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πŸ•9.00am - 9.10am

Welcoming Address

Master of ceremonies:
Mrs April Chan FCG HKFCG

Repurposing in Changing Times

icon_3 Mr Ernest Lee FCG HKFCG(PE)

President, The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute;
Technical Partner, Deloitte China

πŸ•9.10am - 9.20am

Speech by the Guest of Honour

icon_3 Mr Nicolas Aguzin

Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Session One: Tackling climate change

In one way or another, Climate change will affect every country, every organisation and every individual on our planet. In this session, we will examine how our understanding of the responsibilities of the company must be transformed to include an effective response to the threat of irreversible climate change, how governance is essential to delivering, measuring and communicating that response and how governance professionals must be rethinking their own roles as key contributors to tackling climate change.

πŸ•9.20am - 9.35am

The pressing issue of our times – climate change and harmonising reporting standards

icon_3 Ms Teresa Ko JP BBS FCG HKFCG

Senior Partner, Hong Kong and China Chairman, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Co-Vice Chair, IFRS Foundation

πŸ•9.35am - 09.50am

Climate change governance - challenging yet rewarding

icon_3 Mr David Simmonds FCG HKFCG

Vice-President and Chairman, Membership Committee, The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute; Chief Strategy, Sustainability and Governance Officer, CLP Holdings Ltd

πŸ•09.50am - 10.40am

Session One - Panel Discussion

Panel Chair:

icon_3 Ms Gillian Meller FCG HKFCG(PE)

Immediate Past President, The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute;  Legal and Governance Director, MTR Corporation Ltd

icon_3 Mr David Simmonds FCG HKFCG

icon_3 Ms Megan Tang

Senior Director, Corporate Finance Division, Securities and Futures Commission Hong Kong

icon_3 Ms Eddie Ng

Partner, Business Reporting and Sustainability, KPMG China

icon_3 Mr Ben McQuhae

Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co;
Co-founder Hong Kong Green Finance Association


Networking Break/Break#

Session Two: Harnessing technology

In the history of mankind, technological advances have never been so rapid, far-reaching or wide-ranging. Amongst those advances have been extraordinary changes in the speed and volume of information flows, the capacity of technology to supplement, even replace, human thought and the extent of the knowledge and data about each of us which is created and released each day. In this session, we will look at cybersecurity, the protection of privacy and the use of artificial intelligence - three aspects of the digital revolution where governance practices must be rethought to ensure that technology is harnessed to deliver both its potential benefits and to manage its accompanying risks.

πŸ•10.55am - 11.10am

Harnessing technological advances

icon_3 Mr Adam Stuckert

Group Chief Digital Officer, Tricor Group

πŸ•11.10am - 11.25am

Managing technology related risks

icon_3 Mr Kok Tin Gan

Partner, PwC Hong Kong

πŸ•11.25am - 12.15pm

Session Two – Panel Discussion

Panel Chair:

icon_3 Mr Mohan Datwani FCG HKFCG(PE)

Deputy Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute

icon_3 Mr Adam Stuckert

icon_3 Mr Kok Tin Gan

icon_3 Ms Ada Chung Lai-ling

Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong

icon_3 Dr Jag Kundi

Adjunct Professor, EMBA Program City University of Hong Kong

πŸ•12.15pm - 1.10pm


πŸ•1.10pm - 1.15pm

Acknowledgement of conference sponsors

Session Three: Welcoming diversity and inclusion

Each of us is unique in our own way. Each of us has particular strengths and weaknesses, but each of us deserves equality of treatment and opportunity. This is not just a basic issue of fairness, but also a means of ensuring that every organisation maximises the potential of all its stakeholders, internal and external, to support its sustained success. As such, welcoming diversity and promoting inclusion is a fundamental component of good governance. In this session, we will consider how the scope of governance, and the work of governance professionals, must be revisited to ensure that all those within an organisation from the board, through management to every colleague, and all those impacted or influenced by the organisation’s business and activities are respected and treated fairly.

πŸ•1.15pm - 1.30pm

Diversity and inclusion – need to be real and now

icon_3 Mr Nicholas Allen

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director, Link Asset Management Ltd

πŸ•1.30pm - 1.45pm

A regulatory concern – and achieving practical regulations

icon_3 Ms Bonnie Y Chan

Head of Listing, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

πŸ•1.45pm - 2.30pm

Session Three – Panel Discussion

Panel Chair:

icon_3 Ms Benita Yu FCG HKFCG

Partner, Slaughter and May

icon_3 Mr Nicholas Allen

icon_3 Ms Bonnie Y Chan

icon_3 Ms Edith Shih FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE)

Past International President, The Chartered Governance Institute and Past President, The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute; Executive Director and Company Secretary, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd

icon_3 Mr Nicholas Chilton

Head of Board Advisory, South Pacific Region, Nasdaq

icon_3 Mr Neil Waters

Senior Partner, Egon Zehnder

icon_3 Ms Shalini Mahtani MBE

Founder & CEO, The Zubin Foundation


Networking Break/Break#

Session Four: Enhancing Hong Kong’s competitive advantage

Over the past seventy years, Hong Kong has transformed and repositioned itself in response to changing times: from a trading port to a manufacturing base and international financial centre. In today’s globalised economy the competition for investment, capital raising and fund management is international. Investors have a wide choice as to where they will place their money. At the same time, structures such as private equity are vying with the listed company as preferred investment vehicles. Hong Kong’s continuing success as a financial hub, in China, in the Asia-Pacific region and globally, means that our competitive edge must constantly be sharpened. This session will analyse how the role of governance, and of governance professionals, can evolve to enhance Hong Kong’s ability to link capital providers with investment opportunities and to provide them with the choices of investment vehicles which they expect.

πŸ•2.45pm - 3.00pm

The positioning and development strategies of Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre

icon_3 Mr Joseph H L Chan JP

Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The HKSAR Government

πŸ•3.00pm - 3.15pm

Hong Kong’s governance leadership - ESG and beyond

icon_3 Mr Amar Gill

Managing Director, Head of APAC Investment Stewardship, BlackRock

πŸ•3.15pm - 4.00pm

Session Four – Panel Discussion

Panel Chair:

icon_3 Professor Frederick Ma Si-hang GBS JP

Chairman, FWD Group Holdings Ltd

icon_3 Mr Joseph H L Chan JP

icon_3 Mr Amar Gill

icon_3 Dr David Wong Yau Kar GBS JP

Chairman, Council of the Education University of Hong Kong

icon_3 Mr Laurence Li SC JP

Chairman, Financial Services Development Council

Corporate Governance in Conversation: Repurposing company reporting

πŸ•4.00pm - 5.00pm

Event Chair:
Mr Peter Greenwood MA FCG HKFCG

icon_3 Professor Mervyn King SC

Chairman Emeritus, The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)


Conference Ends

[ECPD = 6.5 Points]

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# No ECPD awarded for materials presented during breaks / lunch.