Singapore Finance Minister to address IIM conclave

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Singapore, Mar 21: Singapore's Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver keynote address at the opening of the Global Indian Institute of Management Alumni conclave to be held here next month, an official said today.

Keat will address over 1,200 delegates on 're-imagining Singapore' at the opening day of Global IMMPACT 2016, the third edition in a series of gathering organised by the Singapore-based Indian business community.


Organised by the PAN Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Alumni, IIMPACT 2016 is themed 'RE', a bold new approach to address how individuals can reinvent themselves and the world around them by re-imagining the future around their circles of life, work and social impact.

The convention will unveil 'IIMaginarium', an immersive platform which will allow participants to "experience the future", said Sanjiv Aiyar, president of PAN IIM Alumni.

"IIMPACT is a made-in Singapore platform and we plan to evolve this into a global franchise. With deep roots in India, we see ourselves as an economic bridge between India and the rest of the world: through Singapore," Aiyar said.

The state-owned Singapore Economic Development Board, which promotes global business here, is a strategic partner of IIMPACT and leads government's strong support for the two-day gathering, starting on April 8.

Global companies will showcase smart living, smart mobility, smart work-place, smart money and smart care possibilities built on virtual/augmented reality, robotics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, video analytics and internet-of-things, Aiyar said.

IIMPACT 2016 has a high-impact Global Advisory Council (GAC) in place comprising distinguished alumni CEOs from Singapore and abroad.


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