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Corporate Governance Roundtable promotes good corporate governance (with photo)
The Corporate Governance Roundtable (Roundtable), a major conference organised by the Companies Registry, was held today (March 13), with 17 prominent speakers including overseas regulators, practitioners and academics sharing their insights and strategies on enhancing corporate governance from international and local perspectives.
Addressing the opening session this morning, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, said that the high standard of corporate governance has strengthened the competitiveness of Hong Kong, and is one of the territory's core competencies as a global financial centre.
"As a leading international financial and business centre, Hong Kong attaches great importance to corporate governance. We believe that for companies to be successful, competitive and sustainable in the long term, a high standard of governance is indispensable," he said.
In addition to sharing details of the government's efforts in enhancing corporate transparency and information disclosure of companies, Professor Chan also touched on the corporate governance of listed companies, maintaining that market quality should be upheld and investors' interest protected for the sustained competitiveness of the listing market in Hong Kong.
Attended by around 350 participants, the Roundtable is one of the events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It comprises five panel discussions on topical issues, including corporate governance reforms and implementation strategies, corporate transparency, board leadership and risk management. Further details can be found on the official website (www.cr.gov.hk/cgr).