ACRU 2020
June 5, 2020
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Date:Friday 5 June 2020
Time:8.55am – 6.00pm
Venue:Hall 5G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Morning session ECPD = 3 hours
8.55am – 9.00am
Welcoming address
 Ms Gillian Meller FCIS FCS
President, HKICS; Legal and European Business Director, MTR Corporation Limited
9.00am – 10.30am
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

Where can issuers improve on market disclosure?

 Mr Kenneth Chan
Senior Vice President, Listed Issuer Regulation, Listing Division, HKEX

Sharing of insights from the Financial Statements Review Program (31 Jan 2020)

 Mr Steve Ong
Head of Accounting Affairs, Listing Division, HKEX

Update on enforcement trends, themes and policy

 Mr Jon Witts
Head of Enforcement, Listing Division, HKEX

Are you ready for new ESG requirements?

 Ms Katherine Ng
Head of Policy, Listing Division, HKEX


 Ms Edith Shih FCIS FCS(PE)
International President, The Chartered Governance Institute and Past President, HKICS; Executive Director and Company Secretary, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited
10.30am – 11.00am
Coffee Break
11.00am – 12.00nn
Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)


 Mr Paul Stafford FCIS FCS
Member, Professional Development Committee, HKICS; Corporation Secretary of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Regional Head of Corporate Governance for HSBC Asia-Pacific
12.00nn – 12.30pm
Practitioners Sharing Session

ESG/Climate Change – is this just about doing good?

 Ms Flora Wang
Director, Sustainable Investing of Fidelity International


 Mr David Simmonds FCIS FCS
Vice-President, HKICS; Group General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Company Secretary, CLP Holdings Limited
Afternoon session ECPD = 3 hours
2.15pm – 2.30pm
Presentation of souvenirs to conference sponsors
2.30pm – 3.45pm
Companies Registry (CR)

Licensing regime and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing requirements for trust or company service providers

 Ms Christy Yiu
Senior Solicitor (Trust and Company Service Providers), CR
 Mr Roger Wong
Deputy Registry Manager (Trust and Company Service Providers), CR

An update on electronic services of the Companies Registry

 Miss Wendy Ma
Registry Manager (Trust and Company Service Providers), CR


 Ms Loretta Chan FCIS FCS
Council Member and Chairman, Professional Development Committee, HKICS; Partner, Tax - Corporate Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited
3.45pm – 4.15pm
Coffee Break
4.15pm – 5.15pm
Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre, ICAC (HKBEDC, ICAC)


 Mr Ernest Lee FCIS FCS(PE)
Treasurer, HKICS; Technical Partner, Deloitte China
5.15pm – 6.00pm
Practitioners Sharing Session

AML/CFT – why do we have to do so much?

 Mr Jeremy Birch
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills


 Mrs Natalia Seng FCIS FCS(PE)
Council Member and Past President, HKICS; Senior Advisor, Tricor Services Limited

* HKICS reserves the right to change the programme, listed presenter(s) and time if necessary

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