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Event Details:

Speaker: Mr Alex TAI, partner of VMS Securities Group

Date: 7 June 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)

Venue: Auditorium, 1/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Language: Cantonese (no simultaneous translation)

CPD Credit: 2 hours

Fee: HK$100-

About the Seminar:

A Company can be listed in HKEX if it has accumulated after tax profit not less than HK$50,000,000 in respect of the three preceding years or positive cash flows at least HK$30,000,000 in aggregate for the two financial years?! The speaker will discuss other requirements.

In the seminar, the speaker will discuss:

- Frequent problems encountered, such as law and regulations, unauthorized building works, MPF, tax arrangement, litigation, forming of board of directors;

- Current significant accounting issues;

- Characteristics of “Shell IPO listings”;

- IPO objectives and fund raisings;

- Placing guidelines;

- Cases rejected;

- Current changes to listing rules.

About the Speaker:

Mr Tai Kwok Leung, aged 60, became an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1983. Mr. Tai has extensive accountancy, corporate finance and investment banking experience in Hong Kong and overseas. Mr Tai worked for KPMG and PWC in 80’s and is an investment banker for over 30 years. He also served as the executive director of Standard Chartered Asia Limited at earlier years and Investec Capital Asia Limited in charge of corporate finance department as sponsor principal for listing. Mr. Tai is a partner of VMS Securities Group, a licensed corporation under the SFO to conduct Type 1 (dealing in securities), Type 4 (advising on securities), Type 6 (advising on corporate finance) and Type 9 (asset management) regulated activities. Mr Tai is also independent non-executive director of Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd., Anhui Conch Cement Co. Ltd., Jiayuan International Group Ltd., G & M Holdings Ltd. and Shengjing Bank Co., Ltd. He is also a current member the Shandong Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

CPD Hours:

Completed CPD hours will be granted to attendees who have attended a full session of seminar. For those who have not attended full session, the number of CPD hours will be discounted accordingly.

For the exact recognition of the CPD hours, please check with the respective Institute or Association.

Bad Weather Arrangement:

This event may be cancelled or re-scheduled when typhoon no.8 or black rainstorm warning is hoisted. Please refer to our website for the arrangement.


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