All our Distinguished Speakers are both distinguished and impactful people. That is why we invite and host them. Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director EDB was especially so yesterday when we had the honour of hosting her. Making full use of a closed-door event, Jacqueline gave a tour de force address covering economic history, geo-politics and sound commercial judgement. It was very encouraging to hear EDB and the government is razor-focussed on being of help and relevance to fellow ASEAN member states; and equally focussed on listening, learning and making full use of the talent and opportunities which our immediate region offers to businesses based in Singapore. This makes perfect sense. As does the focus on supporting Singapore start-ups. EDB’s programme collaboration with Chamber member HCLI to encourage more Singaporean executives to work in our region to better understand it and to better position themselves for regional and global roles in their companies.
We would like to thank Jacqueline for her time and for sharing her insightful perspectives with a very engaged audience.