Come join us at the Germany Singapore Business Forum Connect (GSBF Connect) X Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2020. Get insights on how other manufacturers are responding to the challenges brought about by COVID-19. Get matched with like-minded partners so that you can explore new business opportunities together.

During the 1-hour virtual seminar, get tips on the strategies you can develop to position yourself for recovery, explore the latest industrial solutions, and business opportunities in growth sectors like food manufacturing and precision engineering. 

Register today for an insightful session and network with potential partners from Germany and Singapore!

If you are a Singapore or German company attending the Germany Singapore Business Forum Connect X Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2020 and would like to be matched with potential partners to explore business opportunities, please drop an email to

Germany Singapore Business Forum Connect

Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
GMT +8 | 9.00 AM - 10.00 AM (CEST)
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Germany Singapore Business Forum Connect
1500 (SGT)
0900 (CEST)

Welcome Message by Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore
Introductory Message by Mr. Marco Wanderwitz, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

1505 (SGT)
Opening Remarks by Co-Chairs of GSBF Connect:

Mr. Peter Ong, Chairman of Enterprise Singapore
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken, Chairman of TÜV SÜD AG

1515 (SGT)
0915 (CEST)

Panel Discussion:
Resilience and Recovery - Manufacturing in Southeast Asia in a Covid-19 World

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers across Europe and Southeast Asia are developing strategies to strengthen supply chain resilience while tapping emergent growth opportunities in a “COVID-19 world”. As Southeast Asia and Europe restart their economies, how can manufacturers in these two regions position themselves for recovery, form partnerships and emerge from the pandemic stronger together?

Moderator: Dr Tim Philippi, Executive Director, Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce


  • Dr Gunther Kegel, CEO of Pepperl+Fuchs SE, Vice President of German Association for Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE) and President elect of ZVEI (Central Association of electrical and electronic industries in Germany)
  • Mr Jonathan Ng, Chief Executive of McKinsey’s Digital Capability Center
  • Mr Lawrence Yip, Chief Marketing Officer of Sembcorp Development Limited
1545 (SGT)
0945 (CEST)
Q&A Session

MOU between ESG and APA
Enterprise Singapore and the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate industrial and digital transformation in sectors of common interest. Find out more here.


MOU amongst SP-TUV SUD-Delta-SiTA
Singapore Polytechnic, TÜV SÜD, Delta Electronics and Singapore’s Smart I4.0 Transformation Alliance (SiTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expedite the adoption of smart manufacturing transformation by Singapore companies. Find out more here.


Co-organised by:

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Supported by:

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