SID Directors Conference

Since 2010, SID has organised a flagship annual Directors’ Conference, which is positioned as the one forum that board directors would want to attend each year.

Asia's Renaissance
The new era of Recovery and Reopening

8 - 9 September 2021

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An Asian Renaissance beckons as regional economies recover and rebuild from the throes of the pandemic. As organisations adapt to the new realities of today, many are looking ahead and exploring ways to emerge stronger. The march of the Asian decade is a source of growth and opportunities. This year’s SID Directors Conference returns with a hybrid format to look at emerging trends, through the perspective of industry players, regulators and thought leaders. The conference will cover themes around the new capitalism, geopolitical shifts, hyper digitalisation, focus on ESG (environmental, social and governance) and the global tussle for talent.

Lawrence Wong

Minister for Finance 

In Conversation with Dilhan Pillay
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Temasek International

Breakout Tracks
The New Capitalism
Stakeholder capitalism has taken on new dimensions, with a renewed focus on building a collaborative ecosystem. This broadens the corporate network to include not just shareholders but employees, customers, suppliers, partners, and the wider community. Is this embrace of a more compassionate form of capitalism a lasting one, and if so, what are the implications for boards?
Hyper Digitalisation
The rapid pace of technological advancement across areas like artificial intelligence, 5G, blockchain technology and cyber security looks set to continue. This session looks at some of the ways businesses can cut through the hype and narrow in on potential differentiators and value creators.  In a hyper connected world, what are the key trends that an organisation should pay attention to and invest in?
ESG at the Core
The sustainability agenda for boards has renewed focus on the environmental and social impact equation. In the wake of Covid, business leaders drew lessons from managing crises with the long term in view. What are the key considerations for businesses to consider in redesigning their ESG strategies in the Asian context?
Global Tussle for Talent
The future of work is becoming increasingly multi-layered. Businesses are retooling and reskilling their employees to leverage on new technology. This session looks at new ways to attract, retain, develop and incentivise talent that are needed for organisations to stay nimble. How can boards evolve their human capital strategy to thrive in the new economy?
Shaping the Future of NonProfits in Singapore
An ageing population, digital acceleration and de-globalisation could complicate the path to recovery. This session highlights how Asia can prepare for unintended social disruptions and economic hardships. What opportunities does this Asia Renaissance present for creating collective impact and what can we learn from nonprofits that have ventured beyond Singapore’s shores by partnership with other sectors?

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Podcast Series

As part of our post conference engagement with partners and attendees, the newly launched conference podcast series aim to provide greater insights into key topics covered at the virtual conference in August. Tune in to hear more about how organisations can navigate through the complexities and unknowns in this pandemic situation to reassess business as usual.


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