An HKICS delegation led by President Ivan Tam FCIS FCS visited the China Association for Public Companies (CAPCO) in Beijing on 4 March 2016 and met with senior CAPCO officials. This was the first President-level meeting following the signing of the HKICS/CAPCO Memorandum of Understanding in July 2015. At the meeting, the two parties gave an update on developments and discussed proposed cooperation initiatives for 2016 and onwards, including joint training programmes and a joint research project. The two parties also exchanged views on board secretary professionalisation in Mainland China.
The senior CAPCO officials at the meeting comprised: Party Secretary and Executive Vice-President Yao Feng; Vice-President Bi Xiaoying; Party Committee Member and Vice-Secretary-General Liu Rong; Vice-Secretary-General and Head of Corporate Governance Department He Longcan; and Vice-Secretary-General and Head of Public Relations Department Yang Zhiying. The Institute’s delegates included: Vice-President Dr Gao Wei FCIS FCS(PE); Chief Executive Samantha Suen FCIS FCS(PE); and Chief Representative of the Beijing Representative Office Kenneth Jiang FCIS FCS(PE).