08-09 OCT




8.00am Registration with Breakfast

8.45am Arrival of Minister Edwin Tong SC (all to be seated)

9.00am Welcome address by President of iiM Dr. Lim Lan Yuan

9.05am Opening address by Guest of Honour, Minister Edwin Tong SC

9.25am Keynote Address by Advisor Prof Fatimah Lateef
Community Mediation: Building Bridges of Harmony

10.00am Memorandum of Cooperation (signing ceremony with OLAE and HUONE)

10.15am Address by Mr. Viswa Sadasivan, CEO Strategic Moves
Compassion + Passion in Mediation

10.45am Tea Break

11.15am Background and History of Mediation in Singapore by Dr. Lim Lan Yuan

12.00pm Networking Lunch

1.00pm Resolving Disputes involving Religious Beliefs and Racial Sensitivities by speakers from Inter-Religious Organizations

Islam – Ustazah Liyana Rosli Asmara (Head of Harmony Centre)
Christianity - Mr Gerald Kong
Executive Secretary
Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD)
Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Ecumenical Dialogue (ACCED)

Baháʼí - Ms Michelle Koay (Member of the Bahá'í community of Singapore)

1.45pm Skit Mediation Session 1. Resolving Racial & Religious Conflicts
Enactment of an actual religious dispute and discussion of the challenges involved

2.45pm 3 Religious Speakers
Taoism- Master Chung Kwang Tong - (Secretary General, Quan Zhen Cultural Society)
Buddhism - Venerable Jian Xin, Buddhist Monastic, Miao Xin Vihara
Hinduism- Mr. V Bimel Ram - (Media Consultant)

3.30pm Tea Break

4.00pm Panel Discussion with speakers on Racial and Religious Conflicts
(Moderator: Mr Viswa Sadasivan)

4.55pm Closing by Mr. P. Thiru, Vice President, iiM


8.00am Registration with Breakfast

9.00am Managing community conflicts in condominiums by Dr. Lim Lan Yuan
President, Association of Property & Facility Managers

Resolving community conflicts – Town Council perspective
by Mr Anthony Ong, Secretary & Mr Tan Liang Gim, General Manager
Marine Parade Town Council

How Grassroots Leaders handle community conflicts by Prof Sean Rozario Grassroots Leader and Chair of Harmony Circle, Cairnhill-Moulmein

9.45am Panel discussion with speakers on Managing Community Conflicts
Moderator: Mr Tito Isaac (Hon. Secretary, iiM)

10.30am Tea Break

11.00am Skit Mediation Session 2: Resolving Neighbour Disputes
Enactment of actual Community Dispute and Challenges

12.15pm Resolution of Community Disputes at the State Courtsby Mr S Sharma

12.55pm Closing by Mr. Eric Wong, Organising Chairman

1.00pm Networking Lunch