Launch of ‘20 Conversations’ book with insights from business leaders in Singapore including Horizon’s CEO Joe Fitzsimons

November 11, 2022
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From left to right: SBF CEO Mr Lam Yi Young, Horizon Quantum Computing CEO Dr Joe Fitzsimons, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and Chairman of SBF Mr Lim Ming Yan

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Singapore Business Federation, jointly with The Future Economy Council, launched the “20 Conversations” commemorative book, which includes an interview with our CEO Dr Joe Fitzsimons.

The book reveal took place with Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies & Future Economy Council Chairman, as the guest of honour. He shared his insights in a fireside chat on ‘Emerging Opportunities for Growth, Leadership & Innovation for a Thriving Singapore in a Changing World’.

The event gathered close to 100 business leaders and trade associations and chamber leaders.

The book is available online.

More information about the book launch in the press release.

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As part of its 20th-anniversary celebrations, the Singapore Businesses Federation launched the book ‘20 Conversations’. Deputy Prime Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat was the guest of honour at the event along with the attendance of 100 business leaders, trade associations and chamber leaders.

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