High Level Business Forum for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
exploring Singapore-China Partnerships on Infrastructure Financing in the Region
Four Seasons Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
19 Sep 2016 (Mon), 9am – 12pm

Pure Talents bilingual emcee Danny Yeo (Yang Junwei) was handpicked to host this high-level business forum organised by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Singapore branch. The organiser ICBC particularly wanted a master of ceremonies who is effectively bilingual in both English and Mandarin, as well as a host who is experienced with high-level dignitaries, business events and Chinese officials. Danny Yeo was our client’s top choice for the job.

The event is also co-organised by Surbana Jurong Private Limited, and supported by Business China Singapore, China Enterprises Association (Singapore), International Enterprise Singapore, Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore Business Federation, Singapore-China Business Association, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Singapore Exchange Limited.

The two countries’ top executives from the public and private sectors gathered to better explore Singapore-China partnerships on infrastructure financing in the region. The forum was titled “Infrastructure Partnership and Financing in One Belt, One Road (OBOR) – Challenges and Opportunities:.

ICBC Chairman Mr Yi Huiman attended the forum and delivered an opening address. Distinguished guests who spoke at the event include: Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry; Mr Chen Xiaodong, Chinese Ambassador in Singapore; Mr Liew Mun Leong, Chairman of Changi Airport Group (Singapore) and Surbana International Consultants Holdings. The keynote speakers emphasised growing opportunities in the sector.

At the forum, ICBC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore Business Federation, SurbanaJurong Group, Singapore Exchange and Sinochem International to advance the bilateral cooperation in the cross-border e-commerce, construction of “One Belt and One Road” and capital markets.

Experts from AIIB, IFC, International Enterprise Singapore, Surbana Jurong Holding Group and Singapore Contractor Association, shared their views and information along with participants’ interaction.

Singapore is an important platform for the implementation of infrastructural projects related to the One Belt One Road initiatives in the South East Asia region. ASEAN and South Asia regions are important regions which form part of the 21 Century Silk Route. China cooperates with the various countries in the region in areas such as energy, infrastructure, equipment and manufacturing capabilities.

Singapore with its developed economy and status as the financial hub in the region, is a important pillar in the One Belt One Road initiatives. ICBC Singapore Branch as the sole RMB clearing centre and Qualifying Full Bank license gives ICBC the opportunity to contribute to the vision of the One Belt One Road initiatives.