Official Launch of IPAS & Inaugural IPAS Conference
IPAS was officially launched on 2 November 2006 at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
Gracing the occasion were the Guest-of-Honour Senior Minister of State for Law & Home Affairs, Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee who delivered the Keynote Address as well as many special guests including Justice VK Rajah, 2nd Solicitor General Mr Walter Woon, representatives of IPAS’ founder members - Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and the Law Society of Singapore, the Insolvency & Public Trustees Office, the Ministry of Law, ACCA, CPA Australia, INSOL International and the Bar Council of Malaysia. In total, almost 170 guests attended the launch at which the new IPAS logo and website was unveiled.
After the launch, more than 160 delegates and guests stayed on for the full-day inaugural Conference which featured invaluable insights by a luminary panel of speakers, including Justice VK Rajah, Justice Gavin Lightman, Mr. Michael Hwang SC, Mr. Alvin Yeo SC, Mr. Nicky Tan and Ms Fang Ai Lian. The question and answer sessions / panel discussions saw an exciting and lively, sometimes heated, exchange of ideas and experiences by many delegates and the panellists.
In all, the success of the Conference and the support from both the private sector and authorities for the Conference bode well for IPAS’ plans to put in place a current and relevant continuing professional development programme for insolvency practitioners, both members and non-members.
|Mr Don Ho Mun-Tuke
|Mr Patrick Ang
|Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Limited