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Dear members, graduates, students and Affiliated Persons,

In view of the challenges of COVID-19, and as a caring professional Institute, Council has decided to provide the following relief to show care and concern to all of you during these challenging times.

Reduce the spread of COVID-19

The health and safety of all of you, as well as the Institute’s friends and staff, are the top priorities of the Institute. The Institute has, since February 2020, converted most seminars and events into webinars, and postponed or cancelled certain events such that no physical attendance of participants is required.

Enhanced Continuing Professional Development (ECPD) seminars/webinars

All members, graduates, students and Affiliated Persons who register or have registered to the Institute’s ECPD seminars/webinars held or to be held from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 (the said period) in Hong Kong will enjoy a 10% discount of the regular enrolment fees.

This relief will also apply to the 21st Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU) to be held on 5 June 2020. ACRU will be switched to webinar mode to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 and allow opportunity for all of you to learn directly from the regulators and practitioners. In addition, the early bird deadline is extended to Thursday 30 April 2020. For details, please visit the ACRU website: acru.hkics.org.hk.

The adjusted enrolment fees (after the 10% discount) for ECPD seminars/webinars to be held between 9 April 2020 and 30 June 2020 and ACRU will be reflected on the Institute’s website from 9 April 2020.

Those who have paid for the seminar(s)/webinar(s)/ACRU held or to be held during the said period at the original enrolment fee (that is, prior to the 10% discount) will receive an email from the Institute regarding the refund procedure or please check the CPD section of the Institute’s website: www.hkics.org.hk for details.

The Institute will provide one free ECPD seminar/webinar each month until June 2020 – the first one was held in March 2020.

Membership events

Several free webinars on wellness themes will be organised from April 2020 to June 2020. For details, please check the Events section of the Institute’s website.

Studentship events

The Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP) June 2020 examinations have been postponed to November 2020.

Free student gatherings were held via webinar in March 2020 and are available on the Institute’s website. More webinars regarding the CGQP will be organised from April to June 2020. For details, please check the Events section of the Institute’s website.

If you have any questions to the above, please contact:

Hong Kong Office: (852) 2881 6177; ask@hkics.org.hk

Beijing Representative Office: (86) 10 6641 9368; bro@hkics.org.hk

Or email:

Membership matters: member@hkics.org.hk

Studentship registration matters: student_reg@hkics.org.hk

Examination and Exemption matters: student@hkics.org.hk

Professional Development matters: cpd@hkics.org.hk

Wishing all of you good health and safety in these difficult times!

Warm regards,

Samantha Suen FCIS FCS(PE)

Chief Executive
The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

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