Following an estimated $1.3 trillion loss in export revenue in 2020 by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), there has been little sense of optimism in the travel industry in 2021 and beyond. Furthermore, travel restrictions have been reintroduced at the start of the new year, as governments try to curb the spread of new, potentially more dangerous variants of the novel coronavirus, making this the worst years in tourism history.
"While much has been made in making safe international travel a possibility, we are aware that the crisis is far from over," UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said. "The harmonisation, coordination and digitalisation of COVID-19 travel-related risk reduction measures, including testing, tracing and vaccination certificates, are essential foundations to promote safe travel and prepare for the recovery of tourism once conditions allow."
Join our panel of experts and thought leaders as they share the various Deep Tech solutions to help lay the groundwork for making travel safe again. They will also discuss the importance of collaboration between the government, industry, corporates, and startups to support the travel industry's recovery.
Blockchain still faces low adoption in today's economy despite its enhanced security, transparency and traceability features. In key industries like Fintech, healthcare and supply chain, where countless transactions are processed daily, blockchain's throughput and latency limitations are crucial roadblocks to its widespread adoption.
For some time, the word 'Blockchain' has mainly been linked to bitcoin, the virtual currency and payment system. But Blockchain technology and its principles have almost unlimited application possibilities in individual and business dealings.
One of the key themes of 2019 was the rise of Decentralised Finance (DeFi), a new type of finance that runs on trustless protocols and without the need for financial intermediaries.
Cosmos Singapore is a community-driven initiative led by StakeWith.Us to educate the Singapore community about the technologies and projects behind Cosmos Network - the most scalable, customisable and interoperable ecosystem of connected blockchains.
The 9th of November is all about further accelerating the progress we have made in the previous month. We start the afternoon with a plenary kick-off to introduce the program, the respective challenges and welcome the Dutch-Singapore Blockchain Mission. After the plenary session, TNW will facilitate break out sessions for the challenge teams. We will start with personal introductions as many are meeting for the first time, followed by a collaborative session to grow alignment on both technical and commercial level.
The potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications and advancement in healthcare is vast - from AI chatbots for patients to early diagnosis and genome sequencing. However, the industry is facing the constraint of sharing data within local organisations and across borders to further advance AI research.
Australia and Singapore have a shared vision that cybersecurity is an enabler which supports innovation, economic growth and social development. Both countries have stepped up efforts to forge strong international partnerships, including the 2017 MoU to enhance cybersecurity cooperation and the 2018 ASEAN-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue for greater policy exchange and capacity building. In June 2019, Singapore PM Lee and Australian PM Scott Morrison reaffirmed cybersecurity as one of the key areas for deepening collaborations.