The 9th Asia Economic Summit
The Asia Economic Summit is an important platform for decision makers to assess the future of Asia and to gain insights and information on the key challenges facing Asia with the 21st Century dubbed the Asia Century. Is this really Asia’s Century? Is the rise of Asia sustainable or a mirage? Will China continue to underpin intra-Asia trade and economic growth? What is the economic outlook for Asia and what are its key prospects?
Past editions of the Asia Economic Summit held in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shenzhen have brought together Government, Business and Thought Leaders from the region to debate the shape of Asia’s future and what the Asian nations need to do to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth.
The 9th Asia Economic Summit convening in Kuala Lumpur in early November before the ASEAN, APEC and East Asia Summits will take a critical look at what Asia has achieved. What are the prospect for further regional integration and where will Asia head to in coming years. The Summit will evaluate key trends, strategic challenges and emerging opportunities that a more connected Asia will provide. Holding this edition of the Asia Economic Summit in Kuala Lumpur towards the end of the year is timely as Malaysia will take the chair of ASEAN and the East Asia Summit in 2015.
Past keynote speakers include the former President of the Philippines Fidel Ramos, former Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Wong Kan Seng, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang, Indonesia Tourism Minister Mari Pangestu, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Asia Society President Ronnie Chan, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, World Bank Managing Director Dr. Sri Mulyani, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and WTO Director General Mike Moore and many top business leaders from around Asia.