Programme
 

Day One

21st September 2012, Friday

Venue: Island Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Dress Code: Lounge Suit
1830 - 1930
Registration and Welcome Reception
1930 - 2130
Keynote Address
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Welcome Dinner

Day Two

22nd September 2012, Saturday

Venue: Island Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Dress Code: Business
0930 – 0945
Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman
George Yeo
Vice Chairman, Kerry Group Limited
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore
0945 – 1130
Plenary Session 1: Asia in the Evolving Global Order

Asia will assume a greater role in the evolving global order.
  • How will the global environment affect Asia and, in turn, how will a rising Asia shape and influence the rest of the world?
  • What are the key global macroeconomic and geopolitical forces that will affect Asia? How will the deleveraging process in the advanced economies and global rebalancing unfold? What are the implications of technological trends for Asia? How should Asia respond to the vacuum in global leadership?
  • What are the implications of global financial reforms for Asia? How will corporate financing be affected? What are the implications for infrastructure finance and capital markets?
  • How will Asian democratisation, demographic trends, shifting consumption and investment patterns, and environmental sustainability concerns affect the rest of the world?
  • What could derail Asia's rise? What are the "warning signs" to watch out for?

Panellists:
John Howard, 25th Prime Minister, Australia
Eric X. Li, Founder and Managing Director, Chengwei Capital
Jack Ma, Chairman and Chief Executive Oficer, Alibaba Group
Suryo Bambang Sulisto, Chairman, KADIN (Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Axel A. Weber, Chairman, UBS AG
George Yeo, Vice Chairman, Kerry Group Limited & Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Moderator:
Nik Gowing, International Journalist and Broadcaster
1130 – 1215
Tea Break
1215 – 1345
Luncheon

Speaker:
David Rubenstein
Co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group
1345 – 1515
Plenary Session 2: Global-Asia Connectivity

Global-Asia flows and networks are shaping a new world. Asia is well connected with the rest of the world and is rapidly connecting within itself. These linkages are not only in relation to resources and goods, but also capital, people and ideas.

But the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath has thrown in question the continuity of these linkages as countries focus more on resolving domestic economic difficulties than building on the benefits of globalisation.
  • How are businesses impacted by non-tariff and regulatory barriers to trade, by potential trade wars and by pressures from domestic constituents?
  • How are financial integration and financial intermediation affected by ongoing regulatory reforms?
  • How can differences over regulations, intellectual capital rights and the siting of research and development be resolved? Is there a case for stronger integration and, if so, what needs to be done?

Panellists:
Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization
Stephen Lee, Chairman, Singapore Airlines Limited
Anand G. Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
John G. Rice, Vice Chairman, GE
Peter A. Sands, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered
Sandiaga Uno, Managing Director and Founding Partner, Saratoga Capital

Moderator:
DeAnne JuliusEconomist and Former Chairman of Chatham House 
1515 – 1545
Tea Break
1545 – 1715
Plenary Session 3: Inclusive Development – Global and Asian Perspectives

  • How can Asia's vast population benefit from a more equitable distribution of the gains from economic progress, thereby promoting social stability?
  • How can successful Global-Asia partnerships be established to promote inclusive growth in Asia? What is the social responsibility of MNCs from advanced economies in creating jobs, improving labour conditions and promoting inclusive growth in Asia? How can tensions over the "hollowing out" of middle class jobs in advanced economies be mitigated?
  • How can a rising Asia contribute to inclusive growth in other parts of the world, including resource-rich developing countries? What are the implications for Asian policymakers?
  • How can financial inclusion in Asia be promoted? What are the implications for global banks and Asian financial institutions?

Panellists:
Parag Khanna, Director, Hybrid Reality Institute
Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Oficer, ICICI Bank Limited
Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive Oficer, Abraaj Capital
Stephen S. Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale University Jackson Institute of Global Affairs & Senior Lecturer, Yale University School of Management
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and Chief Executive Oficer, Ayala Corporation
Robert B. Zoellick, Senior Fellow, Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government

Moderator:
Martin Soong, Anchor, CNBC Asia Pacific
1715 – 1725
Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
George Yeo
Vice Chairman, Kerry Group Limited
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Day Three

23 September 2012, Sunday

 
Closed-door Roundtable for the International Advisors of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore Economic Development Board, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and Temasek

Chairman: Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam