Event Details

Taking your business IPO is the pinnacle milestone of a business and for the business owners the much sought-after - "Exit" and measure of success to say "I have made it".

But the road to IPO for both the business and their management team is challenging where businesses have to open themselves to a new level of due diligence and management has to show extra transparency.

Co-hosted with TEN, TiEHK and Metta, "How to Prepare your Business for IPO" will offer you invaluable insights on what it takes to have an IPO-ready company.

This event will cover keynote speakers:

  • Keynote speaker - "Inspiring startups to IPO" by Mr. Michael Chan of HK Exchanges Clearing Limited HKEX
  • Keynote speaker - the journey of Mr. Tony Chan of APE (HK:8400) about his "Road to IPO",
  • Panel discussion - "The roles of professional parties in the IPO" in the practical process.

- Doman Wong, Baker Tilly

- Steven Lo, South West Securities

- Simon Chan, Dorsey & Whitney

- Lawrence Lam, Deloitte

- Betty Dong, Frement PR

By end of the event, you will have an idea about:

  • what is required to qualify for an IPO in Hong Kong
  • the process to take a company public,
  • the role professional parties that assist on the road to IPO.

The networking slot will also help you build the right network of contacts. Particularly TiE HK will take this opportunity to announce its new initiative of TiE IPO club, a networking platform for companies, advisors and professional parties.

Going for IPO is a dream or a goal? The difference is what you prepare your business for.

This event is free for members of :

TEN (press "register / I will attend"),

Mettā (press "register / I will attend" as a non-member and enter the promotional code received from Mettā),

TiE HK (sign up on https://hub.tie.org/e/ipo-club-launch).

Others are required to pay for HK$100 for the entrance fee.

Or first register as a TEN member for HK$300 to enjoy one-year free entrance to the regular monthly events here: www.ten-hk.org/membership


  • Michael Chan (Senior Vice President - Market Development at Hong Kong Exchanges Clearing Limited)

    Michael Chan

    Senior Vice President - Market Development at Hong Kong Exchanges Clearing Limited


    Michael Chan is Senior Vice President of the Market Development Division of HKEX who heads the international issuer marketing efforts. Michael is mainly focused on market development work promoting the Hong Kong listing platform and origination work attracting international companies to list in Hong Kong. In addition to leading the marketing efforts globally and working closely with prospects and constituents, Michael often speaks and serves as panelist and keynote speaker at major conferences and events locally and internationally. Prior to his current role, Michael has worked at the Listing Division of HKEX for 8 years covering areas of compliance, corporate governance, regulatory and IPO-related matters.

    Prior to joining HKEX, Michael has worked at various financial institutions in corporate finance and business development. Michael has more than 17 years of experience in financial services and regulatory work.

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  • Tony Chan (CFO at Asia Pioneer Entertainment)

    Tony Chan

    CFO at Asia Pioneer Entertainment

    Tony is an accomplished entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. His most recent venture Asia Pioneer Entertainment is a casino equipment supplier based in Macau recently listed via IPO on the Hong Kong stock exchange GEM market (HK:8400). At APE, as well as being a controlling shareholder, Tony is serving as CFO.

    With an early career in background in Thomson Reuters, UBS and in offshore fiduciary services and banking covering Greater China, Tony started one of the first online stock trading brokerages at the beginning of the internet era and later joined the Finet (HK:8317) - one of HK's first financial information portals leading them through series B financing and then to a GEM IPO listing.

    Tony also has invested in other ventures in healthtech, musictech as well as land and property development.

    Tony’s key interests are helping other entrepreneurs through their startup path and contributing his experiences back to the startup ecosystem. He is a founding member of TiE HK chapter, a committee member since 2016 and current President-Elect. He has bachelors and masters degrees in international management from Strathclyde University, Scotland and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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TEN Member

Free for members of TEN

Member Price Complimentary

HK$100 per event for any non-member

Mettā members to enter the promotional code from Mettā to enjoy the entrance fee waiver.

Or www.ten-hk.org/membership, join as a TEN member to enjoy free entrance for regular monthly events with one-year membership fee of HK$300.

Standard Price HKD 100

Free for full-time tertiary students with valid education identity

Standard Price Complimentary