A Business and Innovation Summit on India


The High Commission of India in Singapore is organising a two-day Business and Innovation Summit, “India-Singapore: The Next Phase” on 9-10 September 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.  The Summit is to promote Prime Minister Modi’s vision and roadmap for a New India and announcement of a series of priorities, policies and initiatives to accelerate economic growth.  It will be a platform to project government’s strategic outlook and economic agenda to provide opportunities for investors, companies and startups in and operating

out of Singapore to interact with policy makers as well as corporate and tech leaders

from India there by accelerate the momentum in India-Singapore economic partnership.

Singapore is a key economic partner for India, the leading source of foreign

investment, a major financial market for Indian companies, and a partner in areas of

India’s development priorities like urban development, skills and infrastructure. It is

also emerging as a major startup and innovation hub with growing links to India. Many

global companies invest or manage their operations in India, through their regional

headquarters in Singapore.

The Summit has two inter-related conferences. The first one is “India-Singapore: The Next Phase” which is a  business event that will focus on core areas, including the financial sector, infra-structure, urban development, real estate, logistics, regional trade, water, agro-tech and food processing, and skills development. These wide ranging themes are the drivers of the partnership between India and Singapore and the business summit will set the stage for taking strategic and economic ties to a new level.  The second conference is  “InSpreneur 3.0”,  which  is the third edition of the India-Singapore

Innovation and start-up plat-form launched by the High Commission of India in January 2018. InSpreneur has evolved into a vibrant forum for entrepreneurs and innovators from India and Singapore to interact with each other and connect with investors and market enablers to establish new partnerships of innovation and enterprise and power our partnership in the digital age. This

edition will focus on fintech, SMEs digital platforms, connecting start-ups in India and ASEAN, cyber security, artificial intelligence, future of data, Industry

Participation for the summit is free and by registration. 90 speakers from government, business and technology sectors from India and Singapore will be speaking in 25 sessions. In addition, there is an expert round table on water.  An Exhibition featuring over 80 startups, including 65 from India and 20 from Singapore will also be there at the venue.

Main events during the summit are :

1. Ministerial Plenary on India-Singapore: The Next Phase of Strategic Partnership, at 9.15 am on September 9: Conversation between Dr S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, India & Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore  moderated by Professor Tommy Koh,

Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

2. Ministerial Plenary on India – Singapore: The Economic Agenda, at 9.00 am on September 10 with Mr Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Civil Aviation & State, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Mr Chee Hong Tat Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Education, Singapore.

3. From India, State Delegations from Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab & Uttarakhand, delegates from  Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) , Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Science and Technology,  Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Invest India and Startup India are participating in the event..


4. From Singapore, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Enterprise Singapore (a Singapore Government agency to support Singapore businesses abroad) and Monetary Authority of Singapore are supporting the event. Participating organisations include Singapore Business Federation, Singapore Manufacturing Federation and other chambers.

More details about the summit are available on the website IndiaSingaporeSummit.org.