signature central banking event, the MAS
Lecture provides a platform for a distinguished
member of the international financial
community to speak on issues of current
interest to a gathering of central bankers,
regulators and industry players from Singapore
and the region.
The MAS Lecture 2009 was held on 13 November
at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.
The distinguished speaker for the Lecture
was Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director
of the International Monetary Fund (IMF),
who spoke on "Asia to Play a Leading
Role in Reshaping the Post-Crisis Global
Economy". The Lecture touched on
the impact of the global crisis on Asia,
and the implications for the region over
the longer term.
The Lecture attracted a record turnout
of guests including foreign finance ministers,
central bank governors, sovereign wealth
fund heads, IMF and World Bank delegates.
In addition, senior representatives from
the Inter American Development Bank, Islamic
Financial Services Board, Government of
Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC),
Temasek Holdings, as well as representatives
from the public sector and financial institutions
attended the Lecture.
Director of the IMF
(left) with Heng Swee
Keat, Managing Director,