Program is mainly conducted in English, with English-Mandarin simultaneous interpretation (SI). Program and speakers may be subject to change.
Dr. Eva Chan is the Founding Chairman and Fellow Member of Hong Kong Investor Relations Association. She is the Head of Investor Relations of C C Land Holdings Limited (stock code: 1224). She has more than 25 years’ of working experience and was the CFOs and company secretaries of various listed companies in Hong Kong. She is mainly responsible for formulating the IR strategies for the company and conduct meetings with investors and fund managers all over the world. She also leads a number of corporate finance exercises and corporate restructuring activities.
Dr. Chan is an independent Non-Executive Director of Capital Environment Holdings Limited (stock code: 3989) and is appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Accounting and Finance of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2012.
Dr. Chan graduated from City University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Art in Accounting. She then earned her MBA degree from the University of Nottingham. She also obtained a DBA degree from the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chan is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. She is also a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Vanessa joined HKEX in 2015 and is currently a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Hong Kong office. She spent the early years of her career in PricewaterhouseCoopers London where she was qualified as a Chartered Accountant before moving into the consulting industry with McKinsey & Company for another six years. Vanessa is well versed in the commodities space through her service as the Chief Financial Officer of Global Rolled Products at Alcoa and later as a Senior Research Analyst and Vice President specializing in Asian metals and mining research at Sanford C. Bernstein. Vanessa holds an MA in Mathematics & Computation from the University of Oxford.More information about speaker
Megan Tang, Senior Director, heads the Post-IPO team of the SFC’s Corporate Finance Division. Ms. Tang joined the SFC after almost two decades in private legal practice. Ms. Tang was previously a partner at a global law firm and was recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific for both equity and debt capital markets work.More information about speaker
Bruce Pang joined HSBC in 2016 as a China equity strategist. He worked as an equity analyst for a leading Chinese brokerage since 2012 and covered several sectors, including Hong Kong and China Property, Basic Materials, Metals and Mining, Logistics, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare. He holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Hong Kong, a MA degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago, a MSc degree in Economics from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Bruce served as an audit associate at one of the Big Four accounting firms after graduated from Renmin University of China with a Bachelor of Economics degree in Finance.More information about speaker
This panel will explore how HK ListCo can leverage its competitive advantages, foster collaboration and achieve synergy to reap the benefits from the GBA. It will also discuss recommendations for HK ListCo to better prepare for potential challenges and increasing competition in the region, as well as the role of IROs in helping HK ListCo drive its GBA strategy.
To uphold the quality and reputation of the Hong Kong capital market, the HKEX makes every effort to ensure the Listing Rules address developments in the market and international best practice. Hear from the regulator and practitioner as they share their thoughts on the recent major developments of the Listing Rules and how they help promote investor confidence in the market.
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Joe Zhang, 55, is the chairman of China Smartpay (8325.hk) and a director of several other companies including Fuson International (656.hk), Logan Property (3380.hk) and Luye Pharmaceuticals (2186.hk). When he was the head of China research at UBS, he was rated “best China analyst” in five consecutive years (2001-05). He was COO at Shenzhen Investment (604.hk) in 2006-08. He worked at the People’s Bank of China in the 1980s. He taught finance at the University of Canberra in 1991-94.More information about speaker
Sarah is the Managing Director of Taylor Bennett Heyman, a specialist executive search firm focused on investor relations, strategic communications and corporate affairs. Based in Hong Kong, she leads Taylor Bennett Heyman’s operation throughout Asia Pacific and has provided executive search and talent management solutions to many of the world’s leading companies in markets across the region. She also consults with businesses on matters pertaining to organisational design and competency framework development.
Sarah has considerable experience in the field of investor relations search and has worked with many leading listed companies in Europe and across Asia Pacific. She started her executive search career in the London, where she spent five years focused on European investor relations assignments. In 2018, Sarah was appointed to the Institute of Public Relations Board of Trustees. She is also a nominated member of Page-Up – Arthur W. Page Society’s exclusive membership and professional development organisation for senior communications executives. Since 2016, she has been an active member of the International Association of Business Communicators.
Sarah holds a Master’s in Economics and Politics from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor of Laws from the BPP Law School, London.
The panel will discuss how developments in FinTech are providing opportunities and threats to today’s financial services industry.
Questions to the panel will cover areas such as –
• What do you see as the major developments and threats from new technology that are affecting your business area? How are you responding to these threats?
• How are you harnessing FinTech to create opportunities – for instance to attract new customers, improve product and service speed and quality, and develop new offerings?
• What balance do you see between opportunities to grow revenues and to improve efficiency/cut costs?
• What do you think your industry will look like in 10 years time?
Dr. Kelvin Wong, JP DBA FHKIoD, is an Executive Director, a Deputy Managing Director and the Chairman of Corporate Governance Committee of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of seven listed companies in Hong Kong.
Dr. Wong is the immediate past Chairman and was the Chairman of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (2009-2014), a member of Financial Reporting Council and a member of Operations Review Committee of Independent Commission Against Corruption. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Securities and Futures Commission (2012-2018), the Chairman of Investor Education Centre (2017-2018), a member of Main Board and GEM Listing Committees of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (2007-2013) and a member of Standing Committee on Company Law Reform (2010-2016).
Dr. Wong obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from Andrews University in Michigan, the USA in 1992 and his Doctor of Business Administration degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2007.
Sponsored by EQS Group
The investment community is increasingly emphasizing the importance of ESG reporting and most corporates are putting greater effort into both the preparation of their own ESG materials and answering ESG related surveys and questionnaires. However, it is not always clear what information is the most relevant and/or material for investors to make assessments and decisions in this area, and furthermore investors are only one of the stakeholders addressed by ESG reporting.
Jonathan Drew is a Managing Director in the Infrastructure, Real Estate Group at HSBC. Jonathan graduated with an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in England and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Jonathan started his banking career more than 20 years ago in London and after working in rapidly emerging Latin America and raising capital for large scale projects in the Middle East has been based in Hong Kong since 1997 witnessing first-hand the rapid growth of Asia and notably China. During this time he has been involved in successful transactions across a wide range of sectors including advising on and arranging finance for projects that produce and deliver energy (renewable and non-renewable) and transport people and resources from source to point of consumption as well as a wide range of infrastructure projects in social and education sectors with a focus on resource efficiency and sustainability. These transactions have involved supporting projects, corporates and institutions to approach various financial markets and structuring innovative and tailored products including green bonds and loans to meet the often large and specific needs of clients in markets with very distinct financial and regulatory characteristics. Jonathan is responsible for driving HSBC’s Sustainable Finance initiative across the Asia region for the banking business and also chairs the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association Green Loan Committee.More information about speaker
Jonathan Hu is the Executive Director and Chief Executive officer of Pengyuan International, a leading Credit Rating Agency from China. The company is a leading provider of credit rating services and research and it’s also one of the very few credit rating agencies recognized by Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission and Chinese regulators. Jonathan is responsible for company’s overall strategy management, business operations and oversight of company’s international commercial developments.
Prior to joining Pengyuan, Jonathan was the Global Head of Business development for Dagong Global Credit Rating, a Beijing based Credit rating agency with offices in Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Milan. He’s responsible for all of Dagong’s global business development and was the first to win USD issuance rating’s mandate. Prior to Dagong, Jonathan was the Head of Asia Pacific of a Niche class litigation advisory firm Goalgroup where he advised asset owners on global class actions litigations from 2013 to 2016. Jonathan was the Head of Sales and Operations for Fitch from 2011 to 2013 and also held various positions with Bloomberg LP from 2007 to 2011.
Shareholder engagement and activism activities have been on the rise. Sometimes these activities lead to governance change and rise in shareholder value and return. Other times it could lead to very bitter and long legal battles. The speakers will look at this from the perspectives of the company as well as the activist on how different stakeholders of the company might work together or be prepared to deal with a challenge or a fight.”
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