The Singapore Management University (SMU) - Chongqing University (CQU) Global Forum was held on 31 March 2017 in Chongqing, China. Themed “The Next Phase of Sino-Singapore Economic Collaboration: Managing Global Challenges Together”, the Forum series is co-organised by SMU annually with its China partner universities. The event brought together prominent scholars, as well as government and business leaders, to discuss ideas and share insights on strengthening economic cooperation between Singapore and China amidst new global challenges and uncertainties.
Organised against the backdrop of Singapore’s third government-to-government project with China in Chongqing and its contribution to China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the SMU-CQU Global Forum provides a platform to showcase the close collaboration between the academia, industry and governments of both countries in support of the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (CCI).
At the forum, SMU and CQU signed an institutional partnership MOU, while another tripartite cooperation agreement was inked by SMU’s Fujitsu-SMU Computing and Engineering Corp Lab, CQU’s counterpart, and Singapore’s Y3 Technologies on project cooperation, scientific research and talent development regarding urban logistics.
Several eminent speakers participated in the forum and roundtable. They included Guest-of-Honour Mr Gan Teng Kiat, Consul-General, Singapore Consulate-General in Chengdu; Mr Han Baochang, Director-General, China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity Administrative Bureau; Mr Sun Xiyong, Deputy Director-General, China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity Administrative Bureau; Prof Yang Dan, Executive Vice President, CQU; Mr Teo Eng Cheong, CEO (International), Surbana Jurong; Mr Kenneth Teo, Regional Director (West China), International Enterprise Singapore and Consul (Commercial), Singapore Consulate-General in Chengdu; and Prof Yao Shujie, CQU School of Economics and Business Administration.
The SMU delegation, led by Provost Prof Lily Kong, included Prof James Tang, Dean School of Social Sciences and Special Advisor (Greater China region) to President; Prof Bryce Hool, Dean, School of Economics; and Assistant Prof Zhang Wei, School of Law.
Besides the theme, the event also discussed topics including “Healthcare and Retirement Issues for Singapore’s Ageing Population”, “Leading a Global Company in an Uncertain World”, and “Innovation, Cyclicality, Efficiency and Fiscal Policies”.
Last updated on 05 Apr 2017 .