• 9.00 am Welcome and introduction

  • Ms. Wendy W.Y. Yung, Practising Governance (Conference Chairperson)

  • 9.05 - 10.35 am The future will be disrupted

    The fast-changing business landscape presents potential for transformative change, with both challenges as well as exciting opportunities. Our speakers will share insights in critical global economic trends including geopolitical risks and impact, HKEX regulatory priorities and outlook, “ESG”, technology and business transformation, as well as human capital trends and talent management.

    Essential macro trends that businesses should be aware of, and consider, in mapping out your strategy!

    Speakers: (individual presentations followed by panel discussion):

    Mr. Winston Yung, Partner, McKinsey HK (on global economic trends)

    Mr. Paul Malam, Head of Listing Policy and Secretariat Services, HKEX (on regulatory aspects)

    Mr. Steve Lo, Asia-Pacific Chief Innovation Officer, EY (on technology)

    Mr. Benno Jaeggi, Consultant, Egon Zehnder HK (on human capital trends)

  • 10.35 - 11.00 am Networking Break

  • 11.00 am - 12.30 pm Regulatory + governance trends: the new reality

    Our session goes beyond just telling you what the rules are, but also their practical implications on your board, board practices, and compliance systems.

    Directors’ duties remain a key focus of regulatory enforcement actions. What are the lessons we should learn from recent enforcement cases?

    It is the first year of reporting under HKEX’s revised Corporate Governance Code, with board refreshment/diversity being a key theme. What are the notable trends among listed companies? We also invite a leading corporation to share practical experience in its board refreshment/diversity journey.

    Good governance continues to evolve. In light of technological developments, what are the privacy factors that boards and management should consider? What are the essential principles of IT governance?

    Speakers: (individual presentations followed by panel discussion)

    Mr. Michael Ling, Company Secretary, CLP Holdings (practical sharing: board refreshment/diversity)

    Ms. Joyce Lai, Assistant Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Corporate Communications and Compliance), PCPD (data privacy considerations in light of technological developments)

    Ms. Wendy W.Y. Yung, Founder, Practising Governance (on Corporate Governance Code reporting/directors’ duties)

    Dr. Dorothy Chau, APAC Data Protection Officer, Head of Security Assurance, Crpyto.com (on IT governance)

  • (12.30 - 2.15 pm ) Lunch break

  • 2.15 pm Welcome and introduction

  • Ms. Wendy W.Y. Yung, Practising Governance (Conference Chairperson)

  • 2.15 - 3.45 pm ESG: the ISSB journey

    There have been significant developments globally as well as in HK, including the publication of global standards by the International Sustainability Standards Board (“ISSB”). HKEX has launched a consultation on proposed revisions to its ESG framework aligning with ISSB.

    At the same time, major asset owners, investment managers and activists are increasing their focus on board oversight of ESG risks. They are seeking more than just compliance.

    We shall begin by giving an overview of the ISSB standards, and practical tips in preparing for implementation. Institutional investors’ expectations and likely focus areas will also be addressed.

    Our speakers from leading corporations will share the corporate perspectives and practical tips: from strengthening the investor focus including the adoption of “double materiality”, assessing “financial impact” of climate change, to engaging clients/stakeholders and collecting more reliable data.

    Speakers: (individual presentations followed by panel discussion)

    Mr. Ricky Cheng, Director and Head of Risk Advisory, BDO (on ISSB overview)

    Mr. Paul Murphy, Head of ESG APAC, Georgeson (on investor perspectives)

    Mr. Isaac Yeung (Head of Corporate ESG/Head of Public Affairs) and

    Mr. Jasper Chan (Senior ESG Manager), Towngas
    (practical sharing: including “double materiality”, “assessing financial impact”)

    Ir. Dr. Shelley Zhou, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Hang Seng Bank (practical sharing: including engaging clients/investees and collecting more reliable data)

  • 3.45 - 4.00 pmNetworking Break

  • 4:00 - 5:30 pmBest practice sharing: agility and innovation

  • The rapidly changing environment and technology developments bring significant changes in the way we work, deploy technology, and drive innovations. It is also crucial to manage emerging risks.

    We have invited leading organisations to share their experience, including latest trends, critical success factors, challenges, and practical tips!

    Speakers: (individual presentations followed by panel discussion)

    Ms. Kate Gui, Regional Director of Group Internal Audit, AIA (on managing emerging risks; innovation in internal audit practices)

    Mr. Keith Chan, Chief Financial and Technology Officer, McDonald’s HK (on digital transformation: business and finance functions)

    Ms. Athena Wong, Head Governmental and Regulatory Affairs APAC, UBS (on “regtech”)