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From September 28 to 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singaporea cascade of stars from around the world aims to tackle critical issues affecting the Asia Pacific Region.

SINGAPORE, September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The 9th Annual Milken Institute Asia Summit kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday, September 28, 2022) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore. This year’s Summit returned to an all-in-person event, allowing attendees to enjoy an immersive and interactive experience. Under the theme “The World Transformed”, this year’s Summit will bring together more than 1,200 speakers and participants from over 28 countries to participate in organized discussions and goal-oriented meetings that will propel transformative ideas into practical solutions and scalable.

Over the three days, attendees will be able to hear and learn from leaders, as well as meet leaders in government, finance, technology, philanthropy, business and academia, including Tharman Shanmugaratnam, that of Singapore Senior Minister, Office of the Prime Minister; Julia Gillard27th Prime Minister of Australia; Inaugural President of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership; John HynesCEO of Wellington Management; Zack BrownCEO of McLaren Racing; Blake HutchesonPresident and CEO, OMERS; Steffen MeisterExecutive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Partners Group; Gan Kim YungMinister of Trade and Industry, Singapore; Rohit Sipahimalani, Chief Investment Officer of Temasek; and Jenny JohnsonPresident and CEO, Franklin Resources Inc.

In addition to top business and government brass, cultural superstars and icons like the Korean popstar Eric Namacclaimed Hollywood actor Henry GoldingFounder and CEO of JFJ Productions and one of Asia Pacific most influential celebrities JJ Lincelebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Washerand Indonesian actress Raline Shah, among others, will also bring their ideas and views to the Summit. In addition, the Summit is joined by six media partners, including BBC News, Caixin Global, CNBC, Politics, TIMEand TVBS.

This year’s Summit will also include a keynote address by james shrewdly, the UK Foreign Secretary, outlining his outlook on the Indo-Pacific region. Mr. Cleverly’s visit to Singaporeand this speech, comes at the end of a three-day trip, where he will also attend the state funeral of the former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japanand also visit the Republic of Korea.

As part of the Asia Summit, the Milken Institute has launched another edition of its popular digital essay series – The Power of Ideas, a thought-provoking collection of essays on the future of Asia in a transformed world. . The series features contributions from global business leaders such as the Vice Chairman of General Atlantic, Ajay Banga; Citi’s Chief Asia steps, Julia Raiskin; among others.

“My commitment to our stakeholders and my vision for the Institute is to continue to facilitate meaningful discussions, shine a light on transformative solutions, and promote an inclusive environment in a transformed world,” said Laura Deal Lacey, now Executive Director of Global Markets at the Milken Institute. “This Asian summit is a testament to our platform for coming together, bringing together business leaders from around the world to accelerate inspiring conversations into impactful ideas.”

For the full agenda and list of speakers at the Asia Summit, visit

About the Milken Institute

The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank focused on accelerating measurable progress toward meaningful likes. With a focus on financial, physical, mental and environmental health, we bring together the best ideas and innovative resources to develop plans to solve some of our most critical global issues by considering what is urgent now and of what is to come. For more information, visit

About Milken Institute Asia Center

The Milken Institute Asia Center extends the reach and impact of Milken Institute programs, events, and research to Asia Pacific Region. We identify opportunities to leverage the Institute’s global network to address regional challenges, as well as to integrate perspectives from the region into the development of solutions to persistent global challenges.

Asian Summit of the Milken Institute

The Milken Institute Asia Summit brings the aspirational spirit of the Milken Institute’s flagship global conference to Singapore. The Asia Summit brings together more than 1,800 CEOs, senior government officials, high-level finance executives, institutional investors and philanthropists from around the world to address challenges and propose viable solutions.

SOURCE Milken Institute