The Global Government Finance Summit is a unique event that each year brings together Permanent Secretary-level civil servants from finance ministries around the world. Delegates discuss their domestic financial and regulatory challenges; issues facing governments around the globe. Exploring potential solutions, senior level participants take advantage of this confidential and informal space to share their experiences, concerns and opportunities.
“This was an unprecedented event. There are a lot of international fora but what’s valuable about this event is that it focuses on public sector fiscal and public service reform and broader issues in an informal setting, where there can be a genuine dialogue as opposed to lots of formal speeches.
This event brought people together from emerging as well as developed economies – people from Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe; it was very positive.”
Lord Nicholas Macpherson, former permanent secretary of the UK Treasury 2005 – 2016
Launched in 2015, the inaugural event was hosted by Peter Ong, then Head of Civil Service and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance in Singapore, and attracted the heads of finance ministries across four continents.
In 2017, the summit was hosted in the United Kingdom by Sir Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury. In 2018, the summit was staged in Berlin by the German Federal Ministry of Finance and in 2019 held in Paris, hosted by the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance. For 2020, the event was hosted by the Ministry of Finance of Estonia.
Whilst governments around the world are adopting essential strategies to respond to the global pandemic, it is important that these beneficial discussions continue to take place. Therefore, this year the Global Government Finance Summit will be held online as a virtual event.
This unique, informal and valuable summit each year attracts heads of finance ministries from around the world, including countries such as: Angola, Bahrain, Botswana, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Kuwait, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, USA and the United Kingdom.
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