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Thought Leadership – Borderless Issues in a Bordered World - Singapore April 2019

The University of London were delighted to be back in Singapore in April 2019 for a week’s worth of activities for our alumni and supporters.

Thought Leadership May 2019
We were honoured to host the event at the beautiful Eden Hall, home of the British High Commissioner to Singapore

Starting off with our successful Thought Leadership panel discussion entitled Borderless Issues in a Bordered World. We were honoured to host the event at the beautiful Eden Hall, home of the British High Commissioner to Singapore, His Excellency Scott Wightman and to welcome so many alumni and guests for a lively discussion.

The discussion was chaired by Vice-Chancellor, Peter Kopelman who posed the question: In an era of economic uncertainty and power shifts, what advice and lessons can Singapore offer the UK?

Our panel included distinguished alumni Oliver Tan, CEO and Co-Founder of ViSenze and member of the Forbes Technology Council, and Grace Lee-Khoo, Founder and Creative Development Director at Access Path Productions. They were joined by His Excellency Scott Wightman for a lively debate which included an overview of the current state of affairs on Brexit from His Excellency and discussions about personal experiences of Brexit.

In line with Brexit discussions, questions were raised about the impact of the hardening of borders alongside increased mobility as jobs become more mobile (remote working, increased automation). This led the discussion to what the working world will look like in the future with the general consensus being that the focus will be on jobs which require human creativity and empathy, which tied in with our Career Insights event later on that week.

We were pleased to see so many of our alumni members join us in the prestigious location and engage with our topic discussion.

If you would like to find out more about our alumni events, please visit our alumni pages.