Programme

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The Future of Communications

At this session, Eric Yuan, Founder and CEO of Zoom, the world’s leading web-conferencing platform, will share his views on how people and businesses will adapt their communications needs in a post-COVID world. As the digital communications landscape evolves, what are the gaps and opportunities ahead?

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The Future of Biopharma Supply Chains

Due to COVID-19, various countries imposed limits or bans on some medical supply exports. In response, the US recently passed the Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages Act to better track drug supplies and assess national security risks, and are considering tightening laws to force federal agencies to buy locally-made pharmaceutical and medical equipment. Low labour costs, state subsidies and easier regulations helped make markets like China and India attractive as manufacturing hubs; reversing this trend will not be easy. What is the outlook for supply chain onshoring, drugs’ costs and pricing dynamics, and the potential winners and losers in post-pandemic world?

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The Future of Tech-enabled Healthcare

The pandemic is putting our healthcare system to the test. Healthcare leaders, stakeholders, and frontline responders are rising to the challenge and accelerating tech-enabled care delivery and clinical development. At this session, our panel will share their perspectives on how these innovative efforts are shaping global healthcare for the future.

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The Future of Sustainability

Sustainable investing has been on the rise in recent years, with investors giving greater consideration to ESG factors in their portfolios. The COVID-19 crisis has intensified the focus on certain ESG issues, while also putting sustainability commitments to the test as policymakers, investors and businesses, deal with the pandemic’s impacts. How will the landscape and trajectory for sustainable investing evolve in a post-COVID world? What roles should the public and private sectors play in driving this?

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The Future of Sustainability in Practice

While the growing focus on sustainability offers new opportunities for long-term investors, portfolio exposure to sustainability risks and disruption also need to be carefully managed. In this session, we will explore how long-term investors are integrating sustainability considerations into their investment frameworks, strategies and processes, challenges faced, and how these can be overcome.