The 2014 Singapore Summit gathered over 400 advisers and friends of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore Economic Development Board, GIC and Temasek. CEOs from the world of finance and business as well as thought leaders from 32 countries engaged in lively discussions across a span of topics on global and regional macroeconomic developments, trade integration, geopolitics and the changing energy landscape.
For its part, the Singapore Summit is well on the way to carving out a distinctive role as a less formal and staged forum than Davos with a unique insight into Asia's issues, and matching what the Shangri-La Dialogue has achieved in the defence and security sphere, between them making Singapore the intellectual hub of policy discussion for Asia. Lord Charles Powell, Member of the House of Lords, Great Britain
The Summit had great attendance and content. Part of the reason I love to attend the Summit is that it opens my eyes and mind to a perspective that is hard to envision while living in the United States. The vibrancy and growth in the region leads to a growing confidence and excitement about the future. Michael R. Splinter, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Applied Materials, Inc.
I think what has been special about this conference is its ability to convene some extraordinary people around a one day Conference. All the leaders come from different parts of the world but they are all interested in Asia. In just a very short period of time, there is a chance for great discussion, a chance to connect with a lot of people, and a chance to participate around intellectually enticing themes that are relevant to a changing Asia. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman & CEO, Ayala Corporation
I have found this Summit extremely interesting – it has been well-organised, it has been extremely succinct, and it has covered both economic considerations but also, very interestingly and importantly, geopolitical considerations. You have attracted an extraordinary group of industry and government leaders here. From my point of view, it has been very valuable. John Nelson, Chairman, Lloyd's of London