Agenda


Please note that agenda timings are based on Singapore timezone (GMT+8).

DAY 1
09 March 2021
DAY 2
10 March 2021
DAY 3
11 March 2021
Start Time End Time Session Description
08:00 am 08:30 am Summit Login
08:30 am 08:35 am Welcome Remarks (Virtual)
Emcee:

Jacob J. Puthenparambil

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Redhill World

AmCham Marketing & Communications Committee Co-Chair

Speaker:

Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei

Chief Executive Officer

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

08:35 am 08:40 am Opening Remarks (Virtual)
Speaker:

Ai Hua Ong

Head of Government Affairs and Policy, Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson

AmCham Board of Governor

08:40 am 08:45 am Introduction of Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance, Republic of Singapore
Speaker:

Amol Gupte

ASEAN Head and Country Officer, Singapore

Citi

08:45 am 09:45 am Keynote Address by and Fireside Chat with Heng Swee Keat (Virtual)
Speaker:

Mr. Heng Swee Keat

Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance

Republic of Singapore

Moderated by:

Ted Osius, Ambassador (ret.)

Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy

Google Asia Pacific

09:35 am 10:35 am Leadership Redefined: Keynote and Fireside Chat (Virtual)

The year 2020 has prompted leaders to re-think how they manage their teams and operate their businesses, amidst a pandemic and an unpredictable economic, political, and Read More

Speaker:

Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer

DBS Group

Moderated by:

Haslinda Amin

Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia and Anchor

Bloomberg Television

10:35 am 10:40 am Presentation of the AmChamREPRESENT Awards 2021 in Leadership Transformation (Virtual)
Presented by:

Karthik Natarajan​

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Procter & Gamble (P&G)

AmCham Board of Governor

10:40 am 10:50 am Conference Break
10:50 am 11:50 am The Rise of APAC: Growth Opportunities and Future Outlook (Virtual)

The Asia Pacific region has demonstrated significant resilience despite the economic and social setbacks of the last year and is expected to regain momentum and achieve Read More

Speakers:

Cindy Hook

Chief Executive Officer

Deloitte Asia Pacific

Karthik Natarajan​

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Procter & Gamble (P&G)

AmCham Board of Governor

Steven Barnett

Chief Executive Officer, APAC

AIG

Moderated by:

Angela Mancini

Head of Asia Pacific Markets

Control Risks

12:10 pm 12:15 pm Day 1 Closing Remarks (Virtual)
12:15 pm 02:00 pm Conference Break
02:00 pm 03:00 pm Registration (In-person)

The in-person events of the AAP Summit taking place in the afternoons of March 9 and 10 will cover the key highlights from the AmCham Committee Point of View Papers and Read More

Emcee:

Sophie Guerin

Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, APAC

Johnson & Johnson

03:00 pm 03:05 pm Opening Remarks (In-person)
Speaker:

Lisa Liaw

Chairman of the Board of Governors

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

03:05 pm 03:25 pm Presentation of Committee Point of View Papers Key Themes (In-person)
Presented by:

Steve Okun

Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

AmCham Governor

03:25 pm 04:00 pm In Focus #1: Critical Role of Data in the Economy (In-person)
Speakers:

Christopher Martin

Head of Region, Asia & US

Access Partnership

Jared Dougherty

Executive Director| International External & Regulatory Affairs| Asia

AT&T and WarnerMedia

Priya Mahajan

Head of Public Policy & Regulatory Counsel, Verizon

Cybersecurity Committee Co-Chair

Moderated by:

Hans Vriens

Managing Partner

Vriens & Partners

04:00 pm 04:35 pm In Focus #2: Financial Inclusion of SMEs (In-person)
Speakers:

Steven Chan

Senior Director and Asia Head, Government Relations, PayPal

Chair, AmChams of Asia Pacific (AAP)

David Katz

Director, Public Affairs Asia Pacific, KKR

AmCham Board of Governor

Stanislav Protassov

Co-Founder & Technology President

Acronis

Moderated by:

Natalie Marko Nietsch

Head of Digital Strategy, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

Women in Business Committee Co-Chair

04:35 pm 04:50 pm Break
04:50 pm 05:35 pm Tabletop and Shared Discussion (In-person)
Facilitated by:

Hans Vriens

Managing Partner

Vriens & Partners

Natalie Marko Nietsch

Head of Digital Strategy, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

Women in Business Committee Co-Chair

05:35 pm 05:55 pm Presentation of AmChamREPRESENT Awards in Business Transformation: Sectoral Sub-category (In-person)
Presented by:

Sophie Guerin

Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, APAC

Johnson & Johnson

05:55 pm 06:00 pm Closing Remarks
Speaker
David Katz

Director, Public Affairs Asia Pacific, KKR

AmCham Board of Governor

Start Time End Time Session Description
08:00 am 08:30 am Day 2 Summit Login
08:30 am 08:35 am Emcee Welcome Remarks (Virtual)
Emcee:

Sarah Guldin

Director, Communications, Asia Pacific

Mastercard

08:35 am 08:40 am Remarks by U.S. Government Representative (Virtual)
Speaker:

Diane Farrell

Acting Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade

U.S. Department of Commerce

08:40 am 08:45 am Day 2 Welcome Remarks (Virtual)
Speaker:

Christian Sandric

President and Chief Executive Officer, Singapore

AIG

08:45 am 09:40 am Digital Transformation: Fireside Chat (Virtual)
Speaker:

Vipul Chawla

President, Pizza Hut International

Yum! Brands

Moderated by:

Kate Burton

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

KB Momentum

09:40 am 09:55 am Digital Transformation: Tech Trends for Business Recovery in 2021 (Virtual)

We are at a pivotal moment in time and “Business as usual” simply isn’t enough to jumpstart growth in 2021. This session will delve into three trends Read More

Speakers:

Karan Bajwa

Vice President

Google Cloud, Asia Pacific

09:55 am 10:10 am Digital Transformation Deep Dive: The Equalizing Potential of Soft Skills (Virtual)

The World Economic Forum predicts that 85 million jobs will be displaced by 2025 even as 97 million new roles will emerge. While businesses struggle to find talent with Read More

Speaker:

Dr. Frida Polli

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Pymetrics

10:10 am 10:30 am Digital Transformation: Deep Dive (Virtual)
Speaker:

Fiona Carney

Chief Marketing & Operations Officer

Microsoft Asia Pacific

10:40 am 10:55 am Presentation of the AmChamREPRESENT Awards 2021 in Digital Transformation (Virtual)
Presented by:

Stephanie Davis

Vice President

Google Southeast Asia

Karthik Natarajan​

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Procter & Gamble (P&G)

AmCham Board of Governor

10:40 am 10:50 am Conference Break
10:50 am 11:50 am Accelerating Digital Transformation: The Future of FinTech and Digital Payments (Virtual)

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation globally, leading to a rapid adoption of digital payments and online banking services. With the Read More

Speakers:

Anupam Pahuja

Vice President, India, South East Asia, Middle East and Africa

PayPal

Garrett Ilg

President, Japan and Asia Pacific

Oracle

Mariko Braswell

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

MOVE 78 Pte Ltd

Debopama Sen

Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions, Singapore and ASEAN

Citi

Moderated by:

Huey Lin

Venture Partner

GGV Capital

11:50 am 12:00 pm Day 2 Closing Remarks (Virtual)
Speaker:

Keith Tan

Chief Executive

Singapore Tourism Board

12:00 pm 02:00 pm Conference Break
Speaker
Keith Tan

Chief Executive

Singapore Tourism Board

02:00 pm 03:00 pm Registration (In-person)

The in-person events of the AAP Summit taking place in the afternoons of March 9 and 10 will cover the key highlights from the AmCham Committee Point of View Papers and Read More

Emcee:

Anupama Puranik

Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

AmCham Human Capital Committee Co-Chair

03:00 pm 03:05 pm Opening Remarks and Recap of Day 1 (In-person)
Speaker:

Adam Rahman

Head of Corporate Affairs, Singapore and ASEAN, Citi

AmCham Board of Governor and Chair of the Board Working Group on Committees

03:05 pm 03:35 pm In Focus #3: Building Resiliency Through the Pandemic
Speakers:

Jon Teo

Healthcare and Data Governance Specialist, APJ

Informatica

Apurva Gupta

Head of Procurement, Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific

Supply Chain, Transportation & Logistics Committee Co-Chair

Marine Queniart Stojanovic

General Manager, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar & Brunei, Sanofi-Aventis

Healthcare Committee Co-Chair

Moderated by:

Steve Okun

Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

AmCham Governor

03:35 pm 04:10 pm In Focus #4: Sustainable Business Practices
Speakers:

Trista Chen

Partner

ERM

Belinda Ford

Vice President, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Communications, ASEAN and South Pacific Operating Unit

Coca-Cola Far East Limited

Moderated by:

Jannik Termansen

Regional Director, Government Affairs & Markets, 3M Asia Pacific

AmCham Board of Governor

04:10 pm 04:25 pm Break
04:25 pm 05:00 pm In Focus #5: Globalization and the New Way of Working
Speaker:

Deepali Jain

Managing Director

Lee Hecht Harrison

Speakers:

Nitin Goil

Director, Workforce Transformation & Leadership, Deloitte SE Asia

Human Capital Committee Co-Chair

Jennifer Di

Director, Human Resources, SEA & APAC, Baxter Healthcare (Asia)

Human Capital Committee Co-Chair

Moderated by:

Anindo Dutta

Partner, Global Alliances & Ecosystems

Ernst & Young Asia Pacific

05:00 pm 05:35 pm Tabletop and Shared Discussion (In-person)
Facilitated by:

Steve Okun

Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

AmCham Governor

Jannik Termansen

Regional Director, Government Affairs & Markets, 3M Asia Pacific

AmCham Board of Governor

Anindo Dutta

Partner, Global Alliances & Ecosystems

Ernst & Young Asia Pacific

05:35 pm 05:55 pm Presentation of AmChamREPRESENT Awards in Business Transformation: Functional Sub-category (In-person)
Presented by:

Anupama Puranik

Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

AmCham Human Capital Committee Co-Chair

05:55 pm 06:00 pm Closing Remarks
Speaker
Christopher Quinlivan

Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

Embassy of the United States of America

Start Time End Time Session Description
08:00 am 08:30 am Day 3 Summit Login
08:30 am 08:35 am Emcee Welcome Remarks (Virtual)
Emcee:

Prerna Pant

Co-founder

Circus Social

08:35 am 08:40 am Remarks by U.S. Embassy in Singapore (Virtual)
Speaker:

Rafik Mansour

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.

U.S. Embassy in Singapore 

08:40 am 08:50 am Dialogue with U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Speaker:

David Marchick

Chief Operations Officer

U.S International Development Finance Corporation

Moderated by:

Steve Okun

Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

AmCham Governor

08:50 am 09:50 am Government & Policy Transformation: Fireside Chat (Virtual)
Speaker:

Mr. Chan Chun Sing

Minister for Trade and Industry and Minister-in-charge of the Public Service

Republic of Singapore

Moderated by:

Denise Rutherford

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

3M

09:50 am 10:05 am Presentation of Key Findings from the ASEAN Business Outlook Survey (Virtual)
Speaker
Monica Chitnis

Associate Director

Blackbox Research

10:05 am 10:15 am Conference Break
10:15 am 11:15 am Reimagining Human Capital: Work, the Workplace and the Workforce (Virtual)

The pandemic has brought significant and possibly permanent changes to the workplace and the future of work. With employees around the world working remotely, companies Read More

Speakers:

Renée McGowan

President, AMEA

Mercer

Lisa Tay

Head of Human Resources, Asia Pacific

Johnson & Johnson

Joel Fastenberg

Head of Human Resources, Singapore and ASEAN

Citi

Sanjeev Johar

Divisional Vice President

Abbott

Moderated by:

Adam Cole

Managing Director, Singapore

Volt Asia

11:15 am 11:25 am Presentation of the AmChamREPRESENT Awards 2021 in Human Capital Transformation (Virtual)
Speakers:

Ai Hua Ong

Head of Government Affairs and Policy, Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson

AmCham Board of Governor

Karthik Natarajan​

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Procter & Gamble (P&G)

AmCham Board of Governor

11:25 am 11:30 am Summit Closing Remarks (Virtual)
Speaker
Steven Chan

Senior Director and Asia Head, Government Relations, PayPal

Chair, AmChams of Asia Pacific (AAP)

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