Recover Together, Recover Stronger - Intertwining Policy and Business in the Indo-Pacific

05. October 2021, Online

Last year, the German government published the policy guidelines on the Indo Pacific to expand its co-operation with the region. It emphasizes the importance of South East Asia as part of further diversifying Germany’s and the EU’s relations with the region.

One year later, the German Embassy and the SGC are pleased to jointly organise a panel discussion and dialogue. Building on the motto of the upcoming Indonesian G20-Presidency, the event is entitled “Recover together, recover stronger – intertwining policy and business in the Indo-Pacific” on 5th October from 4.00-5.30pm SGP // 10-11:30am CET.

This panel will address a major aim of the policy guidelines’ which is to avoid unilateral dependencies by diversifying partnerships and how to further intertwine policy making and enterprises.


  • James Crabtree - Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies - Asia


  • Jens Ruebbert - President of SGC
  • Prof Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken - Chairman of the Board of Management TUV SUD AG, Chairman of the Executive Committee of OAV
  • Shinta Kamdani, Chief Executive Officer Sintesa Group, Vice Chairwoman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia)
  • Bilahari Kausikan - Chairman, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore and Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore

Discussion Impulses with:

  • HE Dr Norbert Riedel - German Ambassador to Singapore
  • Marco Neelsen - CEO, Port of Tanjung Pelepas
  • Shirley Qi - President, South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand, EVONIK

Please click here to watch the dialogue.