Asian Financial Forum


The Asian Financial Forum (AFF) brings together some of the most influential members of the global financial and business communities each January to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia. Featuring more than 100 internationally respected leaders in government, financial and business sectors, the tenth AFF, held in January 2017, attracted the record attendance of over 2,900 participants from 50 countries and regions, who came to build up contacts, gather the latest market intelligence, and explore business opportunities in Chinese mainland and the rest of Asia.


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AFF Deal Flow Matchmaking Session


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Jointly organised with the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, this unique matchmaking session arranges one-to-one meetings between sources of funds with sources of deals, enabling participants to meet with potential business partners of shared areas of interest from around the world. More than 1,800 companies took part in the event over the years, including investment project owners, private equity firms, investors, high net-worth individuals and senior professionals from intermediaries and professional service providers. The 2017 session arranged more than 620 meetings, involving over 490 projects from 38 countries and regions.


  • More than 80% of the participants agreed that HK is the leading fund-raising hub in the region
  • More than 90% of the participants found AFF Deal Flow to be a good platform for identifying potential investors


Showcasing investment projects


Deal Flow 2018 will include a showcase platform for project owners to introduce their ventures to event participants. Investment projects will focus on priority sectors including:


  • Digital Technology
  • Financial Technology
    • Healthcare Technology
  • Infrastructure and Real Estate Services

    Capitalising on opportunities arising from increasing outbound investment flows from the Chinese mainland, the AFF Deal Flow also featured dedicated matching meetings between mainland investors seeking investment opportunities abroad and overseas project owners looking for Chinese investments.