Celebrating HKIB's
60th Anniversary
2023 is a special year for HKIB, as it marks the 60th anniversary of the Institute.
By way of sharing the joy with the banking community and other stakeholders,
we have prepared a series of commemorative activities under the theme of
"Heritage of Knowledge,
Innovation for Banking"
We look forward to celebrating this significant milestone with everyone as the year unfolds!

About Our
Revitalised Logo

The logo is formed by the acronym of the company name.

To make the logo distinctive and meaningful, the letter “I” is highlighted in terms of position and colour to represent two core values of the HKIB, which are “Integrity” and “Innovation”.

The lowercase “i” also symbolises “People” ,an important element of the banking industry, its position and red colour suggest ambition, outstanding performance and confidence.

And for our 60th anniversary...

An anniversary logo is specially designed to celebrate the 60 years of HKIB.

It is a tree blossoming with 6 colourful leaves, each of which stands for 10 years.

Complementing the HKIB logo, it denotes the growth of the HKIB and the Chinese wisdom, “It takes ten years to grow a tree, a hundred years to cultivate a man.”

Our History..

Hong Kong Centre of
the Institute of Bankers,
London was established
with 158 founder members
Developed local syllabuses at Associateship Examinations Level
Renamed and registered as
The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Published the first issue of HKIB's bi-monthly journal, Banking Today
Set up HKIB's Beijing Representative Office
Organised the inaugural HKIB Outstanding Financial Management Planner Awards
Appointed by the Government as the Professional Writer of the "Specification of Competency Standards" (SCSs) for Retail Banking
Organised the inaugural HKIB Banking Conference
HKIB's qualifications being endorsed in "The Supervisory Policy Manual" by the HKMA
Became the first and only non-academic institute's programmes to be accredited to
QF Level 6 by HKCAAVQ
Modernised the flagship programme and rebranded of as “Certified Banker”
Set up a “Register of Certified Individuals” (CI) to provide a centralised list of qualified professional banker
Designated to implement the mutual recognition of ECF programmes in Hong Kong and Macao
Appointed as the first Professional Qualifications Assessment Agency for the banking sector by the Education Bureau
60th Anniversary of HKIB

Building Talent for Banking Tomorrow

Over the past 60 years, the banking industry in Hong Kong has weathered various challenges and emerged as a pillar industry, making significant contributions to Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre. As part of the anniversary activities, HKIB launched a video series featuring industry veterans as they share the values and characteristics of successful bankers, as well as experiences and insights from navigating through financial market shifts and challenges.

Click for the full video series

HKIB 60th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

In celebration of HKIB’s 60th anniversary, we have compiled a commemorative publication.
It serves as a comprehensive record, capturing the essence of our celebratory activities and grand occasions,
allowing the industry to reflect upon our past achievements and share in the collective joy of our successes.

Click for the full Booklet

Our Precious Moments

60th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Date 1 November 2023 (Wednesday)

Venue Convention Hall,
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dress Code Business Attire

Time 6:00pm - Cocktail Reception
6:45pm - Anniversary Celebration Commences

Guest of Honor The Honourable John K C LEE, GBM, SBS, PDSM, PMSM,
The Chief Executive of
the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region