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WISTA Singapore launches Asia Conference to celebrate milestone year

February 1st 2018
Women leaders from all over the world will gather in Singapore to attend the forthcoming WISTA Singapore Asia Conference taking place on 10 May 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 organisations 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 Honour, 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 conference.”

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.”