If you thought the big name pulling power of Gary Coull's troops at CLSA could not be bettered after Tom Jones, think again. The firm has arranged for Bill Clinton to deliver the key note adress at this year's event.

This will be the ninth time the conference has been held and this year the theme is 'Value Today, Values Tomorrow'. This theme will explore the conflicting issues of emerging market stock valuations and the justifiably angry feelings of many in the emerging markets towards globalization.

Clinton will address these issues to the expected 1,200 institutional investors from 25 countries who will be attending the event. 120 companies are also going to be presenting as well as the top analysts from CLSA's research team.

The conference will run for the week beginning May 20th. It will be preceeded by a focused China Forum running in Beijing from May 15th to 17th.