IE - World Bank Singapore Urban Roundtable

Thu, 10 Mar, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (GMT+8)
Topaz Room, 2nd floor, Sheraton Towers Hotel Topaz Room, 2nd floor, Sheraton Towers Hotel
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The Singapore Urban Roundtable is a knowledge sharing event that will bring together senior officials from Singapore’s public and private sectors, together with World Bank senior staff and clients, to understand and discuss Singapore’s value proposition as an urban hub. The session will facilitate dialogue, understanding and exploration of future opportunities for collaboration among the World Bank, its clients and public and private sector entities in Singapore.

The session will begin with a presentation by the Bank on the current and future portfolio of the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Transport and Water sectors in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region, followed by presentations by a selected number of Singaporean entities on their cutting-edge knowledge and experience in these sectors. This will be followed by a moderated discussion among representatives from public and private sector entities and World Bank sector specialists. The roundtable and discussion will highlight Singapore’s experience in urban planning and development; municipal infrastructure (including wastewater treatment and solid waste management); and disaster risk management, as well as the opportunities for tapping on these experiences overseas.

The regional launch of the “Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth: What, Who and How” report, jointly organized by the World Bank Global Practices for Trade & Competitiveness (T&C) and Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience (SURR), will take place immediately after the Urban Roundtable.


8:00 - 9:00Registration and Breakfast
9.00 - 9.05Welcome Speech 
 Tan Soon Kim, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, International Enterprise Singapore
9.10 - 9.15Opening remarks
 Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director of Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
9.15 - 9.30Keynote Address
 Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law, Singapore Government
9.30 - 10.00World Bank Presentation: East Asia & Pacific Region: Infrastructure & Urbanisation Trends
 Abhas Jha, Practice Manager, Urban and Disaster Risk Management (East Asia and Pacific), World Bank
10.00 - 10.30Tea Break
10.30 - 11.45Plenary Session: The Singapore Story: From Planning To Implementation
 Moderated by: Ahmed Eiweida, Lead Urban Specialist (Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice), World Bank
 Tang Tat Kwong, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sembcorp Development Limited 
 Teo Eng Cheong, Chief Executive Officer (International), Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd
 Andrew Chow, President, ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) Pte Ltd
 Wong Kai Yeng, Urban Planning and Development Expert, Centre for Liveable Cities
11.45 - 12.00Closing Address
 Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director of Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
12.00 - 12.45Regional Launch of Competitive Cities Report 
12.45 - 14.00Lunch

*Programme is correct at time of update and subject to further changes without notice

IE - World Bank Singapore Urban Roundtable

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