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November 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm






1.0          Background

For the past 21 years, the Institute has held its Annual Executive Seminar as the its premier event that targets topmost organization leadership with an aim of honing their leadership and governance competencies. Themed Circumspective Leadership, the 22nd Annual Executive Seminar will delve on competencies that give delegates the aptitude necessary for steering an organization into the future in light of fast changing business environment.

 Hong Kong is one of the world’s most significant financial centres, with the highest Financial Development Index score and consistently ranks as the world’s most competitive and freest economic entity. Hong Kong was chosen as a destination for the seminar in cognizance of its outstanding development features and indices. You may want to know that Nicknamed “Pearl of the Orient”, Hong Kong has a harbour named Victoria Harbour, and it features the most skyscrapers in the world. It is also referred to as the “Asia’s World City” as it is the world’s most popular international traveller destination.

The 22nd ICPAK Annual Executive Seminar within the confines of its theme will thus feature the following topics:

  • Hong Kong as a business hub: lessons for the world

Hong Kong is not only an International Financial Centre but it also an important business centre. Hong Kong operates about 400 airlines, runs the busiest container port, but despite the success they are still faced with challenges.  Discover their relentless political and economic journey with an aim of drawing useful lessons for your organization, country and continent at large.

  •  A healthy board culture

In a general sense, culture refers to one’s beliefs, values, attitudes, customs and way of behaving. How does the idea culture relate to the context of the culture of a board of directors? How does a company culture relate to its corporate governance?  More importantly, what is the effect of company culture on productivity and profitability?

  •  Achieving peak performance from millennials in management; optimal blend of expectations

If only people were as obedient as numbers then managing people and achieving performance would be simple and straightforward, but the reality is this is complex and demanding. Different personality types, reduced resources and conflicting business goals all endure that getting the right results from people within your team is becoming harder. Millennials have found a place in today’s leadership, who are they, their role, and how can organizations tap most from them?

  • Integrated reporting; what it means to the board

A lot of people think integrated reporting is about putting together your financial and sustainability reports, but it is much more.  Starting to think about the connections between financials, the relationships your organization has with its key stakeholders and how it makes use of natural resources, for a start, is a step in the right direction. What is integrated reporting and do organizations need to adopt as the key thing? What is the current trend?

  • Trends in corporate governance

Corporate governance is firmly established as a measure of how well companies are being run, governance assessments that measure the effectiveness of boards and management have become a critical part of the investment-evaluation process for shareholders around the globeThe business world and the financial system have recently faced unprecedented shocks owing to the severity of the global economic crisis. What are the top of mind issues for directors of company boards?

  • Social media for personal branding

Branding is often associated with products, companies and campaigns, but with digital revolution tables globally have been turned.  How can executive use social media for personal and financial growth? What are the risks and how to overcome them?

  •  Emerging strategy financing options

SMEs form a crucial part of the economies of emerging countries but limited access to finance for these SMEs is commonly seen as their main barrier to growth. The lack of financing options is particularly problematic for SMEs in the so-called missing middle, which refers to entrepreneurs that are too big for microfinance and informal investors, but that are too small or too risky for regular banks and private equity firms. What are other financing options for this sector?

  •  Overcoming failure

Life is never, always a comedy.  At times, it is tragedy.  Life is experienced as a constant, never -ending shift between successes and failures – sometimes occurring within moments of one another.  Why is it so hard to let go, forgive ourselves and move on?  And how can we keep failure – or the fear of it — from derailing us?

2.0          Who should attend

Board Members, CEOs, MDs, CFOs, Board Committee members, Strategy and Governance Consultants, Heads of Government Units/Parastatals, County Governors, County Assembly Speakers, Senators, and other top level county executives in both public and private sectors, and all ICPAK Members.

3.0          Who should attend

Board Members, CEOs, MDs, CFOs, Board Committee members, Strategy and Governance Consultants, Heads of Government Units/Parastatals, County Governors, County Assembly Speakers, Senators, and other top level county executives in both public and private sectors, and all ICPAK Members.

4.0          Your Financial Commitment

The seminar charges for the 22nd Executive Seminar – Hong Kong, are as follows:

Category Normal Registration
Booking & Payment or LSO/LPO by 15th November 2017
Members 164,000
Non-Member & International Delegates 174,000

***Accompanying person’s package Ksh. 45,000 which covers cocktail, gala dinner and one excursion.

 5.0          Visa Requirements Kindly note that Kenyan citizens do not require visa to Hong Kong, but yellow fever jab may be a requirement.

6.0          Dress Code

Smart Casual

7.0          Excursions and organized tours/Historic Site Visits & Shopping

More details on planned site visits – including historical sites and shopping destinations – and the associated costs will be communicated in due course.

8.0          National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) Reimbursement for Kenyan Delegates

The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Kenyan participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (

9.0          Sponsorships

The International 22nd Executive Seminar presents a good opportunity for organizations to market and/or sell their products and services to a target group with high purchasing powers, both on personal and corporate levels. This seminar presents a unique opportunity for brand positioning and communication that will enjoy optimal visibility before potential targeted customers. Armed with significant purchasing power and decision making authority, the audience are a key target group for businesses. Sponsorship opportunities range from item sponsorships, exhibitions, advertising and sub-event sponsorship within the major event. For more information or enquiries please email

10.0        Online Booking and more information

We call on seminar participants to note that booking for the 22nd Executive Seminar, Hong Kong MUST be done online at and will close on the 15th November 2017.  Delegates are reminded to note that online booking for events is mandatory.   For more information or enquiries please email or visit

Event Sponsor

First Finance Institute
In partnership with HEC Paris and Columbia Business School


November 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am
November 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Public and Private Sector
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Ksh 164,000
Non Member Cost
Ksh 174,000
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