9:00 a.m. Welcome and introduction
Ms. Wendy W.Y. Yung, Practising Governance
9:15 a.m. Technology that matters — identifying top trends
All businesses need to prepare for future technology, both in terms of potential opportunities as well as disruptions.
However, there are so many “technology breakthroughs” every day. How do businesses “identify technology that matters”?
Our speaker will share top trends, assessed in terms of their pace of advancement, scope, impact on economic value. These include Fintech, cloud, automation and beyond; brought to life with cases.
Speaker: Mr. Winston Yung, Partner, McKinsey & Company Hong Kong
10:00 a.m. Cybersecurity : what directors and management should know
Cyber risk has increased substantially across all industries in recent years including published breaches in Hong Kong.
For a public utility, cyber security goes to its heart, with potential impact on safety, disruption of energy supply, theft of customer data and reputation. Our speaker will share his practical experience (with examples), from management perspectives, on how to identify, have in place the governance structure, and mitigate cyber risks:
- Who is behind cyber attacks? What are the motives?
- Is cyber insurance ready for prime time as a mature mitigation?
- Reporting cyber risks: what your board should know
- Practical tips to strengthen the weakest link in your cyber protection, including how to engage your operations and staff
An essential topic for the board and management to understand and manage, for risk management responsibilities, board training and reporting, and more.
Speaker: Mr. Andre Blumberg, Director-IT, CLP Power Hong Kong
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Networking break
11:00 a.m. HKEX /SFC regulatory update--practical implications for 2017 planning
Our session will give you a succinct summary of HKEX update, and HKEX/SFC enforcement actions. More importantly, we go beyond just telling you what the new laws are, but also their practical implications:
- New HKEX rules and impact on corporate transactions, reporting
- HKEX/SFC enforcement actions — disclosure of inside information, directors’ knowledge and liability, compensation orders, suspension of trading, dawn raids and more
- Impact on company processes and systems
Speaker: Ms. Cynthia Tang, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution Group, Baker & McKenzie
Speaker: Ms. Wendy W.Y. Yung, Practising Governance
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Free Lunch Time (Registration for PM Session begins at 2 P.M.)
2:30 p.m.Knowledge sharing panel: Shareholder “activism” — how to get prepared
Investors have become more “activist” in Hong Kong. We saw litigations brought by some “traditional activists”. More importantly, major institutional investors are also much more ready in making their wishes known, including by voting at EGM/AGMs. Recently, SFC also issued new “Principles of Responsible Ownership” supporting more active investor involvement.
This session brings to you face- to- face with the investor, management, and professionals to share their real life experience, cases, trends in Hong Kong and beyond:
- The goals of “traditional activists” and the typical tactics they use
- Hot topics of other major institutional investors
- Getting prepared: how to track shareholders; interpret the reports; develop a checklist to get prepared for an activist campaign (ranging from getting corporate information ready, to taking board minutes in the appropriate way!)
- Effectively engaging with all shareholders during and outside an activist shareholder campaign
Mr. Kevin Chan, Founder and Treasurer, Concentric Circle Education Foundation (Hong Kong); formerly Head of Hong Kong and China Financial Research at CLSA Limited
Mr. Mark Johnson, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Mr. Thomas Pang, CFO, Pacific Online Limited, formerly Director of Finance, Link Asset Management Limited
Ms. Flora Wang, Vice President, Blackrock Asset Management North Asia Limited
Ms. Ci Ying, Managing Director, Computershare
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Networking break
4:15 - 5:45 p.m. What’s new in reporting : implementation tips and board processes
We need to handle various new reporting requirements under the Listing Rules, namely new internal controls and risk management disclosure requirements, sustainability report, and extended audit report. They also have an impact on each other and the rest of the annual report, including the “Business review” introduced last year.
Most important of all, you need to have the right board and company processes support the new reporting. This session will bring to you:
- Practical implementation tips
- Best practice sharing
- Board and company processes needed to support the reports, particularly as regards internal controls and risk management
Ms. Cimi Leung, Partner, Regional Internal Audit Leader, Risk Assurance, PwC, HK and South China
Ms. Wendy W.Y. Yung, Practising Governance
5:45 p.m. Programme ends