Experts Will Gather Again To Discuss Economic Issues In Pearl River Delta

Hong Kong, October 7, 2003 – The Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hon Henry Tang, will deliver a luncheon keynote at a conference entitled "The Second Pearl River Delta Conference: Charging Ahead to a New Pearl River Super Zone" on CEPA and PRD. The luncheon is also part of HKGCC distinguished speakers series luncheon.

The conference will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 17, 2003 from 9:00am – 6:05pm. The one-day conference will feature policy makers, business people, and opinion shapers in a dialogue-oriented forum on issues from institutional restructuring and transformation to building and managing the infrastructure needed to ease the flow of people, goods and services in the region.

Other speakers include Publisher, South China Morning Post Mr. Tad Beczak; Chairman, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Mr. Anthony Nightingale; Chairman, Hopewell Holdings Sir Gordon Wu; Group Managing Director, CLP Holdings Mr. Andrew Brandler; Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics and Director of Hong Kong Centre of Economic Research, University of Hong Kong Prof Richard Wong; Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Mr. Andy Xie; Chief Operating Officer, PCCW Mr. Mike Butcher; Managing Director, Modern Terminals Mr. Erik Christensen; Secretary, Hong Kong Logistics Development Council Mr. Raymond Fan; Executive Director, Kerry Logistics Network Limited Mr. Vincent Wong; Vice-Mayor, Foshan Mr. Liang Yimin; Vice-Mayor, Shenzhen Mr. Chen Yingchun; Vice-Mayor, Dongguan Mr. Zhang Shunguang; Chairman, Hong Kong Hospital Authority Dr. Leong Che-Hung; and Head, Hong Kong Guangdong Cooperation Coordination Unit, HKSARG Ms. Kitty Choi.

The conference again, is jointly presented by the South China Morning Post and Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and organised by SCMP Conferences. Sponsors of the conference include Mainland Headwear; Bank of China; Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Invest Hong Kong; Nortel Networks and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks.

The admission fee for this conference is HK$1,600 per person (HK$1,200 per person for HKGCC members only). Interested parties, please contact Adeline Lim at (852) 2565 2420 for registration or visit


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For media enquiry, please contact:

Prudence Lai
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South China Morning Post Publishers Limited
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For further information about the conference, please contact:
Adeline Lim
Senior Conference Manager
South China Morning Post Publishers Limited
Tel: (852) 2565 2420