(Fully-booked) BDO physical seminar: Listing regime for specialist technology companies

Date: 02 June 2023
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
25th Floor, Wing On Centre
111 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong  
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  • Summary

Emerging new economy industries are rapidly changing the way people live and work. There is an increasing number of innovative companies wishing to be connected with the capital market so that their innovative ideas can be put into practice and the business value can be monetised. Although many of them have high growth potential, they may not have satisfied the traditional financial requirements required for listing in a traditional stock market.

In respond to this increasing need and to increase competitiveness of the Hong Kong capital market, the HKEx had introduced Chapter 18C, a new listing mechanism to entice technology start-ups to raise capital. Chapter 18C had been in effect since 31 March 2023. 

The HKEx had defined specialist technology companies as companies that are primarily engaging in the research and development of, and the commercialisation of, products and/or services with science and/or technology applied thereto (the specialist technology) within an acceptable sector of a specialist technology industry.   

Leveraged on the success in turning Hong Kong into a hub for biotechnology companies to raise capital in 2018 by introducing Chapter 18A to the Listing Rules, HKEx is going to replicate another success story with Chapter 18C in the specialist technology space.  

In this seminar, we will share with you:

  • What kind of companies can benefit from Chapter 18C listing?
  • A closer look at Chapter 18C listing requirements


HERMAN TSUI, Principal of Risk Advisory, BDO

Herman has over 15 years of experience in delivering financial statement audit, internal audit, IPO internal control due diligence, internal control review for trading resumption, IT audit, US SOX compliance and ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) advisory services. The clients Herman served included Hong Kong and US listed companies, mainly in the manufacturing and service sectors. Passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience in Internal Audit, Herman had also served as a trainer at Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and HKU SPACE.

Herman is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada), Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant.

Details are as follows:

Date : Friday, 2 June 2023
Time : 16:00 - 17:00
Venue : BDO Limited
    25th Floor, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong    
    (Sheung Wan Wing On Department Store's building)
Language : Cantonese, supplemented with English materials
Fee : Free of charge
Target audience : Sponsors, senior management of technology companies 
CPD Units* : 1 hour (*The recognition of CPD hours by your professional organisations is subject to their CPD policies.)
Remarks : 1. For any enquiries, please contact contact Ida Cheung at +852 2218 3714 or [email protected]
    2. Confirmation will be sent to you by email after successful registration.
    3. BDO reserves the final right of acceptance of registration.