Economic Society of Singapore

Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2015

Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2015

What Holds For Singapore’s Future?”

The Singapore Economic Policy Forum is the leading platform for economic policy discussion in Singapore. Each year, it brings together policymakers, scholars, business professionals, students and interested members of the public to exchange views on important economic issues facing Singapore. Organised jointly by Nanyang Technological University (Department of Economics) and the Economic Society of Singapore. The 8th Singapore Economic Policy Forum was held on 29 October 2015 at Conrad Centennial Singapore featuring prominent economists and thought-leaders. About 200 individuals, from ministries, statutory boards, the private sector, academic institutions, and the media attended the Forum.

 

 

Opening Remarks

Professor Euston Quah

President, Economic Society of Singapore

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Keynote Address

Mr. S. Iswaran

Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry

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MAS-ESS Essay Competition 2016 Winners

Shawn Ho (Mr), Jiang Zhi Feng (Mr), Euston Quah (Prof), Minister S. Iswaran, Tan Yi Ying (Miss) and Siew Yew Pheng (Mr)

(Left to Right)

Session Panel 1

Chaired by:

Professor Lim Chong Yah,

Emeritus Professor, NUS & NTU and Founding Chair of the National Wages Council

 

 “Global Opportunities and Challenges for a Global City”

Professor Kishore Mahbubani

Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, LKY School , NUS

 

Panel Discussion(Left to right)

Vikram Khanna, Council Member, ESS and Associate Editor, Business (Interviewer)

Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, LKY School , NUS (Speaker)

Chaired by:

Lim Chong Yah, Emeritus Professor, NUS &NTU and Founding Chair of the National Wages Council

 

“What Holds For Singapore’s Future?”

Ho Kwon Ping

Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings

 

Panel Discussion(Left to right)

Vikram Khanna, Council Member, ESS and Associate Editor, Business  Times (Interviewer)

Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings (Speaker)

Lim Chong Yah, Emeritus Professor, NUS &NTU and Founding Chair of the National Wages Council (Morning Session Chair)

Randolph Tan, Associate Professor and  Director, Centre for Applied Research, SIM University (Interviewer)

 

 

“Futursing”

Professor David Chan

Lee Kuan Yew Fellow & Professor of Psychology Director, Behavioural Sciences Institute

Singapore Management University

 

Session Panel 2 

Chaired by:

Professor Ravi Kumar

Council Member, ESS  & Shaw Chair Professor and Dean, Nanyang Business School , NTU

 

 “Maintaining international competitiveness and social cohesion amidst globalization : strategies for Singapore’s future”

Professor Tan Kong Yam

Professor, Division of Economics, NTU

Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute, LKYSPP, National University of Singapore

 

 “Not Finding Trade-offs in Public Policy”

Assoc Professor Eugene Tan

Associate Professor of Law

Co-Director, Centre for Scholars‘ Development

Singapore Management University

 

“Technology and the Future of Work”

Tony Yeoh

Vice President, Global Technology Asia, Middle East and Africa

Intercontinental Hotel Group

 

 “What Future for Singapore”

Manu Bhaskaran

Vice President, Economic Society of Singapore

Director, Centennial Group International

Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer Centennial Asia Advisors

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Panel Discussion

(Left to Right)

Donald Low, Vice President, ESS and  Associate Dean , LKYSPP, NUS(Interviewer)

Tan Kong Yam, Professor, Division of Economics, NTU and Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute, LKYSPP, National University of Singapore (Speaker)

Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law  and Co-Director, Centre for Scholars‘ Development, SMU (Speaker)

Ravi Kumar, Council Member, ESS  & Shaw Chair Professor and Dean, Nanyang Business School , NTU (Afternoon Session Chair)

Tony Yeoh, Vice President, Global Technology Asia, Middle East and Africa, IHG (Speaker)

Manu Bhaskaran, Vice President, ESS & Director, Centennial Group International and the Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer, Centennial Asia Advisors

Thia Jang Ping, Council Member, ESS