Asia's Digital Transformation

This signature conference, held in partnership with McKinsey & Company , will explore how technology is transforming Asia and discuss what businesses and governments must do to ensure digitisation supports sustainable growth.
Keynote speakers include:

28 January 2015

09.00 - 13.00

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Dominic Barton, Managing Director McKinsey & Company (pictured top right)
Parminder Singh, Managing Director – Twitter Southeast Asia/India/MENA (pictured bottom right)

Briefing on India's prospects for reform under Narendra Modi

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HM High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan KCMG joined Asia House corporate members for an exclusive briefing held under the Chatham House rule to discuss the prospects for reform in India under Narendra Modi.

The Hidden Voices of London

To mark the launch of Bidisha's book, Asylum and Exile: The Hidden Voices of London, Asia House is hosting a thought-provoking discussion on the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers from countries such as Syria, which the book chronicles in vivid detail.

Tuesday 27 January

18.45 - 20.00

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‘Western classical musicians in India have to go abroad'

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Award-winning Indian pianist Julian Clef who taught himself the piano on an electronic keyboard in Kerala until he was 16 - when he was sent to the UK for formal training - speaks about the difficulties musicians in India face who want to make their careers as western classical pianists.

Open Evening for couples planning to tie the knot

Open evenings for people interested in getting married at Asia House now take place on the first Monday of every month. It’s a chance for people to see our splendid venue first-hand and find out about the bespoke wedding reception packages also on offer. Under a new partnership with Westminster, Asia House can offer weddings or civil partnerships from just £420.

Monday 2 February

17.30 - 19.00

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From Peking to Paris: China and World War One

To mark the centenary of the First World War, Penguin China has published a series of short histories on the economic and social costs it brought to China and the Chinese. Asia House will host a panel with several of these authors, who will all talk on their chosen subjects.

Tuesday 3 February

18.45 - 20.00

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Access Asia - Making Connections

This Signature Conference, co-organised by Asia House and HSBC, will bring together business leaders, senior policy makers and opinion formers for a stimulating and forward-looking discussion on how Asia’s infrastructure is changing trade connections and commerce across – and to – the region.

Thursday, 26 February

09.30 - 13.00

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Win up to £2,500 to research Asian cuisine

Apply now for the Yan-kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia 2015

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In memory of Yan-kit So, Britain's leading authority on Chinese cuisine, the Yan-kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia provides a bursary of up to £2,500 to unpublished cookery writers to travel to any country in Asia to research that country's cuisine.

The Award application deadline has now been extended to 28 February 2015

Asia House Spring Fair

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The seventh annual Asia House Fair will take place from 20 to 22 March, 2015. It will feature dozens of exhibitors that represent the best in arts, crafts, fashion and design from across the Asian region.

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Briefing on the outlook for the Japanese economy

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Tetsuya Jitsu, Deputy Chief Editorial Writer of The Nikkei, and Noriyuki Sato, Vice President for Mitsui & Co Europe, joined Asia House corporate members for an exclusive briefing to discuss the outlook for the Japanese economy and the prospects for Abenomics.

On Kawara: One Million Years

To coincide with a large exhibition of the work of On Kawara, entitled Silence at the Guggenheim Museum in New York from 6 February – 3 May 2015, Asia House is pleased to present an audio presentation of the epic ‘One Million Years’.

6 February - 3 May

10.00 - 18.00

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Free admission


News & Views

  • Briefing on the prospects for reform in India with Sir James Bevan KCMG


    Narendra Modi’s achievements and challenges eight months after being elected were discussed.

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  • ‘Western classical musicians in India have to go abroad to make a career’


    Julian Clef speaks about how he taught himself the piano on an electronic keyboard in Kerala.

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  • Briefing on the Outlook for the Japanese Economy


    Tetsuya Jitsu of The Nikkei and Noriyuki Sato of Mitsui gave a briefing on the Japanese economy.

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    Until February 2015

    Artistic collaboration by performers, artists and architects until February 2015.

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    ARTiculations with Kaori Ito

    26/01/15 18:30

    This event has has been postponed until further notice.

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    Briefing: Digital and Social Media in Asia

    27/01/15 08:00

    Parminder Singh, a Regional Managing Director at Twitter, will give a private briefing.

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