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China’s Re-Opening: Prospects for Growth and Cooperation

26 May China’s Re-Opening: Prospects for Growth and Cooperation

Opening Remarks: Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs 

Welcome Remarks: Ms. Patricia Quek, IBF Fellow, Business Sector Head, Singapore and Malaysia, UBS Global Wealth Management

Keynote: SMS Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of National Development 


  • Mr. Teo Siong Seng, Executive Chairman, Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd and Immediate Past Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation
  • Mr. Kelvin Tay, Chief Investment Officer, South Asia Pacific, UBS Global Wealth Management
  • Dr. Claus Rettig, Regional President, Evonik Asia Pacific
  • Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (Moderator)


About The Talk: 

China’s re-opening after ending its zero-Covid policy has been welcomed as an opportunity for the region’s largest economy to grow and assist the recovery for the wider region. However, the global context has shifted with growing tensions among major powers and China’s role in this evolving world order. In addition, there are also concerns about China’s policies at the national level. There is a need for a rational examination of the prospects and problems. 

What priorities does China and its new cabinet set for its re-opening and growth? How can foreign investors best engage China as global market conditions shift, especially in the West? What are key opportunities and potential concerns? 

Coming after visits to China by Singapore’s Prime Minister and by other Asian and European leaders, this talk will seek to offer a candid and closed-door dialogue on these issues and perspectives from those who engage China from the “outside-in”. 

Event Details

Date: Friday, 26 May 2023  

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm (registration begins at 4:30pm) 

Venue: Auditorium, Level 5, UBS Singapore, 9 Penang Road, Singapore 238459