|22 Nov 2017||The 45th AP ECPD seminars|
The Institute held its 45th Affiliated Persons (AP) Enhanced Continuing Professional Development (ECPD) seminars on the topic of ‘Annual Financial Audit and Annual Reporting’ in Beijing between 22 and 24 November 2017. The seminars attracted over 250 participants from H-share, A+H share, red-chip, A-share and to-be-listed companies.
Speakers from the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd, senior professionals and board secretaries shared their knowledge and experience on a wide range of topics including: the opportunities and challenges of investor education under the background of interconnection between Hong Kong and Mainland China; update on the latest amendments of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Ltd listing regulations; continuous obligations and penalty for infringement for directors of listed companies; financial audit and annual report preparation; proper mechanism for inside information monitoring and disclosure, and counter-measure for insider dealing; AGM trend analysis of major global market; Risk Management: New Perspective and New Thinking; investor relationship and financial public relations under the circumstances of interconnection between Hong Kong and Mainland China; case study: the implementation of the corporate governance requirement regarding putting party-building content into listed companies’ Articles of Associations, and the communication with the international institutional investors. At the group discussion session, the participants were grouped by industries, and discussed the problems they encountered in the preparation of Environmental, Social and Governance report and shared their practical experiences.
Vice-President Dr Gao Wei FCIS FCS(PE), Past President Dr Maurice Ngai FCIS FCS(PE), Council member Bernard Wu FCIS FCS, Chief Executive Samantha Suen FCIS FCS(PE) and Beijing Representative Office’s Chief Representative Kenneth Jiang FCIS FCS(PE), chaired different sessions at the seminars.
The Institute would like to thank the speakers, participants, event associate organiser (Shinewing CPA), supporting organisations (Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Ltd, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Ernest & Young, Tricor Services Ltd) and sponsor (Equity Financial Printing Ltd), for their support.