Europe Day Luncheon Celebration 2018
Fee EuroCham Members: $140 Supporting Organizations: $160 Non Members: $200
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On Friday 4th of May 2018, EuroCham will celebrate at The St. Regis Singapore, the 68th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950 that led to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community and subsequently of the European Union. This prestigious luncheon is attended by about 150 guests, including Singaporean government representatives, CEOs and managing directors of Major European and Singaporean companies, the diplomatic circle and the media.
EuroCham is delighted to welcome Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry (with effect from 1 May 2018) as a Guest of Honour and speaker at this year’s Europe Day Luncheon.
11.30 am: Registration
12.30 pm: Welcome remarks by Mr. Stefano Poli
12.35 pm: Opening remarks by H.E EU Ambassador Barbara Plinkert
12.45 pm: Lunch
13.15 pm: Keynote speech by Mr Chan Chun Sing
13.30 pm: Q & A
02:00 pm: End
About the Speaker:
Mr Chan Chun Sing
Minister, Trade and Industry, Republic of Singapore
Mr Chan Chun Sing is Minister for Trade and Industry and Minister-in-charge of the Public Service from 1 May 2018.
Mr Chan is also Deputy Chairman of the People’s Association since 1 October 2015.
He is concurrently Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress, a role that he held since 4 May 2015.
Mr Chan served as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office from 9 April 2015 to 30 April 2018, upon relinquishing his prior appointments as Minister for Social and Family Development (MSF) and Second Minister for Defence, both of which he had held since 1 September 2013. At MSF, he was responsible for improving social service delivery, enhancing social safety nets and strengthening support for families in Singapore.
His other previous appointments included Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (21 May 2011 to 31 October 2012) and Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts (21 May 2011 to 31 July 2012).
Mr Chan served with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 1987 to 2011. He held various appointments, including Chief of Army (2010 to 2011), Chief of Staff, Joint Staff (2009 to 2010) and Commander 9th Division / Chief Infantry Officer (2007 to 2009). He left the SAF to run in the 2011 General Election and was elected Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC).
Educated at the Raffles Institution (1982 to 1985) and Raffles Junior College (1986 to 1987), Mr Chan was awarded the SAF (Overseas) and President’s Scholarship to study Economics at Christ’s College, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom in 1988 and graduated with First Class Honours. Mr Chan was awarded the Distinguished Master Strategist Award 1998 by the US Army Command and Staff College. In 2005, he completed the Sloan Fellows Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.
Born in 1969, Mr Chan is married with three children and enjoys reading and jogging.
Mr Ryan Huang,
Producer/Finance Presenter, SPH Radio MONEY FM 89.3.
Ryan Huang currently produces and presents the business content on SPH Radio’s MONEY FM 89.3 morning show, The Breakfast Huddle. He hosts various segments featuring interviews with analysts, economists, and thought leaders on macroeconomic, finance and business issues.
Prior to this, he was a market analyst and has also worked in strategic communications. Ryan was also previously a news editor and journalist across TV, print and online. He has interviewed former US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, as well as various ministers and CEOs across Asia.
He is co-author of best-selling investment book “Profit from the Panic”, which provides a guide for investors keen to get into the market. Proceeds were donated to the Straits Times Pocket Money Fund and AIDHA, a Singapore NGO that empowers foreign domestic workers and lower-income women through skills like financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
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