The D&O Diary is on assignment in Asia this week, with the first stop on the itinerary in the equatorial city state of Singapore. It was great to finally be back in Singapore after a three-year pandemic-caused hiatus. It was also great to see the dynamic attractive city again and to enjoy its many colorful sights and attractions.
The primary purpose of the Singapore trip was for me to participate in the 2022 PLUS Singapore Professional Liability Symposium. This year’s version represented the event’s Tenth Anniversary. I participated in the original session in 2012, so it felt appropriate for me to be back again for this year’s event. It was pretty clear that as a result of the pandemic-caused hiatus that there was a great deal of pent-up demand for an event of this kind. The turnout was fantastic; there were more attendees for this year’s event than for any prior session. I delivered the keynote address on Global Trends and Developments in D&O Liability and Insurance and then I participated on a panel on the subject of Hot Topics That Will Shape the Risk Exposures and PI Market in Asia. I have to say that this year’s event was very successful and that it was also very well-run in addition to being well-attended. My congratulations to the PLUS Singapore event committee and chapter leadership on another excellent event. It was great being able to see many old friends in Singapore and to make new friends as well.
While I did have a number of professional commitments and obligations while in Singapore I did have some time to look around, as well. Although I have been to Singapore previously, this was my wife’s first visit, and it was great to have the time to see the city’s many sights.