The outbreak of COVID-19 early this year has posed unprecedented challenges for governance professionals in the holding of AGMs which could potentially create a significant risk of the spread because of large crowds coming together. Hybrid AGMs as promoted by the Institute for a number of years could be a solution. Unfortunately, not all companies are permitted (by law or by their articles of association) to hold a hybrid meeting and there are also other practical considerations, for example, the availability of technology providers and cost concerns. Authorities across the world have imposed a wide range of containment measures, primarily involving social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Companies would now have to rethink the available options to validate its corporate actions as the world seeks to recover from the pandemic.
This seminar will be started by Ms Gillian Meller, President of the Institute, to have practical sharing of the tech-based innovations relating to AGMs flowing from the global pandemic, including MTR Corporation’s experience and the Institute’s work on hybrid meetings. Speakers from Azeus Systems in Singapore will thereafter discuss the practical, legal, and tech-based operational aspects of AGMs. It will be followed by a sharing of hybrid AGM in action from CLP Holdings, a governance leader, and a panel discussion of regulatory and practical developments on holding of meetings.
Mr Lee Wan Lik
Mr Michael Yap
Mr Michael Ling
Ms Gillian Meller
Seat guarantee will only be given to HKICS Fellows and/or Practitioner’s Endorsement (PE) holders if registered 10 clear working days with payment prior to the date of the seminar.
Note: The following fees for member, graduate and student are fees after 10% discount.