Event Programme


7th July

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Registration and Morning Reception

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Welcome Address

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Opening Keynote by Guest-of-Honour from Singapore

Dr TAN See Leng
Minister for Manpower &

Second Minister for Trade and Industry
Republic of Singapore

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Opening Keynote by Guest-of-Honour from Viet Nam

H.E. PHAM Minh Chinh
Prime Minister
The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

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MOU Signing and Launch Ceremony

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In Conversation with Ministers:
Enhancing Regional Collaboration for a Sustainable Future

2023 presents a dynamically different operating environment of emerging opportunities and new challenges. As the world learns to live with COVID-19, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and factious US-China relations have dampened global business outlook. To avoid slipping into further polarisation, there is an urgent need for regional governments and businesses to reconnect and renew regional partnerships to achieve a sustainable future.

This In-Conversation segment with Ministers looks into both the tensions and prospects to build a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable future for the region. The panel will also explore ways to enhance partnerships in order to unlock these shared aspirations. From energy transition to digital interoperability, how can we catalyse and bring both public and private sectors closer together?

Dr TAN See Leng
Minister for Manpower &
Second Minister for Trade and Industry
Republic of Singapore

H.E. NGUYEN Chi Dzung 
Ministry of Planning and Investment
The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Mr KOK Ping Soon
Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Business Federation

Panellists (in alphabetical order of surname):
Mr Federico DONATO
Immediate Past President
European Chamber of Commerce Singapore

Mr TEO Siong Seng
Executive Chairman
Pacific International Lines

Dr TRUONG Gia Binh
FPT Corporation

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Luncheon Keynote by Special-Guest-Speaker

Mr NGUYEN Sinh Nhat Tan
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Industry and Trade
The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

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Networking Luncheon

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Plenary 1: Exploring Regional Sustainability Opportunities for Investors

Sustainable practices are becoming mainstream in businesses today, demanded by multitude of stakeholders including shareholders, customers, regulators, and employees. Decarbonization, circularity, and green financing are examples of how sustainability is operationalized at scale. New opportunities are emerging in areas such as clean energy, waste, and resource management, as well as capital markets, from both demand and supply perspectives.

This panel brings together business leaders from different industries to discuss how investors can participate in such opportunities in the region, while at the same time exporting their experiences from more mature markets to advance the green transition

Ms Jennifer TAY
Infrastructure Leader
PwC Singapore

Panellists (in alphabetical order of surname):
Country Head
LOGOS Group Viet Nam

Mr NGUYEN Quang Vinh
Vice President, Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chairman, Viet Nam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD)

Mr ONG Kim Pong
Regional Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Asia
PSA International

Ms Sharon TAY
Chief Executive Officer
Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund

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Plenary 2: Tech Innovation in ASEAN’s Digitalisation Development

Tech innovation has transformed the way we interact and how we consume goods and services. Within the Infrastructure lifecycle, the application of technology like digital twin, IoT, and AI has improved implementation and boosted efficiencies. In the transport and energy space, emerging solutions are enabling better management of carbon footprint, improving safety, and facilitating predictive maintenance, thereby providing transparency to the whole lifecycle of infrastructural development.

This panel looks at the upside and untapped potential of infra-tech and what its outlook may be as part of Southeast Asia’s future. The panel will also discuss the areas of tech application and how to reap significant returns of investments from them.

PwC Viet Nam

Panellists (in alphabetical order of surname):
Ms Lesly GOH
Senior Technology Advisor
World Bank Group

Dr Thai-Ha LE
Managing Director
VinFuture Prize

Mr Sam LIEW          
Managing Partner, Gov+
NCS Pte Ltd

Mr Shannon LUNG
Head of the Finlab
UOB Group

Head of Government Affairs, Southeast Asia

Mr Pranav SETH
Chief Digital Officer

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Plenary 3: The Future of Human Capital - Evolution of Work, Workforce and Workplace

The future of work and ways in which we operate are evolving rapidly. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, smart manufacturing and automation will significantly shape workplaces just like how mechanisation has done in the industrial revolution. Some jobs will be lost, and new ones will be created, but almost all jobs will change in one way or another.

This panel unpacks ways that the pandemic has accelerated macro trends and compelled organisations to re-evaluate many aspects of work including the location, composition, and skill stock of their workforce. The panel will also discuss how organisations may better invest in reskilling and repurposing their workforce for manpower resilience.

Mr Albert TSUI
Executive Director, Advocacy & Policy Division
Singapore Business Federation

Panellists (in alphabetical order of surname):
Mrs DINH THI Quynh Van
PwC Viet Nam

Mr Albert LIEW
Managing Director
Singapore & Indochina

Mr Vu-Quan NGUYEN-Masse
VP Culture, ASEAN

Chairman, Mavin Group
Vice President, Auscham Viet Nam

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Concurrent Sessions:

Presentation on Business Landscape and Investment Opportunities (Provincial level)

Business Matching

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Business Networking Cocktail Reception