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Milken Institute

September 15, 2014 16:50 ET

Milken Institute Hosts Its First-Ever Asia Summit

Singapore Meeting Brings Together Leaders From the Region -- and the World

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2014) - On September 18-19, the Milken Institute will bring together CEOs, major investors, heads of sovereign wealth funds, philanthropists and other leaders from around the world for its first-ever Asia Summit. Like the Institute's annual Global Conference -- but on a much more intimate scale -- these leaders will focus on some of the world's most pressing challenges, but with a strong Asian focus. Panel topics include: prosperity and risk in the Asia-Pacific region, Asia's new crop of political leaders, and the prognosis for health innovation in Asia.

"We are delighted to bring to Asia the Milken Institute's unique ability to convene leaders, and extend our work addressing the core issues of access to capital, improving health care, and spurring job creation," said Institute CEO Mike Klowden. "With our new, Singapore-based Asia Center, and in hosting the first of what will be annual Asia Summits, we hope to make a contribution of dynamic ideas to match the region's economic dynamism."

Held at Singapore's Four Seasons hotel, the Asia Summit is an invitation-only event, limited to 280 participants who include senior executives in finance and investment as well as top leaders in other key growth industries.

Speakers include:

  • David Bonderman, Founding Partner, TPG Capital
  • Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • Victor Chu, Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group
  • Stephen J. Cloobeck, Founder and Chairman, Diamond Resorts International
  • Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia
  • Thomas Finke, Chairman and CEO, Babson Capital Management LLC
  • Jamie Forese, Co-President, Citigroup, and CEO of its Institutional Clients Group
  • James Garner, Head, Unit Development Office, Asia-Pacific Research and Development, Sanofi
  • Piyush Gupta, CEO and Director, DBS Group; Director, DBS Bank
  • Joshua Harris, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Apollo Global Management, LLC
  • Lim Chow Kiat, Group Chief Investment Officer, GIC Private Ltd.
  • Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • Jonathan Nelson, Founder and CEO, Providence Equity Partners
  • Takeshi Niinami, Advisor, Suntory Holdings Ltd.
  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Singapore
  • Jonathan Sokoloff, Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, LP
  • Axel Weber, Chairman of the Board, UBS AG
  • Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman and CEO, Fosun Group
  • Robert Zoellick, Chairman, International Advisors, Goldman Sachs; Former President, World Bank

Complete information about the Asia Summit, including a full program and a list of speakers confirmed to date, is available at:

About the Milken Institute:
A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute believes in the power of capital markets to solve urgent social and economic challenges. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health.

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