Hong Kong Fintech Week

Organized by InvestHK, a HKSAR government department, supported by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), the Insurance Authority (IA) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), and with AMTD Group as the sole strategic partner, Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019 took place from November 4th to 8th in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. This is the second year in a row that AMTD Group serves as a sole strategic partner for Hong Kong Fintech Week.

As the opening event on the agenda of Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019, AMTD Innovation Lab attracted over 200 guests from all over the world, including Fintech entrepreneurs, industry investment leaders, principals of regulators and internationally renowned scholars, to jointly showcase Hong Kong’s growing influence and cohesion in the international Fintech community. As a pioneer and leader in Hong Kong Fintech area, AMTD always upholds the spirit of openness and innovation, takes root in localization and devotes to be globalized, and makes full use of its unique strategic position and its international influence to promote the vigorous development of Fintech and international communication in Hong Kong.

Calvin Choi, Chairman and CEO of AMTD Group (2nd right); Professor Timothy W. Tong, PhD, BBS, JP, CEO of AMTD Foundation, Chairman of Hong Kong Laureate Forum, Former President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (1st left) and Joseph Chee, Founder and Chairman of Summer Capital (1st right); Guido Buehler, CEO of SEBA Bank (2nd left)
 

Raymond Yung, Vice Chairman of AMTD Global Advisory Committee and Member of the Board of AMTD International (Right) with Delano Musafer, Head of Asia-Pacific Capital Markets of NYSE (Left) and Max Liu, Co-founder and CEO of EMQ (Middle)
 

Calvin Choi with Veronica Fung, Board Member of Hong Kong Fintech Association (2nd left); Jasmine Lee, Partner and Virtual Banking Campaign Leader of Ernst & Young (1st left); Dr. Frederic Lau, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group and Chief Executive of Airstar Bank (1st right)
 

Joseph Chee, Founder and Chairman of Summer Capital (Left); Cynthia Zhang, Founder and Chairman of FutureX Capital (Middle), Meng Xinghai, Head of Financial Institutions Group and Managing Director of AMTD (Right)
 

AMTD Innovation Lab starts Hong Kong Fintech Week

Professor Timothy W. Tong, PhD, BBS, JP, CEO of AMTD Foundation, Member of AMTD Global Advisory Committee, Chairman of Hong Kong Laureate Forum, Director of Airstar Bank, Former President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, gave opening remarks. Prof. Tong said that Hong Kong has the best opportunities for Fintech development and of greatest potential. As an active participant, leader and facilitator in Hong Kong’s Fintech sector, AMTD welcomes all guests to exchange new ideas at this event, playing an important role in the development and application of Fintech in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area.

Professor Timothy W. Tong, PhD, BBS, JP, CEO of AMTD Foundation, Chairman of Hong Kong Laureate Forum, Former President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, gave opening remarks
 

Hong Kong Virtual Banking Opportunities & Future

The topic of the first panel discussion in AMTD Innovation Lab was: “Hong Kong Virtual Banking Opportunities & Future.” Panelists at the forum discussed the definition, value, technology and future development of virtual banking. The moderator was Jame Dibiasio, Founder and Editor of DigFin. Dr. Frederic Lau, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group and Chief Executive of Airstar Bank, Guido Buehler, CEO of SEBA Bank, Jasmine Lee, Partner and Virtual Banking Campaign Leader of Ernst & Young, Manish Diwaan, Managing Director of ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (“AFIN”), and Veronica Fung, Board Member of Hong Kong Fintech Association participated in the discussion as panelists.

The first Panel Discussion was “Hong Kong Virtual Banking Opportunities & Future” (From left to right): Guido Buehler, CEO of SEBA Bank; Dr. Frederic Lau, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group and Chief Executive of Airstar Bank; Veronica Fung, Board Member of Hong Kong Fintech Association; Jasmine Lee, Partner and Virtual Banking Campaign Leader of Ernst & Young; Manish Diwaan, Managing Director of ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (“AFIN”) and Jame Dibiasio, Founder and Editor of DigFin
 

Asia Fintech Landscape & the Role of Hong Kong

Michelle Li, Head of Research of AMTD Group, gave a keynote speech on “Asia Fintech Landscape & the Role of Hong Kong.” Michelle thought, the rapid development of global Fintech has shown many new features and trends: current Fintech brands are moving into the mainstream market. Fair pricing, enhancing their own transparency and participation are the keys to Fintech startups to build the trust from users. Technology companies can serve a wider market. Banks should follow the trend of Fintech development and change from passive service provision to a more active direction. The deconstruction and reconstruction of open banking and banking services are also redefining the form of banking services. At the same time, in the development of Fintech, data security is of paramount importance. Finally, Michelle emphasized Hong Kong’s natural advantages and innovation capabilities as an international Fintech center. Hong Kong’s Fintech has broad prospects for development in wealth technology, insurance technology, banking technology, and digital identity authentication.

Michelle Li, Head of Research of AMTD Group, gave a keynote speech
 

AFIN Demonstration

Manish Diwaan, Managing Director of ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN), demonstrated AFIN, the leading bank of innovative Fintech companies in Asia. First, Manish analyzed the difficulties of cooperation between traditional financial institutions and Fintech companies. AFIN has proposed its own solution to these obstacles – cooperation-deconstructing and integrating the APIs of financial institutions and defining them as APIX. APIX’s main sources of information include global financial supermarket products, API catalogs, user personal IDEs, general APIs, and confidential data. By connecting financial institutions and Fintech companies, as well as the internal interconnection of financial institutions and Fintech companies, it reduces corporate costs and improves the degree of digital operations, thereby greatly improving efficiency and transforming business models.

Manish Diwaan, Managing Director of ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (“AFIN”) introduced AFIN
 

Hong Kong Innovation & Technology Power

The topic of the second panel discussion in AMTD Innovation Lab was: “Hong Kong Innovation & Technology Power.” The moderator was Michelle Li, Head of Research of AMTD Group. Andy Chan, Founder of Qupital, Angie Lin, Co-founder and CIO of Assured Asset Management, Max Liu, Co-founder and CEO of EMQ, Stephen Wong, Co-founder and CEO of Dory Network Technology participate in the discussion as panelists. The guests focused on the support and challenges facing by the Hong Kong Fintech companies.

The second Panel Discussion was “Hong Kong Innovation & Technology Power.” (From left to right): Andy Chan, Founder of Qupital; Angie Lin, Co-founder and CIO of Assured Asset Management; Max Liu, Co-founder and CEO of EMQ; Stephen Wong, Co-founder and CEO of Dory Network Technology and Michelle Li, Head of Research of AMTD Group
 

Promote the development and innovation of Fintech in Hong Kong

At the end of the forum, Dr. Frederic Lau, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group and Chief Executive of Airstar Bank, made closing remarks. Dr. Frederic Lau thanked the honorable guests for visiting the AMTD Innovation Lab and shared their valuable opinions on Fintech, wishing the guests would benefit from the subsequent events of the Hong Kong Fintech Week, jointly promoting the construction of Fintech industries in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, and jointly promoting trade, investment, exchanges, international development and cooperation between the Greater Bay Area and major international economies.

Dr. Frederic Lau, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group; Chief Executive of Airstar Bank delivering Closing Remarks
 

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