The Global Government Summit

By on 17/12/2014
Mr Peter Ong, Head of Civil Service, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Singapore.

The Global Government Summit has just successfully met in Singapore. The Summit was run by Global Government Forum, hosted by Mr Peter Ong, Head of the Civil Service in Singapore, and featured Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company.

Eight countries were represented, with delegates including Hans Back, Director, Swedish Civil Service; Tatiana Janeckova, Secretary General, Government Office of the Slovak Republic; Lord Gus O’Donnell, Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the UK Civil Service; Dr Peter Bartodziej, Director, Central Services, German Federal Chancellery; and Coleen Volk, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Canada.

The Global Government Summit provided a unique environment for heads of central governments to have candid and intimate discussions, together with leading industry professionals. It was agreed that the quality of the people in the room made for a very stimulating Summit.

Highlights of this year’s Summit came from discussions inspired by presentations from Andrew Grant of McKinsey & Company with their global perspective on the future of the civil service, alongside current social and economic trends. Heiki Loot, State Secretary of Estonia, and Singapore Government CIO Chan Cheow Hoe each presented best-practice case studies from their respective countries. This led to a group discussion about the future of digital government.

Paul Jenkins, former Head of the UK Government Legal Service, guided delegates through the various governance challenges and Lord Gus O’Donnell presented thought-leading insight on measuring citizens’ individual wellbeing and how it can be usefully applied to policymaking.

Global Government Summit, Singapore 2014. Heads of Government met from eight countries.

Global Government Summit, Singapore 2014. Heads of Government met from eight countries.

Kevin Sorkin, Director of Global Government Forum, said: ‘The Summit is an important place to hold strategic discussions on the future of national governments. These discussions are set against the backdrop of the similar global and domestic challenges faced by public sectors around the world. The open and candid sharing was a very positive feature, leaving delegates feeling inspired.’

Mr Özer Kontoǧlu, Deputy undersecretary of Prime Ministry, Prime Ministry Republic of Turkey, summed up delegates’ feelings after the Summit:
‘We had the opportunity to learn what experts in public administration think about contemporary issues, and new trends. I have taken away new ideas.’

Plans for the Global Government Summit 2015 are already underway. If you are interested in knowing more about this event or other events like this, email: info@globalgovernmentforum.com

Global Government Summit 2014 Summit Report

The Global Government Summit is an important and exclusive invitation only event, that brings together the heads of civil service from central or federal governments from around the world.

Eight countries were represented, with delegates including Hans Back, Director, Swedish Civil Service; Tatiana Janeckova, Secretary General, Government Office of the Slovak Republic; Lord Gus O’Donnell, Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the UK Civil Service; Dr Peter Bartodziej, Director, Central Services, German Federal Chancellery; and Coleen Volk, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Canada.

This unique event supports heads of federal and central governments to share information and best practice on both their domestic, and global, government issues. Conversations that take place are intimate and frank. Discussions cover a range of issues such as global challenges and trends, governance challenges and positioning of public services for the future.

You can download a summary report of the 2014 event below.

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