The Annual Conference:
The Abu Dhabi Corporate Governance Conference is an annual event organized by ADCCG and has gained immense success and reputation since its inauguration in 2009. It has also attracted several local and international sponsors and engaged more than 1,000 attendees in the past 2 years.
Prior Themes and 2011 Topic:
The Conference that was inaugurated in 2009 covered various themes and topics over 2 consecutive years ranging from CG local codes and best practices to more specific topics dealing with the board of directors’ roles, responsibilities and effectiveness. This year, and subsequent to accumulating 3 years of data and observation from the local market and witnessing the launch of the R 518 and its results, we’ve decided to tackle issues that are beyond the mere compliance of companies with the CG code and focus on areas that are of strategic importance to any organization regardless of its type or size and highlight the sustainability of those practices. (Press briefings for 1st and 2nd annual conferences attached).
Audience and Partners:
The Abu Dhabi Corporate Governance Conference attracts top officials, government representatives, CEO’s, lawyers, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility practitioners, etc… while the profile of participating companies ranges from local publicly listed companies, authorities, government and international organizations, and we can name from them the General Secretariat of the Executive Council, Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority, NBAD, ADCB, Emirates Foundation, IFC, GCGF, UNCTAD, the World Bank, INSEAD, Deloitte, etc…
The 3rd annual conference this year will witness the participation of an international Champion in CG and CSR, Prof. Mervyn King, the Chairman of the King Committee which was responsible for King reports I, II and III will be our keynote speaker this year.