THE SUMMIT

The inaugural Asia - Commonwealth Business Summit will be the first held in Singapore, one of the key business hubs at the heart of Asia and a member of the Commonwealth, which makes it uniquely positioned to bridge both entities. Organised by Kairos Asia Outreach and supported by the City of London, the Commonwealth, London Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Principals Academy, the summit aims to provide insights on conducting business in Asia and looks at how Asia and the Commonwealth achieve common prosperity in this increasingly borderless world. The conference will cover geopolitical, commercial and environmental issues in Asia and the Commonwealth. Highlight topics include creative ways of doing business in Asia; Green Finance in Asia; the relevance of the Belt and Road Initiative to Commonwealth nations; and Asia’s economic linkages with Africa. The conference will explore business and cultural exchanges between Asia and the Commonwealth, accentuating their current opportunities and discovering greater possibilities beyond.

ORGANISER

With Singapore’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and 2nd Minister for Finance and Education as her Patron, Kairos Asia Outreach (KAO) is a not-for-profit Singapore entity approved by the Ministry of Finance to develop pioneering "greenfield" community projects to benefit the under-served young people in Singapore.  They seek to strengthen their character, values and create opportunities for them to achieve their potential.  KAO will also seek to build sustainable international bridges to foster closer friendships and cooperation with the pursuit of Integrity, Innovation, Internationalisation and Investment in youth (needy ones).  The first project showcased by KAO was the conversion of a decommissioned Police Coast Guard boat into a youth hub in the constituency of the former Deputy Prime Minister (now Senior Minister) of Singapore.  It was launched by the President of Singapore on 30 Oct 2019.

KAO’s Founder is a retired Superintendent of Police (NS), the former “non-salaried” Singapore Country Head for the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, an alternate Director for the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (Asia-Pacific) and the Founder of a 20-year youth charity whose Chief Patron is Singapore’s Minister for Law and Home Affairs.

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

The City of London is also known as the Square Mile, the financial district and historic centre of London. It is one of the 33 areas with local authority responsibilities into which London is divided. Administratively, London is divided into 32 boroughs and the City of London. Local authority services are provided by the City of London Corporation. The residential population of this small area is approximately 8,000 people. However, over 500,000 people commute into the City every day for work and over 10 million visits as tourists every year.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states. The Commonwealth is home to 2.4 billion people and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. Thirty-one of our members are small states, many of which are island nations. Our shared values and principles are inscribed in the Commonwealth Charter. Member countries are supported by a network of more than 80 intergovernmental, civil society, cultural and professional organisations. The last country to join the Commonwealth was Rwanda in 2009.

We are a university college that exists to advance banking and finance by providing outstanding education and thinking, tailored to the needs of individuals, business and society.

Our focus is on lifelong learning: equipping individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to achieve what they want throughout their career and life.

Established in 1924, the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) is the premier business association for Indian businesses in Singapore. With over 1000 members from all walks of trade and industry, SICCI serves as a connector, enabler, and advocator, helping companies grow both locally and internationally.

We offer our members an array of business support services, including trade matching, business advisory, networking sessions, seminars and training, and also serve as a champion of members’ interests. Our aim is to function as a gateway of opportunities for Indian business in Singapore, helping both home-grown and international companies realise their full potential.

SICCI strives to provide its members with insight, connections and support services that will give their companies a competitive edge in the global market.

Principals Academy Inc or PAI was established on 14 November 2003 as a joint venture between Academy of Principals (Singapore) and Economic Development Board (EDB) in response to Singapore Government's vision of developing the nation into a thriving international education hub.

Our work revolves around the provision of Professional Development, Accreditation, Consultancy and Enrichment to Educators and Learners alike.

BENEFICIARY

Heartware Network (estb 2000) is a registered Society with the Registry of Societies, and a registered Charity with the Institution of Public Character (IPC) status under Commissioner of Charities (COC), under the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth (MCCY). 

We seek to instil positive values and build strong character in youth between ages 14 and 35. We engage our young to be resilient, innovative in serving others, and to be entrepreneurs rooted to Singapore as their home. We are committed to transforming the lives of under-served children and youth by empowering them with greater confidence in their abilities, so as to achieve a brighter future.

Our programmes fall under 3 key thrusts:

Youth Development

Inducts youth into the world of volunteerism by instilling in them a ‘Make A Difference’ attitude through sustainable actions.

Youth Leadership

Empowers and equips youth with leadership skills to plan, lead, and execute large-scale community projects.

Youth Entrepreneurship

Develop life skills for the workspace through entrepreneurship opportunities, instilling a ‘Can Do, Will Do’ attitude.

Who We Engage

Through the years, we have worked with thousands of youth volunteers for various projects and programmes, supported by stakeholders and community partners. These volunteers come from institutions nation-wide, and includes working adults who wish to spend pockets of their free time meaningfully.

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