ACGA: Asian Business Dialogue on Corporate Governance 2013

ACGAlogoThis is the final program for the Asian Corporate Governance Association‘s 13th Annual Conference taking place in Seoul, Korea on November 5-6, 2013. You can still reserve your place.

Sign up for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibile Investment in North Asia.  Payment can be made by credit card  (MasterCard, Visa, American Express). Please note companies registering two or more delegates will enjoy a 20% discount.

Tuesday, November 5: Full Day Plenary sessions

  • Corporate Governance in North Asia—An Historical Perspective
  • Korean Perspectives on Corporate Governance and Sustainability
  • Keynote Speech: Geopolitical and Security Challenges in North Asia
  • Dialogue with Korean Domestic Institutional Investors
  • Debate: “Every company has the right to choose its own CG system”
  • Corporate Governance Risk in China

Wednesday, November 6: Morning Workshops

For companies

  • The Impact of Global CG Trends on Asian Companies
  • Enhancing ESG Standards and Practices in Korea

For investors

  • Resolving Proxy Voting Challenges in North Asia
  • What Next for Investor Engagement in North Asia?


Confirmed keynote speakers include:

1. Opening Speech: Mr. Shin Je-yoon, Chairman, Financial Services Commission, Korea

2. Official Greetings: Mr. Kook Min Soo, Vice Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice, Korea

3. Luncheon: Mr. Peter Beck, Korea Representative, The Asia Foundation, Seoul

4. Gala Dinner: Mr. Tae Jin Kang, Senior Vice President, Media Solution Center, Samsung Electronics

Other confirmed speakers include (in alphabetical order):

  • Ms. Melissa Brown, Partner, Daobridge Capital, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Stephen Brown, Director, Corporate Affairs, Noble Group, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Wai-Shin Chan, Director – Climate Change Strategy, Asia-Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Shaun Cochran, Head of Research, CLSA Korea, Seoul
  • Mr. Frank Curtiss, Head of Corporate Governance, RPMI RAILPEN Investments, London
  • Mr. Gerard Fehrenbach, Attorney at Law, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM Investments, Zeist, The Netherlands
  • Mr. Jun Frank, Vice President, ISS, Singapore
  • Mr. Jeffrey D. Jones, Attorney, Kim & Chang, Seoul
  • Mr. Joongi Kim, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for International Affairs, Yonsei Law School, Seoul
  • Professor Soon Suk Kim, School of Law, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
  • Dr. Woochan Kim, Associate Professor of Finance, Korea University Business School, Seoul
  • Mr. Young Joon Kim, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Hong Kong
  • Mr. John Lee, Former Managing Director, Lazard Korea
  • Mr. Chris Nixon, Head of Client Services, Asia, Broadridge, Tokyo
  • Dr. Deokkyo Oh, Research Fellow/ESG Evaluation Team, Korea Corporate Governance Service, Seoul
  • Mr. Kunyung Park, CEO and CIO, Brain Asset Management, Seoul
  • Dr. Kyung Suh Park, Professor, Korea University Business School, Seoul
  • Ms. Yoo-Kyung Park, Director, Sustainability & Governance Asia, APG Asset Management Asia, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Youngjae Ryu, Chief Executive, SUSTINVEST, Seoul
  • Mr. Shin Seuk Hun, Research Fellow, Korea Economic Research Institute, Seoul
  • Dr. David Smith, Head of Corporate Governance, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia, Singapore
  • Mr. Hiroaki Toya, General Manager, LIM Advisors, Tokyo
  • Mr. Robert Woll, Partner, Deacons, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Xu Sitao, Independent Director, Hunan Valin Steel & Chief Representative, China, The Economist Group, Beijing


We would like to thank the following companies for once again generously sponsoring our annual conference:

Principal Sponsors:          Aberdeen Asset Management Asia; CLSA; Samsung Electronics

Supporting Sponsor:       Noble Group; POSCO

Gala Dinner:                     China Universal Asset Management

Luncheon:                        Capital Group


ACGA secured a block of rooms with a preferred rate at the Conrad Seoul. Reservations can be made online. Please note this rate is is subject to room availability. Let ACGA know if you have any problems with booking. We can also recommend some other hotels nearby.

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