Redefining the Asian Dream

Women Leaders in Finance Summit

Redefining the Asian Dream




The "American Dream" may be the West's most desired "soft power" ideal to millions of people around the world. In Asia, this ideal is fast becoming a reality for many as rapid economic and wage growth have expanded opportunities, broadened consumer markets, catalyzed new industries, and minted millionaire entrepreneurs. From demands for better education and healthcare to leisure and travel, citizens have a greater range of lifestyle and personal opportunities that those in previous generations did not have. But as the region continues forward on the path of prosperity, how is the Asian Dream evolving differently from the American Dream? How can we ensure that the opportunities to pursue personal aspirations are attainable to everyone? What does the Asian Dream look like today and how will that change in the future?

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Welcome Remarks

Michael Klowden

CEO, Milken Institute



Haslinda Amin

Anchor and Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg Television



Rt Hon. Helen Clark ONZ

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand


Ho Kwon Ping

Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings


Kishore Mahbubani

Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore


Chatri Sityodtong

Founder, Chairman and CEO, ONE Championship

Published September 29, 2019