SINGAPORE, July 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Milken Institute Asia Center has been named “Exceptional event organizer “ at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2021. This award is a testament to the Institute’s vast and influential audience and its convening power as senior leaders from all sectors come together to discuss trends and challenges facing communities in Asia and offer practical and scalable solutions.
The Singapore Tourism Awards are organized by the Singapore Tourism Board and recognize individuals and organizations for providing exceptional experiences and demonstrating corporate excellence. This year, the Milken Institute Asia Center was one of 77 nominated finalists in the Experience Excellence, Enterprise Excellence and Customer Service categories.
Taking place over three days of virtual and in-person programming, the Asian Summit hosted 200 in-person attendees and 1,100 global leaders and senior executives online. In line with the Centre’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its participants, the Asia Summit 2020 was held under strict guidelines and security measures. All staff, in-person attendees, and media representatives were required to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test (ART) prior to entering the site and adhere to zoning rules and safe distance guidelines throughout. the event.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Singapore Tourism Awards. Since the inception of the Milken Institute Asia Summit in 2013, we have constantly reinvented our event as a link to bring together global leaders and high-level executives to discuss collaborative solutions to unique issues and challenges. Asia,” noted Laura Deal Lacey, executive director of the Milken Institute Asia Center. “I would like to thank the Singapore Tourism Board for their continued support over the years and look forward to working with them for years to come.”
Key world leaders who spoke at last year’s summit include:
- Heenam Choi, CEO of KIC
- Paulo Guedès, Economy Minister, Brazil
- Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Group
- S. Iswaran, Minister of Transport & Minister in charge of Commercial Relations, Republic of Singapore
- Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo, Japan
- Yasuhide Nakayama, Minister of State for Defense, Japan
- Rt. Hon. Elisabeth Truss, Secretary of State for International Trade, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Minister for Women and Equalities, UK
“The ‘Excellent Event Organizer’ award is well deserved, given the Milken Institute Asia Center’s ability to bring world leaders to Singapore and host high-level dialogues securely using technology and new protocols, ”said Dr Edouard Koh, Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings and Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board. “The Milken Institute has been a valued partner of the Singapore Tourism Board since 2013 and we look forward to working with them again this year on the Milken Institute Asia Summit 2021.”
Learn more about the Asia Summit 2020 here. For more information on the Milken Institute 2021 Asia Summit, please visit www.asia-summit.org. Please direct media inquiries regarding the award to Yeen chong at [email protected]
Friends of the press and media can upload photos from the event here. These are available for use with attribution to Milken Institute.
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About the 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 the region’s perspectives into developing solutions to persistent global challenges.
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The Milken Institute Asia Summit brings the ambitious spirit of the Milken Institute’s flagship global conference to Singapore. The Asia Summit brings together more than 1,800 CEOs, senior officials, senior financial executives, institutional investors and philanthropists from around the world to meet challenges and deliver viable solutions.
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