On the second day of his visit to Germany, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, today (Frankfurt time, November 16) attended a welcoming lunch in Frankfurt hosted by the President of European Central Bank, Mr Jean-Claude Trichet, where they exchanged views on recent financial market reforms.
During the day, Professor Chan also had a range of meetings with key finance executives and leaders of a chamber of commerce. Professor Chan started the day by calling on the Managing Director of the German Securities Institute, Professor Rudiger von Rosen.
In the afternoon, he called on the Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank, Dr Josef Ackermann. Professor Chan then had meetings with the Board of Directors of the Association of German Banks and the Chamber of Commerce Frankfurt. At the meetings, Professor Chan briefed guests on how Hong Kong steered through the financial crisis and highlighted to them the business opportunities in Hong Kong.
Tomorrow (Tuesday), Professor Chan will address the Euro Finance Week Lead Conference on Restructuring the Global Financial Architecture – The Road Ahead.