Management in the Era of Digital Economy

Date: Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Location: Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium

Synopsis:
Technology is transforming the business landscape, disrupting existing businesses at an unprecedented rate. The challenges this poses are forcing companies to overhaul their business models, restructure their ecosystems, innovate their approach to management and adjust their leadership styles. 

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Block-Chain: The Game Changer

Date: 8 April 2018
Location: Singapore

Synopsis:
Block-chain technology creates a secure transaction ledger database that records and stores every transaction that occurs in a network of decentralized computers, essentially eliminating the need for “trusted” third parties such as payment processors. 

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China's Economic Outlook and Financial Market Development

Date: 9 February 2018
Location: Singapore

Synopsis:
The China economy has entered a new era, facing both challenges and opportunities. China can still benefit from its enormous potential in economic growth gaining additional traction from various areas including institutional transition, factor market liberalization, large population and rising domestic demand and the increasing innovative young generation.

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9th Wee Cho Yaw Singapore: China Finance and Banking Forum

Date: 6 September 2017
Venue: Shanghai, China

Synopsis:
The sphere of banking and finance is experiencing some unprecedented change. On the one hand, the swift development of the Internet economy is rapidly influencing people's lifestyle including how transaction and banking activities are carried out. On the other hand, China's enormous demand for inclusive finance, not fully satisfied by traditional banking services, has created an eager appetite for Internet finance start-ups and new funding platforms.

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Flagship Forum 2016: Connecting Economy and Environment

Date: 27 October 2016
Venue: Beijing, China

Synopsis:
Many developed economies, during their period of rapid industrialisation, created wealth before environmental concerns arise. Today, China must balance the intricate interplay between economic growth and environmental sustainability in order to continue its growth trajectory and upgrade its industries.

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8th Wee Cho Yaw Singapore: China Finance and Banking Forum

Date: 14 July 2016
Venue: Singapore

Synopsis:
The year ahead will be challenging for the global economy with headwinds that will likely slow global trade. China’s weakening economy, higher interest rates in the US, plunging commodity prices coupled with global deflationary forces present a testing time for world leaders. To tackle these trends, world leaders have turned to two elements for global economic growth – freedom of cross-border trade and investment.

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4th Public Lecture Series: China towards a Healthy Capital Market

Date: 28 January 2016
Venue: Suzhou, China

Synopsis:
In 2015, China's A-share market experienced violent abnormal volatility. The Shanghai stock exchange index lost about 40% from its peak record in May. Injections of government bailout funds failed to calm the market. Investors suffered great losses and the individual investor dominated trading sphere was overwhelmed by fear, doubt, anxiety, and despair.

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3rd Public Lecture Series: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): Outlook and Challenges

Date: 13 November 2015
Venue: Singapore

Synopsis:
First of all, four distinguishing characteristics of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are highlighted, in contrast to existing multilateral development banks under the Bretton Woods System. And the four distinguishing characteristics is believed to shape the bank’s culture, policies, and operations on the ground in the future.

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2nd Public Lecture Series: Corruption – Impact on China’s Economy and Lessons from The Singapore Model

Date: 22 September 2015
Venue: Singapore

Synopsis:
Chinese President Xi Jinping recently launched a crackdown on corruption. Despite this rigorous anti-corruption campaign, the country has not succeeded in eradicating bad practices. In comparison, Singapore has been uniquely successful in being corruption-free, with the authorities taking a zero tolerance approach. What can China learn from the Singapore model? 

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1st Public Lecture Series: Huawei's Reform Philosophy and Practices

Date: 3 June 2015
Venue: Singapore

Synopsis:
Looking back on the past 27 years of Huawei’s growth, the public lecture explores the company’s reform philosophy and practices to provide insights to its organizational transformation during the turbulent and rapidly changing modern era.

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Flagship Forum & Industry Roundtables: Globalisation & Transformation of China and Chinese Enterprises

Date: 9-10 April 2015
Venue: Beijing, China

Synopsis:
China has grown into one of the world's largest economy since it first liberalised its markets 36 years ago. However, China is confronted with a "new normal" of slower growth. Whilst Chinese enterprises are gaining a more stable foothold across the globe, they are also facing the twin challenges of complex global politics and slower growth.

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