Asian Bankers Association 22nd General Meeting Globalisation of Markets: Local vs. Global Incorporating the Asian Bankers Association, APEC Business Advisory Council and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council Symposium on Promoting Good Corporate Governance 17th – 19th October 2005 – Melbourne, Australia Message from the ABA Chairman Message from ABA Founder and Chairman Emeritus It is with great pleasure that I extend my sincerest invitation to all I join all ABA members in thanking the ANZ Banking Group for members to attend the 22nd ABA General Meeting and Seminar on hosting this year’s 22nd ABA General Meeting and Seminar on 17- 17-19 October 2005 in Melbourne. 19 October 2005 in Melbourne. This year's gathering takes place under the theme “Globalisation of It has been 21 years since the ABA convened an annual gathering Markets: Local vs. Global” By choosing this theme, the ABA hopes in Australia. Our last meeting in this beautiful country was in to discuss current developments in the global financial industry and November 1984, just three years after the ABA was born. Although how these impact on the global and local players in the banking we had a different host at that time – Westpac Banking Corporation sector. As you are aware, the rapid progress of globalisation over – the venue was the same: the exciting and colourful city of the past years has reshaped the financial landscape. Markets are Melbourne. The theme then was “New Financial Developments in being transformed by the growing role of countries such as China, the Asia-Pacific Region,” and de-regulation was the top issue at India, Indonesia and Vietnam, as well as by increasing regional that time. economic integration. During this year's meeting, we intend to Today, globalisation is the buzz word. The continuing pace of examine the impact of these developments on Asian banking, look globalisation is bringing about competition from both inside and at the nature of competition for financial markets between Asia and outside the region and the introduction of stricter global standards other regions, and discuss what kinds of government policies and governing the practice and regulation of financial services. I am business strategies are needed to ensure that Asia continues to be therefore pleased that this year’s seminar will focus on the theme an attractive place for the banking industry. “Globalisation of Markets: Local vs. Global.” Through its various It is our ardent hope that this year’s meeting will help our members sessions, the seminar will assess the readiness of Asian banks for develop a roadmap for meeting the various challenges they face the onward progress of globalisation and discuss strategies for today, and to exchange views on how best they can sustain growth enhancing competitiveness to meet this challenge. in the years ahead. With your support of our upcoming and future I would, therefore, like to call on members to join us in Melbourne. events, I am confident the ABA will play an even more dominant role It will also be an appropriate time for you to strengthen links with in the region’s banking community and continue to serve as the our Australian colleagues and explore your future role in the ideal forum for advancing the interest of our members. country's highly advanced financial market. This year and for the first time, ABA is including in its Annual I count on your usual support for the success of this year’s meeting. Meeting a symposium which is being organised in conjunction with ABAC (the APEC Business Advisory Council) and PECC (Pacific Ambassador Jeffrey L. S. Koo Economic Cooperation Council). The symposium on the 19th October ABA Founder & is aimed at promoting good corporate governance and transparency Chairman Emeritus in APEC financial institutions. It will complement the theme of the ABA seminar and will discuss central governance issues impacting Message from the Group Managing Director, on banks and financial agencies, including those in the Asia Pacific, ANZ public sector. On behalf of ANZ, I invite you to join your colleagues in Australia for I look forward to seeing you all in Melbourne! the 22nd Asian Bankers Association (ABA) Annual General Meeting Dong-Soo Choi and Seminar. It is an honour for our organisation to host this event, ABA Chairman one of the most important on the Asia banking calendar. As Australia’s leading bank in Asia we are also proud to welcome you to ANZ’s hometown of Melbourne. It is fitting that this year’s event, where we will be discussing globalisation of markets, should be held in one of the most international cities in the world that prides itself on its diversity, culture and food. Each year the ABA annual general meeting brings together bankers in the region and facilitates an exchange of views and ideas on issues relevant to our industry. I hope you can join us to discuss the global financial environment and its impact as well as the topical issue of good corporate governance and transparency in financial institutions. ANZ looks forward to welcoming you to Melbourne and trust that together we will make this the most successful gathering yet. Elmer Funke Kupper Group Managing Director, Asia Pacific ANZ Tentative Program Sunday, 16th October 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break Arrival of Delegates Global Players Impacting Asian Financial Markets Registration 14:00 – 15:30 Session Three: Global Players going Local With the integration of financial markets over the last few years, global banks have increased their participation in local lending markets. A similar Monday, 17th October trend has been underway in Asia. This session 09:30 – 17:30 Registration looks at the various factors underlying these trends and the strategies that global players 10:00 – 12:30 Marvellous Melbourne Tour have adopted to succeed in these markets. (see optional tour program) 15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon Tea Venue: Crown Promenade 16:30 – 17:30 Session Four: The Role of Global Specialists in Asia 09:30 – 12:00 ABA Meeting of the Special Committee As globalisation progresses, Asians move to on Policy Advocacy take advantage of opportunities and develop 12:00 –13:30 Lunch break strategies to meet competition from global 13:30 – 15:30 ABA Advisory Council Meeting players. This is a reality faced by local financial institutions as much as enterprises in other 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break sectors. This session focuses on the growing role 16:00 – 18:00 ABA 36th Board of Director’s Meeting of global specialists in Asia and their impact on the region’s financial sector. 18:30 – 21:30 ABA Welcome Dinner 17:30 Wrap-up session 18:00 – 18:30 22nd ABA General Meeting Proper Tuesday, 18th October 18:30 – 19:00 Press Conference 19:00 ABA Farewell Dinner 22nd ABA General Meeting and Seminar: Globalisation of Markets – Local vs Global Venue: Crown Promenade 08:30 – 09:00 Registration Wednesday, 19th October 09:00 – 16:30 Fruits of the Vine Tour 09:00 – 10:15 Opening ceremony (see optional tour program) 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break 14:00 – 22:00 Penguins on Parade Tour Understanding Key Banking Issues in Key Markets (see optional tour program) 10:30 – 11:30 Session One: The Markets of China and Vietnam ABA/ABAC/PECC Symposium – Promoting Good Corporate China and Vietnam are two important rapidly Governance and Transparency in APEC Financial Institutions growing transition economies. China has become Venue: Langham Hotel the second-largest economy in the world and 08:30 – 09:00 Registration Asia’s manufacturing centre, while Vietnam is rapidly modernising and achieving progress in 09:00 – 10:00 Opening Session the equalisation of state-owned enterprises. 10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break This session looks at key banking issues in these two markets. 10:15 – 11:30 Session Two: Are central governance and transparency principles generally agreed or is 11:30 – 12:30 Session Two: The Markets of Indonesia and India there more to come? Is there a consensus in Indonesia and India are two large developing market driven economies? What are we really Asian markets whose diverse economies trying to achieve in improving corporate encompass subsistence farming, modern governance; is there a special case for agriculture, traditional handicraft, a wide range improvements in financial institutions? of modern industries and a multitude of services. This session will discuss key banking issues in these two important markets. For the latest Tentative Program (including names of invited speakers), please visit the ABA website at www.aba.org.tw Tentative Program continued... 11:30 – 12:45 Session Three: What are the key challenges in implementing good governance and transparency in public agencies and in private institutions in financial sectors? Are the benchmarks for measuring progress different in the public and private sectors? 12.45 – 14:00 Lunch Break 14.15 – 15.30 Session Four: In a global environment how should international concepts of good corporate governance and transparency be applied to regional and local communities and financial markets? 15.30 – 16.45 Session Five: How should finance industry associations and institutes of directors and public regulatory agencies translate words into actions in promoting good corporate governance and transparency? 16:45 – 17:00 Coffee Break 17:00 – 18:00 Session Six: Are industry groups and associations and public sector agencies effective in promoting good corporate governance and transparency in the APEC region? What more should they do and how? 18.00 – 18.15 Concluding Comments 18.45 – 20.00 ABA/ABAC/PECC Cocktail Function Hosted by the Victorian Government Thursday, 20th October Departure of delegates For the latest Tentative Program (including names of invited speakers), please visit the ABAC website at www.abaconline.org Delegate Registration Form Please fax the completed registration form by 30th September to Fax: + 61 3 9273 5903 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Delegate Title: First Name: Last Name: Name of Position: Organisation: Address: Telephone Fax Number: Number: Email: Accompanying Person Title: First Name: Last Name: Payment Information ABA 22nd General Meeting & Seminar Registration fee: ABA/ABAC/PECC Symposium Registration fee: Please tick box as appropriate: Please tick box as appropriate: Delegate Accompanying Person Delegate $US500 $US100 $US200 Method of Payment Please tick appropriate box as follows: Credit Card Please charge my: Mastercard American Express Diners Club Visa Card Number: Expiry date: / / Cardholder’s Name: Note: Credit card payments may attract a surcharge which will be debited against your account. Registration fees will be deducted at the equivalent Australian Dollar amount. Bank Transfer Please transfer the registration and optional tour fees to the following account: Account Account Number: 125310usd00001 Name: Manager Account Institutional Events and Sponsorship Swift Code: Bank ANZBAU3M Address: ANZ, 100 Queen Street, Melbourne, Australia Note: Any bank charges incurred shall be for the account of the registrant. Please attach a copy of the receipt of the remitting bank to this registration form. Social Program Included in registration fee. Please nominate the number of participants joining the following event(s): (open to all delegates and accompanying persons) (open to all symposium delegates) ABA ABA ABA/ABAC/PECC Welcome Dinner Farewell Dinner Cocktail Function Special Dietary Requirements Please tick box as appropriate: Vegetarian No dietary Others: meals only restrictions please specify Optional Tour Program Please nominate the number of participants joining the following event(s): Marvellous Melbourne City Tour Fruits of The Vine Penguins on Parade $AUS 59.00 per person $AUS 139.00 $AUS 110.00 per person Note: Fees for the tours will appear as a separate charge by The Conference Connection on your credit card statement. Signature: Date: / / Name: ✗ Cancellation/No-Show policy: full refunds will only be granted on written request prior to 30th September, 2005. NO REFUNDS will be granted after this date or for no-show. A substitute from your organisation will be accepted. Hotel Reservation Request Please fax this completed booking form by 2nd October to: Crown Promenade on + 61 3 9292 6677 email: email@example.com OR Crown Towers on + 61 3 9292 6299 email: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on hotel accommodation go to: www.crownpromenade.com.au OR www.crowntowers.com.au Reservation Cancellation Amendment Date: / / Title First Name: Last Name: Name of Position: Organisation: Address: Telephone Fax Number: Number: Email: Number of Guests: Crown Promenade Hotel, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank (www.crownpromenade.com.au) Please tick the appropriate room type you would like to reserve: Standard Room $AUS 198.00 Single Double/Twin Studio $AUS 265.00 Single Double/Twin Suites $AUS 440.00 Single Double/Twin Check-in date: Check-out date: / / / / Crown Towers 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank (www.crowntowers.com.au) Please tick the appropriate room type you would like to reserve: Deluxe Rooms $AUS 275.00 Single Double/Twin Executive Suite $AUS 440.00 Single Double/Twin Deluxe Suites $AUS 495.00 Single Double/Twin Check-in date: Check-out date: / / / / Important Note: Hotel bills are to be settled by delegates directly with the Hotel. Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the registrant. Rates are for room only and are inclusive of all taxes. Airport Pick-up Please tick the appropriate box below if you would like to arrange airport pick-up by the hotel. Cost is $AUS80 per hour (one-way trip should take approximately one hour) Flight Number Arrival Date Time Flight Number Departure Date Time Credit Card Information for Hotel Reservation Please tick the appropriate box below Mastercard American Express Diners Club Visa Card Number: Expiry date: / / Cardholder’s Name: Signature: Date: / / Name: ✗ Cancellation/No-Show policy: All rooms cancelled within 24 hours of arrival will incur a one-night penalty. All no shows will incur a one-night penalty. Optional Tour Program (all tours will depart from Crown Promenade) Please note tour will only run if a minimum of 20 people subscribe. Tours cancelled after Friday 14th October will not be refunded. Should participants choose to cancel booked tours they will incur Tours cancelled by the operator due to insufficient numbers will a $AUS 20 per person, per tour cancellation fee. Tour bookings receive a full refund. close on Friday 7th October. Marvellous Melbourne City Tour… The Best Little Surfers Roll on to the beach… This tour aims to orientate you with your host city, Melbourne. Perhaps the most amazing and delightful tour of all, the Penguin The inhabitants of Melbourne love her elegant layout, her Victorian Parade is unique among animal displays anywhere in the world. grandeur and architecture, her wide tree-lined streets, the hustle See these charming little fairy penguins, bloated from a day’s catch and bustle of this thriving metropolis. We’ll also aim to give you a of fish, gamely waddle up the broad Summerland Beach to their broad spectrum of the European and Aboriginal history of this nests. And they do this every night of the year, keeping a punctual marvellous city. rendezvous at sunset determined to find their homes. You’ll also see koalas munching on gum leaves in their natural environment. Day: Monday 17th October We’ll stop at the quaint seaside town of Cowes where you can Time: 10:00 – 12:30 purchase dinner (at your own expense) at one of the local cafes. Cost: $AUS 59.00 per person Day: Wednesday 19 October Time: 14:00 – 22:00 Hours Cost: $AUS 110.00 per person Enjoy the Fruits of the Vine… Includes: Transport, tour guide and admission fees. The elixir of life is certainly produced and bottled – so Victorians believe – in the foothills of the Yarra Valley. This picturesque valley is home of some delightful wine producing vintners. Domaine Chandon, built by the French champagne house Moet Chandon, will be delighted to show you the intrigues of their sparkling wine production with a little sampling - of course. Visit Oakridge Estate where you may sample and buy a selection of local wines including Cabernet, Chardonnay, Semillion and Pinot. Day: Wednesday 19th October Time: 09:00 – 16:30 Cost: $AUS 139.00 per person Includes: Transport, tour guide, wine tastings and 2-course lunch. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited ABN 11 005 357 522. Item No. 53746 08.2005 W77037 The Logo The logo was designed to reflect Australia and in particular Melbourne’s identity. The “Spire” is a prime example of Melbourne’s modern architecture and appreciation of the arts and diverse cultures. The use of the Southern Cross gives focus to the location of this years ABA 22nd General Meeting held in the southern hemisphere and is also instantly identifiable as part of the Australian flag. The radiating circle image represents the Australian sun which gives us the unique climate/landscape in which we live. A rich palate of earthy tones and warm colours provides an insight to the typical Australian blend of seasons.
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