8:15 a.m. REGISTRATION 
8:30 a.m. OPENING REMARKS
 
8:40 a.m. Outlook for the Latin Markets

Moderator:
Saumya Banerjee, Ph.D .
Vice President, Closed-End Fund Analyst
JP Morgan Securities Ltd.

Brazil Fund 
Roxolana Kuzmak
Vice President 
DB Scudder Investments
 9:15 a.m. The Asian Markets

Moderator:
Saumya Banerjee, Ph.D .
Vice President, Closed-End Fund Analyst
JP Morgan Securities Ltd.

First Philippine Fund 
Lilia Clemente, Chief Executive Officer 
Jake Hofilena, Portfolio Manager 
Clemente Capital

Korea Fund 
John J. Lee, Managing Director 
DB Scudder Investments
9:50 a.m. Canada

Guest Speaker:
Michael A. Smedley, President 
Canadian General Investments Ltd.
10:00 a.m. Specialized Regional Fund Alternatives

The World Trust Fund 
Kun Deng, Director 
Lazard Asset Management
10:15 a.m. Emerging Market Equity and Fixed Income Opportunities

Moderator:
Paul Mazzilli, Director of ETF Research 
Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Emerging Market Debt Fund 
Eric Baurmeister, Vice President, Portfolio Manager 
Morgan Stanley Investment Management

The Central European Equity Fund 
Hanspeter Ackermann, President 
Deutsche Bank Investment Management Morgan Stanley

Emerging Markets Fund 
Paul C. Psaila, Executive Director, Portfolio Manager 
Morgan Stanley Investment Management

The Egypt Trust Fund 
Dina Khayat, Senior Vice President 
Lazard Asset Management
11:25 a.m. Alternative Closed-End Strategies

A proposal for The France Growth Fund 
Pierre Daviron, Board of Directors Chairman, 
Investment & Strategy Committee

Credit Agricole Asset Management
Eric Bleines, Portfolio Manager 
Walter Clark, Alternative Investment Products

11:45 a.m. Growth Oriented European Country Funds

Moderator:
Theodore Enders 
Closed-End Fund Research
Merrill Lynch

The New Ireland Fund 
Ciarán Spillane, Vice President,Client Services 
Bank of Ireland Asset Management

The New Germany Fund
Hanspeter Ackermann, President 
Deutsche Bank Investment Management
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE SPEAKER

David Hale, Global Chief Economist 
Zurich Financial Services Special Award:

Michael T. Porter

For his contribution to the Closed-End Fund Industry
 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The CASE for INVESTING in CLOSED-END FUNDS & ETFs

Moderator: 
A. Michael Lipper, President,
Lipper Advisory Services

A roundtable discussion on the advantages of investing in Closed-End Funds & ETFs

Paul Mazzilli,
Director of ETF Research
Morgan Stanley

C. Michael Carty
Principal and Chief Investment Officer
New Millennium Advisors 
 
Saumya Banerjee, Ph.D.
Vice President, Closed-End Fund Analyst
JP Morgan Securities 

K. Sean Clark
Chief Investment Officer
Clark Capital Management
 3:00 p.m. The Outlook and Advantages of ETFs

Barclays Global Investors
Feng Ding 
Head Portfolio Manager

Guest Speakers:
Lawrence G. Larkin
Senior Vice President, ETF Marketplace
American Stock Exchange

Daniel Curran
Member 
Turning Point Securities

Tom Jardine
Managing Director
ETFs Deutsche Bank
 4:00 p.m. Indexing as an Alternative

Moderator: 
Liam O'Neil
Director-Index Products 
Merrill Lynch Global Equity-Linked Products

Barclays Global Investors 
Binu George 
International Equity Strategist

The Vanguard Group 
Josh Wingerd 
VIPERs Product Manager

Fortune Indexes 
Matthew J. Wooldridge 
General Manager

Guest Speaker:
Herbert D. Blank
President 
QED International Associates, Inc.














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