Asia House Conference - Asia Trade in the New Global Order

Venue : Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue

Date : November 22, 2018

Time : 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Price : $0.00

2018-11-22 08:00:00 2018-11-22 14:00:00 Asia/Singapore Asia House Conference - Asia Trade in the New Global Order - Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue AmCham Singapore

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AmCham Singapore is proud to partner Asia House for their upcoming signature conference - Asia Trade in the New Global Order.

Asia House will be assembling leading figures in global trade, investment and technology to share predictive analysis on the shifts taking place within the world economy.

Asia Trade in the New Global Order brings policymakers and business leaders together to share analysis and insights on emerging trends in the trading landscape. The conference will focus on the changes taking place across policy and technology, and how these will shape global trade. Confirmed speakers include:

- HE Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore
- Dr Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO of technology venture investment firm Sinovation Ventures and former
   President of Google China
- Thomas Lembong, Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and former Trade
   Minister of Indonesia
- Dr Robert Koopman, Chief Economist at the World Trade Organization
- Marcus Treacher, Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Ripple

Panel session 1 | The Shifting Trade Landscape in Asia and Beyond

Escalating trade tensions between China and the US and the real risk of a trade war are shaking up the global economic landscape.  US President Trump’s robust language on trade, imposition of tariffs and criticism of the WTO are having an impact not only on China but also its traditional trading partners, including the EU, Canada and Japan. Threats of retaliatory measures and the damage of a global trade war are rattling world markets. These developments come against the backdrop of a shift of power to the East. China is presenting itself as a champion of free trade; the TPP has been reborn under Japan’s leadership despite the US’ withdrawal; and Europe is accelerating efforts to complete trade deals with Asia as the UK prepares to exit the EU. This panel will explore the likely outcome of these events and how companies can best position themselves in the midst of these profound changes to the global trading architecture.

Panel session 2 | Creating a Digital Ecosystem

Advances in technology are redefining the way we live, govern, trade and do business. Artificial Intelligence, robotics and big data are reshaping the world and our place in it. The pace of change is accelerating and businesses and governments are grappling with the ramifications of what has been termed the next Industrial Revolution. This panel will explore the digital revolution, with a particular focus on fintech and regulation. It will look at how government and industry can collaborate to develop digital ecosystems which will foster innovation, transform value chains, and drive trade and global growth more widely.

Panel session 3 | The Business and Politics of the Belt and Road

China has described the Belt and Road initiative as helping to ‘usher in a new era of globalisation’. The private sector has shown enormous interest in the initiative, and many governments have welcomed the much needed investment in infrastructure. However, Belt and Road has been met with some pushback from a number of governments. The US and India have expressed deep concerns about the geopolitical implications of Belt and Road, while the “debt trap” in which Sri Lanka has found itself has been seized upon as a warning of the pitfalls of the project. The new Government in Malaysia has suspended $22 billion of China-backed BRI projects. This panel will examine whether China’s approach to infrastructural development is working, if it can meet the concerns of partner countries, and how business can adapt to these new realities.

More information is available on the website. For further inquiries, please contact Anthea Ow, Content Producer: