it is called as Asia premier defence summit. hosted by international think tank called as international institute for strategic studies.
shangrila is the name of hotel where it was held earlier. it is held in Singapore annually with support of goverment of Singapore.
this conference was cancelled in the year 2020 deu to covid 19. this dialogue has participation of state representatives, defence ministries etc.
this strategic dialogue is also called as track 1 interaction, that is coordinated by track 2 organisation.
t1 govt t2 civil society and non government entity.
IIS studies which host this dialogue was founded in UK in 1958 with focus on nuclear deterrence and arms control. they publish the military balance report.