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									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
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
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
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
 Delegate Registration Form
                Please fax the completed registration form by 30th September to Fax: + 61 3 9273 5903 or Email:

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 ABA 22nd General Meeting & Seminar Registration fee:                                    ABA/ABAC/PECC Symposium Registration fee:
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 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.
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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: OR
                           Crown Towers on + 61 3 9292 6299 email:
           For more information on hotel accommodation go to: OR

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Telephone                                                                           Fax
Number:                                                                             Number:
Email:                                                                                                                                      Number of Guests:

Crown Promenade Hotel, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank (
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:
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Crown Towers 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank (
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:
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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

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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.
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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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