Gain key insights and leverage growth opportunities in a post-pandemic Asia.
Join the dialogue and be inspired by the stories of Singaporeans who have ventured into
new environments in the region. Change your perspective of Asia and adopt a global outlook.
Session 2 - China and India
4 March 2021
6.00 pm to 7.15 pm (SGT)
Conducted via Zoom - Register here
About the Speakers
Engineer turned finance professional based in Greater China
Aik-Ping Ng is a seasoned finance and investment professional with close to 20 years of international and China-based experience spanning private equity, strategic M&A and private wealth management. He currently works at a large financial institution and is a part-time author, mentor and Enneagram coach. A Terman scholar at Stanford University in the United States, Aik-Ping also teaches finance at Renmin University in Beijing, China. He is also an avid golfer, claims to dance salsa, and struggles at the piano.
How should young Singaporeans gear up to embrace the opportunities presented by China and the rest of Asia? What are the emerging trends and opportunities in a post-pandemic China? Come draw inspiration from Aik-Ping as he shares his personal story and provides an insider’s view into China’s transformation through the lens of an overseas Singaporean.
Shobha Tsering Bhalla
Managing Director, India Se Media and Director, Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Board
Shobha Tsering Bhalla is a veteran journalist and media entrepreneur with extensive experience as a senior print and online journalist. In 1989, she joined The Straits Times as a business correspondent and was the first non-resident Indian journalist to have an opinion column in The Sunday Times. In 2007, she founded India Se Media, the first magazine/media company catering to the India diaspora in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Shobha is also on the board of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) and is the Chairman of SHE@SICCI, which helps socially and economically vulnerable Singapore Indian women entrepreneurs grow their businesses in the post-COVID era.
Although India is not a signatory to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), its “Act East” policy forms an important part of its Indo-Pacific vision, which places ASEAN its core. With India’s strategic northeast set to play a big role in connecting the subcontinent with Southeast Asia, enhanced by India’s liberalised labour market, how can Singaporeans gain a first-mover advantage in Northeast India? What are the possibilities of tie-ups and cooperation between Singapore and Northeast India? Join Shobha as she shares the cultural similarities between Singapore and Northeast India, as well as how Singapore SMEs with interests in labour-intensive sectors could explore opportunities in India.
About the Moderator
Director – Africa, Middle East, Central and South Asia
SBF Global Division
Singapore Business Federation (SBF)
Alan Tan has been engaged in the Singapore Business Federation’s (SBF) global market development activities in ASEAN, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia for the past 12 years. Prior to joining SBF, he served two overseas postings as First Secretary Commercial-cum-Centre Director in Bangkok and New Delhi, as well as a Consultant in STDB Consulting while in Enterprise Singapore. He was also with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), where he worked on growth triangle projects in Batam and Bintan, Indonesia with Singapore Technologies Industrial Corporation (STIC).
This webinar is organised by the National Library Singapore and in collaboration with:
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Singapore Business Federation
Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
UAE Singapore Business Council