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Corporate Governance Trends and Issues in the UNECE Region Round Table
Geneva, 9th February 2005

10.00-10.10

Welcome and brief introduction by Mr. George Kowalski, Director, Industrial Restructuring, Energy and Enterprise Development Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland [text]

   
10.10-10.25 Introduction: Corporate Governance in the UNECE Region: Past and Prospects, by Mr. Bruce Kogut, Professor, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, and Co-Chair of the Round Table
   
Session I.  Corporate Governance and Regulation
10.25-11.40 Chair: Mr. Erik Berglof, Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
  Presentations and speakers:
  Corporate Governance and Regulation, Introduction, by Mr. Erik Berglof, Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden [presentation]
  The European Stock Exchanges and Corporate Governance, by Mr. Paul Arlman, Secretary General, Federation of European Stock Exchanges, Brussels, Belgium
  Corporate Governance in Canada and the CSA Corporate Governance Initiatives, Ms. Susan Wolburgh Jenah, Vice-chair, Ontario Securities Commission, Toronto, Canada
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  Corporate Governance Trends in Poland and the Role of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, by Mr. Wieslav Rozlucki, President and CEO, Warsaw Stock Exchange, Warsaw, Poland
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  Capital Market Board Role in Shaping Corporate Governance, by Mr. Dogan Cansizlar, Chairman, Capital Market Board, Ankara, Turkey
[presentation] [text]
  Discussion, Questions and Answers
   
Session II. Identifying and Implementing the Best Approaches for Improving Corporate Governance: The View of the Private Sector
11.40-13.00 Chairs: Ms. Kim Olson, Managing Director & Regulatory Liaison, Fitch Ratings, New York, USA and Mr. Andrey Korotkov, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Vneshtorgbank, Moscow, Russian Federation
  Presentations and speakers:
  Corporate Governance from the Bondholder's Perspective: Measurement and Analytical Considerations, by Ms. Kim Olson, Managing Director & Regulatory Liaison, Fitch Ratings, New York, USA
[presentation]
  Corporate Governance - Implementation, Challenges and Trends, by Mr. Felix Horber, Legal Counsel, UBS HQ, Zurich, Switzerland
[presentation]
  Assessment of Corporate Governance as a Risk Factor in an Comparative / International Context by Mr. George Dallas, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Governance Services, Standard & Poor, London, United Kingdom
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  Corporate Governance Ratings and Shareholder Value by Ms. Anne-Maree O'Connor, CEO, Core Ratings, London, United Kingdom
  Implementation of Corporate Governance, by Mr. Thomas Pletscher, Board Member, Economiesuisse, Zurich, Switzerland
[presentation]
  Discussion, Questions and Answers
   
Session III. Strategies and Policies for Advancing Corporate Governance in the UNECE Region: Key Challenges and Roles
15.00-16.30 Chair: Mr. Ronald Freeman, formerly COO, EBRD; currently, director, Troika Dialog, London, United Kingdom
  Presentations and speakers:
  Key Challenges and Roles in Advancing Corporate Governance in the UNECE Region, by Mr. Ronald Freeman, formerly COO, EBRD; currently Director, Troika Dialog, London, United Kingdom
  Corporate Governance Developments in France, by Mr. Alain-Xavier Briatte, Secretary General, French Corporate Governance Association, Paris, France
[presentation]
  Corporate Governance Developments in Turkey, by Ms. Melsa Ararat, Executive Director and Professor, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey and Mr. Mehmet Ugur, Professor, Greenwich University, United Kingdom
[presentation]
  Corporate Governance Developments in Spain, by Mr. S. Gomez Anson, Professor, Oviedo University, Spain
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  Corporate Governance Developments in Greece, by Mr. Dimitris Tsibanoulis, Managing Partner, Tsibanoulis & Partner, Athens, Greece
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  Corporate Governance Developments in Germany, by Mr. Hans-Martin Buhlmann, CEO, VIP, Schiltigheim, Germany
[presentation]
  Discussion, Questions and Answers
   
Session IV. Improving Governance Practices: Firms and Public Policy
16:30-17:40  
  Chair: Mr. Sead Vilogorac, Head, Industrial Restructuring and Enterprise Development, UNECE, and Co-Chair of the Roundtable
  How to Improve Corporate Governance Practices, by Mr. Joachim Schwalbach, Professor, Institute of Management, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
[presentation]
  Mandatory Legislation Versus Voluntary Corporate Governance Codes, by Mr. Simon Wong, Corporate Governance Expert, McKinsey and Co., London, United Kingdom
  Annual General Meeting in the Spirit of Corporate Governance, by Mr. Olli Virtanen, Secretary General, Association of Board Members, Helsinki, Finland
[presentation]
  Corporate Governance of Institutional Investors, by Mr. Christian Strenger, CEO, DWS, Frankfurt, Germany
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  Corporate Governance and Return on Investment, Mr. Burcin Yurtoglu, Professor, Vienna University, Austria
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  Discussion, Questions and Answers
   
17.40-18.00 Concluding remarks by Mr. George Kowalski and Mr. Bruce Kogut