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The global economy has proven somewhat resilient 2023, as Europe avoided a recession in the winter of 2022 and US and Chinese consumer activity kicks in stronger than anticipated. However, global growth will be held back by two main drags in 2023: the ongoing effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and global monetary tightening.

In the longer term, geo-economic conditions and calls for de-risking will have an effect on supply chains across the world. With great global exposure, what is Singapore's place in a turbulent macroeconomic environment? What more can Singapore do to strengthen its capabilities as a supply chain control tower and as a nexus for entrepreneurship, innovation and private capital?

Join the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network and Ms Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of the Economic Development Board, as we discuss how Singapore is partnering with global and Asian businesses to navigate a complex operating environment and access opportunities that can propel their next phase of growth.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please send an email to eicn_sea@economist.com.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Doors open and registration
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening presentation
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Panel discussion
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Q&A and networking


  • Jacqueline Poh (Managing Director of Singapore Economic Development Board)

    Jacqueline Poh

    Managing Director of Singapore Economic Development Board

    Ms Poh was appointed Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on 4 October 2021.

    She was previously Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office Strategy Group, which leads and organises the Public Service to develop and implement the strategic priorities of the Government. She also oversaw the National Population and Talent Division and the Centre for Strategic Futures.

    Ms Poh was the founding Chief Executive of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), and was previously the Managing Director of the Infocommunications Development Authority (IDA). She has also held key positions in the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Defence.

    Ms Poh is an alumnus of Oxford, Cambridge, INSEAD (MBA) and Stanford. She has three teenagers and more patience than before she had them.

    She currently sits on the Boards of SingHealth, the Singapore Institute of Technology and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research. She is the Chairperson of the DesignSingapore Advisory Board and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation.

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  • Sumana Rajarethnam (Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Sumana Rajarethnam

    Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Sumana is a senior policy professional with 17 years of experience. Having worked at several dynamic and vibrant tech firms, Sumana designs and implements policies through advocacy, strategic communication and evidence-based analysis. With a flair for writing and communication, Sumana is able to negotiate complex engagements & cultivate senior-level internal/external relationships.

    Sumana holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from UCLA.

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Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

(Crescent Ballroom)
190 Orchard Boulevard,
Singapore 248646


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