Summit

The Summit will address issues affecting the Asia-Pacific and explore what the future holds for the region. Recognized authorities from business, government, and academia will identify critical trends and provide in-depth analyses across a broad variety of important issues.

Wednesday, March 11

All day activities:

  • Excursions to business sites
  • APEC Business Travel Card/Global Entry Interviews (AmCham office, 1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre, #23 – 03)

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ambassador’s Reception in honor of Singapore’s 50th Anniversary (Flower Field Hall, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive)

  • Welcome by AmCham Singapore Vice Chair Elizabeth Hernandez, Vice President Corporate Affairs Asia-Pacific and Japan, HP
  • Remarks by the Honorable Kirk Wagar, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Singapore
  • Remarks by Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman, the Economic Development Board of Singapore
  • Expression of thanks by AmCham Singapore Governor Michael Zink, Head of ASEAN and Citi Country Officer, Singapore, Citi

Thursday, March 12

All day activities:

  • APEC Business Travel Card/Global Entry Interviews (APCAC site, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Level 4)
  • FCS/FAS/OPIC/TDA appointments (APCAC site, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Level 4)
  • Family tourist options

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Registration (Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands, Level 4)

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Conference opening

  • Master of Ceremonies Glenn van Zutphen, CEO, VanMedia Group
  • Welcome remarks by AmCham Singapore Vice Chair Jeffrey J. Hardee, Executive Director, Government & Corporate Affairs Asia-Pacific, and Singapore Country Manager, Caterpillar Asia Pte Ltd
  • Welcome remarks by APCAC Chairman George M. Drysdale, Chairman and CEO, Marsman Drysdale Group

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Keynote Addresses by the Honorable Kirk Wagar, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Singapore, and Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Ministry for Trade and Industry, Republic of Singapore

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Coffee break in the exhibition room

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: The Global and Regional Economic Outlook

  • Chair: Tony Nash, Global Vice President, Delta Economics
  • Speakers:
      • The Honorable Craig Allen, Ambassador of the United States of America to Brunei Darussalam
      • Johanna Chua, Head of Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis, Citi
      • Dr. Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Global Economic Advisor and Chair of the Academic Advisory Council, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, MasterCard
      • Manohar Khiatani, President and Group CEO, Ascendas
      • Irshad Vaziralli, General Manager Finance, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: The ASEAN Economic Community and Beyond

  • Chair: Michael Zink, Head of ASEAN and Citi Country Officer, Singapore, Citi
  • Speakers:
      • Attila Emam, Group Head, Risk and Government Relations, AirAsia
      • The Honorable Nina Hachigian, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
      • Parag Khanna, Managing Partner, Hybrid Reality
      • The Honorable Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch with Keynote speaker Jim Rogers, Global Investor and Author of Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Political Change and the Business Outlook

  • Chair: Dr. Fraser Thompson, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
  • Speakers:
      • Nimal Cooke, Executive Director, The Capital Maharaja Organisation (Sri Lanka)
      • The Honorable Derek Mitchell, Ambassador of the United States of America to Burma
      • Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler (the Philippines)
      • Adam Schwarz, Co-Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Asia, The Asia Group (Indonesia)
      • Steve Wilford, Director, Global Risk Analysis, Asia Pacific, Control Risks (India)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

#1 (Simpor Room) The Next Generation of Business in Asia

#2 (Roselle Room) The Multidimensional Issues in the South China Sea

  • Chair: Ray Corrigan, Country Manager, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, and Laos, Raytheon International
  • Speakers:
      • Robert C. Beckman, Director, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore
      • Dr. Jing Huang, Lee Foundation Professor on U.S.-China Relations, Director, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
      • Dr. Ian Storey, Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

#3 (Orchid Room) Making the Rebalance Real

  • Chair: Parag Khanna, Managing Partner, Hybrid Reality
  • Speakers:
      • Deborah Elms, Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre
      • Brad Glosserman, Executive Director, Pacific Forum CSIS
      • The Honorable Joseph Yun, Ambassador of the United States of America to Malaysia

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Coffee break in the exhibition room

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: American Ambassadors’ Perspectives

  • Chair: Cecilia Ma Zecha, Executive Director, Forbes Asia
  • Speakers:
      • The Honorable Craig Allen, Ambassador of the United States of America to Brunei Darussalam
      • The Honorable Nina Hachigian, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
      • The Honorable Derek Mitchell, Ambassador of the United States of America to Burma
      • The Honorable Kirk Wagar, Ambassador of the United States of America to Singapore
      • The Honorable Joseph Yun, Ambassador of the United States of America to Malaysia

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: The View from Washington, DC

  • Chair: The Honorable Craig Allen, Ambassador of the United States of America to Brunei Darussalam
  • Speakers:
      • Eric Emerson, Partner, Steptoe and Johnson, Washington, D.C. and Beijing
      • Jake Jennings, Executive Director of International External and Regulatory Affairs, AT&T
      • Tami Overby, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
      • Robert Wang, U.S. Senior Official for APEC, U.S. Department of State

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: APCAC Pacific Century Reception at Universal Studios

  • Welcome remarks by AmCham Singapore Vice Chair Jeffrey J. Hardee, Executive Director, Government & Corporate Affairs Asia-Pacific, and Singapore Country Manager, Caterpillar Asia Pte Ltd

Friday, March 13

All day activities:

  • APEC Business Travel Card/Global Entry Interviews (APCAC site, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Level 4)
  • FCS/FAS/OPIC/TDA appointments (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., APCAC site, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Level 4)
  • Family tourist options

7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m.: APCAC Governors Breakfast, Orchid Room

9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.: Competition for Capital: Asia as the Financial Hub of the Future

  • Chair: Nitin Jaiswal, Head of Sales ASEAN and South Asia, Bloomberg
  • Speakers:
      • Manu Bhaskaran, Partner, Centennial Group and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
      • Cietan Kitney, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Asia Pacific, Visa Worldwide
      • Steven Victorin, Head of Asia Pacific Corporate Banking & Global Head of Corporate Banking Subsidiaries, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

10:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m.: Coffee break in the exhibition room

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Keynote Address: The Business of Integrated Resorts
George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marina Bay Sands and Managing Director – Global Development, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

  • Host: Simon Kahn, Chief Marketing Officer – Asia Pacific, Google

11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.: Innovation and Technological Disruption

  • Chair: Dwight Hutchins, Asia Pacific Managing Director, Strategy Consulting, Accenture
  • Speakers:
      • Alan Chang, Managing Director for Northeast Asia, Airbnb
      • Hari Krishnan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, LinkedIn
      • Anneliese Olson, Vice President & General Manager, Personal Computing Category, Printing and Personal Systems, Asia Pacific and Japan, Hewlett-Packard Company
      • Soma Ramasamy, Senior Director, APAC Strategy, PayPal

12:15 p.m. -1:45 p.m.: Lunch Panel – Making Your Mark in Asia

  • Chair: Sachin Prasad, Director Strategy and Analytics, Mondelēz Asia Pacific
  • Speakers:
      • Pankaj Batra, CMO, Pizza Hut, Yum! Restaurants International
      • Killick Datta, CEO and President, International Brand Partners
      • Kim Hoang, Managing Director Southeast Asia, Edelman Digital
      • Greg Willis, Director Marketing and Communications Asia-Pacific, Harley-Davidson Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: The U.S. Business Agenda for Asia and APCAC Advocacy

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Special Session – Myanmar Update with the Honorable
Derek Mitchell, Ambassador of the United States of America to Burma, Orchid Room