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Digital Trade Plenary

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During this session, we will provide an overview of the Digital Economic Partnership Agreement (DEPA) that was signed on Friday 12th June 2020 between New Zealand, Singapore and Chile. With a special focus on trade between New Zealand and Singapore, this session will provide highlights of the initiative, and what it means for the governments, citizens and industry of these two trade-dependent countries.







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H.E Jo Tyndall
New Zealand High Commissioner to Singapore
Alana Hudson
Head of Services and Investment, Trade Negotiations Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Randeep Sudan
Former Global Head, Digital Development Unit, The World Bank
Sopnendu Mohanty
Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Bradley Busetto
Director, UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development
Amit Gupta
CEO, Ecosystm


Monetary Authority of Singapore
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is Singapore’s central bank and integrated financial regulator. As a central bank, MAS promotes sustained, non-inflationary economic growth through the conduct of monetary policy and close macroeconomic surveillance and analysis. It manages Singapore’s exchange rate, official foreign reserves, and liquidity in the banking sector. As an integrated financial supervisor, MAS fosters a sound financial services sector through its prudential oversight of all financial institutions in Singapore – banks, insurers, capital market intermediaries, financial advisors, and stock exchanges. It is also responsible for well-functioning financial markets, sound conduct, and investor education. MAS also works with the financial industry to promote Singapore as a dynamic international financial centre. It facilitates the development of infrastructure, adoption of technology, and upgrading of skills in the financial industry.
The Association of Banks in Singapore
The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) is a non-profit organisation that represents the interests of the commercial and investment banking community. As at 31 Jan 2016, our membership comprised 154 local and foreign banks/institutions and representative offices operating in Singapore
NZTech's vision is a prosperous New Zealand underpinned by technology.
NZTech is creating a prosperous New Zealand, led by a vibrant technology industry, Supporting business growth and export capabilities, Growing skills and talent for a strong future, and Creating a vibrant future with government
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) represents New Zealand in formal communications with other countries and their governments. By building connections and influence in other countries, MFAT works to secure outcomes that matter to New Zealand.

MFAT also monitors and interprets changes in international political, diplomatic and trade situations. Based on this information, it provides the Government with advice, and then acts to promote and protect New Zealand’s interests.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise purpose is to grow companies internationally – bigger, better, faster – for the benefit of New Zealand. This means they work to increase New Zealand companies’ international success, by helping them boost their global reach and build capability.
Agritech New Zealand
Agritech is providing alternatives to traditional farming methods and revolutionising the sector. New innovations can increase productivity gains to maximise profitability for the primary sector, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Launched in 2018, AgriTech New Zealand is a purpose driven, membership funded organisation whose members share a passion for the opportunities that agritech can generate.
Techweek NZ
Techweek is New Zealand’s annual festival of innovation that’s good for the world. It amplifies the stories of individuals and companies who are changing the shape of the near future for the better.
The intention behind Techweek is simple – New Zealand’s technology and innovation sectors are growing rapidly, and Techweek fosters that growth by providing the national ecosystem with a week-long opportunity for connection and cross-pollination, and a platform through which to amplify New Zealand’s unique and inspiring innovation stories to the world.
TiE Inc. (also known as TiE Global) is one of the largest not for profit organizations focused on entrepreneurship. TiE’s focus is to enable the next generation of entrepreneurs and spur the cycle of wealth creation. TiE is a vibrant platform for connecting entrepreneurs, professionals, industry leaders, and investors.