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With the increasing attention on the global effects of climate change, governments and businesses around the world are working together to tackle this with innovation to transform the way our economies operate.

The upcoming edition of Germany Singapore Business Forum (GSBF) Connect, will highlight the sustainability opportunities and co-innovation possibilities between German and Singapore companies. Come join us at GSBF Connect as we share Germany and Singapore’s plans to support sustainable development, and facilitate important conversations on the opportunities arising from the green transitions.

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GSBF Connect: Pathways and Partnerships for the Green Transition

Hear from leading industry experts as they share Germany and Singapore’s plans to support sustainable development, and facilitate important conversations on the opportunities arising from the green transitions.

Breakout Discussion: Plastic Waste

Learn about the best practices in tackling plastic waste, and explore how German and Singapore businesses can work together to address the issue of plastic waste.

Breakout Discussion: Smart and Sustainable Cities

Learn about live and upcoming smart & sustainable city projects in Germany and Singapore, deep dive into the insightful perspectives on smart & sustainable cities, and explore project and partnership opportunities.

As the world moves towards recovery, some regions are recovering more quickly than others. Amidst continued uncertainty, Southeast Asia is a bright spot, with ASEAN economies poised for 6% real GDP growth in 2021. The region remains an attractive investment destination and a source of partnership opportunities for foreign companies looking to access the Indo-Pacific.

APA and ESG jointly present Germany Singapore Business Forum Connect: Manufacturing and Innovation in Southeast Asia. This 2-hour virtual event will start with a spotlight on the manufacturing landscape in Southeast Asia, and the investment and partnership opportunities open to German manufacturing companies in the region. German corporates will share on their specific innovation interests and the co-innovation opportunities open to Singapore companies.

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GSBF Connect: Manufacturing and Innovation in Southeast Asia

This virtual event spotlights the manufacturing landscape in Southeast Asia, and the investment and partnership opportunities open to German manufacturing companies in the region.

2020 has brought on a lot of challenges and change for businesses. In this period of uncertainty, open innovation is a priority for companies to come together to co-create solutions and unlock new opportunities for growth.

This edition of GSBF Connect, held in conjunction with the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH), Asia’s largest tech and innovation festival, allowed German and Singaporean companies to jointly celebrate open innovation as a driver of growth, and discover new opportunities for innovation collaboration.

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GSBF Connect x SWITCH 2020: Keynote Addresses by Co-Chairs

Hear about the Co-chairs’ experience and perspectives on open innovation.

Plenary: Open Innovation as a Driver of Growth

Learn from industry veterans about what to expect, and how to get started, on your own open innovation journey.

Innovation Crowdsourcing by companies from Germany

Take a peek into the innovation priorities of German corporates in the areas of digital solutions, IoT, sustainability and more, and potential collaboration opportunities.

Singapore Startup Showcase

Discover best-in-class Singapore startup solutions in the sectors of Smart Nation, AI, Sustainability and Medical Technology.

Supporting Partners

As Southeast Asian and European economies re-open for business, manufacturers in these two regions are seeking to form partnerships to build resilience and emerge stronger from the pandemic. Engagements and partnerships between German and Singapore companies are set to increase as companies diversify their supply chains and look for new markets in the changing business environment.

This 1-hour virtual event featured a plenary session on supply chain resilience and the manufacturing landscape in Southeast Asia.

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GSBF Connect x ITAP 2020 Highlights

Enjoy the full recording of the plenary session.

GSBF Connect x ITAP 2020: Manufacturing in Southeast Asia in the COVID-19 world

Learn about how manufacturers in Southeast Asia and Europe can form partnerships and emerge from the pandemic stronger together.

GSBF Connect x ITAP 2020: Navigating the Covid-19 World in Manufacturing

Find out how Pepperl + Fuchs is positioning itself for recovery amidst the pandemic.