ACGA 2017 Annual Conference, Mumbai

November 14 – 15, 2017

ACGA's annual conference, the "Asian Business Dialogue on Corporate Governance 2017", will be returning to India for the first time since 2008. The conference will be held over November 14-15, 2017 at the Trident Hotel, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. Here is the most updated draft programme for your perusal.

Conference theme: "Nurturing Corporate Governance Ecosystems in Asia"

The conference will begin with an Opening Dialogue with Shri Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India.


Plenary sessions

Asia Overview
Key developments around the Region and an analysis of what has changed in India since 2008.  

The ACGA Debate
“Only minority shareholders should be allowed to vote on independent directors.”

The Chairman’s Dialogue
"Why do so many listed companies in Asia still view corporate governance as a compliance exercise?"



Next Steps for Ecosystem Enhancement in Asia
Four to five workshops covering major stakeholder groups: Investors, Listed companies, Regulators, Auditors, Government/Public Institutions. What are the next steps for ecosystem enhancement?

Market Focus on India and China
Separate workshops delving more deeply into public and corporate governance trends in both countries, looking at issues of relevance to investors, companies, auditors and regulators.


Confirmed speakers

  • Mr Mario Abela, Director, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, London
  • Mr Nicholas Allen, Independent Director, CLP Holdings, Hong Kong
  • Ms Pru Bennett, Director, Head of Investment Stewardship APAC, BlackRock, Hong Kong
  • Mr Rahul Bhasin, Managing Director, Baring Private Equity Partners (India), Mumbai
  • Ms Melissa Brown, Partner, Daobridge Capital, Hong Kong
  • Mr Peter Butler, Founder Partner, Emeritus, GO Investment Partners, London
  • Ms Hetal Dalal, Chief Operating Officer, Institutional Investor Advisory Services India, Mumbai
  • Mr Mike Duignan, Senior Director, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong
  • Mr Mike Lubrano, Managing Director, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Cartica Management, Washington DC
  • Mr Navneet Munot, Chief Investment Officer, SBI Funds Management Private Limited, Mumbai
  • Dr V R Narasimhan, Chief Regulations, National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE), Mumbai
  • Mr Jaideep Singh Panwar, Manager, Global Responsible Investment and Governance, APG Asset Management Asia, Hong Kong
  • Mr Sandeep Parekh, Managing Director, Finsec Law Advisors, Mumbai
  • Mr Vincent Poizat, Senior Manager Risk Advisory, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Tokyo
  • Mr Leo Puri, Managing Director, UTI Asset Management Company, Mumbai
  • Ms Vladislava Ryabota, Regional Corporate Governance Lead, South Asia, International Finance Corporation, Mumbai
  • Mr Cyril Suresh Shroff, Managing Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Advocates & Solicitors, Mumbai
  • Ms Julia Tay, Partner, Asia-Pacific Public Policy Leader, EY, Singapore
  • Dr Bin Zeng, Researcher, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Shenzhen


Gala Dinner

The gala dinner hosted by China Universal Asset Management will be held on November 14, 2017 at 19.00 in the Golconda Ballroom, Trident Hotel, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai. 

During the evening,  Ms Shaheen Mistri, CEO at Teach for India, will deliver the dinner address.



ACGA members should register using the link provided in the monthly ACGA News alerts.
For ACGA friends and non-members the cost of the conference is US$950 per delegate. You may register here.


Delegates are encouraged to book a room directly with the Trident Hotel, BKC, Mumbai. The hotel will offer ACGA delegates its best available rate.


Visa for India

Please ensure that you have applied for a visa to enter India if needed. You can apply online for an India business e-visa. Alternatively please approach the nearest Indian embassy or consulate for application details.


We look forward to welcoming you to Mumbai. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Mikky Li at