Singapore Perspectives 2016 "We"

logo_sp2016_290pxThe Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) will hold its annual flagship Singapore Perspectives (SP) conference on 18 January 2016. The theme of SP2016 is “We” – the first word in the National Pledge summoning into existence that collective noun, Singaporean.

Over decades of nation-building, we have achieved much. Though Singapore is no longer the product solely of a mere will of imagination, Singaporeans should nevertheless reimagine who “We” are. Having celebrated SG50, how are we to move ahead as a people towards SG100? Should our aspirations and ideals remain constant? If not, how should we change? What would threaten or strengthen the future of “We”?

While SP2015 coincided with Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, SP2016 will mark the first year in the next half-century of our island-nation’s story. It is thus befitting that we experiment with a new conference format so as to engage more people on the important issues that concern us. Audience members and panellists made up of public servants, academics, community and corporate leaders will get the opportunity to interact with and question four of Singapore’s fourth-generation leaders: Mr Heng Swee Keat, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Mr Ng Chee Meng and Mr Ong Ye Kung.

As in the past, SP2016 will provide a platform for close to 800 leaders in their fields and interested members of the public to look at the challenges that Singapore will face in the coming years. We hope that by building bridges between different individuals, we can encourage the emergence of better policies.

Please click here to view the Programme.


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Additional Information:

  • Photos from SP2016 on Flickr. Please credit the Institute of Policy Studies when publishing the photos. 
  • Conference updates on Twitter @IPS_sg

Media Coverage of Singapore Perspectives 2016


IPS is grateful to the following organisations for their generous support of Singapore Perspectives 2016:

SP2016 Sponsor

For enquiries, please contact Ms Rachel Hoa at tel: 6516-8389 or email: 

Monday, 18 January 2016

Fairmont Ballroom, Raffles City Convention Centre