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The Dynamics of Shareholder Engagement and Shareholder Activism in Hong Kong Conference

10 November 2017 (Friday)
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Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (“HKIRA”)
ONC Lawyers (“ONC”)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong
Lower Lobby, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong (map)
Outline: This full-day Conference will be a joint effort of HKIRA and ONC Lawyers, bringing together bright minds to give talks and discussions on shareholder engagement and activism, sharing views and experience from various perspectives including investors, asset managers, listed companies, regulators and academia, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. Please click here to find the purpose of this conference.
09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome & Opening Speeches
From engagement to activism – a Hong Kong case study
The Available tools for achieving shareholder activism in Hong Kong
Panel Discussion: 
Shareholder engagement and activism – Views from Investor Relations officers, Listco management and Regulators
11:05 Coffee Break
11:20 Loan-to-own for Foreign Investors in Debt-Equity Swap Change of Control Ownership Conversion Strategies in the PRC (Non-Performing-Loans and distressed/defaulting Corporate Bonds)
Criteria for Activist Investing Outside the U.S.: An Investment must be worthwhile in view of the added challenges encountered in Europe and Asia
Minority Shareholder Protection Comparison Delaware and Hong Kong against the Backdrop of Hong Kong Campaign Experience
Defense Developments in the U.S. and abroad, including Hong Kong / China Campaign Experience
13:00 Lunch
14:00 If only INEDs were independent
Panel Discussion:
Shareholder activism - an offshore angle on practice and suggested reform
15:00 Coffee Break
15:15 Panel Discussion:
Emerging thematic areas of investor engagement for the next 5+ years (cybersecurity, tech disruption, board quality/diversity, climate change)
Update on the legal issues of shareholder engagement and activism in Hong Kong
Panel Discussion:
Developments in Hong Kong shareholder engagement and activism
17:00 Event closed
Speakers & Panelists: Mr. William D. Anderson, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Global Head, Strategic Shareholder Advisory Business, Evercore L.L.C., New York
Ms. Pru Bennett, Director, BlackRock
Dr. Eva Chan, Chairman, HKIRA
Mr. Jeff Chen, Partner, Dentons Hong Kong
Prof. Louis Cheng, Professor of Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, PolyU
Mr. Derek Cheung, Executive Director & CEO, New Century Asset Management Limited
Ms. Emily Chew, Global Head of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Dr. Ami de Chapeaurouge, Partner, de Chapeaurouge + Partners, Frankfurt/New York
Ms. Susan Finder, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, School of Transnational Law, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School
Mr. Seth Fischer, Chief Investment Officer, Oasis Management Company Ltd.
Mr. Timothy Haynes, Partner, Walkers
Mr. Stephen Fraidin, Vice Chairman, Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.
Mr. Warren Lee, Managing Director, Yu Ming Group
Mr. Ian Mann, Partner, Harneys
Mr. Oliver Payne, Partner, Ogier
Mr. Hugh Pye, Head of Investor Relations, Asia-Pacific, HSBC Holdings plc
Ms. Megan Tang, Senior Director, Corporate Finance, SFC
Mr. Dominic Wai, Partner, ONC Lawyers
Mr. David Webb, Deputy Chairman, Takeovers and Mergers Panel, SFC
Mr. Steve Wolosky, Partner, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, New York
Mr. Shinbo Won, Director, BlackRock
Mr. Frank Wong, First Class Management
Mr. Huen Wong, Consultant, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Hong Kong
Mr. William Wong SC, Barrister-at-law, Des Voeux Chambers
Mr. Sherman Yan, Managing Partner, ONC Lawyers
(Sequenced in alphabetical order of last name; subject to final confirmation)
Language: English
Seats: 300 seats on first-come first-served basis
Fee: HK$1,800 (incl. refreshments, lunch and coffee breaks)
HK$1,620 for members of HKIRA and supporting organizations

Special "1+1 package" for HKIRA members*
HK$1,800 for 1 Full/Corporate Member (ListCo) + 1 non-member working in listed company
Accreditation: 6 CPD points accreditation from the Law Society of Hong Kong is being applied for.
6 CPD hours accredited by HKIRA by request upon registration.
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  • Online registration via HKIRA website only.
  • Registration deadline: 3 November, 2017
  • For the "1+1 package", (i) both registrants must be working in listed companies; (ii) the two registrants cannot both be HKIRA members; (iii) both registrants must show up or arrange a replacement of Listco personnel to show up; and (iv) the registration must be done by Full/Corporate Member (Listed Company) (see membership class:
  • Once a registration is accepted, a notification email will be sent.
  • Seat will be confirmed upon full payment of the event fee and receipt of the registration form on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Registrations are non-cancellable and fees are non-refundable. We will guarantee your seat upon your booking, thus payment is required even if you cannot attend the event after all.
  • Admission to the event is allowed only when a copy of the confirmation notice is presented.
  • CPD accreditation by HKIRA is only available by request upon online registration. Attendees should make the request given their full name. Attendees should be present for the entire event, and collect their certificates at the registration desk at the end of the event. Postal and administration charge may apply for any request of certificate collection afterwards.
  • The organizers reserve the right to alter the contents, speaker(s), attendance priority or otherwise of this event, or cancel this event.