportunities in the regional infrastructure sector during the same period. As the regional financial hub, Singapore is positioning itself as the Green Finance Hub for Asia with government initiatives such as the Green and Sustainability-Linked Loan Grant Scheme. Financial institutions are expected to play a vital role in the growth of green financing across the region. This panel will discuss the latest opportunities and challenges in green finance and the role of financial institutions in the global and regional transitions towards green economies.

Moderated by:
Mr Matthew Song, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate and Institutional Client Coverage, Global Sales and Origination, Singapore Exchange

Ms Lim Kim-See, Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation
Ms Audra Low, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Clifford Capital
Mr Seth Tan, Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure & Development Finance, SMBC
Ms Tan Su Shan, Group Head of Institutional Banking, DBS

1445 Plenary 4 – Incorporation of Environmental, Social and Governance Considerations into Business Operations
Investor demands and regulatory developments have driven businesses to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) consideration into their daily operations. Adoption of ESG principles has created real shareholder value and has proven to be necessary for the long-term growth of businesses. In Singapore, since SGX introduced sustainability reporting in 2016, there has been continued progress in this area, though more can be done – SGX announced that it will spend S$20 million on a multi-year plan to enhance its ESG capabilities and initiatives. This panel will discuss how they incorporate ESG considerations into their daily operations and how the eco-system can be strengthened to support such a trend.

Moderated by:
Ms Fang Eu-Lin, Sustainability and Climate Change Leader, PwC Singapore

Ms Jessica Cheam, Founder and Managing Director, Eco-Business
Mr Ahmet Burak Dağlıoğlu, President of Investment Office of the Presidency of Turkey, Republic of Turkey
Mr Eric Lim, Managing Director and Chief Sustainability Officer, UOB
Dr Darian McBain, Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

1530 Plenary 5 – Technology Adoption across the Regional and Global Economies to Drive Sustainability
In Southeast Asia, the digital economy is forecasted to hit USD 300 billion by 2025. In order to support such rapid growth, development agencies have set up dedicated programmes and initiatives, such as the Digital Development Partnership (DDP) established by World Bank and Asian Development Bank Venture to help developing countries leverage on digital innovations to solve their most pressing challenges. Digitalisation has been a key enabler for sustainability, where it provides data and capabilities for companies, organisations and governments to achieve its sustainable goals. There is huge potential in which technologies, such as mobile connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT), can help produce tangible sustainability benefits. This panel is expected to discuss how to foster technologies to create strategic advantages for businesses while delivering sustainable impact to the society.

Moderated by:
Mr Maxime Blein, Managing Director, Venture Hub, PwC Singapore

Mr Adil Antia, Vice President, Digital Technology & Solutions, FPT Software
Dr Gerald Hane, Senior Executive for APAC & GM for Corporate Strategy, Hitachi Asia Ltd
Mr Tommy Leong, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & International Operations, Schneider Electric
Ms Sherie Ng, Country Director, Singapore and Malaysia, Google Cloud

1615 Business Matching and Networking (Online)
1800 SBF 20th Anniversary Event (By Invitation Only)
2100 End of Day 1 Programme

*The programme may be subject to change without prior notice

Time Day 2 // ASEAN Conference
0800 Registration
0900 Welcome Address
Mr Lim Ming Yan

Singapore Business Federation
0905 Opening Remarks
Mr Wee Ee Cheong

Deputy Chairman & CEO
0915 In Conversation with Guest-of-Honour

Mr Gan Kim Yong
Minister for Trade and Industry
Republic of Singapore

Moderated by:
Mr Lam Yi Young, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Business Federation

0945 GlobalConnect@SBF Showcase
1000 Tea Break and Intermission
1030 Panel 1 – The ASEAN Opportunity: How ASEAN Cities and Industries Will Look Like in 2030
The ASEAN cities and industries of 2030 will be very different from today. The changes in urban landscape, fueled by technological advances and innovation will drive economic growth and new opportunities. New industries will emerge, integrating “smart” solutions and data into infrastructure and services – all focused on solving problems of yesterday so that the environment is more sustainable, efficient and livable for tomorrow. Such examples are a common sight in areas of smart mobility (autonomous driving), clean energy (energy efficiency) and circularity (plastics, food waste).How do you capture and leverage on this new ASEAN opportunity as cities and industries of tomorrow will become distinctly different from yesterday?The panel will discuss:

  • How the ASEAN cities and industries will look like in 2030
  • ASEAN’s connectivity with global players
  • The role of government and people to create new cities and industries
  • Does ASEAN have sufficient talent to succeed in new cities and industries
  • What is the role of SMEs in ASEAN’s new cities and industries

Moderated by:
Mr Chia Kim Huat, Regional Head, Corporate & Transactional Practice, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Mr Nurul Ichwan, Deputy Minister, Investment Planning, BKPM
Prof Lim Sun Sun, Prof & Head of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology & Design & former NMP
Ms Lena Ng, Chief Investment Officer, Amata Corp
H.E. Satvinder Singh, Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN

1115 Panel 2 – ASEAN Consumers: Do you understand them?
Meet your future ASEAN consumers. They are likely to belong to at least 4 distinct generations – baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z, with growing spending power driven by ASEAN middle class boom. The boundaries of premium and value shopping will blur. Consumers would increasingly perform digital purchases and use technology to access services such as tele-medicine, edu-tech and e-commerce. The future ASEAN Consumers are also more environmentally-conscious with sustainability buying habits becoming more prevalent.Do you understand what ASEAN Consumers want? And what they want today is different from consumers of the past. This transition creates new opportunities which are worth billions of dollars. More importantly, is your business primed to engage today’s ASEAN Consumers?

The panel will discuss:

  • How can businesses successfully engage ASEAN Consumers across different
  • Is digital good to have or must have for today’s business
  • How to create loyalty in today’s digital world
  • Can physical and digital business models co-exist
  • What is the next trend for ASEAN Consumers

Moderated by:
Mr Tay Woon Teck, Managing Director, RSM Risk Advisory Pte Ltd

Ms Dilys Boey, Assistant CEO, Lifestyle & Consumers, Food and AgriTech, Enterprise Singapore
Mr Rohan Dhanuka, Industry Head, Finance, Google Asia Pacific
Dr Jeffrey Goh, CEO, Star Alliance
Mr Kevin Lam, Head of TMRW and Group Digital Banking, UOB
Mr Ben Tan, Executive Partner, Gartner Advisory

1200 Panel 3 – A Look into the Future of Jobs and Skills in ASEAN to Capture Business Opportunities
Global black swan events like COVID-19 and industry transformation (Industry 4.0) have changed the way international businesses operate. Within ASEAN, we have witnessed trends such as the emergence of more green cities deploying sustainable technologies, and changes in consumer habits.As we prepare for the endemic phase, businesses will need to think about capturing new opportunities in emerging areas and what new jobs and skills are needed to support the growth.This panel discussion will bring together Ambassadors from key ASEAN countries to share emerging business opportunities, and the new jobs and skill-sets which need to be developed to support business growth in the new normal economy.

Moderated by:
Professor Annie Koh, Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice), Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

H.E. Mai Phuoc Dung, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam
H.E. Suryo Pratomo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia
H.E. Joseph Del Mar Yap, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of The Republic of The Philippines

1245 Lunch
1400 End of Day 2 Programme

*The programme may be subject to change without prior notice

Time Day 3 // Future Economy Conference and Exhibition
0800 Registration
0900 Welcome Address
Mr Lam Yi Young

Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Business Federation
0905 Opening Keynote by Guest-of-Honour
Mrs Josephine Teo
Minister for Communications and Information
Republic of Singapore
0920 Conversation with Business Leaders
As the economy emerges from the impact of the pandemic, businesses will shift gears towards digitalisation and innovation to drive higher value and growth. Business leaders must steer their companies towards the right course by investing in capacity building for their workforce and empowering them with the right digital tools, while exploring new digital businesses and opportunities. This session will feature business leaders who have weathered this pandemic and led their companies to emerge stronger through innovation and capitalising on the rapid digitalisation of businesses.

Moderated by:
Mr Graham Brown, Chief Executive Officer & Podcast Host, Pikkal & Co

Mr Ferdy Nandes, Head of Sales – Asia, Xero
Mr Tan Zhiyong, Chief Executive Officer, MCC Singapore
Mr Lawrence Yong, General Manager, M-DAQ Pte Ltd

0950 Building a Data-Driven and Cyber-Resilient Business Hub
The accelerated pace of digitalisation has brought about greater risks and threats from malicious cyber-attacks. The crippling effects of many recent high-profile attacks have caused businesses to suffer financial losses, disruptions to services and reputational damage. The stakes for protecting digital assets and critical infrastructure are getting higher, yet it is increasingly difficult to achieve given the growing complexity in the environment and the increased sophistication of such cyber-attacks. This panel of experts will expound on how the ecosystem must work together to strengthen our cyber-resilience and discuss emerging cybersecurity trends that enterprises should pay serious attention to.

Moderated by:
Mr Graham Brown,
Chief Executive Officer & Podcast Host, Pikkal & Co

Dr Magda Lilia Chelly, Managing Director & Chief Information Security Officer, Responsible Cyber Pte Ltd
Mr Dan Yock Hau, Assistant Chief Executive, National Cyber Resilience, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore
Mr Dutch Ng, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, i-Sprint Innovations
Mr Karthik Ramanathan, Senior Vice President of Cyber and Intelligence (C&I) Solutions, Mastercard

1020 Tea Break and Intermission
1050 Business Transformation in an Era of Industry 4.0
Manufacturing businesses, both small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises accept that they can no longer ignore digitalisation and Industry 4.0 but need to master these capabilities to stay competitive. This has been emphasised unequivocally in the Government’s three-pronged strategy in its Manufacturing 2030 vision to grow the GDP share contributed by the Manufacturing sector by an additional 50% by 2030.Hear from some of these companies how they have navigated their journey by taking a holistic approach to transformation, looking at not only the technology adoption, but also the organisational and human capital dimension and how job roles can be redesigned for the company to succeed.

Moderated by:
Mr Bo Huang, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Mr Koen De Backer, Vice President, Smart Manufacturing & Artificial Intelligence, Micron Technology, Inc.
Ms Bay Yanming, Chief Executive Officer, Safety Innovators (International) Pte Ltd
Mr Kok Kitt-Wai, Managing Director, IPOS International
Ms Jamie Neo, Director, Engineering, HP Inc

1120 Unlocking Value for the Trade Ecosystem
Digitalisation is changing not only the way how goods are traded, but also the scale, scope and pace of trade. Trade ecosystems and e-market places had enabled enterprises, large and small, to connect to and sell to an international customer base without a need for a physical presence. This segment discusses how businesses can leverage on e-platforms while also plugging themselves into secured data infrastructure
to tap and harness the power of data to optimise and grow their business.

Moderated by:
Mr Shamir Rahim, Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, VersaFleet™

Mr Antoine Cadoux, Chief Executive Officer, SGTraDex
Ms Maisie Chong, Head of Trade and Working Capital, ASEAN and Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank
Ms Rebecca Xing, Chief Executive Officer, Trustana
Mr Yeong Zee Kin, Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection), Infocomm Media Development Authority, and Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission

1150 Upskilling Workforce while Transforming Business Digitally
The pandemic has profoundly shaped the way businesses work. The future of employee experience is not limited to where work gets done, but how it gets done through iterating, innovating and collaborating. To build a better long-term future for the global workforce, business leaders need to drive skills development at scale. This panel will delve into businesses’ role in upskilling employees to meet the demands of a transforming workforce.

Moderated by:
Mr Foo Chek Wee, Head, Human Capital, The Straits Trading Company

Dr Gog Soon Joo, Chief Skills Officer, SkillsFuture Singapore
Ms Grace Ho, President, SWAT Mobility Pte Ltd
Ms Quek Weiling, Chief Business Officer, Synagie Corporation
Dr Kevyn Yong, Chief Learning Officer, Singapore Institute of Management

1220 End of Future Economy Conference and Exhibition Programme
Time Day 3 // TAC Symposium
1400 Welcome Address

Mr Lam Yi Young
Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Business Federation

1410 Fireside Chat with Guest-of-Honour
Ms Low Yen Ling
Minister of State for Trade and Industry, and Culture, Community and Youth
Republic of Singapore

Moderated by:
Ms Kwee Wei-Lin, President, Singapore Hotel Association

1510 Presentation 1 – The Business Implications of the ESG Revolution
Businesses are often accused of being responsible for creating or exacerbating many of the world’s challenges, from climate change, to human rights abuses to gender and income inequality. But businesses can also be a powerful force for good, and increasingly society expects and demands that businesses play that role. Richard will share his views on the evolving global discussion on the role of businesses in society, and his hope and belief that it can take us to a world where everyone, everywhere enjoys a truly sustainable quality of life.

Presented by:
Mr Richard Threlfall, Global Head of KPMG IMPACT, KPMG International (virtual)

1530 Tea Break
1600 Presentation 2 – TACs as Enablers for Digital Transformation
Digitisation, Digitalisation and Digital Transformation. What do these mean in the context of enterprises in Singapore who are part of the TAC landscape in Singapore? What can TACs do to support the growth of its members in the digital economy and what can they do themselves as organisations, to ensure they remain relevant in this space where change is constant. Yean will share the association’s view as well as share about the areas SGTech prioritised, key strategic thrusts of their own transformation journey, empowering themselves and enabling their members to be digital-ready, to meet and lead changes in the new normal economy.

Presented by:
Ms Yean Cheong, Executive Director, SGTech

1620 Presentation 3 – Cultivating Human Capital for TAC 4.0
Business and HR leaders all over the world face one common challenge – the global talent crunch. Whether you are a multinational company, small medium enterprise, government agency or non-profit organisation, you will face an increasing struggle to attract and retain your workforce, as Singapore’s war for talent intensifies. The talent imperative will require the organisation to reinforce its employer brand as a talent magnet and talent builder. Prospective candidates and current workforce are increasingly looking to be a part of an organisation who can provide them with purposeful and meaningful work, as well as partner them to nurture their growth and potential. Karina will share the resources, tools and best practices that TACs can use to attract and retain talent in the TAC sector. By equipping themselves with the right tools, TACs can assess and enhance their Employee Value Proposition (EVP) for greater success.

Presented by:
Ms Karina Kuok, Head of Professional Practices, Institute for Human Resource Professionals

1640 Panel Discussion – Team Up to Drive Industry Growth and Transformation
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the global business landscape and businesses have had to reconfigure their business models and renew their internal capabilities to grow, transform and scale. As effective aggregators and multipliers in Singapore’s business eco-system, TACs have a key role to play in helping Singapore businesses strengthen their competitive edge as we move into a Covid-endemic world. This panel will discuss how TACs can collectively build and develop a stronger TAC ecosystem to better advocate for and support the businesses they represent, and be effective multipliers for business success, industry growth and industry transformation.

Moderated by:
Ms Yean Cheong, Executive Director, SGTech

Mr Federico Donato, President, The European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
Ms Sheela Parakkal, IHRP-Master Professional, Chief Human Resource Officer, Prudential, Singapore
Mr Satyanarayan R, Partner, Head of Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare, KPMG in Singapore
Mr Jeffrey Siow, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Singapore

1800 End of Day 3 Programme

*The programme may be subject to change without prior notice

Time Day 4 // Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Day
0830 Registration
0930 Welcome Address
Mr Gan Seow Kee
Vice Chairman/Honorary Treasurer
Singapore Business Federation
0940 Keynote Address and In Conversation with Guest-of-Honour
What are the Government’s initiatives to help businesses continue to stay relevant, connected and survive in the current world of uncertainty?

Mr S Iswaran
Minister for Transport
Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations
Republic of Singapore

Moderated by:
Ms Dawn Tan, News Anchor, Journalist and Senior Producer, MediaCorp Pte Ltd

1030 Tea break
1100 Plenary 1 – Regional Trade Agreements and the Future of Trade: Trend of Mega-Regional FTAs
Developments such as digitalisation and supply chain resilience, coupled with the rising importance of environmental sustainability and combating the global Covid-19 pandemic have had a substantial impact on the evolution of the global economy.

  • How new mega-regional FTAs such as the CPTPP and RCEP create growth opportunities and tackle emerging challenges in the everchanging global economic landscape.
  • Difference these agreements have made compared to traditional FTAs which have a primary focus on market access for goods and services.
  • Initiatives that would enable businesses to fully tap on the benefits that comes with the growing network of FTAs.
  • Business community’s wish-list for new and upgraded FTAs.

Moderated by:
Ms Dawn Tan, News Anchor, Journalist and Senior Producer, MediaCorp Pte Ltd

Ms Mary Elizabeth Chelliah, Principal Trade Specialist, Ministry of Trade and Industry
Mr Gary Lee, Director, San SeSan Global
Ms Venetta Miranda, Managing Director, White Rook Advisory Pte Ltd
Mr Azhar Othman, Regional Managing Director, Enercon Asia Pte Ltd

1230 Luncheon
1330 Sharing by Guest Speaker
Mr Kelvin Chng
Trusty Cars Pte Ltd (Carro)
1400 Plenary 2 – Harnessing Opportunities in the Digital Economy

  • Opportunities for e-commerce and the digital economy.
  • How companies can connect digitally more seamlessly through the common framework and rules for digital trade established by Digital Economy Agreements (DEAs).
  • The role of DEAs in building a co-ordinated business-friendly regulatory framework in the region, including specific examples of how DEA provisions can help businesses.
  • How governments and businesses can work together to boost digital connectivity and business-friendly regulatory frameworks across borders.

Moderated by:
Ms Dawn Tan, News Anchor, Journalist and Senior Producer, MediaCorp Pte Ltd

Ms Jeeta Bandopadhyay, Co-founder & COO, Tookitaki Holding Pte Ltd
Ms Foo Chi Hsia, Assistant Chief Executive (International), Infocomm Media Development Authority
Mr Sriram Muthukrishnan, Group Head of GTS Product Management, DBS Bank
Mr Tan Swee Wan, CEO, TRS Forensics Pte Ltd

1515 Plenary 3 – Business, Trade and Sustainability

  • New areas of growth emerging from the green economy and its impact on global trade.
  • Opportunities and challenges for Singapore businesses in making the green transition.
  • Integrating these new areas of growth into Singapore’s existing and new economic agreements and promoting international collaboration to catalyse opportunities.

Moderated by:
Ms Dawn Tan
, News Anchor, Journalist and Senior Producer, MediaCorp Pte Ltd

Mr Abdullah Abdul Aziz, Deputy Chief Negotiator, Singapore-Australia Green Economy Agreement, Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ms Felicia Gan, CEO, Ghim Li Global Pte Ltd
Mr Ernie Koh, Executive Director, Koda Ltd
Mr Frank Phuan, CEO & Executive Director, Sunseap Group

1630 Tea break
1700 End of Day 4 Programme

*The programme may be subject to change without prior notice