Global Government Summit
The Global Government Summit, organised by Global Government Forum is a unique event that each year brings together the world’s most senior public servants for informal discussions on common and important public sector challenges. Discussions are held in a round table format, under the Chatham House rule, fostering frank and open dialogue, enabling sharing of practical ideas and solutions for immediate application.
The Global Government Summit has been hosted in recent years by the Government of Singapore. The Summit 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.
In an opening address to welcome guests, host Peter Ong, Head of Civil Service, Singapore said:
No country or leader has a monopoly on wisdom, or all the answers to the governance challenges facing us. That is why this forum is so valuable and timely. It brings us together in one room to interact, to learn from each other, to have intimate conversations, and to exchange our views openly and candidly.
Peter Ong, Head of Civil Service, Singapore
Sharing his thoughts on the value of the 2017 Summit, Serge Dupont, Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council, Canada said:
Events such as these, bringing together peers in a safe space for candid discussion of shared challenges, work best where they deliver, through new perspectives, insights that will have immediate practical application. This was a successful event on that score. Thank you.
Serge Dupont, Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council, Canada
9-10 February 2018
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