The 13th Singapore Economic Policy Forum is the leading platform for economic policy discussions in Singapore. This year’s theme is “SUSTAINABILITY IN THE TIME OF UNCERTAINTY”. The forum is jointly organized by the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) and NUS Department of Economics.

Opening Remarks
Professor Satoru Takahashi
Professor and Head of Economics, National University of Singapore(NUS) &
Council Member, ESS
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Session 1:
Building a Smart Nation: Leveraging Technology to Make Lives Better

Mr. Kok Ping Soon
Chief Executive
Government Technology Agency (GovTech)
Session 2:
Technologies to Make our Society Sustainable: Electric vehicles in Singapore

Dr. Sanjay C Kuttan
Chief Technology Officer
Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation
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Welcome Remarks
Professor Euston Quah
President Economic Society of Singapore
Albert Winsemius Chair Professor of Economics, NTU
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Keynote Speech
Mr Desmond Lee
Minister for National Development & Minister-in- charge of Social Services Integration
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Presentation of Token of Appreciation from Professor Euston Quah to Minister Desmond Lee.
Session 3:
New Developments of the Financial Markets: Blockchain & DeFi

Mr Andrew Au
Chief Executive Officer
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Session 4:
New Developments in Financial Markets: Integrating Climate Change into Investment Management

Ms Rachel Teo
Head, Futures Unit
Session 5:
New Developments of the Financial Markets: Central Bank and Green Finance

Dr. Ramkishen S. Rajan
Yong Pung How Professor
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Panel discussions:
Technology Development and Its Impact on the Financial Market

Chaired by: Mr Steven Okun, Founder &
CEO, APAC Advisors
Panelists: Mr Andrew Au, Ms Rachel Teo, and Dr. Ramkishen S. Rajan
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Session 6:
Singapore as a Sustainable City: Past, Present and the Future

Dr. Tomoki Fujii
Associate Professor
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Session 7:
Sustainable Policies: Welfare Policy in Singapore

Dr. Walter Edgar Theseira
Associate Professor
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Session 8:
Sustainable Policies: Retirement Work and Health

Dr. Chia Ngee Choon
Associate Professor, NUS & Co-Director, Next Age Institute, NUS
Question and Answer Session
Chaired by: Dr. Chia Ngee Choon
Dr. Tomoki Fujii, and Dr. Walter Edgar Theseira
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Closing Ceremony
Dr Liu Hoaming
Director, SCAPE
Department of Economics, NUS
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