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22 Aug 2017
Business China partners Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City to co-organise the annual flagship Sino-Singapore Knowledge Forum

Business China partnered Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City to co-organise the Sino-Singapore Knowledge Forum (SSKF) 2017 on 22 August at Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou, China. The SSKF is the annual flagship event of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City which was incepted in 2013.

Themed ‘Benefiting Mutually and Inclusive Growth’, the Forum was graced by Mr Ong Ye Kung, Co-chairman of Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) & Second Minister for Defence, and Mr Huang Ningsheng, Vice Governor of Guangdong, China. More than 500 delegates from Singapore and China attended the Forum.

The Forum consisted of two panel discussion, and Chairman of Business China, Mr Lee Yi Shyan, was one of the distinguished panel members to share his views on ‘The Inclusive Growth of China's Economic Development under the One Belt One Road Initiative’. CEO of Business China, Ms Sun Xueling, was also the moderator for the panel discussion themed ‘Benefiting Mutually in International Collaboration’.

Some of the other panel speakers of the forum included: Mr Daren Tang, Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore; Mr Inderjit Singh Dhaliwal, Member, Board of Trustees, Nanyang Technological University; Mrs Nina Yang, CEO, Sustainable Urban Development, Ascendas-Singbridge; Mr Wang Zhendong, Co-founder of BIGO LIVE; and Ms Liu Zhiye, Vice President of Brand and Public Relations, Luye Life Sciences Group.

The panel discussion saw insightful exchanges of views on economic globalisation and how Singapore and China could collaborate to achieve inclusive growth in this new round of industrial revolution.

Minister Ong noted that Guangdong was the starting point of China's market reforms and opening up and has experienced phenomenal growth over the last two and a half decades. “It will continue to play a pioneering role as the China economy transforms, and Singapore will continue to be a key partner in this journey,” said Minister Ong.

The SSKF this year was held in conjunction with the 8th Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council (SGCC), co-chaired by Minister Ong and Governor of Guangdong, China, Mr Ma Xingrui. During the SGCC meeting, Business China also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Co. Ltd. (SSGKC) and the Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS). The signing was witnessed by both Singapore and Guangdong government leaders. The three-party MOU aims to lay the foundation to promote regional IP collaboration, knowledge exchange and trainings, as well as technology transfer.




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