InvestHK today announced that its fifth annual Hong Kong Fintech Week will take place from November 2 to 6 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong and in Shenzhen. InvestHK also outlined some of its activities and programmes planned for the months leading up to the region’s only cross-boundary fintech trade show.
Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020 will return to AsiaWorld-Expo, a venue that it moved to in 2019, in order to accommodate an ever-growing number of participants and greater variety in the programme.
This year’s event will build on that growth and again run its signature cross-boundary Shenzhen day, part of a broader focus on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, while also picking up on some of the key themes addressed in 2019 and the coming year.
The build-up for Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020 starts this month with the first-ever FintechHK Startup Salon at the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) on January 13 and 14 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Salon, organised by InvestHK, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, is a new initiative to help early stage fintech start-ups connect and exchange ideas with potential investors, and to introduce their latest solutions and innovations to conference participants.
Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at InvestHK Mr Charles Ng said,
“The results of 2019 in terms of exhibitors, attendees and participant feedback exceeded all expectations. As Hong Kong Fintech Week celebrates the fifth anniversary this year, we will build on the success of last year’s event and develop more business-oriented programmes for the global fintech communities, such as the FintechHK Global Competition, Fast Track and roadshows.”
Last year’s Fintech Week drew more than 12,000 attendees, up about 50 per cent from the figure in the previous year, and there were 150 exhibitors and 18 trade delegations.