This year's conference is held in commemoration of Albert Winsemius, Singapore's economic advisor in the 1960s and 1970s
Singapore, 30 March 2015 – The Netherlands Embassy and The Business Times are jointly presenting The Business Times Leadership Conference 2015 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. The theme of this year’s conference is “Leadership in Sustainability: How Singapore is shaping its future economic policies and business practices”.
For its economic success over the last 50 years, Singapore owes a debt of gratitude to the late Dutch economist Dr. Albert Winsemius (1910-1996), who was a trusted adviser to the government and a visionary, out-of-the-box thinker. Dr Winsemius presented a radical 10-year blueprint to transform Singapore from an entrepot trade port to a premier manufacturing centre in Asia, the biggest base for multinational enterprises in the region.
This half-day dialogue will feature reflections on the Winsemius legacy by distinguished Singapore policymakers, Dr. Ng Pock Too, Mr. Ngiam Tong Dow and Mr. S. Dhanabalan.
The Guest of Honour is Dr. Winsemius' son, Prof Dr. Pieter Winsemius, who had travelled specially from The Netherlands to grace this event. A former Dutch Minister, Prof. Dr. Pieter Winsemius will address the issue of sustainable development.
Mr. Lim Siong Guan, President of GIC Private Limited, will also deliver a keynote address on sustainability and leadership in economic transformation processes.
This will be followed by a panel discussion involving companies from both Singapore and The Netherlands. The panelists will discuss on the topic "Looking ahead to the next 50 years" and exchange views on sustainability in business practices.
The Business Times Leadership Conference 2015 is sponsored by Members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (AkzoNobel, DSM, FrieslandCampina, Heineken, KLM, Philips, Shell Eastern Petroleum and Unilever) and Rabobank.
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Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Time: 2.00pm to 5.30pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom (Level 3), Grand Hyatt Singapore
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2.00pm Welcome Address
His Excellency Mr Jacques Werner, Ambassador of The Netherlands
Mr Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Business Times
2.15pm Panel Discussion – Legacy of Dr. Albert Winsemius
- Dr Ng Pock Too, Political Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office
- Mr Ngiam Tong Dow, Director, Yeo Hiap Seng Limited and Raffles Medical Insurance
- Mr S. Dhanabalan, Former Chairman of Temasek Holdings, Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, Member of the Council of the Presidential AdvisersModerator: Mr Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Business Times
2.45pm Keynote Address 1 – The Management of Sustainable Development
Professor Dr Pieter Winsemius
Former Dutch Minister of Housing, Physical Planning and the Environment Former Member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy, Former Partner of McKinsey & Company
3.15pm Keynote Address 2 - Sustainability: Leadership in Economic Transformation Processes
Mr Lim Siong Guan
President, GIC Private Limited
3.45pm Tea break
4.15pm Panel Discussion - Looking Ahead to the Next 50 Years
- Mr Ong Ye Kung, Director of Group Strategy, Keppel Corporation
- Mr Gajendra Singh Sareen, CEO, Omni United
- Mr Atem S. Ramsundersingh, CEO, WEnergy Global
- Mr Roelof Westerbeek, President, DSM Engineering Plastics Moderator: Mr Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Business Times
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