What's Next: September 15, 2016

Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), speaking at the opening ceremony of two trade exhibitions, Medical Fair Asia and Medical Manufacturing Asia on August  31, 2016.
Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), speaking at the opening ceremony of two trade exhibitions, Medical Fair Asia and Medical Manufacturing Asia on August 31, 2016. PHOTO: MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA

Japan's Democratic Party picks leader

Japan's main opposition party, the Democratic Party, holds its first-ever leadership election today, with three candidates in the running. Former TV anchor Renho, former foreign minister Seiji Maehara and Mr Yuichiro Tamaki, the party's deputy Diet affairs chief, are vying to replace Mr Katsuya Okada as president of the party. Ms Renho is expected to win the contest, according to a Jiji Press survey.


Aquaculture experts to discuss trends

Members of the aquaculture community here and overseas will gather in Singapore today at the Aquaculture Industry Engagement Day. Experts will discuss global trends and look at how emerging technologies can be tapped to counter such problems as mass fish deaths. The event is organised by Republic Polytechnic and the Tropical Marine Science Institute.


Transformation map for retail industry

Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran is expected to unveil the industry transformation map for the retail sector at the Singapore Retail Industry Conference 2016 today. The map will take into consideration the challenges facing the industry such as fewer business travellers, lower spending per person and the shift to e-commerce. Key strategies will be mapped out, such as adopting innovation and technology to drive productivity.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe