SME Times News Bureau | 07 Sep, 2019
The High Commission of India in Singapore is
organising a two-day business summit in Singapore from Monday.
The objective of the business summit "India-Singapore: The Next
Phase", being organised on Monday and Tuesday at the Marina Bay Sands Expo
and Convention Centre in Singapore is aimed at setting the agenda and momentum
for the next five years, said a statement from the High Commission.
The summit also aimed at expanding modernisation, access and inclusion.
"It will be a platform to project the government's strategic outlook and
economic agenda; provide opportunities for investors, companies and startups in
and operating out of Singapore to interact with policy makers as well as
corporate and tech leaders from India; enhance our profile and presence in the
Southeast Asia's regional hub; and, accelerate the momentum in India-Singapore
economic partnership," it said.
Singapore is a key economic partner for India, the leading source of foreign
investment, a major financial market for Indian companies, and a partner in
areas of India's development priorities like urban development, skills and
infrastructure, said the statement.
Singapore is also emerging as a major startup and innovation hub with growing
links to India, it said, adding many global companies invest or manage their
operations in India, through their regional headquarters in Singapore.
The summit will focus on core sectors, including financial, infrastructure,
urban development, real estate, logistics, regional trade, water, agro-tech and
food processing, and skills development.
In another conference called ‘InSpreneur 3.0', which is the third edition of
the India-Singapore Innovation and start-up plat-form launched by the High
Commission of India in January 2018, there will be focus on fintech, SMEs
digital platforms, connecting start-ups in India and ASEAN, cyber security,
artificial intelligence, future of data, Industry 4.0, and health and bio
So far over 3,700 people have registered for the event. About 90 speakers from
government, business and technology sectors from India and Singapore will be
speaking in 25 sessions. In addition, there is an expert round table on water.