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14th Singapore Maritime Lecture

The Singapore Maritime Lecture (SML) is a signature event at the annual Singapore Maritime Week, a week-long gathering of the international maritime community to advance industry issues and exchange ideas. SML has been brought online for 2020 and kicks off the “Maritime Perspectives” webinar series, which gathers experts and industry leaders to share their insights on digitalisation, decarbonisation and trade in a disrupted world.

About the webinar:

COVID-19 started as a public health crisis but has since developed to become an unprecedented “crisis of a generation”. The pandemic has had a multi-dimensional impact on the global economy, geopolitics, social and cultural norms, all of which have bearing on the maritime industry. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has forecast global trade to fall by 13% to 32% in 2020.

Our keynote speaker Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), will share macro perspectives on trade and supply chain shifts due to the changes brought about by COVID-19.

The keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion, with insights from Mr Menon, Mr Wan Chee Fong (Regional CEO of Middle East South Asia & Head of Business Development, PSA International) and Mr Steve Saxon (Expert Partner, McKinsey) on how the industry can rally together to tap on new prospects amidst disruption in global supply chains.

Programme

3:00PM

Welcome

3:05PM

Keynote Address

Ravi Menon
Managing Director, MAS

3:25PM

Panel: Business Not As Usual – how can we build resilient supply chains and a resilient digital economy and workforce to help businesses thrive in a post-COVID-19 global economy?

Mr Ravi Menon
Managing Director, MAS

Mr Wan Chee Foong
Regional CEO of Middle East South Asia & Head of Business Development, PSA International

Mr Steve Saxon
Partner, McKinsey and Company

Q&A    

4:00PM

End of webinar

Speakers
Ravi-Menon
Keynote Speaker & Panellist

Mr Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Mr Menon has been Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) since 2011. Ravi was previously Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry, where he led the ministry’s work in economic strategy, international trade, energy policy, and research and development. He was also previously Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance.

Wan-Chee-Foong
Panellist

Mr Wan Chee Foong
Regional CEO of Middle East South Asia (MESA) & Head of Business Development, PSA International

Mr Wan bears overall responsibility and accountability for PSA Group’s portfolio of operating terminals, investments and expansion in MESA. In his portfolio covering Group Business Development, Chee Foong is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities around the world.

Steve-Saxon
Panellist

Mr Steve Saxon
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Mr Saxon is a core member of the travel, logistics and infrastructure practice, focusing on shipping and ports. His work includes strategy development with container lines, performance improvement through revenue enhancement and cost reduction, and supporting private equity investors into shipping.

yvonne
Moderator

Ms Yvonne Chan
Host & Presenter

Ms Chan has taken on multiple roles during her career at Asian news network CNA – including helming the prime time morning belt, First Look Asia. Having honed her news writing and critical thinking skills in the newsroom, she brings her experience in covering business news and moderating ministerial and business forums.


Maritime Perspectives webinar series


The global COVID-19 pandemic has compelled us to relook at how the maritime sector will change and what lies ahead. We will need to accelerate our digitalisation efforts to better equip ourselves for the new normal economy. As we focus our efforts on recovery amid headwinds caused by the pandemic, we should not lose sight of our decarbonisation goals. MPA invites you to join the Maritime Perspectives webinar series where experts and industry leaders share their insights on digitalisation, decarbonisation and trade in a disrupted world.

The Maritime Perspectives Series kicks off with the signature Singapore Maritime Lecture. This will be followed by

2 webinars focusing on decarbonisation and digitalisation.

Upcoming Webinars:

3. sept decarb
Future of Shipping – Decarbonisation

17 September 2020
5pm – 7pm

4. oct fosc digi
Future of Shipping – Digitalisation
8 October 2020
5pm – 7pm

For more information, click here https://www.go.gov.sg/maritime-perspectives