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The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the European Union Delegation in Singapore, along with supporting organisations Enterprise Singapore (ESG), the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (EuroCham), would like to welcome you to join us virtually to celebrate the first-anniversary of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement on 3 December 2020, 5.30pm.

The event will be graced by Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran and European Commission Executive Vice-President for an Economy that Works for People Valdis Dombrovskis.

The programme will include keynote speeches by Minister Iswaran and Executive Vice President Dombrovskis, as well as a panel discussion on the opportunities present in the EUSFTA and beyond. There will also be a signing of an Administrative Arrangement on EU-Singapore Cluster Cooperation that will seek to grow the cooperation between industry clusters in Singapore and the EU. More details on the programme can be found in the registration link below. 

If interested, please RSVP via the link by 3 December 2020, 5 pm. Thank you.

EUSFTA First Anniversary – A strong partnership for a resilient and sustainable recovery

Date: 3 December 2020
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Guests-of-honour: Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations of Singapore S Iswaran

European Commission Executive Vice-President for an Economy that Works for People Valdis Dombrovskis 

 

Programme

5:30 – 5:40 pm Welcome Remarks

H.E. Barbara Plinkert, European Union Ambassador to Singapore
H.E. Jaya Ratnam, Ambassador of Singapore to the EU 

5:40 – 6:00 pm Keynote Speeches

H.E. S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations of Singapore 

H.E Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Executive Vice-President for An Economy that Works for People

6:00 – 6:20 pm The way ahead – supporting business cooperation

Mr Slawomir Tokarski, European Commission Director for Industrial Policy and Innovation 
Mr Douglas Foo, President of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation 
Mr Mark De Colvenaer, Program Manager Smart Cities

6:20 – 6:30 pm Signing of the Administrative Arrangement between Singapore and the EU on Cluster Cooperation 

Witnessed by Minister S Iswaran 

Signed by 
H.E. Barbara Plinkert, European Union Ambassador to Singapore
Mr Gabriel Lim, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry
Mr Png Cheong Boon, Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore 

6:30 – 7:15 pm Panel Discussion: One year on – Opportunities in the EUSFTA and beyond
Q&A Session

Moderated by Mr Elsa Chen, Partner (Chief Economist) at Allen and Gledhill LLP

Speakers:
Mr Federico Donato, President of European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (EuroCham) 
Mr Ho Meng Kit, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Business Federation  
Mr Christopher Ong, DHL Express Singapore Senior Vice President & Managing Director 

7:15 – 7:30 pm Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between SBF and EuroCham

Signed by 
Mr Federico Donato, President of EuroCham 
Mr Ho Meng Kit, Chief Executive Officer of SBF