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Registration and Buffet Lunch
Welcome Address
Eva ChanVanessa Lau
  • Eva Chan (Chairman at Hong Kong Investor Relations Association)

    Eva Chan

    Chairman at Hong Kong Investor Relations Association

    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.

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  • Vanessa Lau (Chief Financial Officer (Hong Kong) at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing)

    Vanessa Lau

    Chief Financial Officer (Hong Kong) at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

    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.

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10th Anniversary Ceremony
Opening Address
Dr. Raymond So
Keynote PresentationBuilding a green corporate image – ESG disclosure and sustainability
Megan Tang
  • Megan Tang (Senior Director, Corporate Finance Division of Securities and Futures Commission (SFC))

    Megan Tang

    Senior Director, Corporate Finance Division of Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

    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.

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2019 Economic Outlook and Equity Strategy
Bruce Pang
  • Bruce Pang (China Equity Strategist at HSBC)

    Bruce Pang

    China Equity Strategist at HSBC

    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.

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What's happening in China?
Ge Long

- The state of affairs in the Chinese economy
- The future direction of the Chinese economy
- Responses to the macroeconomic prospect

  • Ge Long (Founder of Gelonghui)

    Ge Long

    Founder of Gelonghui
How can Hong Kong ListCo collaborate with synergy across the wider area and achieve a mutually complimentary Greater Bay area?
Maggie LeeGuy LookVictoria MioKwok Leung TseWilson Chan

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.

  • Maggie Lee (Partner & Head of Capital Markets Development, Hong Kong at KPMG China)

    Maggie Lee

    Partner & Head of Capital Markets Development, Hong Kong at KPMG China
  • Guy Look (Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director of Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd.)

    Guy Look

    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director of Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd.
  • Victoria Mio (Chief Investment Officer China, Fund Manager, Robeco Chinese Equities & Chinese A-shares Equities, Co-Head of Asia Pacific Equities at Robeco)

    Victoria Mio

    Chief Investment Officer China, Fund Manager, Robeco Chinese Equities & Chinese A-shares Equities, Co-Head of Asia Pacific Equities at Robeco
  • Kwok Leung Tse (Head of Policy and Economic Research at Bank of China (Hong Kong))

    Kwok Leung Tse

    Head of Policy and Economic Research at Bank of China (Hong Kong)
  • Wilson Chan (Associate Director of MBA Programme at City University of Hong Kong)

    Wilson Chan

    Associate Director of MBA Programme at City University of Hong Kong
Update of SEHK listing rule and affects to listed companies
Christine Kan

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.

  • Christine Kan (Managing Director, Head of Listed Issuer Regulation at HKEX)

    Christine Kan

    Managing Director, Head of Listed Issuer Regulation at HKEX
Board diversity in the finance industry
Nasrine GhozaliAngelina KwanFiona NottSandra Leung
  • Nasrine Ghozali (Chief Risk Officer & Member of Strategies Group at Oasis)

    Nasrine Ghozali

    Chief Risk Officer & Member of Strategies Group at Oasis
  • Angelina Kwan (Chief Operating Officer at BitMEX)

    Angelina Kwan

    Chief Operating Officer at BitMEX
  • Fiona Nott (Chief Executive Officer at The Women’s Foundation)

    Fiona Nott

    Chief Executive Officer at The Women’s Foundation
  • Sandra Leung (Chief Operating Officer and  Head of Product Execution, Market Development Division at HKEX)

    Sandra Leung

    Chief Operating Officer and Head of Product Execution, Market Development Division at HKEX
Refreshment Break

Sponsored by HSBC

Development of worldwide IR associations and best practice by international IROs
Eva ChanJohn GolliferPatrick KissIan MathesonHarold Woo
  • Eva Chan (Chairman at Hong Kong Investor Relations Association)

    Eva Chan

    Chairman at Hong Kong Investor Relations Association
  • John Gollifer (Former General Manager at The Investor Relations Society)

    John Gollifer

    Former General Manager at The Investor Relations Society
  • Patrick Kiss (Founder & General Manager of IR Club)

    Patrick Kiss

    Founder & General Manager of IR Club
  • Ian Matheson (Chief Executive Officer at Australasian Investor Relations Association)

    Ian Matheson

    Chief Executive Officer at Australasian Investor Relations Association
  • Harold Woo (President at Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore))

    Harold Woo

    President at Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore)
IR Dos & Don'ts
Joe Zhang
  • Joe Zhang (Chairman at China Smartpay Group Holdings Limited)

    Joe Zhang

    Chairman at China Smartpay Group Holdings Limited

    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.

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Waltzing through IR with C-suite
Robert DrakeGary NgAda WongJohn Ho
  • Robert Drake (Group Chief Financial Officer at Galaxy Entertainment Group)

    Robert Drake

    Group Chief Financial Officer at Galaxy Entertainment Group
  • Gary Ng (Advisor, (Retired Corporate Vice President) at Lenovo Group Limited)

    Gary Ng

    Advisor, (Retired Corporate Vice President) at Lenovo Group Limited
  • Ada Wong (Chief Executive Officer at Champion REIT)

    Ada Wong

    Chief Executive Officer at Champion REIT
  • John Ho (Executive Director and Company Secretary of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited)

    John Ho

    Executive Director and Company Secretary of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
IR career path and development
Sarah Crawshaw
  • Sarah Crawshaw (Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Taylor Bennett Heyman)

    Sarah Crawshaw

    Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Taylor Bennett Heyman

    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.

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Keynote PresentationThe Golden Decade: Past and Future
Andrew Weir
Themed LunchShareholder Communication Study
Michael Ling

Sponsored by CLP

  • Michael Ling (Deputy Company Secretary at CLP Holdings Limited)

    Michael Ling

    Deputy Company Secretary at CLP Holdings Limited
How is Investor Relations faring in a Post-MiFID II World?
Marcus SultzerLisa LaiAlex LupisPatrick Kiss
  • Marcus Sultzer (Member of the Management Board at EQS Group)

    Marcus Sultzer

    Member of the Management Board at EQS Group
  • Lisa Lai (Director of Investor Relations at China Telecom Corporation Limited)

    Lisa Lai

    Director of Investor Relations at China Telecom Corporation Limited
  • Alex Lupis (Head of Global Investor Access and Head of Client Engagement Group, APAC at HSBC)

    Alex Lupis

    Head of Global Investor Access and Head of Client Engagement Group, APAC at HSBC
  • Patrick Kiss (Founder & General Manager of IR Club)

    Patrick Kiss

    Founder & General Manager of IR Club
FinTech and its impact to the investment fields
Stanley ChanMarcos ChowGeorge LamEdward SoonConor O’Mara

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?

  • Stanley Chan (Co-Founder & CEO of Farseer)

    Stanley Chan

    Co-Founder & CEO of Farseer
  • Marcos Chow (Partner, IT Advisory at KPMG)

    Marcos Chow

    Partner, IT Advisory at KPMG
  • George Lam (Chairman at Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited)

    George Lam

    Chairman at Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
  • Edward Soon (Head of Corporate Sales, APAC at Ipreo by IHS Markit)

    Edward Soon

    Head of Corporate Sales, APAC at Ipreo by IHS Markit
  • Conor O’Mara (Managing Director and Head of Technology Specialist Sales at Jefferies)

    Conor O’Mara

    Managing Director and Head of Technology Specialist Sales at Jefferies
The Evolving Roles of an IRO in the 21st Century
Kelvin Wong
  • Kelvin Wong (Executive Director & Deputy Managing Director of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited)

    Kelvin Wong

    Executive Director & Deputy Managing Director of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited

    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.

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Refreshment Break

Sponsored by EQS Group

What insights do investors want to gain from ESG reports?
Angus GuthrieHugh PyeFlora WangDerek MokTim Chan

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.

  • Angus Guthrie (Director - Investor Relations of CLP Holdings Limited)

    Angus Guthrie

    Director - Investor Relations of CLP Holdings Limited
  • Hugh Pye (Head of Investor Relations, Asia-Pacific at HSBC)

    Hugh Pye

    Head of Investor Relations, Asia-Pacific at HSBC
  • Flora Wang (Head of the Investment Stewardship, Greater China at BlackRock Inc.)

    Flora Wang

    Head of the Investment Stewardship, Greater China at BlackRock Inc.
  • Derek Mok (Vice President at The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts)

    Derek Mok

    Vice President at The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts
  • Tim Chan (Senior Analyst, ESG Research and Integration at Manulife Asset Management)

    Tim Chan

    Senior Analyst, ESG Research and Integration at Manulife Asset Management
Development Trend of Green Bond Markets
Jonathan DrewJonathan Hu
  • Jonathan Drew (Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group of HSBC)

    Jonathan Drew

    Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group of HSBC

    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.

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  • Jonathan Hu (Executive Director and CEO of Pengyuan International)

    Jonathan Hu

    Executive Director and CEO of Pengyuan International

    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.

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What's happening in the other parts of the world?
Yixuan WangFranky ChungTae Yoo

Learn from speakers of various Stock Exchanges

  • Yixuan Wang (Head of HK Subsidiary at Shenzhen Stock Exchange)

    Yixuan Wang

    Head of HK Subsidiary at Shenzhen Stock Exchange
  • Franky Chung (Deputy Chairman at The Listed Companies Council of Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association)

    Franky Chung

    Deputy Chairman at The Listed Companies Council of Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association
  • Tae Yoo (Managing Director, Global Client Development, Market Development Division of HKEX)

    Tae Yoo

    Managing Director, Global Client Development, Market Development Division of HKEX
Growth in Shareholder activism – perspectives from the company and the activist
Ludwig NgDominic Wai

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.”

  • Ludwig Ng (Senior Partner at ONC Lawyers)

    Ludwig Ng

    Senior Partner at ONC Lawyers
  • Dominic Wai (Partner at ONC Lawyers)

    Dominic Wai

    Partner at ONC Lawyers

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