Asia Summit—Highlights

September 30, 2016

With the theme of “Forces Shaping Asia,” this year’s Asia Summit in Singapore brought 600-plus participants together for more than 30 public and private sessions over three days. Panels addressed eight key themes for the region’s future, including economic integration, capital markets reform and security dynamics. To deepen the discussions, the Institute released four research reports on Asian themes shortly before the Summit. A number of participants told us that the Asia Summit has become one of the region's must-attend events for leaders in business, finance and policy. 

See the coverage of the 2016 Milken Institute Asia Summit.

Photo Highlights

A Conversation With Indra Nooyi

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"The moral codes of our lives and livelihoods must come together. That gives us the courage to stand up for what we want," said Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, during her discussion with Milken Institute Chairman Michael Milken. Watch the discussion.

A Fireside Chat with Serge Pun: Building Myanmar

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In 1962, a socialist coup d'etat marked the beginning of military rule in Myanmar, then known as Burma. A young Serge Pun fled his homeland, setting him on a path to becoming one of Myanmar's most successful tycoons. Staci Warden, executive director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets, sat down with Serge Pun, executive chairman of Serge Pun & Associates, to discuss his incredible story of entrepreneurial success.  Watch the discussion.

FinTech: Disrupting the Future of Banking and Finance

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How disruptive, really, is FinTech? How will it affect the financial services industry? These questions framed the discussion for the panelists of the FinTech session. They included Neal Cross, managing director and chief innovation officer of DBS Bank; Jon Medved, founder and CEO of OurCrowd; and Sahil Kini, principal at Aspada Investments. Read more about this event.

Video Highlights

 Artificial Intelligence: Blurring the Lines Between Humans and Machines

Robots with empathy? They're coming sooner than you think. James Cham, partner at Bloomberg Beta, discusses the future of artificial intelligence with panelists Pascale Fung, professor of electronic and computer engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Ben Goertzel, chief scientist of Hanson Robotics and Aidyia Ltd.; and Hsiao-Wuen Hon, corporate vice president and chairman of Asia-Pacific R&D Group, Microsoft. Read more about this event.

Investment Outlook from Global Industry Titans

Michael Milken sat down with Leon Black, chairman and CEO of Apollo Global Management; David Bonderman, chairman and founding partner of TPG; and Lei Zhang, founder, chair and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Management Group, to discuss big numbers, high prices and optimism on China. Read more about this event.

Global Overview: Navigating an Uncertain World

Financial leaders delved into the risks and opportunities stemming from complex trends in the global economy. Steven Tananbaum, founder, managing partner and chief investment officer of GoldenTree Asset Management, moderated the panel that included Michael Milken; Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore; Peter Wuffli, chairman of Partners Group Holding AG; and Ronnie C. Chan, chairman of Hang Lung Properties Ltd. Read more about this event.

See the discussion on Twitter with #MIGLOBAL and #FORCESSHAPINGASIA


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