Economic Society of Singapore

New Singapore in a New Asia

ESS Annual Dinner 2004
Held on 28th June at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, the ESS was honoured to have Minister for Foreign Affairs, BG George Yeo to grace the event as the Guest-of-Honour.
A key fund raising event for the ESS, this year’s Annual Dinner saw 500 guests from sectors such as policy making, financial institutions, management consultancy, property development and education attending.
Organized in conjunction with the MAS-ESS Essay Competition Awards Ceremony, BG Yeo engaged the audience with his timely keynote speech on “New Singapore in a New Asia”. He also presented prizes to the winners of the MAS-ESS Essay Competition 2003/2004.BG Yeo’s keynote speech is available for download here.
About the ESS Annual Dinner
With a history that span over a decade, the ESS Annual Dinner is one of the key events organized by the Society for both its members and the public alike. A non-for-profit organization, the Annual Dinner provides an opportunity for the ESS to raise funds and generate awareness for its upcoming activities.A high profile event, the Annual Dinner is known for its distinguished Guests-of-Honour. Previous Guests-of-Honour include:

  • Mr. Lee Hsien Loong (Prime Minister and Minister for Finance)
  • Mr. Goh Chok Tong (Senior Minister, Prime Minister’s Office)
  • Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam (Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence, Prime Minister’s Office)
  • Mr. Lim Boon Heng (Minister, Prime Minister Office)
  • Dr. Goh Keng Swee
  • Mr. S Rajaratnam
  • Datuk Seri, Dr. Mahathir Mohammed
  • Professor Wassily Leontief
  • Professor Charles Schultze
  • Mr. Ong Teng Cheong
  • Mr. Toyo Gyohten
  • Mr. Karl Otto Pohl
  • Mr. Lim Boon Heng
  • Dr. Richard Hu
  • Mr. Lee Yock Suan



Attended by policy makers, economists, businessmen, bankers, academics and members of the ESS, the Annual Dinner provides an excellent networking platform and opportunity for the exchange of ideas on current economic trends.The ESS appreciates the continuous support from individuals and corporations for its activities. Your generosity and support will greatly assist our efforts in organising various events planned for the year, including a series of luncheon talks and education workshops.To find out more about supporting the ESS, click here.