A forum by Tan Jee Say
Date: 11 August 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 12.30 to 2 pm – Light buffet lunch will be provided
Venue: 108 Robinson Road
(diagonally opposite MPH bookstore)
In our fast-paced world where repercussions from the nexus of international financial markets are felt instantaneously across the globe, how can Singapore, a small city-state, continue to determine our survival and forge our own path of success? Is foreign labour our only hope?
What is the price to be paid in the pursuit of material wealth with limited resources? How much more or longer must Singaporeans suffer in terms of a lower quality of life for higher GDP growth?
Singapore has been called a “little red dot”, we have limited resources and cannot afford mistakes. The world today is moving too fast for politicians, academics and governments to adapt. We must encourage businesses and entrepreneurs to flourish as one of their key characteristics is being able to adapt and seize opportunities quickly.
Mr Tan Jee Say will share his insights on how he sees Singapore moving forward during these crucial times.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Tan Jee Say is a trained economist, financial investor and investment adviser. He has worked in international banks and asset management institutions such as Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Govett Asset Management and Standard Chartered Bank, for more than 16 years, and held positions as managing director and regional head of Asia Pacific operations. Prior to joining the financial sector, he was with the Administrative Service for 11 years, including 6 years in the Ministry of Trade and Industry and 5 years as the Principal Private Secretary to then Deputy Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong. Mr. Tan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, and has an Islamic Finance Qualification jointly awarded by the Chartered Institute and ESA of Lebanon. He graduated from Oxford University where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics on a Singapore Government Overseas Merit Scholarship.
Mr Tan came to prominence in early 2011 when he wrote a detailed 46-page paper this February entitled, “Creating Jobs and Enterprise in a New Singapore Economy – Ideas for Change“. The paper received the endorsement of Lord Butler, former Head of the British Civil Service in the 1980s and 1990s, who commented: “It seems to me a thorough and well-argued piece of work and as such it deserves the attention of policymakers.”
He took part in the May 2011 Singapore General Elections and has recently annnounced his intention to stand as a candidate for the upcoming 2011 Presidential Election.
Admission is free. The auditorium seats only 60 people.
Please RSVP soonest to Ms Michelle Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up on Mr Tan Jee Say’s facebook event page, as seats ARE LIMITED.