Programme

Join us for 2 days of intense discussions, debate and networking.



Day 1 – 18 July 2016, Monday Venue
830

Convention Foyer
900


  • Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore



  • Chairman, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; and Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Fairmont Ballroom
910

  • Prime Minister, Sri Lanka

925

  • Introduction by biographer Naleeza Ebrahim


  • Book unveiling by DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam


  • Presentation of book to DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe


930 Presentation of gifts by DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam
945


  • Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore


  • Minister for Development Strategies & International Trade, Sri Lanka

Fairmont Ballroom
1030 Tea Break Foyer, Fairmont Ballroom
1045


  • Minister for Municipal Administrative and Urban Development, Andhra Pradesh, India



Session Chairman:

  • 11th Comptroller and Auditor General of India; and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore



Speakers:

  • Co-Head, IFC Global Infrastructure Fund; IFC Asset Management Company & CIO, World Bank Group, Singapore

  • Director, International Financial Corporation, Hong Kong

  • Senior Advisor, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Singapore

  • Founder Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Development Finance Company, India

  • Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Professor Emeritus, Keio University, Japan

  • Director-General, Investments; and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China





Fairmont Ballroom
1300 BUFFET LUNCH Foyer, Stamford Ballroom
1400


  • Executive Deputy Chairman, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS); and Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore


  • Senior Adviser of Supreme Leader; and President, Center for Strategic Research, Iran




Session Chairman:

  • Executive Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting Pte Ltd, Member, Management Board, Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore



Speakers:

  • Senator and Deputy Minister, Economic Planning and Private Public Partnership, Prime Minister's Office, Malaysia

  • Adjunt Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; and Former Senator and Parliamentary Secretary, Economic and Fiscal Policy, Japan

  • Former Finance Minister, Pakistan; Former Vice President, World Bank, USA; and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Lee Foundation Professor & Director, Centre on Asia and Globalisation Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore

  • Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Centre; and Chairman, Centre of Excellence in Islamic Finance, Pakistan






  • Chairman, Cinnovation/Chaudhary Group, Nepal

  • Group Executive Director, ARA Group, Malaysia



Session Chairman:

  • Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group, Singapore



Speakers:

  • Past President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),Vice Chairman, Sanmar Group, Singapore

  • Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd, Singapore

  • Chairman, Summit Group, Bangladesh/Singapore



Sophia Room/Olivia Room (Stamford Ballroom)
1550 Tea Break Foyer, Stamford Ballroom
1600


  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore



  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka

  • Former Foreign Advisor (Foreign Minister) of Bangladesh; and Principal Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Director, International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia; Visiting Research Professor; Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore



Session Chairman:

  • Senior Visiting Fellow,
    Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; and Contributing Editor, The Finance Times, Singapore




Stamford Ballroom
1815 End of Day 1 Convention
1900

SADC 2016 Gala Dinner



  • Prime Minister, Republic of Singapore



  • Chairman, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; and Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore



  • Award Annoucement

  • Citation

  • Award to be presented by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

  • Acceptance speech



In Conversation with Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India



Fairmont Ballroom
2230 End of Gala Dinner
The programme is subject to changes. The organiser reserves the right to cancel or revise the timing and content of the programme.
Day 2 – 19 July 2016, Tuesday Venue
900

Convention Foyer
930


  • Senior Minister of State, Ministry for Finance & Ministry for Law, Singapore



  • 43rd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

  • Member, Indian National Congress; and Former Minister of Corporate Affairs, India



Fairmont Ballroom
1015 Tea Break Foyer, Fairmont Ballroom
1025


Session Chairman:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) & Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Singapore



Speakers:





Fairmont Ballroom
1125


  • Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore



  • Founder & Chairman, Smart Dreams, Singapore



Session Chairman:

  • Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore



Speakers:

  • Politics of Migration: Indian Emigration in a Globalized World

      Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI),India




Fairmont Ballroom
1315 BUFFET LUNCH Foyer, Fairmont Ballroom
1400



The university’s role in economic and societal advancement



Session Chairman:

  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; and Former Economic Advisor to Prime Minister of India, India



  • Group Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, UK

  • Dean, Indian School of Business, Mumbai, India

  • Director, Unit for Socio-Economic Development of Indian Community and Coordinator Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia





Fairmont Ballroom
1520 Tea Break Foyer, Fairmont Ballroom
1545




Session Chairman:

  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Business Parables, India



Speakers:




Fairmont Ballroom
1700

India-China Business Dialogue



  • Associate Editor, The Business Times, Singapore



  • Board Director, Business China (Singapore), Singapore


Speakers:

  • Chairman of the Board, Chinese Academy of Science Holdings Co., China

  • Managing Partner, CAS Capital Fund, China

  • President,China Telecom (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Singapore

  • Chairman, Aarin Capital Partners and Manipal Global Education, India

  • President, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE New York); and Managing Director, Center10 Consulting LLC, USA

  • In-Charge, Foreign Affairs Department BJP; and Former Vice President, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, India





Fairmont Ballroom
1800

Book Launch and Reception


  • Distinguished Visitor Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; and Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India, India




Special Guest:

  • Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore



  • Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore

  • Distinguished Visitor Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; and Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India, India



Session Moderator:

  • Chairman, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore



Fairmont Ballroom
1845


  • Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore



Fairmont Ballroom
1990 Cocktail Reception (Hosted by India International Insurance) Fairmont Ballroom
1930 End of Day 2 Convention
The programme is subject to changes. The organiser reserves the right to cancel or revise the timing and content of the programme.
Updated as at 15 July 2016.
  • ABOUT

    South Asian Diaspora Convention (SADC) 2016 will bring together 1000 distinguished guests and more than 50 of the region’s leading policymakers and business leaders, academics and civil society leaders.

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  • PROGRAMME

    The two day programme consists of plenaries, gala dinner including dialogue with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Chief Ministers’ dialogues and interactive networking sessions.

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