WISTA Singapore Asia Conference takes place on May 10, 2018.
The theme of the conference is “#UnlockingAsia –
Opportunities and Threats” and topics such as “Ports & Terminals”, “Cyber
Security” and “One Belt One Road Initiative” will be explored by experts in
these areas in various panel discussions.
Hosted by WISTA Singapore, a National Chapter of WISTA
International and the first to be founded in Asia in 1998, the milestone event
brings together professionals from diverse organizations operating in the
fields of shipping, trading, insurance, finance and the law, to address key
issues impacting the maritime and trading community today.
The Guest of Honor, Ms Tan Beng Tee, Assistant Chief
Executive (Development) of the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore, will grace
the event and give the opening speech. Ms Tan has been an honorary member of
WISTA Singapore since 2006.
Other confirmed speakers include Mr Eugene Khoo,
Project Director (Next Generation Port Project 2030) of the Maritime Port
Authority of Singapore, Ms Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President of WISTA
International and CEO of Tototheo Maritime, Ms Diane Edwards, WISTA
International Secretary and General Manager (People, Systems and Technology) of
Ports of Auckland.
The event will be held at an award-winning boutique
hotel nestled in the heart of the city, Hotel Fort Canning, which will be a
fitting setting to the discussions set to take place throughout the day.
Ms Magdalene Chew, President of WISTA Singapore,
expressed her wishes for the event: “By all indications, the local and
international WISTA community is excited about supporting and attending the
WISTA Singapore Asia Conference in Singapore. The Maritime Port Authority
of Singapore’s support for the event is pivotal and reflects the relevance of
the topics to be discussed. It promises to be an informative and inspiring
The conference is a cornerstone event in WISTA
Singapore’s calendar this year to commemorate the celebration of their 20th
anniversary in the Lion City.
Ms Chew added: “WISTA Singapore was started 20 years ago to give women in the
industry a voice and a platform on which to build their networks and
connections and most importantly, be represented in leadership positions.
We continuously strive to create and facilitate opportunities for members to
network with fellow professionals in the industry to share ideas, information
and contacts, and more importantly to provide friendship, encouragement and
support to one another.”