Germany Singapore Business Forum Connect: Manufacturing and Innovation in Southeast Asia

Tue, 1 Jun, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (GMT+8)
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Germany Singapore Business Forum had been held since 1994 to promote partnerships between Singapore SMEs and German Mittelstand. Taking on a new and refreshed format in 2020, Germany Singapore Business Forum (GSBF) Connect comprises a series of events throughout the year to facilitate partnerships across market access, innovation plus industrial and digital transformation. Our focus continues to be on promoting partnerships between German and Singapore companies, while enabling faster, more digital and multi-dimensional connections. 

Southeast Asia has remained a bright spot with ASEAN; poised for a 4.5 percent real GDP growth in 2021 (Source: IMF). ASEAN’s growth is expected to accelerate with the implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which will create the world’s largest trading bloc comprising about 30 percent of global GDP and about a third of the world’s population.

The Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) jointly present Germany Singapore Business Forum Connect: Manufacturing and Innovation in Southeast Asia.  This 2-hour virtual event will start with a spotlight on the manufacturing landscape in Southeast Asia, and the investment and partnership opportunities open to German manufacturing companies in the region. In the second hour, German corporates will share their specific innovation interests and the co-innovation opportunities open to Singapore companies.
Event highlights
  • Learn about the Southeast Asian manufacturing landscape and opportunities for investment and partnership.
  • Find out about the innovation interests of German Mittelstand and the collaboration opportunities available to Singapore companies.
  • Network with potential partners through our dedicated business matching service. 
TimingProgramme Elements
0900 CEST
1500 SGT
GSBF Connect Welcome Messages
0905 CEST
1505 SGT

Introduction to Manufacturing Opportunities in Southeast Asia

Discover Southeast Asia’s manufacturing landscape and access opportunities via the Southeast Asia Manufacturing Alliance (SMA) 
Mr. Wu Hongyi, Deputy Director, Enterprise Singapore​

Gain insights into the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and how to do business in Southeast Asia
Mr. Lee Eng Keat, Executive Director, United Overseas Bank

Hear from a German Mittelstand on operating in Singapore to access the Southeast Asian market
Mr. Peter Riedel, President and Chief Operating Officer, Rohde & Schwarz 

Question and Answer
0955 CEST
1555 SGT
1000 CEST
1600 SGT

Corporate Crowdsourcing and Innovation Opportunities between Germany and Singapore

Sharing on Singapore’s Innovation Ecosystem and how German companies can plug into this network
Ms. Shen Ye, Deputy Director, Enterprise Singapore

Discover how Singapore start-ups can access Germany’s innovation ecosystem via Scaler8 programme 
Ms. Teodora Georgieva, Programme Director, German Entrepreneurship Asia

Learn more about Stratosfare’s corporate accelerator programme
Dr. Martin Rabe, Project Manager, it's OWL Clustermanagement GmbH

Hear from German companies Miele, Wago and Dr. Oetker on their innovation interests for 2021
Dr. Mareen Vassholz, Head of Digital Transformation Office, WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH
Mr. Daniel Kinder, Technology Manager, Miele & Cie. KG

Mr. Julian Hentze, International Production - Operational Excellence, Dr. Oetker

Question and Answer
1100 CEST
1700 SGT

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