Conference Programme

Tentative Programme (as at 9 October 2019)


SADC 2019 GALA DINNER
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Guest-of-Honour
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies
Republic of Singapore
18:00 Cocktail Reception
Welcome Remarks
Ambassador Gopinath Pillai
Chairman, Institute of South Asian Studies NUS; and
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Special Performance
Commencement of Dinner
Announcement I
Outstanding Member of the South Asian Diaspora (OMSAD) Award Recipient

Citation by
Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
Principal Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS; and
Former Foreign Advisor (Foreign Minister) of Bangladesh

Presentation of Award by the Guest-of-Honour
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies
Republic of Singapore

Vote of Thanks by the OMSAD Award Recipient

Announcement II
Special Lifetime Achievement (SAL) Award

Citation by
Professor Tan Tai Yong
Deputy Chairman, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS and
President, Yale-NUS College

Vote of Thanks by the SAL Award Recipient
Vote of Thanks
Professor C Raja Mohan
Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS
21:30 End of Gala Dinner

4TH SOUTH ASIAN DIASPORA CONVENTION 2019
Venue: University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore

Guest-of-Honour
Mr Teo Chee Hean
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security
Republic of Singapore
09:00 Registration and Networking
Welcome Address
Ambassador Gopinath Pillai
Chairman, Institute of South Asian Studies NUS; and
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Keynote Address
Mr Teo Chee Hean
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security
Republic of Singapore

Interactive Session with Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean

Chairperson
Professor Wang Gungwu
Chairman, East Asia Institute University Professor, NUS; and
Emeritus Professor, Australian National University
Tea Break
Plenary Session
Business in South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges

Q & A
Lunch
Plenary Session
Women Empowerment in South Asia

Q & A
In-conversation
South and Southeast Asia: Mismatch and Challenges

Q & A
Interactive Session
Technology in Financial Services

Q & A
Tea Break
Plenary Session
Infrastructure and Smart Cities

Q & A
Interactive Session
South Asian Diaspora: A Strategic Asset?

Q & A
Vote of Thanks
18:30 END
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Supporting Partners