Getting prepared for what lies ahead

What will Singapore's economy look like in the future, and how can Singaporeans prepare for the changes to come?

As the Committee on the Future Economy debates this issue, senior editors from The Straits Times led an exclusive series of roundtables with industry experts, academics and government officials to weigh in on the trends, opportunities and challenges facing specific sectors of the economy.

The Future of Energy, sponsored by oil and gas giant Shell, is the first of seven Insights based on the roundtables. It was chaired by Mr Warren Fernandez, editor of The Straits Times and Editor-in-Chief of the English/Malay/Tamil Media Group at Singapore Press Holdings. Joining him on the panel were Shell Singapore chairman Goh Swee Chen, Energy Market Authority director of industry development Alvin Yeo, Energy Research Institute @ NTU executive director Subodh Mhaisalkar, Sunseap co-founder and director Frank Phuan, and Eco-Business founder and editor Jessica Cheam.

Other topics to be explored in the coming weeks include the future of banking, manufacturing, manpower and healthcare.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 10, 2016, with the headline 'Getting prepared for what lies ahead'. Print Edition | Subscribe