|There was record number of 20,000 participants at the 2006 Annual Meetings in Singapore, including more than 5,000 executives from over 200 financial institutions. 140 events were held on the sidelines by these institutions. There were also more than 1,700 members of the press from 200 international and local media agencies.
Five key seminars were held during the Annual Meetings, involving more than 200 financial chiefs, thought leaders and corporate captains as speakers and panelists. More than 3,000 participants took part in these seminars including the Raffles Forum by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the Program of Seminars by the IMF and World Bank, International Banking Seminar by the Group of Thirty, Per Jacobsson Lecture and the Institute of International Finance Annual Membership Meetings. Themed “Asia in the World, the World in Asia”, the Program of Seminars also featured prominent speakers including Dr Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China, and Dr Y.V. Reddy, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
Luminaries such as Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics (1998); Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times; and Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate in Economics (2001) shared their thought leadership and views on the events shaping Asia and the world at various seminars.