5th Annual COSEC 2012

7-8 Nov 2012
JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Achieving highest corporate governance standards & investor confidence in your organization by enhancing boardroom dynamics, risk management & compliance standards
The Event

Today’s business environment is influenced by a fluctuating economy, greater scrutiny, and increased regulatory requirements, all of which are creating challenges and increased responsibilities for board members. Two factors have changed the corporate secretary’s role: corporate governance has become a higher profile issue, and regulatory requirements are more complicated. Companies are emphasizing on an environment that demands transparency and adopting a structural controlled environment to ensure governance. Strong corporate governance in a company is no longer an advantage but an essential part of business development and this critical responsibility lies in the hands of the corporate secretaries.

In the wake of the evolution of the role of Company Secretaries, this 2 day conference aims to equip Company Secretaries with knowledge, skills, and problem solving strategies to achieve the highest level of corporate governance in addition to maximizing their role and importance in the company.

Using a mix of expert insights, case studies, panel discussion and round table sessions, delegates will have the rare opportunity to interact with their peers and a distinguished panel of speakers to address current concerns and issues faced by Company Secretaries. Learn from the best of the best – a mix of international speakers, awards winners alongside practicing Company Secretaries with extensive experience and accolades.

• Strengthening Corporate Governance in forming strategies that minimize failures

• Making it work for you: Using the general guideline and rules to formulate unique and flexible whistle blowing strategies that work for your company.

• Navigating through the complexities of Related Party Transactions (RPT’s) & Recurrent Related Party Transactions (RRPTs) to ensure smooth transactions

• Boardroom Dynamics : Choosing the right fit for the board by assessing independence of directors

• Going global: Mitigating risks related to setting up of an intermediary company abroad to penetrate the market

• Cosec’s role as the “middle man”: enhancing communication between investors and management to reinforce investor relations and loyalty.

• Embracing effective compliance & documentation towards optimized operations that build investor confidence and global appeal.

• Evolution of the Company Secretary: Be the advisor, not the secretary

• Strengthening your implementation strategies to achieve good corporate governance (CG) standards

• Cultivating a holistic and practical approach to measuring and maximizing board integrity, performance and transparency for long term corporate sustainability

• Enhancing company’s brand value via integration of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) frameworks.

• Making sense of the flexible policies and tailoring making whistle blowing policies to suit your company’s core business foundations

• Mitigating risk of setting up an intermediary company abroad by implementing and monitoring of a framework to ensure proper documentation, reporting and disclosure

• Taking a holistic approach to empower your role as an advisor, not a secretary by balancing professional and personal growth.

• Navigating through the complexities of Related Party Transactions (RPTs) and Recurrent Related party Transactions (RRPTs) for optimized documentation and overall transaction process

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Dipak Kaur
Company Secretary
Maxis Communication Berhad Malaysia

Rajesh S. Narang
Vice President Legal & Company Secretary
Mindtree Limited, India

Veronica Lai
Head, Legal and Secretariat
Starhub Ltd (Singapore)

Wafa Tarnowska
Board Member
Women for Sustainable Growth (WSG)

Mohammad Affendi Yusoff
Group Company Secretary
K&N Kenanga Holdings Berhad, Malaysia

• Company secretaries
• Corporate secretaries
• Legal advisors
• Legal counsel
• General counsel
• In-house lawyers
• Managing directors
• Chief executive officers
• Chief regulatory officers
• Corporate governance officers
• Compliance officers

From the following target sectors:
• All companies across all industries

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