ASEAN-INDIA Business Forum 2017
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UNLOCKING ASIA'S NEXT GROWTH ENGINES:
ASEAN & INDIA
With a market of almost 2 billion people and a combined GDP of US$4.5 trillion, Southeast Asia and India are slated to be next growth engines of Asia. The Committee for the Future Economy (CFE) has similarly identified both markets as having strong potential that companies can tap into.
The ASEAN-INDIA Business Forum will focus on two fast growing sectors – Manufacturing and Consumerism – that companies can look forward to as next areas of growth.
This forum will gather thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share the opportunities and outlook of these two sectors. Invited Ministers will also share their future plans and views on how greater economic integration and connectivity among the markets could enhance the business environment.
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Date: 21 April 2017
Time: 8.00am - 2.30pm
Venue: Begonia Ballroom, Level 3, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Join the conversation with our event hashtag: #aibf2017
Home to a quarter of the world's population, India and ASEAN have rarely been far from the minds of Singapore companies looking to grow beyond our shores. Singapore companies approach these markets with cautious optimism, balancing their strong potential with challenging investment environments. This balance is set to shift as a global economic slowdown coincides with a renewed will for economic progress and integration in India and ASEAN. The Modi government has formulated a series of domestic growth plans while the "Act East" policy calls for closer economic partnership with ASEAN. New administrations in Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam, amongst others, have made effort and progress to create a warmer welcome for foreign investors.
Singapore companies need to focus on India and ASEAN as they emerge as Asia's next growth engines, powered by a growing army of middle class consumers. Pan-regional strategies must complement country specific plans as these markets become more integrated. Manufacturing and Consumerism are sectors facing immediate growth and change as supply chains and product offerings shift to adapt to consumer demand. Technology will accelerate and intensify these shifts as we embrace the future economy.
|Mr Lee Ark Boon, CEO, International Enterprise Singapore|
|0925||Opening Ministerial Address|
|Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)|
|Manufacturing: Trends and Opportunities in Southeast Asia and India|
|Mr Kunwar Singh, Partner and Leader of McKinsey Manufacturing Practice (Asia), McKinsey & Co.|
|0955||Manufacturing Panel Discussion|
|Manufacturing: Regional Integration & Technology Shaping the Future of Manufacturing and Supply Chains across Asia|
|Mr Kunwar Singh, Partner and Leader of McKinsey Manufacturing Practice (Asia), McKinsey & Company|
|Mr Mark Lee, CEO, Sing Lun Holdings|
|Mr Manohar Khiatani, Deputy Group CEO, Ascendas-Singbridge|
|Dr Thaung Han, Group COO, Max Myanmar Group of Companies|
|Mr Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director (Commercial Vehicles), Tata Motors|
|Mr Steven Koh, Executive Director, Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association|
|1120||Consumerism Panel Discussion 1|
|Consumerism: Moving ahead with Disruptive Innovation and Business Transformation|
|Mr Kaushal Upadhyay, Executive Director, The Nielsen Company|
|Mr Nicholas Nash, Group President, Garena|
|Mr Lim Kell Jay, Head, Grab Singapore|
|1155||Consumerism Panel Discussion 2|
|Consumerism:The Convergence of Traditional and Digital Retail: Challenges and Opportunities in India and ASEAN|
|Mr Anil Antony, Head of Consumer Insights, The Nielsen Company|
|Mr V.P. Sharma, Group CEO, PT Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk (MAP Group)|
|Mr Trần Ngọc Thái Sơn, CEO, Tiki.vn|
|Mr Bidyut Dumra, Head of Ecosystem, DBS Bank|
|Mr Utkarsh Biradar, Vice-President (Products), ShopClues|
|1415||End of Programme|