MEDIA RELEASE: Asia House launches ‘Asia 2025’ publication

Front cover of the 'Asia 2025' publication

Front cover of the 'Asia 2025' publication

MEDIA RELEASE: Asia House launches ‘Asia 2025’ publication

12/02/16

Media Release

LONDON, UK: Asia House is delighted to announce the launch of Asia 2025, a unique collection of 25 informed opinion pieces from 25 prominent voices on the next decade in Asia. Some of the most influential thought leaders in and experts from Asia have contributed their forecasts for the region for the book including international government figures, academics, CEOs and chairmen from some of the world’s leading multinationals.

Contributions to the publication come from, among others, the UK, Iran, India, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Australia. The resulting collection of pieces covers topics that include digital Asia, the rise of the Asian multinational, the harmonisation of regulations in the region, energy security, climate change as well as demographic shifts.

Contributors include Paul Manduca, Chairman of Prudential; Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman of Jardine Matheson; H.E. Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of Indonesia; Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong Government SAR; Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company; Sam Walsh, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto; Lord Browne of Madingley, Former CEO of BP and Chairman of Huawei UK; Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive of Diageo; Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia; Chairman of CIMB Group, Nazir Razak; Beth McKillop, Deputy Director and Director of Collections at the V&A Museum and Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive of WPP.

Sir John Boyd, Chairman of Asia House, said: “We believe that this publication provides insights into how the region will look to shape the world in the next decade. We are all highly conscious of recent market turbulence and global uncertainty, but our forecasts focus on the longer term. They are balanced and coherent and fall generally on the optimistic side. It came as no surprise that our contributors recognise Asia’s promise for the decade to come. The region already plays a pivotal role. We all must digest this and adapt. One hopes to see a wider community of Asia watchers play a full role.”

Asia 2025 will be launched at an evening reception at Asia House on Tuesday 8 March. Paul Manduca, Nazir Razak and Beth McKillop will speak at the launch. They will highlight their own thoughts and expertise on the future of Asia drawing on themes illuminated in the publication. The event will bring together senior business leaders, the diplomatic community from Europe and Asia and UK government representatives.

We are extremely grateful to Prudential for its sponsorship of this publication.

For a copy of the book, to request an interview with any of the contributors, or to attend the launch event, please contact Lucy Tomlinson at lucy.tomlinson@asiahouse.co.uk or on 02073075454.

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Asia House is a London-based centre of expertise on Asia. We drive economic and political engagement between Europe and Asia by providing a forum for senior decision-makers, business leaders and opinion formers to engage in high-level discussions that direct business and policy strategies. We are the leading pan-Asian organisation in the UK, having built our reputation on our extensive network, our objectivity and our independence. Visit www.asiahouse.org for further information.