11 Upcoming Fintech Events in Hong Kong and Shenzhen in 2019by Fintech News Hong Kong January 29, 2019
Fintech continues its momentum in Asia. In the first half of 2018, fintech companies in the region raised US$16.8 billion in funding with China and India dominating the top 10 deals, and blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) remaining key priority areas for fintech investors in addition to insurtech and regtech.
With many developments taking place in that part of the world from both the public and private sectors, it has become critical for financial professionals to keep up with the rapidly evolving fintech landscape. Thankfully, several conferences and fintech events in Hong Kong and fintech events in Shenzhen has be schedule for 2019. The following major fintech events in Hong Kong and Shenzhen are set to bring together some of the world’s brightest minds in fintech, pioneers and entrepreneurs:
January 30, 2019, 18:00 – 21:00
PH3, 186-190 Queen’s Road East Wanchai
The Fintech Committee of Smart City Consortium (SCC) is organizing a networking event focusing on blockchain technology as the critical driver for fintech development in the region at the PH3, an event venue operated by the social enterprise operated by the the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group (HKFYG) in Wanchai.
Together with the co-organizers, Start Hong Kong (StartHK), Hong Kong Blockchain Development Association (HKBCDA), Hong Kong Internet Finance Association (HKIFA), the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing (ACMCP) and the major sponsor Elevate Blockchain Advisory (Elevate), the event will let participants experience and gain expertise from the traditional financial service sectors and the emerging fintech startups ecosystem.
February 21, 2019, 14:00 – 19:30
HKEX Connect Hall, 8/F, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central
The Hong Kong Blockchain Association will hold the Embracing Supervision and Promoting Innovation new year summit at the Financial Hall of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on February 21st, 2019, and will continue to the 22nd all day at the Science Park, Cyberport, CoinSuper HQ. The industry forum is set to bring together government officials, industry leaders, and well-known funds, and will focus on Hong Kong’s emergence of a global blockchain hub.
February 23, 2019, 9:30 – February 24, 2019, 00:30
56/F Auditorium Hong Kong Monetary Authority 2 IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central
Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme (FCAS) is a gap-year internship scheme initiated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and ASTRI in 2016 to nurture talents to meet the growing needs of fintech in Hong Kong. Around 200 students from the ten local universities have been equipped through FCAS Gap Year Programme over the past two years. More internship opportunities will be offered in the 2019/20 intake of FCAS.
Students are invited to join this fintech event in Hong Kong to learn more about the fintech sector, and fintech projects at banks and financial services providers. In addition to the gap-year placement, students will also learn about other programs including entrepreneurship boot camp, Shenzhen summer internship and fintech fresh graduate jobs.
February 28, 2019, 8:30 – 18:00
Cyberport 3, Telegraph Bay
Blockchain Summit Hong Kong is set to be one of the leading blockchain for fintech events in Hong Kong and Asia, connecting over 200 industry leaders, business decision makers and tech innovators. The one-day conference and exhibition will cover the challenges and opportunities of blockchain, and address the impact of the technology on sectors including finance, insurance, retail, supply chain and telecoms through roundtables, case studies and panel discussions.
March 4, 2019 – March 8, 2019
Hong Kong Asia-World Expo
Hong Kong Blockchain Week, by NexChange Group, will take place between March 4 and 8, 2019 and is set to be the largest blockchain event in Hong Kong, bringing together over 3,000+ delegates to discuss the latest developments and insights into the ever-evolving, real-world applications of blockchain technology.
The week will be anchored by NexChange Group’s Block O2O Global Blockchain Summit 2019 on March 5-6, followed by the Hybrid Summit on March 7-8. The week will be supplemented by over 20 accredited events. March 4 will be reserved for the VIP-only Sunset Cocktail. It will feature practical workshops, networking opportunities, exhibitions and site tours.
March 6, 2019
CIO Leadership Forum is the longest running, widely attended forum for the region’s top chief information executives. The upcoming event will discuss and deliberate on some of the most critical challenges revolving around IT leaders and professionals today on CIOs leading the digital business by aligning and empowering resources and people with ideal innovation in a collaborative manner. It will feature over 180+ CIOs, IT directors, CTOs, CISOs, VP’s, and heads and directors of digital transformation, data and security, analytics. Confirmed speakers include representatives of HSBC, DBS Bank, BNY Mellon, Standard Chartered Bank, and more.
March 13, 2019 – March 14, 2019
Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon
This year’s Token2049 event will take place on March 13 and 14, 2019 in Hong Kong, and will explore the token economy in-depth. The event aims to shine a light on the global developments of this new asset class, while taking a unique and widening perspective on the token industry and its opportunities. Token2049, the flagship event of Asia Crypto Week, is set to bring together more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors, developers, industry enthusiasts and global media.
May 23, 2019, 8:00 – May 24, 2019, 18:00
Blockchain World Forum Shenzhen will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with blockchain technology. The event aims to create an interactive platform for leading technologists, entrepreneurs, regulators, investors, academics and financial institutions in the emerging blockchain industry.
Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging blockchain space, This blockchain focused fintech event in Shenzhen will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including legal sectors, financial services, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.
The event will also include the Blockchain Exhibition, the Blockchain World Awards, and the Blockchain Innovation Awards.
July 8, 2019 – July 11, 2019
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
RISE is one of the largest annual tech events in Asia, bringing together some 15,000 attendees and 350+ speakers. MoneyConf, part of RISE, will gather the world’s leading banks, tech firms and disruptive startups to discuss the future of finance. Topics to be covered this year include cryptocurrencies, blockchain, the future of money, payments, banking, investing, and more.
The Finovate event series is one of the key fintech events in Hong Kong showcase cutting-edge banking and financial technology through a unique blend of short-form demos and key insights from thought-leaders. Along with the demos, last year’s Finovate Asia event featured six tracks focusing on artificial intelligence and blockchain, open banking and the API ecosystem, payments and lending, digital transformation and customer experience, and more. In 2018 it was held as part of the Hong Kong Fintech Week.
Hong Kong – Shenzhen
Touted as the world’s first cross border fintech event, the Hong Kong Fintech Week was held at both Hong Kong and Shenzhen last year. Attended by over 8,000 fintech professionals, regulators and founders the event is a must-attend for anyone interested Hong Kong fintech scene.
Last year’s Hong Kong Fintech Week is presented by InvestHK and organized by Finnovasia and Finovate. Partners include the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), the Hong Kong Insurance Authority and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.
Details of this year’s Hong Kong Fintech Week has yet to be announced.
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