From July 11-13, 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will play host to the International Corporate Governance Network’s (ICGN) annual conference.
Milly Sheehan, ICGN’s communications manager, explained that the three-day conference will be “very valuable” as it offers ICGN’s members and interested non-members the opportunity to meet face to face, share knowledge, extend their professional networks, and learn from one another.
Sheehan added: “It aims to promote a meaningful dialogue between companies and investors with a series of engagement sessions, company site visits and plenary debates.”
The ICGN conference was last held in Malaysia in 2011, and this year’s edition is expected to attract about 500 capital market senior professionals. It is hosted by the Kuala Lumpur Retirement Fund and in partnership with The Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group Malaysia.
The event is important to Malaysia as it will shine a spotlight on the country’s initiatives taken in the areas of corporate governance and stewardship developments, many of which have been promoted through a mix of government-driven reforms. As a result, the annual conference will help to attract inward investment by helping to instil investor confidence.