Technology Series: Hybrid General Meetings – What Governance Professional Need to Prepare (Webinar)

  • Friday 11 Feb 2022

  • 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm

  • English

  • Webinar session. No physical attendance is required.

  • HKCGI Member, Graduate, Student, Affiliated Person & Non-Member


  • Ms Catharine Wong, Managing Director - Head of Share Registry & Issuer Services, Tricor Services Limited
  • Mr Mohan Datwani FCG HKFCG(PE), Solicitor, Deputy Chief Executive, HKCGI


Technology Series (6 Sessions)

Modern technology presents both opportunities and challenges for the governance professional, whose responsibilities have grown to be much more diverse and multi-faceted as governance work continues to evolve. Technology-assisted compliance can be cost-effective and the introduction of artificial intelligence may enhance and simplify the more mundane day-to-day procedural work. However, mere access to the latest technology and automated tools will not suffice as the proper and effective implementation of these technology remains to be critical.  HKCGI is delighted to present a series of six technology-themed webinars from February to May 2022, led by industry leaders and experts from within the technological and compliance sector. The speakers will introduce the latest compliance technology and related developments, with a focus on practical applications and emerging governance trends.

Session 1: Hybrid General Meetings - What Governance Professional Need to Prepare

The Institute has been at the forefront for a number of years in advocating listed companies to run their general meetings in hybrid mode so as to save costs, simplify logistics, and enhance corporate governance with more shareholders’ participation and stakeholders’ engagement.

The outbreak of COVID-19 undoubtedly presented unprecedented challenges to listed companies in the holding of general meetings, as gathering of a crowd might heighten the risk of spreading, and hybrid meetings, which the Institute have advocated, have now become mainstay.

As AGM season draws near, how should governance professional prepare for the running of an effective AGM in hybrid mode? Aside from legal and administrative issues under company law and the articles, there are aspects including relating to technology, equipment, costs, and data privacy.

This seminar will start with a recap by Mr Mohan Datwani, Deputy Chief Executive of the Institute, on the Institute’s thought leadership on hybrid meetings. Ms Catharine Wong, Managing Director - Head of Share Registry & Issuer Services from Tricor, a leading professional services provider in the area will thereafter discuss the practical, legal, and tech-based operational aspects of AGMs.

Tricor as technology provider, will also re-enact the Institute’s 2021 general meeting for name change in hybrid mode. Online participants will experience live broadcasting, e-voting and questioning.

Registration of Session 1 will be closed on 8 February 2022 at 6.00 pm.

For details of 5 other sessions, please click the below links or refer to the flyer being attached at the bottom:

Session 1: Hybrid General Meetings – What Governance Professional Need to Prepare

Session 2: AML/CFT Regulatory Update, TCSP Licensing Renewal and Best Practice By Leveraging Technology

Session 3: Utilising Data to Reveal Governance Trend and Prepare for Your Shareholder Meetings

Session 4: Integrated Risk Management – Is Your Company Ready For It?

Session 5: Better Governance and Best Practice Leadership Collaboration

Session 6: The Role and Benefits of Regtech Within the Digital Transformation Agenda

Level: Intermediate

Speakers' bio:
Ms Catharine Wong
Mr Mohan Datwani

Seat guarantee will only be given to HKCGI Fellows and/or Practitioner’s Endorsement (PE) holders if registered 10 clear working days with payment prior to the date of the seminar.


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