The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong is breaking new ground at the exhibition by allowing its representative broker members to meet the public and explain the function and purpose of the exchange. It also hopes to educate the public about the various merits of individual stocks and shares and provide a glimpse of the inner workings of the stock market. Henry Law, director of corporate communications at the exchange, said a successful securities industry benefited Hong Kong by providing a central market place for the formation of capital for the development of business. It also provided a secondary market for securities representing new capital. 'MoneyWorld Asia is the exchange's largest investor promotion of the year because we consider individual investors an important source of investment in new issues who also provide essential liquidity to the secondary market,' Mr Law said. The objectives of the exchange, which is one of the sponsors of the exhibition, in participating are to promote retail participation in the stocks and options market, provide a point of contact for brokers and potential investors, promote investor education and provide the public with easy access to information. He said the stock exchange pavilion would include booths for both broker and information vendors. Mr Law said the exchange's own booth would have multi-media presentations of corporate and market information featuring video, display panels, leaflets, Internet, interactive computer investment games, introductions to options and trading strategies, information for investors such as panel displays, schedules for securities trading courses and seminars as well as educational games.