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15th Anniversary Summit Cum Cocktail Celebration

15 December 2023 (Friday)
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Date: 15th December 2023 (Friday)
Time: 02:00 pm - 07:00pm
Venue: HKEX Connect Hall, Central, Hong Kong
Language: English
Outline: We are thrilled to announce the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) 15th Anniversary Summit Cum Cocktail Celebration will be held on 15 December 2023 (Friday) from 2pm to 7pm.

Following the Summit, we will gather for a grand Cocktail Celebration to commemorate this significant milestone. It will be an afternoon filled with joy, laughter, and camaraderie as we raise our glasses to celebrate the accomplishments of HKIRA and the remarkable individuals who have been part of this journey.

Through informative presentations and engaging panel discussions, IR specialists gather and share on the latest and most relevant topics in the industry aiming to provide advance IR knowledge and skills, inspire C-levels and IROs for their professional challenges, and promote corporate governance and IR best practice.

Let's come together to honour the past, celebrate the present, and embrace the future of investor relations. We look forward to welcoming you to this momentous event.

Agenda: 14:00 – 14:15
Registration

14:15 – 16:45
Welcome Address
Dr. Eva Chan
Chairman
Hong Kong Investor Relations Association

Keynote Presentation
Ms. Bonnie Y Chan
Co-Chief Operating Officer
HKEX

Presentation #1 – Navigating Climate-related Disclosures
Ms. Xiaoshu Wang
Head of APAC ESG & Climate Research
MSCI

Fire-side Chat - Can we adapt to Climate Change? The Financial Challenge
Investments designed to mitigate emissions tend to produce marketable products (clean energy) or marketable services (CCS) that will generate a revenue stream that gives assurance that financings will be repaid (collateral).
How or why the provider of funds could be assured that sufficient new revenues will be generated to service the debt?
If this indeed limits our access to low-cost adaptations, will it raise the overall cost of managing climate change?
Speakers:
Dr. James L. Smith
Past-President of IAEE and Professor Emeritus,
Southern Methodist University

Professor Louis Cheng
Professor
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Panel Discussion #1 - How can IROs better manage investor expectations on the latest ESG reporting trends?

ESG or sustainability related topics have seen growing importance in discussions with investors. Some investors have requested detailed information in various areas on sustainability and IROs must keep themselves up to date on the latest ESG reporting requirements.

What are the latest ESG reporting requirements and what additional information is required for disclosure under the ISSB framework? How do investors see the implementation of the ISSB framework? What ESG information are the investors/asset managers hoping to see? Which ESG ratings do investors look for? How should companies better prepare themselves in managing/meeting investors' expectations on ESG?
Moderator:
Ms. Athena Ng
General Manager
Corporate Finance & Corporate Communications Department
China Overseas Land & Investment Limited

Panel Speakers:
Ms. Dianela Peeva
Chairperson
Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors

Ms. Ellie Tang
Director
Sustainable Investing
Fidelity Internationals

Mr. Cyrus Cheung
Partner
ESG Disclosure & Consulting
PwC Hong Kong

Ms. Suki Wong
Senior Director
Anta Sports Products Limited

Panel Discussion #2 - IRO as a strategic enabler for the C-Suite Executives

Over the years, the Investor Relations (IR) function has seen a tremendous shift in its relevance and role. Not only is the IRO responsible for the correct messaging to the investors and the financial community, he or she is also increasingly expected to provide insights into strategy and the way the business functions, due to his or her outward facing role and access to investors and stakeholders. That is to say, the IRO is not merely a mouth piece for the company but an internal counsel and a strategic enabler for the C- suite executives.

How could we position IR as a strategic function in the organisation? That is to say, how to ensure that the IRO could add value to the company and its business; How could the C-Suite Executives get involved to ensure that the IRO is well informed of the company's strategy going forward and they are also made known of the important development of the competitive landscape as well as investors and analysts' feedback and expectation? In short, how could we conduct an effective two-way communications between the IRO and the C-Suite Executives?

Moderator:
Ms. Luna Fong
General Manager
Investor Strategy & Communications
Shui On Land Limited

Panel Speakers:
Dr. George Lam
Chairman of United Nations Economic and Social Commission
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN)

Mr. Daniel Feldman
Head of Tactical Real Estate APAC, Senior Portfolio Manager
APG Assets Management

Mr. Edward Lau
Chief Financial Officer
New World Development Co. Ltd.

16:45 – 17:15
Break and Registration for Cocktail Celebration

17:15 – 18:00
Welcome Remark
Dr. Eva Chan
Chairman
Hong Kong Investor Relations Association

Speech from Guest of Honor
The Honourable Paul CHAN Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP
Financial Secretary
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Toasting ceremony

18:00 – 19:00
Cocktail Celebration

19:00
End of the Event

Tickets:
Ticket Early Bird Price Standard Price
HKIRA MEMBER HK$300 HK$800
NON-MEMBER HK$1,000 HK$1,500

  • Early Bird (expires on Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 11:59 PM)
  • Online booking only, and payment by cheque or bank transfer, or credit card only.
  • Each pass is good for admission of one registrant only.
  • All bookings are non-cancellable and non-refundable. We will guarantee your seat upon your booking, thus payment is required even if you cannot attend the event after all.
Accreditation: 3 CPD hour (on request)
Registration: https://hkira.glueup.com/event/hkira-15th-anniversary-summit-cum-cocktail-celebration-91764/
For inquiries, please contact us at (852) 2117 1846 or send email to event@hkira.com

 

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