The 2020 Asia Summit hosted by the Milken Institute Asia Center was the first large-scale event held in Singapore amid the pandemic, and it combined virtual, in-person and holographic components as part of its experience.
SINGAPORE, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Milken Institute Asia Center has been named “Outstanding Event Planner” at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2021. This award is a testament to the Institute’s large and influential audience and its convening power as senior leaders from across 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 business excellence. This year, the Milken Institute Asia Center was one of 77 finalists named in the Experience Excellence, Enterprise Excellence and Customer Service categories.
Taking place over three days of virtual and in-person programming, the Asia Summit hosted 200 in-person participants 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 2020 Asian Summit was held under strict guidelines and security measures. All staff, in-person attendees and media representatives were required to undergo rapid antigen testing (ART) before entering the venue and adhere to zoning rules and safe distancing guidelines throughout the event. ‘event.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Singapore Tourism Awards. Since the establishment of the Milken Institute Asia Summit in 2013, we have constantly reinvented our event as a nexus to bring together world leaders and high-level executives to discuss collaborative solutions on critical issues, problems and challenges specific to 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.”
Notable world leaders who spoke at last year’s summit include:
Heenam Choi, CEO of KIC
Paul Guedes, Economy Minister, Brazil
Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Group
S.Iswaran, Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for commercial relations, Republic of Singapore
Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, Japan
Yasuhide Nakayama, Minister of State for Defence, Japan
Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for International Trade, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Minister Delegate for Women and Equality, UK
“The ‘Outstanding Event Organizer’ award is well deserved, given the ability of the Milken Institute Asia Center to bring world leaders to Singapore and host high-level dialogues securely using technology and new protocols,” said Doctor Edward Koh, Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings and Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board. “The Milken Institute has been a valued partner to the Singapore Tourism Board since 2013 and we look forward to working with them again this year on the 2021 Asian Summit of the Milken Institute.”
Learn more about the Asia Summit 2020 here. For more information on the Milken Institute Asia Summit 2021, please visit www.asia-summit.org. Please direct media inquiries regarding the award to Yeen Chong at [email protected]
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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.
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