About the Global Government Summit

First held in 2011 in London, the Global Government Summit brings together top leaders from the centre of government – those responsible for leading their national civil services and overseeing strategic development, organisational reform, workforce capabilities and culture change.

Hosted in recent years by the Government of Singapore, the event attracts delegates holding roles including the Director of the Prime Minister’s Office, State Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, Head of the Civil Service, Director General of Civil Service Policy, and Undersecretary of the Prime Ministry. Topics vary from year to year, with delegates selecting subjects such as public sector productivity, digital government, responses to demographic change, and leadership development.

The event was last held in February 2017, with knowledge partner the Centre for Public Impact a BCG Foundation. Whilst the Global Government Summit is held under Chatham House rule, we produce a report after each event so that delegates can share some of the discussions with their colleagues back home: quotes are gathered in on-the-record interviews held alongside the sessions, with our reports cleared by delegates after the event. For copies of the Summit reports and more information about previous Summits please visit our Previous Summits page.

Great diverse group of countries and individuals. Interesting topics that provided lots of food for thought and some solutions.
Lord O’Donnell, Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the UK Civil Service, House of Lords, UK Parliament

Next summit

9-10 February 2018
Singapore

Enquiries

For delegate or knowledge partner enquiries please contact:
Kevin Sorkin
kevin@globalgovernmentforum.com
+44 7738 148585

More feedback

Great topics, excellent presentations, insightful discussions. Thank you. A thoroughly worthwhile commitment of my time.”
Peter Hughes, Head of State Services, State Services Commission, New Zealand

Well chosen topics, great sharing of experiences and reminds me of the need to step back occasionally from the pressures of the day to day. Remarkable similarity of issues from diverse countries.”
John Manzoni, Chief Executive, Cabinet Office, UK Civil Service

I had the opportunity to learn what experts in public administration think about contemporary issues, and new trends. I have taken away new ideas.”
Özer Kontoğlu, Deputy Undersecretary of the Prime Ministry, Turkey

The diversity of the group provided rich insight into common problems.”
Elizabeth Kelly, Deputy Secretary Governance, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia

Great diverse group of countries and individuals. Interesting topics that provided lots of food for thought and some solutions.”

Lord O’Donnell, Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the UK Civil Service, House of Lords, UK Parliament

I highly value this opportunity to exchange views with my peers from around the world on very well chosen topics of real concern in an open and intimate environment.”
Heiki Loot, State Secretary, Estonia

The Summit gives insightful information and discussion on public service transformation. These ideas and comments are crucial for policy and strategy formulation and implementation.”
HE Youk Bunna, Secretary of State of Ministry of Civil Service, Cambodia

All discussions of issues were very interesting and informative. Thank you for this excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and approaches from different global regions on an informal platform.”
Tatiana Janečková, Secretary General, Government Office, Slovak Republic

Interesting, and an eye-opener. [There are] similar challenges for all, but we have different political systems and traditions.”
Hans Bäck, Director, Prime Minister´s Office, Sweden

All great participants and presentations: thank you for inviting me. Top level professionals sharing their experiences: Malaysia and Estonia particularly stand out.”
Mikhail Pryadilnikov, Deputy Director, Analytic Center for the Russian Government

The Global Government Summit is a unique platform which provides an open and frank discussion environment. I really appreciate the chosen discussion topics and I can honestly say that I benefited a lot throughout the presentations. It was a great pleasure and honour to represent my country on such an international platform. Thank you so much.
Akin Ak, Senior Expert at Prime Minister’s Office, Turkey

The Summit gives insightful information and discussion on public service transformation. These ideas and comments are crucial for policy and strategy formulation and implementation.”
Matthias Freundlieb, Head of Directorate, Personnel – the Federal Government; Administration, Federal Chancellery, Germany