HKU and SCMP Jointly Launch A Brand New Series Of Seminars Sponsored by the Citigroup Foundation

First in the Series – “Airport Privatisation”

Hong Kong, September 9, 2004 – The Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong and the South China Morning Post are launching a brand new series of Business and Economic Policy Seminars, sponsored by Citigroup, beginning in September and extending into 2005.

The series will identify key business-related public policy issues, deepen people’s understanding of them, raise awareness on all sides of the debate, and help to form meaningful policy and business implications for informed action.

The first seminar in the series on “Airport Privatisation” will be held at Conrad Hotel on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 from 9:00am – 12:00 noon. It will gather the airport industry’s foremost experts to share their views on the benefits and impact of airport privatisation.

Seminar speakers include:

  • Mr. Colin Campbell, Global Transportation and Infrastructure Investment Banking Director, Citigroup;
  • Mr. David Armstrong, Group Editor-in-Chief, South China Morning Post;
  • Mr. Gilbert Chow, Vice Chairman, Board of Airline Representatives;
  • Mr. Howard Eng, Airport Management Director, Airport Authority Hong Kong;
  • Mr. Jeffrey Shafer, Vice Chairman and Asia Regional Head of Public Sector Client Group, Citigroup Global Corporate and Investment Banking Group;
  • Ms. Kerrie Mather, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Airports;
  • Mr. Kok Chwee Sim, Director, Pacific Asia Travel Association;
  • Professor Richard, Acting Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong;
  • Mr. Russell Barling, Transport and Logistics Correspondent, South China Morning Post;
  • Dr. Stephen Ching, Associate Professor of School of Economics and Finance, The University of Hong Kong;
  • Mr. Wilson Fung, Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Labour (Economic Development), The HKSARG Economic Development and Labour Bureau;
  • Mr. Y.K. Leung, Deputy Director-General of Civil Aviation ,Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong

The following two seminars in the series will focus on “Securitisation of Toll Roads and Tunnels” and “Competing Ports Development within a Key Transportation Hub”.

Enrolment fee for the seminar is HK$300 per person and a group discount of 20% off will be offered to any company that reserves two seats or more. Interested parties please contact Sandy Ng at (852) 2250 3129 for registration or visit


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