The Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD), and the Asia Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability (ACCGS), in collaboration with the National Committee on Corporate Governance (NCCG), will hold a high level International Conference on Corporate Governance and Sustainability in the island from September 15 to 17.
The event will be held at the Sugar Beach Resort and will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance.
The seminar will be attended by 150 delegates from countries such as India, South Africa, Singapore, Ghana, Uganda, UK and USA. The theme of the conference will be ,”Enhancing Effectiveness of Boards through Corporate Governance Best Practices”.
The Indian minister for Corporate Affairs DR M Veerapen Moily will lead the delegation comprising of some 50 high profile participants. The organisation, chaired by Professor Mervyn King, will be holding a special Board Meeting.
The event will start with a full day workshop on September 15 designed for Institutes of Directors and Organisations promoting Corporate Governance in the various jurisdictions.
Professor Chris Pierce CEO of Global Governance Services Ltd, UK will be delivering the key note speech on “Global best practices of IoDs around the world”.
The day’s theme will cover topics such as membership, training activities, national, regional international, partnerships and cooperation, among others.
The Mauritius chairperson of the national committee on Corporate Governance, Tim Taylor said, “This whole event which is a premiere for Mauritius wishes to put Mauritius in the forefront of corporate governance. By bringing such a sum of experience and expertise on our shores we will see how important if not vital it is for us and our objective to build on national strategy to bridge east and west Asia and Africa to revisit our Code of Corporate Governance if we want to continue playing ball.”
On September 15, the international conference will be officially launched by the deputy Prime Minister Dr Rashid Beebeejaun and it will be followed by speeches of Dr Veerapa Moily and the secretary of the department of public enterprises of Heavy Enterprises in India, Bhaskar Chatterjee.