HKICS and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Shenzhen on 31 March 2016. SZSE Vice-President Jin Liyang and HKICS President Ivan Tam FCS FCIS signed the MoU at the ceremony. SZSE and HKICS have been in close contact for many years. They held the first joint professional training in 1997 for board secretaries of listed companies in Mainland China. Under the MoU, SZSE and HKICS will deepen their strategic partnership to jointly promote the professional development of board secretaries, and further enhance corporate governance and operational compliance by listed companies in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
SZSE and HKICS also agreed to develop long-term cooperation, especially in research, training, professional communication and resource sharing. In particular, efforts will be made to develop joint research on corporate governance issues relating to onshore and offshore listed companies, promote best corporate governance practices and hold seminars and develop hands-on courses for board secretaries in Mainland China and Hong Kong.