Financial Conferences and Events
A number of conferences and events were held in Singapore in 2008 and 2009. Covering a wide range of topics related to the financial services sector, from commercial banking, fixed income, wealth management and capital markets, these events serve as a gathering point for industry players and international investors. Several major financial institutions also celebrated the significant anniversaries of their operations in Singapore in 2008.
Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry and Deputy Chairman of MAS (first from right) at the launch of the AXA University Asia Pacific Campus in Singapore on 8 April 2009, accompanied by Henri de Castries, AXA Group CEO and Chairman of the Management Board (second from right) and John Dacey, AXA Group Regional CEO for Asia Pacific
and Japan (foreground).
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (second from right) at the Standard Chartered 150th Anniversary Dinner, with Lim Cheng Teck (from left), Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Singapore; Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC; and Jennie Chua, Chairperson of Community Chest. Standard Chartered Bank donated $1.5 million to the Community Chest as part of its community building efforts.
Dialogue session with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, moderated by Professor Takatoshi Ito (right) at the Nomura Asia Equity Forum 2008, July 2008
Minister for Finance and MAS Board member Tharman Shanmugaratnam (first from left) gracing the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) Annual Dinner, June 2008