conference on “Corporate Governance after
the Crisis” held in
Oxford in 2012, a number of scholars affiliated
with the European
Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
initiated a discussion on the feasibility
of organising a series of annual world-class
conferences on corporate governance research.
From these discussions,
a number of leading universities and institutions
were approached. The positive response led
to the formation of the Global Corporate Governance
Colloquia. For an initial period of 12 years,
the best research in law and finance relating
to corporate governance each year will be brought
together at a conference held at 12 major universities
that are leaders in the fields of law and finance
in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
conferences will attract invited and contributed
research papers of the highest scholarly quality.
There will be at least one session devoted
to the region or country where the conference
takes place. These events will be primarily
to academic” conferences with a few participants
from industry and the public sector. Their
purpose will be distinct from two established
ECGI conference series, the Transatlantic
Corporate Governance Dialogue (TCGD) and
Dialogue (EACGD) that are
targeted at a non-academic audience.
To ensure an optimal degree of interaction
between the participants and to emphasise quality,
the total number of participants at each conference
will be kept to 75 or less. Relevant measures
will be put in place to ensure that this number
is not exceeded.
The launch conference was
held at Stanford University in June 2015.
After that, the location of future conferences
will be determined by a random draw, subject
to the following rules: no university partner
will host the conference more than once in
any 12 year period; and the same region can
only host the conference every third year.
The 2016 Conference will be held at the Stockholm School of Economics (10-11 June 2016).
The 2017 Conference will take place at the University of Tokyo (2-3 June 2017).