Session Summaries
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15 Jan (Day 1)
16 Jan (Day 2)
15 Jan (Day 1)
15 January 2018 (Monday) - Day 1
Morning
08:45 – 09:05

Opening Session

Welcome Remarks

  • Mr Vincent HS Lo, GBM, GBS, JP
    Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Opening Remarks

  • The Hon Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS
    The Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
09:05 – 9:15

Asian Economic Outlook 

Speaker

  • Mr David Lipton
    First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
09:15 – 10:30

Plenary Session I - Steering Growth and Pioneering Innovation: Asia and Beyond 

Steering economic growth underpinned by strong fundamentals is a challenge confronting countries across the world. In this global search for winning formulae, increasing emphasis is put on harnessing innovation and technologies to create value and drive changes. However, as history tells, innovation could both be an enabler and a disruptor to the markets. What could be done to manage the innovative process for success and positive reinforcement? In this session, ministers, regulators and policy makers from Asia-Pacific region and Europe will share their insights and wisdom on it.

Panel Chair

  • The Hon James Lau, JP
    Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

 

Speakers

  • Dr Jiang Yang
    Vice Chairman, China Securities Regulatory Commission
  • Mr Takehiko Nakao
    President, Asian Development Bank
  • Mr Pierre Gramegna
    Minister of Finance, Luxembourg
  • The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP
    Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Australia

 

Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
10:30 – 10:55

Coffee Break

Halls 5F-G
10:55 – 12:10

Policy Dialogue - Impact of China Policies on Global Economic Development 

As the world's second largest economy and its growth engine, China will play a crucial role in shaping the global economic dynamics. This policy dialogue will look into how China's policies including RMB internationalisation and the Belt and Road Initiative will impact global economic and market developments.

Panel Chair

  • Mr Norman T. L. Chan, GBS, JP
    Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Speakers

  • Dr Andreas Dombret
    Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Mr Stuart T Gulliver
    Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc
  • Mr Hu Huaibang
    Chairman, China Development Bank
  • Mr Jin Liqun
    President and Chairman, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Mr David Lipton
    First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
Afternoon
12:30 – 14:00

Keynote Luncheon

Sponsored by:

Heading into 2018, US economic growth remains robust. How will the growth trajectory and fiscal position be affected by the recent tax reform? What will be the US’s path to monetary policy normalisation and what will be the implications to the global economy? Could US trade protectionism under a Trump presidency escalate to undermine a rebound in global trade? The Hon Mr Lew will share his insights on the global economic outlook and address pressing fiscal policy issues such as debt ceiling, trade sanctions, regulatory policy, and tax policy.

Opening Remarks

  • Mr Bi Mingjian
    CEO and Chairman of Management Committee, China International
    Capital Corporation Limited

Moderator

  • Mr Victor L L Chu
    Chairman & CEO, First Eastern Investment Group

Speaker

  • The Hon Mr Jacob J. Lew
    76th United States Secretary of the Treasury
Grand Hall
14:15 – 15:30

Panel Discussion on Global Economy  

Entering 2018, the global economy is poised for a more broad-based upturn amid the improving economic outlook in most of the major economies. Yet downside risks remain, notably a rise in trade protectionism and monetary tightening in the US, heightened political risks for Europe, China’s debt problem as well as geopolitical tensions in Asia and outside of the region. This panel will discuss the global economic outlook and the impacts on major corporates amid all these looming uncertainties and prospects for sustainable growth in the years ahead.

Panel Chair

  • Dr the Hon Victor K. Fung, GBM, GBS
    Group Chairman, Fung Group

Speakers

  • Ms Inga Beale DBE
    Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s
  • Mr Stuart T Gulliver
    Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc
  • Mr Tu Guangshao
    Vice Chairman & President, China Investment Corporation
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
15:30 – 16:45

Panel Discussion on China Opportunities 

In transition to a more sustainable growth model centering on consumption and services, China’s supply-side reforms and schemes like Internet Plus, Made in China 2025, and notably the Belt and Road Initiative are gaining steam. At the same time, China is moving towards innovator, largely supported by its mass-entrepreneurship drive. This panel will offer insights on China’s prospects as well as trade and investment opportunities for Chinese and overseas enterprises.

Panel Chair

  • Mr Ronnie C. Chan, GBM
    Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited

Speakers

  • Mr Raymund Chao
    Asia Pacific and Greater China Chairman, PwC
  • Mr Fang Fenglei
    Founder and Chairman, Hopu Investment Management Co
  • Mr Neil Shen
    Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia China
  • Mr Zhang Yichen
    Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
16:00 – 17:00

Dialogue with The Hon Mr Jacob J. Lew

Moderator

  • Mr Victor L L Chu
    Chairman & CEO, First Eastern Investment Group

Speaker

  • The Hon Mr Jacob J. Lew
    76th United States Secretary of the Treasury
Meeting
Room S221
16:45 – 17:15

Coffee Break

Halls 5F-G
17:15 – 18:15

Plenary Session II - Steering Growth and Pioneering Innovation: Regulatory Responses to Emerging Technologies and Innovations 

Emerging technologies and innovations not only bring about revolutionary changes to the markets and new experiences to businesses and people, but also pose challenges on the regulatory front. It is always a delicate art to balance promotion and facilitation of market innovations on one hand, and protection of investors and consumers on the other. In this session, speakers will share their thoughts on regulatory challenges in face of innovations in the financial market, and their insights and wisdom on regulatory responses.

Panel Chair

  • The Hon James Lau, JP
    Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

Speakers

  • Mr Peter Kažimír
    Minister of Finance of Slovak Republic
  • Mr Ashley Ian Alder, JP
    Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission; Chairman of the Board, International Organization of Securities Commissions
  • Mr Steven Maijoor
    Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority
  • Mr Sergey Shvetsov
    First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia
  • Mr Robert San Pé
    Senior Adviser On Legal Affairs To H. E. The State Counsellor of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
Evening
18:30 – 20:00

Cocktail Reception

Welcome Remarks

  • Ms Diana Cesar
    Group General Manager and Chief Executive, Hong Kong, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Keynote Speaker

  • The Hon Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP
    Financial Secretary, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Halls 5F-G

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16 Jan (Day 2)
16 January 2018 (Tuesday) - Day 2
Morning
08:15 – 09:15

Breakfast Panel on “Hong Kong Connects: Mainland China and Beyond: Stock, Bond, Mutual Recognition and more.....” 

Sponsored by:

Following Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (2014), Mutual Recognition of Funds (2015) and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect (2016), Bond Connect (2017) is another important milestone in achieving synergy between the capital markets in Mainland China and Hong Kong, which now covers stocks, mutual trust funds and bonds. These "connects" are the best credentials for Hong Kong to reinforce its status as an international financial centre and as the ideal location for any financial institution to enter Mainland China.

All these "connects" are accompanied by dedicated infrastructure links established specifically for such cross border flows of money and financial products such as stocks, mutual trust funds and bonds. These links have been patronised by significant daily turnover, which represent genuine businesses. The Belt and Road Initiative has further given the Mainland China-Hong Kong connects an external dimension which in longer term future will extend to the economies all over the whole of Eurasia.

Speakers who have been taking the lead on the Hong Kong side for these “connects” will discuss how Hong Kong creates value upon these connections and the opportunities ahead.

Welcome Remarks

  • The Hon Mrs Laura M Cha, GBM, GBS, JP
    Chairman, Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong; Non-Executive Director, HSBC Holdings plc.

Moderator

  • Mr Benjamin Hung Pi Cheng, BBS, JP
    Regional Chief Executive Officer, Greater China & North Asia;
    Chief Executive Officer, Retail Banking,
    Standard Chartered Bank

Speakers

  • Dr Min Zhu
    President, National Institute of Finance Research, Tsinghua University; Former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
  • Mr Norman T. L. Chan , GBS, JP
    Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Mr Charles Li
    Chief Executive, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Grand Hall
09:00 – 09:30

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Fireside Chat 

Moderator

  • Ms Melissa Guzy
    Founder and Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures

Speaker

  • Ms Christine Tsai
    Founding Partner and CEO, 500 Startups
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
09:45 – 10:45

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Emerging FinTech Innovations for Asia 

Sponsored by:

FinTech is an emerging technology and fast growing industry in the financial services sector, making substantial impacts on financial services around the world. The breadth and depth of solutions across FinTech is impressive and clearly signifies that the Asian digital revolution has influenced in the financial services sector. In the meantime, venture capitalists and investment firms have made an unprecedented amount of investment into FinTech companies across the globe. Digital tech ecosystem in Asia is primed for investment which is of paramount importance for business growth.

Cyberport takes the lead in organising this workshop for renowned corporate leaders, industry experts and global thought leaders to exchange important insights on the future trends and latest developments in FinTech and opportunities for strategic investments in innovation and technology that will drive the transformation of the financial industry.

In this session, one of the world’s most renowned and legendary investors in the new economy will share what strategic investors are looking for when investing in some of the most sought-after tech companies, and how they have redefined the new era of innovation and empowered the next generation of financial transformation enabled by digital tech advancements. A panel of distinguished speakers from Hong Kong Cyberport community companies will share with in-depth knowledge on FinTech spanning an array of technologies at payment, InsurTech, AI Chatbot, Blockchain and Bond Investment; will also examine the opportunities of competition and collaboration against this emerging FinTech Innovations for Asia.

Welcome Remarks and Moderator of Fireside Chat

  • Dr Lee George Lam
    Chairman, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Speaker of Fireside Chat

  • Mr Robert F Smith
    Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Vista Equity Partners

Moderator of Panel Discussion

  • Dr Toa Charm
    Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Speakers of Panel Discussion

  • Mr Donald Chan
    Head of Asia, BondIT
  • Ms Bianca Ho
    Co-founder and COO, Clare.AI
  • Mr Alex Kong
    Founder and Chairman, TNG FinTech Group
  • Mr Fred Ngan
    Co-founder, Seasonalife & Coherent Capital Advisor
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
09:45 – 10:45

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area: Prospects for Hong Kong  

Sponsored by:

With less than 1 percent of China’s land area and 5 percent of its population, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area created more than 13 percent of its GDP in 2016 and the government has a plan to develop this region into a world-class city cluster. As the Greater Bay Area evolves and powers the country’s economy through a new platform for financial cooperation, Hong Kong is working to position itself into a “Finance-Plus-Innovation” hub. These converging efforts are creating a number of opportunities for Hong Kong, which is poised to benefit from the bright future of the Greater Bay Area. The workshop will explore how Hong Kong’s financial sector can leverage on opportunities that the Greater Bay Area offers to achieve greater regional integration and faster growth.

Welcoming Remarks

  • Mr Zhou Li
    Editorial Board Member, China Daily Group; Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, China Daily Asia Pacific

Moderator

  • Mr Alfred Romann
    Contributing Editor, China Daily Asia Pacific

Speakers

  • Ms Ginger Cheng
    Managing Director, Head, Large and Mid-cap Corporates, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank (China) Limited
  • Ms Susie Cheung
    Co-Convenor, Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association
  • Mr Ding Lei
    Chief Innovation Officer, HNA Innovation Finance Group
  • Ms Jing Ulrich
    Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Mr Zhang Yuge
    Director, Center for Hong Kong and Macao Studies, China Development Institute
Hall 5E
(Room A)
10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

Halls 5F-G
11:00 – 12:15

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Banknovation: How Techfin and Fintech Transform the Future of Banking  

Organised by:
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Digital revolution and transformation are said to offer new, exciting and democratising financial services that meet the increasing and changing demand of customers. It is believed that emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, big data and open API will lead to new business and operating models, and potentially elevate the quality of banking services to the next level. Depending on the responses from banks, this development can be seen as challenges or opportunities. How should banks respond to make the best out of this new era of digital revolution? How should practitioners equip themselves with more advanced skills to meet with the evolving challenges or opportunities? How should regulators strike the right balance between promoting financial innovation on the one hand and according appropriate customer and investor protection on the other?

Moderator

  • Mr Henri Arslanian
    Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong

Speakers

  • Mr Arthur Yuen, JP
    Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Mr Aart Jan den Hartog
    Country Manager Greater China & Mongolia, ING Bank N.V.
  • Ms Angel Ng
    Chief Executive and Consumer Business Manager, Citibank Hong Kong
  • Ms Jessica Tan
    Deputy Group CEO, Chief Operation Officer and Chief Information Officer, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd.
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
11:15 – 12:15

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The Era of Fintech: Convergence, Empowerment, Reconstruction 

Sponsored by:

The global economy has entered a new norm when technological innovations once again change human life at an astonishing rate. New inventions such as the high-speed rail, Alipay, bicycle sharing and online shopping have witnessed the economic transformation and upgrade in China. The technology and forms of service originating in the developed economies are now gaining larger scale of realisation and applications in China.

Financial technology is contributing to China’s transformation towards Intelligent Manufacturing, which boosts economic growth in the country. While Artificial Intelligence is also making a huge impact on the financial sector, we aim to take a closer look into the Era of Fintech in China.

What exactly is AI capable of doing? Will AI replace Wall Street? How are Fintech innovations such as investment consultancy, digital currency and blockchain technology developing in China? How should traditional commercial banks respond to the rapid development of financial technology? How should Fintech be effectively regulated around the globe?

This session will discuss how financial technology is able to take root in China and achieve sustainable, secure and legal growth.

Welcome Remarks and Moderator of Panel Discussion

  • Mr Zhou Jiangong
    CEO of Yicai Media Group

Moderator

  • Ms Hang Yu
    Chief Correspondent in Hong Kong, Yicai Television

Speakers

  • Mr Phang Yew Kiat
    Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Credit China FinTech Holdings Limited (CCF)
  • Mr Jason Wang
    Co-General Manager of Baidu FSG Insurance Services and the group’s founding member
  • Mr Li Jiang
    CTO for Microsoft China
  • Ms Zhang Yue
    Senior Vice President of CreditEase
Hall 5E
(Room A)
11:15 – 12:15

China's Dreams – Investor Reality 

Sponsored by:

As a rising super power, China's regional and global influence has increased significantly. Political uncertainty in the US and Europe also leaves room for China to fill the void in global leadership. The Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area are crucial in shaping China’s rise, but how can we as investors be more prepared? Join us as we discuss these topics:

  • Is the Belt and Road initiative and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area achievable?
  • What are the opportunities that lie ahead for the private investor?
  • How can these mammoth ambitions disrupt and impact businesses?

Moderator

  • Mr Eric Tang
    Executive Director, UBS Wealth Management

Speakers

  • Dr Yifan Hu
    Regional Chief Investment Officer & Chief China Economist, UBS Wealth Management
  • Ms Wendy Yunting Luo
    Senior Credit Analyst, APAC Credit, UBS Wealth Management Chief Investment Office
Hall 5E
(Room B)
11:15 – 12:15

Jobs of the Future - Supporting the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs 

Co-organised by:

Entrepreneurs have comprised of an essential part of Asia’s economic growth by significantly contributing to job creation and GDP growth. In ASEAN countries alone, smaller businesses make up 96 percent of all enterprises, and create the majority of employment opportunities and GDP contribution. Many of these have been rooted in traditional industries such as trade, manufacturing and logistics. With the onset of the digital revolution and innovative technologies reshaping the region, opportunities are being created for a new wave of entrepreneurs especially amongst the younger generation.

This debate will be questioning how Asia’s youth will reshape an already rapidly evolving landscape? How will the needs of this future work force - including fledgling entrepreneurs - be addressed today to ensure the regions sustainable growth? How can we create enabling ecosystems so that future entrepreneurs can reach their full potential and generate lasting benefits for their communities?

The panel will be highlighting awareness of the needs and challenges of this phenomenon and the continuous impact of technology on industries and the future workforce.

Moderator

  • Ms Louise Lucas
    Asia Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

Speakers

  • Mr Nicolas Aguzin
    Chairman and CEO, Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Ms Melissa Guzy
    Founder and Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
  • Mme. Pacita U. Juan
    Chairwoman, ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network; President ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Mr Wong Kong-Kat
    Co-Founder and VP of Strategy, Xiaomi Technology
  • Mr Vivek Pathak
    Director, East Asia & the Pacific, International Finance Corporation
Meeting
Room S221
Afternoon
12:30 – 14:00

Keynote Luncheon 

Sponsored by:


The recent victories of AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence (AI) program, over the world's top human players of Go have demonstrated how computers could be developed to perform better than humans in highly complex tasks. Combining with the use of robotics, AI is envisaged to be applied on a wide variety of areas which could have huge impacts on the society. Professor Rus will address the latest advancements in AI and robotics, and how their applications will impact the financial and business sectors.

Opening Remarks and Moderator

  • Mr Raymund Chao
    Asia Pacific and Greater China Chairman, PwC

Speaker

  • Professor Daniela Rus
    Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL); Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Grand Hall
14:30 – 15:30

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Reimagine the Possible in the World of AI 

Sponsored by:


Artificial Intelligence is developing at an exponential rate and there's a lot of expectation surrounding AI's capabilities. This workshop will explore the areas of innovation in AI, in particular around artificial general intelligence, voice recognition, deep learning and others. Given AI's speed of technological development, what does AI hold for businesses and humanity as a whole in the future? How will AI impact, disrupt, enhance and augment what businesses can do? How can businesses make the most of AI? Can AI be regulated and if so, should it be regulated and by whom? What will the future look like in the world of AI, especially with regards to jobs or skills needed in the future?

Moderator

  • Mr Matthew Phillips
    Asia Financial Services M&A Leader & China and Hong Kong Financial Services Leader, PwC

Speakers

  • Mr Dekai Wu
    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST
  • Mr Juergen Rahmel
    Research Director Artificial Intelligence, Global Head of Innovation Quality Management Applied Innovation & Strategic Investments, HSBC Operations Service and Technology, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
  • Mr Noah Silverman
    Founder, Helios.ai
  • Mr Sherman Lee
    Partner, Zeroth; Founder, Raven Protocol

Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
14:30 – 15:30

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Data and Technology Innovation: The Rise of Open Platform

Sponsored by:

Today’s data explosion is just one sign that we are in the midst of an industry revolution. A confluence of events from tougher regulation, increasing flexibility in data, massive pressures on cost, newer technologies and the rise of platform models are all disrupting the old and making it imperative the financial services opens the door for the new.

Faced with more uncertainty than ever before and skyrocketing volumes of data from multiple internal and external sources; businesses are challenged with dynamically capturing unstructured data, removing ambiguity and deriving deep insights from it. The adoption of cloud technologies and open platform systems are presenting businesses with the ability to make it easier to access this data without worrying about total cost of ownership and find common places or gateways to assimilate and distribute unique capabilities. Greater integration is also allowing firms to build and scale more efficiently, participate in broader networks and enhance their ability to capture, analyze and exchange huge amounts of data that increase value to all.

The panel discusses these technologies, shares some of the roles presently used by firms and demonstrates how value can be extracted to ensure businesses spot both openings and anomalies, reduce costs and innovate faster to gain a competitive advantage in today’s technology-driven world. It will discuss a world moving on from closed services and examine the central role collaboration and partnership are playing in meeting today’s pressing data challenges.

Opening Remarks

  • Mr Sanjeev Chatrath
    Managing Director, Region Head, Asia, Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters

Moderator

  • Mr Bob Cracknell
    Head of Solutions Sales, ASEAN, Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters

Speakers

  • Mr Robert Lin
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Seabury Trade Finance Exchange LLC (STFX)
  • Mr Hecham Azzouz
    Executive Director, Head of Market Making Stocks, APAC, BNP Paribas
  • Ms Audrey Goh
    Director of Asset Allocation & Portfolio Solutions, Wealth Management Group, Standard Chartered Bank
Hall 5E
(Room A)
14:30 – 15:30

Business Transformation along Your Belt and Road Journey 

Sponsored by:

As the Belt and Road initiative begins to roll out, Hong Kong is in advantageous position to act as a “Super Connector” for unimpeded trade and regional infrastructural facilities. With well-designed infrastructure, enterprises will be able to create more effective customer journeys and grasp greater opportunities in the Belt and Road areas.

In this seminar, distinguished guests will discuss megatrends in global business development, and how companies can accelerate their growth in overseas and mainland China markets through transformation and the effective use of various infrastructure and ICT services.

Opening Remarks

  • Mr Larry Wong
    Head of China Commercial and CPE Business, Commercial Group, HKT

Speakers

  • Mr Gabriel Wong
    One Belt One Road Leader, PwC China Corporate Finance Leader
  • Mr Björn Gülsdorff
    Chief Business Development Officer, Creative Virtual Ltd
  • Mr Daryl Cheng
    Senior Vice President, Management Information Systems, MassMutual Asia Ltd.
Hall 5E
(Room B)
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

Halls 5F-G
16:00 – 16:45

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Keynote Address 

The emergence of FinTech innovations – mobile payments, peer-to-peer lending, security and biometrics, robo-advisors, cryptocurrencies, to name a few – is redefining the way in which businesses and consumers handling money, banking and making purchases while reshaping the traditional financial services industry. Mr Nicols will share his insights on the development of financial innovation and technology, and how companies from the financial and business communities are leveraging innovation to thrive in the evolving global market.

Speaker

  • Mr JP Nicols
    Managing Director of the FinTech Forge and Chairman of NextMoney.org
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
16:00 – 17:00

Leveraging National Strategy for Hong Kong's New Vitality - To Build up the Bridgehead of Offshore Financial Services in China 

Sponsored by:

AFF Deal Flow, a unique deal-sourcing and matchmaking session connecting sources of funds with sources of deals. This platform enables participants to meet with potential business partners from around the world, based on their shared areas of interest. More than 1,800 companies took part in the previous editions, including investment project owners, private equity firms, corporate investors, high net-worth individuals and senior professionals from intermediaries as well as professional service providers.

This year, InnoVenture Salon will be launched to help investors identify high-potential start-up projects as well as for startups to grasp vital intelligence to grow and prosper. Investors Meetup will provide one-to-one investment matching meetings for investors and start-up projects with priority sectors covering AI, digital technology, fintech, healthtech and clean/manufacturing technology. Four Mentor Hours will provide practical tips on setting up, fundraising, scaling and pitching to participating startups. Selected startups will also showcase their ideas and projects.

Moderator

  • Ms Tseng Chin I
    Presenter of Financial Journal at Phoenix TV; Executive Member of Council at Ifeng Finance Institute

Speakers

  • Mr Antony Kam Chung Leung, GBS, JP
    Chairman and CEO, Nan Fung Group
  • Mr Guan Tao
    Senior Research Fellow, China Finance 40 Forum
  • Mr Nicholas Kwan
    Director of Research, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • Mr Stefan Liu
    CEO and Executive Director, KVB Kunlun Financial Group
Hall 5E
(Room A)
Full Day
09:30 – 18:00

AFF Deal Flow Matchmaking Session

(co-organised with the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association)

AFF Deal Flow, a unique deal-sourcing and matchmaking session connecting sources of funds with sources of deals. This platform enables participants to meet with potential business partners from around the world, based on their shared areas of interest. More than 1,800 companies took part in the previous editions, including investment project owners, private equity firms, corporate investors, high net-worth individuals and senior professionals from intermediaries as well as professional service providers.

This year, InnoVenture Salon will be launched to help investors identify high-potential start-up projects as well as for startups to grasp vital intelligence to grow and prosper. Investors Meetup will provide one-to-one investment matching meetings for investors and start-up projects with priority sectors covering AI, digital technology, fintech, healthtech and clean/manufacturing technology. Four Mentor Hours will provide practical tips on setting up, fundraising, scaling and pitching to participating startups. Selected startups will also showcase their ideas and projects.

Halls 5F-G
(Deal Flow Room)

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