Recent events in South-east Asia have reminded us that, no matter what path we think we are on, surprises may lurk around every corner. Leaders need to be aware of the underlying trends that are moving economies forward so they can evaluate the impact on their industry and their markets. The pandemic has had immediate implications, but the ripple effects are reshaping our views on technology, talent, investment, supply chains, and other key elements of our businesses.
As much as the pandemic has been front-and-center in our minds, it is not the only change out there. Political uncertainty has an impact on investment. Cyberattacks lead to a reassessment of risks. Aging populations are reshaping our workforce. It helps to pause and take stock of what is happening in our region so we can find the best path forward.
Our goal for this event is to help members understand where we are and where we are going in South-east Asia, so they can ask the right questions as they develop their plans for the rest of this year and into 2022. We will start by exploring regional trends that affect multiple markets, then look at some of the challenges and changes in specific countries. Our panel of leaders from Singapore and Malaysia will help us understand digital rollouts, government technology policies, workforce realignments, financial challenges and opportunities, political factors, and other trends that will shape our future business planning.
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