Global Supertrends Conference 2021
The Global Supertrends Conference is a unique opportunity to hear from thought leaders and industry leaders from the world of business and politics on the key trends shaping investment markets. Learn more about our impressive lineup of speakers and the agenda for 2021 below.
*Sessions times are in SGT/HKT.
July 22, 2021 | Virtual conference
9:15am – 9:30am
Welcome address by Credit Suisse
Benjamin Cavalli, Singapore CEO, Head of Private Banking South Asia and the Sustainability Leader for Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse
|9:30am – 10:30am||
Opening keynote | Anxious societies – building sustainable and affordable ecosystems for basic necessities
“Persist, pivot or concede. We always have a choice.”
Anxious Societies’ concerns intensify around the world with widening inequality, lack of growth opportunities, limited access to basic necessities such as housing, education and food security. The toll of daily stress compounded by the impact of the global pandemic on mental health and wellness.
As the world grapples with socioeconomic inequality, affordability and personal security, Matthew McConaughey’s personal experience with these challenges as a kid and tips on building resilience sparks an authentic, engaging dialogue.
An activist and philanthropist through his Just Keep Livin Foundation, McConaughey addresses education, housing and mental well-being challenges in his community by helping teenagers lead active, healthy lives.
Through his foundation work and personal journey of pain, loss and roadblocks, he shares the importance optimism, resilience and perspective plays in creating a fulfilling life. Viewing life’s problems relative to the inevitable state of death changes the magnitude of these worries. Change how we see and engage with challenges presented to us. Persist and live a life with purpose.
|10:30am – 11:30am||
Panel one session | Climate change and sustainability
The tipping point: Infrastructure in a climate change era
The next wave of economic growth hinges on the quality of climate-resilient infrastructure we build today. The groundwork for climate-resilient infrastructure growth has risen to a tipping point where world leaders are unified in their efforts on climate action and net-zero emissions to make a positive climate impact.
This rising momentum in climate action has propelled sustainable infrastructure growth across the world, further boosted by fiscal stimulus policies.
|11:30am – 12:15pm||
Closing keynote | CNBC Managing Asia live
Driving climate change: Electric vehicles overtake the auto industry
The transition to Electric Vehicles is touted as a key solution in the global race towards net-zero emissions. How is climate action redefining the auto industry? Will electric vehicles fully replace combustion engine cars? Will we be trapped on a highway if we forget to charge our car like we forget to charge our phone? Get a glimpse into the future of electric cars from China, the world’s biggest electric car market. As China pulls back on generous subsidies that have fueled the Electric Vehicle industry, will Electric Vehicle companies prove to be financially viable? Get exclusive insights from pure-play Electric Vehicle leader, NIO, on the growth opportunities and challenges in the Electric Vehicle industry, their strategy to overcome roadblocks to growth and required improvements for a robust Electric Vehicle network to develop.
|12:15pm – 12:35pm||
Closing summary by Credit Suisse