The Shape the World Conference is a platform for leaders and industry experts to share ideas on designing sustainable cities and integrated solutions. This year the annual event was held in the auditorium of the National Design Centre with over 80 guests in attendance. The message was clear that sustainability requires strategic planning which encompasses people, purpose and technology.
Can we achieve a liveable, sustainable and resilient city without affecting the environment? – Tan Shao Yen, CEO of CPG Consultants
As consultants, business leaders and civil servants, we need to work together and also hold each other accountable, on how to evolve our collective work further, one that will generate revenue and also consistently improve lives and environment. Profit and purpose can co-exist and need not cancel the other out. – Mr Lawrence Chong, Consulus, CEO
This project (Gardens by the Bay) started with finding a purpose. This garden is for everyone. But ultimately it is for us. – Ms Ong Choon Fah, Edmund Tie & Co, CEO
In a panel discussion moderated by Mr Andre Toh- Ernst & Young Partner, speakers Ms Ong Choon Fah– Edmund Tie & Co, CEO, Mr Adam Fowler – Director at Vihajico Investment, Mr Swaroop Balakrishnan – Regional Sales Director, Asia Pacific at BOSCH Software Innovations, and Dr Sekhar Kondepudi – NUS SDE Associate Professor, shared that technology must enable people to live better lives.
After the Conference, four Shape the World workshops covering six topics, ranging from Designing Successful Township for ASEAN to Community Engagement Design were carried out.