What's Next: November 17, 2016

International wildlife conference

A two-day international wildlife conference will kick off in Hanoi today. Government representatives, experts, activists and dignitaries, including Britain's Prince William, will gather to discuss ways to combat illegal wildlife trade. Ahead of the meeting, Traffic, which campaigns to protect endangered animals, published a new analysis which estimates that an average of 110 tigers became victims of illegal trade each year since 2000.

Game tech for medical simulations

How serious can gaming be? Serious enough to harness game technology to create, for instance, medical simulations for teaching in medical schools.

Temasek Polytechnic will be signing a memorandum of understanding with the Serious Games Association (Singapore) today, which will allow its students to work on such projects.

S'pore exports data out today

Singapore's exports data for October will be released this morning and analysts are hoping for a rosier picture as the Christmas shopping season approaches.

Non-oil domestic exports declined less than expected in September, falling 4.8 per cent compared with the same month last year. This was a smaller contraction than economists' expectations of a 5.8 per cent slide and came after zero year-on-year growth in August.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 17, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Subscribe