About the 13th ASEAN and Asia Forum
Thursday, 9 September 2021
The year 2021 did not quite provide the relief we had hoped for from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many economies have managed to adapt and vaccination efforts are still ongoing, more needs to be done to adjust to a world where the coronavirus is likely to be endemic. A different world of work has emerged, nudging traditional industries to rethink business strategies and causing policymakers to seek new models for growth. Digitalisation has become essential in a time when travel is severely limited and remote interactions will likely be the norm.
The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is ranked as one of the world’s leading think tanks and number one in Asia and The Pacific. The SIIA is an independent think tank dedicated to the research, analysis and discussion of regional and international issues. Founded in 1961 and registered as a membership-based society, we are Singapore’s oldest think-tank.