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Synopsis

The European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore is delighted to share that Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Trade and Industry, will be the Guest of Honour at the EuroCham Digital Economy Whitebook Launch Breakfast, joined by Her Excellency Iwona Piórko (Ambassador of the European Union to Singapore), and Mr Federico Donato (Past President of the European Chamber of Commerce).

The Minister will be present at the event to commemorate the Digital Economy Whitebook 2023, an initiative by EuroCham in response to the EU-Singapore Digital Partnership (EUSDP) signed in February 2023, underscoring digital collaboration between the European Union and Singapore. This partnership focuses on digital transformation, a key aspect of shifting towards a digital economy fueled by the internet, electronics, and data.

Singapore is a digitalisation pioneer in ASEAN, having engaged in digital initiatives with various regions, while the European Union is embarking on its own “Digital Decade.”  EuroCham sees significant opportunities for businesses and acts as a bridge between businesses, governments, and communities. Throughout 2023, we have been diligently arranging a sequence of discussions and gatherings as part of our Digital Economy Programme.

About the Digital Economy Whitebook
This Whitebook showcases EuroCham’s dedication to supporting digital transformation. It compares Singapore’s existing Digital Partnership Agreements to understand their role in advancing digitalisation. The Whitebook also presents our 2023 Digital Economy Survey Report, gathering insights from 50+ respondents across sectors. 

Based on survey results and research, the Whitebook offers recommendations for businesses and governments to drive digital economic transformation. Additionally, it features Company Profile Articles showcasing member companies’ digitalisation practices, especially in the Singapore context.

Symbolising an ongoing EU-Singapore dialogue, this Whitebook will guide digitalisation efforts for years to come.

 

Programme

08.30 am Registration
09.00 am Opening Remarks

  • Mr Federico Donato, Past President of EuroCham
  • H.E Iwona Piórko , EU Ambassador to Singapore

09.15 am Whitebook presentation, Ms Aakruti Ganeshan, EuroCham

09.20 am Whitebook Launch graced by the Minister for Trade and Industry

09.30 am Fireside Chat with Minister Gan Kim Yong, moderated by Dr Lovneesh Chanana, Chair of the Digital Economy Committee
10.15 am Networking Breakfast
11.30 am
End of Event

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.

 


Guest of Honour

Mr Gan Kim Yong
Minister for Trade and Industry
Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

Mr Gan Kim Yong was appointed Minister for Trade and Industry on 15 May 2021. One of his key priorities at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is to identify new opportunities for growth in support of Singapore’s continued economic development.

Prior to MTI, Mr Gan was Minister for Health from May 2011 to May 2021. Between January 2020 and May 2021, Mr Gan co-chaired the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, where he directed and coordinated Singapore’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also helmed the Ministerial Committee on Ageing to drive the formulation and implementation of ageing policies in Singapore, looking into matters such as active ageing, senior friendly infrastructure, and quality aged care.

Mr Gan was awarded the Overseas Merit Scholarship to read Engineering in Cambridge University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree (honours) in 1981. Mr Gan subsequently obtained his master’s degree in Engineering from Cambridge University in 1985.

 

Moderator

Dr Lovneesh Chanana
Senior Vice President and Regional Head for Government Affairs, Asia Pacific and Japan, SAP
Chair of the Digital Economy Committee, EuroCham

Dr Lovneesh Chanana leads the public policy, government programs and thought leadership engagements for SAP in Asia Pacific and Japan. A known thought leader in policy and program level application of technology, Dr. Lovneesh has been contributing to the development of technology policy landscape and leading many transformative government programs and projects. Working closely with industry bodies, where he leads and drives the digital economy agenda, Dr. Lovneesh has been contributing to knowledge sharing around technology developments and policies around cloud, SMEs, sustainability, artificial intelligence, workforce skilling, entrepreneurship and innovation. He has been instrumental in structuring and forging Government-industry partnerships to create a conducive digital ecosystem in many Asian countries. He has also been contributing to capacity building of Government officials and has designed and developed training programs in various areas related to technology programs in Government. He works passionately with academia and has been contributing to ensure industry readiness of youth and students through curriculum design and delivery.

Dr Chanana holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems Management with a research focus on Mobile Governance.

 


Registration Fees

Regular Member and NBG Member Rate           $100
Regular Non-Member Rate                                $130

Dress code: Business Attire 

A Breakfast Buffet will be served.

 

NBG Rates will apply if you are a member of one of the following European Business groups: ABA, AHK, BLCC, CEEC, DABS, DutchCham, FCCS, ICCS, Irish Chamber, NBAS, Spanish Cham, SwedCham, SwissCham

Kindly note that there are limited spaces available, registration is binding and payment is non-refundable.
No-shows will not be refunded. 


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Please follow these simple steps for easy registration to our paid events.

Step 1: Register below. You will receive a registration confirmation email from EuroCham once payment is made and it has been approved.

Step 2: Before the event, an email will be sent at least 2 days before to the attendees to confirm their attendance and inform them about the event details. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this email.

Step 3: Please reply to the second confirmation email with your confirmation of attendance so we know that you have received the relevant information and are still attending.

Step 4: Please arrive on time for registration for the event. We will only admit attendees who have made full payment to the event. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Kindly note that there are limited seats available, registration is binding and payment is non-refundable. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.


Payment Options

1. Paypal
If you wish to pay via debit or credit card, the Guest Checkout allows buyers to pay by debit/credit card, without signing into a PayPal account to finish the transaction.

2. Offline Payment
If you choose Offline payment, these are the options available to complete the payment transaction:

a. Bank Transfer
Account Name: European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore)
Account Number: 0220117734SWIFT
Code: DBSSSGSGBank
Name: DBS Bank Ltd
Bank Code: 7171

b. QR Code (for Payment via PayLah or PayNow)
After choosing the offline payment, the QR code will appear on the next page. Please scan the QR Code for payment, with the following details as reference: 
Kindly format the reference number by keying in EV23-1017  followed by the initials of the attendee (e.g. if your attendee’s name is Michelle Heng, the reference should be ‘EV23-1017 MH’)

c. Cheque
Kindly attention all cheques to the EUROPEAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (SINGAPORE)

Due to capacity limits, all registrations are binding and non-refundable. Payment for all webinars and events is due no later than two days prior to the scheduled event date.


POST EVENT

EuroCham Singapore launched the EuroCham Digital Economy Whitebook 2023-2024 at Catapult by CapitaLand at 9 am SGT/ 3 am CET on 17th October.

The event was an overwhelming success and we would like to thank all those who attended and supported this launch, especially SAP and One World International School Singapore.

In attendance were the Guest-of-Honour, Mr Gan Kim Yong, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry, and Her Excellency Iwona Piórko, Ambassador of the European Union to Singapore, as well as the former President of the European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, Mr Federico Donato, and Senior Vice President and Regional Head for Government Affairs of SAP in Asia Pacific and Chair of European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore Digital Economy Committee, Dr. Lovneesh Chanana.

The Digital Economy Whitebook 2023-2024 (downloadable link here: https://buff.ly/3QllMij) was executed in response to the recently signed EU-Singapore Digital Partnership (EUSDP) and the upcoming Digital Trade Agreement being negotiated.