Mayors Forum
Lee Kuan Yew World City Price
Young Leaders
City Solution Singapore


Business Forum

South Asia Business Forum: Discovering the Potential of South Asia's Opportunities
(Co-organised with Singapore International Water Week, CleanEnviro Summit Singapore and Enterprise Singapore)

Date: Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Time: 3.30pm - 6.15pm
Venue: Heliconia Room 3401A/B - 3403, Level 3

India’s embrace of rapid urbanisation has been closely watched since its Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Indian Smart Cities mission in 2015, with the aim of developing 100 smart cities to enable sustainable and citizen-centric urban growth. While Andhra Pradesh builds a new capital city drawing on global best practices and invites cutting-edge urban solutions, Maharashtra customises sustainable practices to retrofit its existing cities. Together with other South Asian cities, the session presented business opportunities in cities with high urban growth rates looking to find ready solutions to their increasing demands.

Keynote Address
Amb Gopinath Pillai
Chairman, Institute of S. Asian Studies at National University of Singapore and Singapore's Special Envoy to Andhra Pradesh

Viswa Sadasivan
Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Moves

Session 1: Deploying Smart City Solutions in Government-led Smart Cities, Rural Regions, and Private Sector Funded Smart Cities (Maharashtra)

Ajay Jain
Principal Secretary (Energy, Infrastructure & Investment, Government of Andhra Pradesh)

Dr. Sreedhar Cherukuri
Commissioner, Capital Region Development Authority, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Lakshmi Parthasarathy
Managing Director, Amaravati Development Corporation

Session 2: Disruption and Creation - Harnessing Market Innovations for Urban Solutions in Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Pradesh)

Gerard George
Dean of Lee Kong Chian School of Business for Singapore Management University and Chair Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Lee Kong Chian

Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee
Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects) Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

Joe Keen Poon
Chief Technology Officer, Managing Director (Smart Cities Solutions), Surbana Jurong

Abishek Lodha
Managing Director, Lodha Group

Stanley Samuel
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ecosoftt

Session 3: Promises of Development: Urban Challenges and Opportunities in South Asia (South Asia)

Uri Raich
Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank South Asia Urban Rep

Her Worship Rosy Senanayake
Mayor, Colombo Municipal Council

Dasho Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee
Mayor, Thimpu, Kingdom of Bhutan

Vinod Singh
Vice-President and Director, Asia Pacific, Jacobs


Innovation Forum

China Innovation Forum: China in the New Era

Date: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Time: 9.00am - 12.15pm
Venue: Sands Grand Ballroom M, Level 5

China is entering a new era of development and rapidly rising to become a leading, innovative world economy. No longer just the “Factory of the World”, China is at the forefront of new economy innovations like cashless payment, sharing economy, smart city, and urban solutions. The Belt and Road Initiative is a landmark initiative announced by the Chinese leadership to promote inclusive and sustainable development, with innovation and collaboration as key thrusts of achieving this goal. This forum shared about China in the New Era and the various innovations China is embracing to achieve inclusive and sustainable development.

Welcome Speech Speaker
Dr. Liu Thai Ker
Chairman, Centre for Liveable Cities

Session 1: Innovate to Stay Competitive

Mr. Robin Hu
Senior Managing Director and Head (Sustainability & Stewardship), Temasek International

Mr. Pang Yee Ean
Director-General, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Ms. Rose Wang
Corporate Vice President, Tencent

Mr. Leon Chen
Regional General Manager, Alibaba Cloud

Session 2: Urban and Sustainability Innovations

Mr. Goh Toh Sim
Chief Executive Officer, EC World Reit Asset Management

Mr. Qiu Qiwen
Director-General of Soil Environment Management, Ministry of Ecology and Environment

Mr. Tay Lim Heng
Chief Executive Officer, Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd

Dr. Wang Tianyi
Chief Executive Officer, China Everbright International Limited

Dr. Shan Liang
Vice President, Urban Planning and Design Institute of Shenzhen

Closing Remarks
Ms. Sun Xueling
Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Home Affairs