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“I am very much looking forward to opening this year’s Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business in Singapore this November, together with Roland Busch, Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business. The conference will focus on two issues which will play a key role in the coming years: Diversification and Sustainability. In this context, the Indo-Pacific is a very important partner for us. The Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business is the major platform enabling us all to tap the great potential of relations between the Indo-Pacific region and Germany.”

Robert Habeck
Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

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“There are over 40 diverse countries in Asia today – just imagine the possibilities for positive and shared bilateral opportunities between Germany and Asia as we come together in Singapore for the Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business. I can’t think of a more important time than now for German and Asian industry to demonstrate leadership through the power of collaboration, cooperation and technology. Harnessing our combined strengths will drive sustainable growth and prosperity for the region.”

Roland Busch
Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA), President and CEO of Siemens AG

“The APK provides an incredibly important and consistent bridge between German business and the strongly growing economies of the Asia-Pacific. Positive, forward looking dialogue, bringing Europe and the Asia-Pacific even closer, exploring issues and opportunities together, has always been important. In our world today it is more important than ever..”

Mathias Cormann
Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

"China's information and technology regulations are now maturing and enforcement is expanding. Understanding these regulations and developing an appropriate compliance strategy are critical to companies' long-term success in China."

Jim Fitzsimmons
Principal, Control Risks

Dr. Stefan Hartung is chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. He is responsible for corporate strategy, corporate communications and governmental affairs and corporate research, as well as for Bosch business in China.

Stefan Hartung
Chairman of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH

“The APK is an important dialogue not only to sustain and deepen the ties between EU and APAC, but also to have a better grasp and understanding of the current sociopolitical and economic situation of these group of nations and find ways how to work closely in a genuine effort to tackle the pressing issues of our time, especially the challenging state of the global economy post-pandemic and the alarming condition of our climate. We cannot talk about politics and economics without discussing the people and the planet.”

Hasminah D. Paudac-Tawano
Managing Partner, Paudac Balt Dimaporo Attorneys-at-Law; Legal Advisor to corporations and non-government organizations

Dr. Sierk Poetting is Chief Operating Officer at BioNTech. He joined BioNTech in September 2014 from Novartis, where he served from May 2012 to August 2014 as Vice President and CFO for the Sandoz Division in North America. Dr. Poetting holds a Master of Science in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich.

Sierk Poetting
Chief Operating Officer, BioNTech SE

Dr. Sandhya Sriram is the Group CEO & Co-founder of Shiok Meats, the first cultivated seafood & meat company in SEA and the first cultivated crustacean company globally. A stem cell biologist and scientist, Sandhya is known for her innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.

Sandhya Sriram
Group CEO, Chairman & Co-Founder - Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd.

Professor Ngaire Woods is the founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at Oxford University. Her research focuses on how to enhance the governance of organisations, the challenges of globalisation, global development, and the role of international institutions and global economic governance. She founded the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University, and co-founded (with Robert O. Keohane) the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship programme. She led the creation of the Blavatnik School of Government.

Ngaire Woods
Professor, Founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, The University of Oxford

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