The 4th International Teochew Doctors Forum Held in Singapore


The 4th International Teochew Doctors Forum (ITD Forum), with the theme of í░Smart Future: Opportunities and Challengesí▒, was held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center on 9th to 10th Dec. 2016 in Singapore. It is jointly organized by Singapore Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan and the International Teochew Doctors Association with support from the Chinese and Oriental Language Information Processing Society. Mr. Gan Kim Yong, Minister of Health Ministry of Singapore, Dr. Ian Chan, Chairman of International Teochew Doctors Association and Dr. George Quek, President of Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan attended the opening ceremony. Ms. Lin Lijiao, Vice Mayor of Jieyang Municipal Government, led a delegation to attend the Forum.

Dr. Ian Chan delivered a speech and hoped that ITD Forum 2016 would further integrate intellectual resources of global Teochew experts and scholars to promote intellectual property development, especially the commercialization of scientific and technological achievements to the greatest extent; so as to put Teochew Doctorsí» innovation and entrepreneurship into action and to make a real contribution to the construction of hometown and the development of society. Professor Kok Khoo Phua, Director of Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University, began with a lecture The Singaporean Teochew Culture and Its Prospects. Then Mr. George Yong-Boon Yeo, Chairman of Kerry Logistics Network, made a keynote speech Relevance of Teochew Identity for Smart Future. During the two days, Dr. Khee Giap Tan, Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute, National University of Singapore, Prof. Teck Seng Low, Chief Executive Officer, National Research Foundation, Singapore, Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Dean of Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University, Dr. Haifeng Wang, Vice President of Baidu, Dr. Tit Meng Lim, Chief Executive of Science Centre Singapore, and Mr. Weijiang Ke, Founder and CEO, Qianhai Renzhi Capital Management (Shenzhen) Ltd. successively made their respective speeches -- The Grand Strategy of í░One Belt-One Roadí▒: Opportunities, Challenges and Sensitivity; To Safeguard the Future of Singapore, To Build A City Adaptable to the Future; The New Golden Age of Computer Science; Language and Intelligence; The Growth and Expansion of Science Centre Singapore; The Future Only Awaits You in the forum. All these speeches explored artificial intelligence technology and its effects on future life from various perspectives, receiving warm responses from the attendants.

During the stay in Singapore, Ms. Li Lijiao paid a visit to Dr. Ian Chan, Chairman of International Teochew Doctors Association, exchanging opinions on the subjects and details of hosting Spring Reception in Jieyang in the upcoming Spring Festival 2017.