Singapore Forum


The SRE launched its flagship Singapore Forum in April 2015 in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence. The objective is to establish a Forum on Asia that is focused on geostrategic, politico-economic and governance issues that would have an impact on regional development and stability. The Forum is forward-looking and practical in its focus, giving policymakers and business leaders a neutral platform for frank sharing and exchange of views on the approaches, policies and strategies needed to deepen regional cooperation.

The theme of the inaugural Singapore Forum was “Asia and the World – New Growth, New Strategies”. Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, shared his views during a dialogue session with the guests at the welcome dinner on 10 April. The Singapore Forum keynote address was delivered by Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, 6th President of the Republic of Indonesia, on 11 April, and Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Finance of the Republic of Singapore, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, spoke at the luncheon the same day.

The theme of Singapore Forum 2016 was “Asia and the World – Shared Opportunity, Shared Prosperity”. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies of the Republic of Singapore, delivered the dinner address which was followed by a dialogue session with the guests at the welcome dinner on 1 April. Mr Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament, Republic of Kazakhstan, delivered the opening address on 2 April, Dr Narongchai Akrasanee, Chairman, MFC Asset Management Plc., former Minister of Energy and former Minister of Commerce, Thailand, spoke at the luncheon, and Mr Thomas Trikasih Lembong, Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, delivered the closing address the same day.

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