• DAY 1 ESSENTIAL 2021 TRENDS (THURS) 29 OCTOBER 2020

  • 9.15 am Welcome and introduction

  • Ms. Wendy W.Y. Yung, Practising Governance (Conference Chair)

  • 9.20 - 10.50 am Macro trends for businesses and you

    We shall kick off with a discussion on some HK macro trends: what these mean for your company, your board, as well as yourself!

    (We shall continue to discuss with our speakers in the light of the fast changing environment; tentatively) These include the latest government directions; developments on the regulatory front; technology strategies and trends. Last but not least, the changing expectations of employers!

    Speakers: ((pre recorded) individual presentations followed by “live” panel discussion)

    Mr. Christopher Hui Ching-yu, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury

    Ms. Katherine Ng, COO and Head of Policy, Listing Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

    Mr. Steve Lo, Asia-Pacific Chief Innovation Officer, Managing Partner, Greater China TMT, EY

    Ms. Alice Au, Asia Pacific Head of Boards Practice, Global Head of Financial Services Practice, Spencer Stuart

  • 10.50 - 11.00 ambreak (10 MINS)

  • 11.00 am - 12.00 pm HKEX/ SFC regulatory update + latest market developments

    Our session will give you a succinct summary of HKEX/SFC update. We go beyond just telling you what the new rules are, but also their practical implications.

    Amidst Covid-19 and the challenging environment, what are the implications and lessons on disclosure of inside information, and directors’ duties? Our speaker will also address “corporate culture”, an international governance hot topic to watch out for.

    We shall also share notable trends from the investor engagement perspectives…

    Speakers: ((pre recorded) individual presentations followed by “live” panel discussion)

    Mr. William Hallatt, Head of Financial Services Regulatory, Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills HK

    Mr. Kevin P. Langdon, Senior Director – APAC, Nasdaq

  • DAY 2 BEST PRACTICE SHARING (THURS) 5 NOVEMBER 2020

  • 2.15 pm Welcome and introduction

  • Ms. Wendy W.Y. Yung, Practising Governance (Conference Chair)

  • 2.20 - 3.50 pm Session (1) : new HKEX ESG requirements

    HKEX’s new ESG reporting rules will affect your next ESG report, and much more. This session will address the key themes of the new rules. Our speakers will share practical tips in implementing the underlying enhancement actions. These will be followed by interactive discussions, including the board’s oversight roles and how to facilitate the same, and latest developments.

    • The ESG journey: opportunities and evolution
    • Aligning “ESG materiality” with corporate priorities
    • Supply chain management
    • Disclosure on “climate change”
    • Board governance and oversight

    Speakers: ((pre recorded) individual presentations followed by “live” panel discussion)

    ESG opportunities; evolution of the ESG journey

    Mr. Simeon Cheng, Group Director – Sustainability and Corporate Communications,
    Vitasoy International Holdings Limited


    ESG and corporate priorities
    Ms. Gillian Meller, Legal and European Business Director,
    MTR Corporation Limited


    Sustainable growth with suppliers
    Ms. Inti Wong, Associate Director, Finance and Governance Centre,
    and Vice President, Supplier Management Committee
    Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group


    Climate change
    Mr. Calvin Kwan, Head – Sustainability, Link Asset Management Limited

  • 3.50 - 4 pmbreak (10 mins)

  • 4 - 5 pm Session (2): the “next normal”?

  • Covid-19 has brought us challenges as well as the “next normal”. We do need to think about the technological as well as the human sides. Again, our speakers will share their valuable experience, including critical success factors, cyber security and other challenges, as well as practical tips!

    Speakers: ((pre recorded) individual presentations followed by “live” panel discussion)

    Lessons from virtual AGMs
    Mr. Richard Houng, Managing Director and Head of Operations, Computershare Asia

    Corporate culture
    Mr. David Simmonds, Group General Counsel, Chief Administration Officer and Company Secretary
    CLP Holdings Limited

    Driving innovations and managing risks
    Mr. Alan Chan, Deputy General Manager, Information Security, Technical Department,
    Octopus Cards Limited