Singapore - Germany: Mastering innovation and resilience in the digital age

Conference

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Date/time

May 24, 2018, 8.30 a.m. - 12.15 p.m.

Loc.

Akademie Berlin, Tiergartenstraße 35, Berlin, Germany. To the website ›

Type

Congress

The striving innovation hub Singapore is a regional beacon, leading the ASEAN community as chairman into 2018. At the same time challenges like smarter cities, cybersecurity and educating the workforce of the future are similar in Germany.

KAS likes to invite you to a conference with experts from Germany and Singapore’s prestigious think tank RSIS, that looks to frame key issues and provide answers, which serve both countries. The conference is conducted in English and in accordance with the Chatham House Rule.

Programme

08.30 a.m. Registration

09.00 a.m. Welcoming remarks

  • Frank Priess, Deputy Head of European and International Cooperation, KAS
  • H.E. Laurence Bay, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore

09.15 a.m. Innovation and resilience - strategic trends from Singapore, Chairmanship-holder of ASEAN 2018

  • H.E. Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Ambassador-at-large at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Moderated talk with Rabea Brauer, Head of Team Asia, KAS

10.00 a.m. Networking coffee break

10.30 a.m. Panels

I. Smart Cities vs. Data protection and citizen rights

  • Nicolas Zimmer, CEO Technology Foundation Berlin
  • Benjamin Ang, Senior Fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), RSIS Singapore

Moderation: Katharina Naumann, Programme-Manager for Digitalization, Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia/Singapore, KAS

II. Digital economy vs. workforce disruption and unemployment

  • Thomas Heilmann MdB, Member of German Bundestag, member of the commitee on digital agenda
  • Oliver Röseler, Head of Berlin Corporate Representation DHL
  • Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman, RSIS Singapore
  • Dr. Tan Teck Boon, Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Science & Technology Studies Programme, RSIS Singapore

Moderation: Thomas Köster, Coordinator for Labour and social affairs, KAS, Berlin

12.00 a.m. Closing remarks

  • H.E. Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Ambassador-at-large at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs

12.15 a.m. Lunch reception for all participants

Arrival

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Contact person

David Brähler

David Brähler
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