Program of Seminars

World Bank Group - International Monetary Fund
1997 Annual Meetings

 Seminar Schedule


Asia and the World:
Capital, Competitiveness, and Community

A series of over 20 sessions addressed:

and Capital
Including financial system infrastructure, capital markets and accounts, sovereign risk, fixed income instruments, foreign income instruments and stock market performance in Asia

Covering opportunities and constraints to private participation in infrastructure, financing and guarantees, sector policies, and legal and regulator frameworks

and Sustainable
Addressing corporate citizenship, energy and the environment, and aid effectiveness

and Country
Exploring the latest developments for private investment in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and selected countries from these and other regions

Promise of
Featuring a comprehensive full-day program on China's prospects and challenges

Featured Speakers Included:
  • Zhu Rongji, Premier of China
  • Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Anatoly Chubais, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Russia
  • George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management, USA
  • Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Uganda
  • Jérôme Monod, Chairman of Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux, France
  • Ana Patricia Botin, President and CEO, Santander Investment, Spain
  • Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Industries Ltd. in India
  • William Purves, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc., UK
  • Maria Ramos, Director General, Ministry of Finance, South Africa
  • Hernando de Soto, President, Instituto Libertad y Democracia, Peru

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