Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020: 27 Sessions Not to be Missed

Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020: 27 Sessions Not to be Missed

by October 29, 2020
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Next week, Hong Kong’s annual flagship fintech event, Hong Kong Fintech Week, will take place virtually, featuring 350 global speakers, including fintech entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and academics, as well as 500 fintech exhibitors and 30 delegations.

Themed “Humanising Fintech,” this year’s Hong Kong Fintech Week will run from November 2 to 6, and will explore how fintech can unlock the power of financial services to drive positive impacts for society and business in the post-COVID-19 era.

Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020 will take place on a virtual platform, which will comprise channels focusing on the resilience and development of Hong Kong and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong Channel), future fintech trends (Future Channel), and finance sector growth opportunities (Growth Channel), among others.

The long-week event, which is expected to attract more than 25,000 participants from over 70 economies, will also feature artificial intelligence (AI)-powered matchmaking, virtual network and live chat networking opportunities, as well as Hong Kong cultural side events.

Prominent speakers this year include senior executives from leading firms including Tencent, Alipay, Ping An Group, Sequoia Capital, SWIFT, Visa and Mastercard.

This year, Fintech News Network’ editor and Fintech News Malaysia’s chief editor Vincent Fong will be moderating a panel discussion featuring Jason Thompson, CEO of OVO, Indonesia’s leading payments platform, and Martha Sazon, president and CEO of Mynt, the operator of the Philippines’ top micropayment service GCash.

The session, titled “A Promise Of FinTech: Recent Developments For Financial Inclusion In ASEAN” will focus on the potential of fintech to bring banking and financial services to the region’s unbanked and underbanked. It will take place on Monday, November 2, from 13:00 to 13:20 on the Future Channel.

Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020 Vincent Fong

In addition to that session, we’ve shortlisted 26 others taking place during Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020 to not miss. These sessions will feature top fintech entrepreneurs, innovators, thought-leaders and policy makers, and will cover some of the industry’s hottest trends including open banking, paytech, regtech, insurtech, wealthtech, and more.

Monday, November 2

Central Banks In The Digital Economy

Time: 10:25 – 11:10

Stage: Hong Kong Channel

  • Yi Gang, Governor, People’s Bank of China
  • Agustín Carstens, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements
  • Klaas Knot, President, De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Moderator: Eddie Yue, JP, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Banking Will Never Be The Same: How Is The Global Pandemic Accelerating The Digitisation Of Financial Services

Time: 11:30 – 12:20

Stage: Hong Kong Channel

  • Calvin Choi, Chairman & CEO, AMTD Group
  • Angel Ng, CEO, Citi Hong Kong and Macau
  • Moderator: Joseph Chan, Chief Digitalisation Officer, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Beyond The Hype: How Industry Is Embracing Blockchain Technology

Time: 12:15 – 12:30

Stage: Growth Channel

  • Yuval Rooz, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Asset
  • Dr. Leemon Baird, Founder & Chief Scientist, Hedera Hashgraph
  • Moderator: Henri Arslanian, Global Crypto Leader & Partner, PwC
Secretary For Financial Services And The Treasury’s Fireside Chat With Ping An

Time: 12:20 – 12:55

Stage: Hong Kong Channel

  • Christopher Hui Ching‐yu, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
  • Jessica Tan, Co-CEO & Executive Director, Ping An Group
  • Moderator: Anthony Sar, Founder & CEO, FINNOVASIA
A Promise Of FinTech: Recent Developments For Financial Inclusion In ASEAN

Time: 13:00 – 13:20

Stage: Future Channel

  • Jason Thompson, CEO, OVO
  • Martha Sazon, President & CEO, Mynt
  • Moderator: Vincent Fong, Chief Editor, FinTech News Malaysia
FinTech Growth & Opportunities in Hong Kong

Time: 13:55 – 14:30

Stage: Hong Kong Channel

  • Eric Sum, Chief Executive, Fusion Bank
  • Hua Cai, CEO, Lu International (Hong Kong)
  • Charles Hung, CEO & Executive Director, Blue Insurance
  • Moderator: Helene Li, General Manager / CEO & Co-Founder, FinTech Association of Hong Kong / GoImpact
AI Transforming Wealth Management

Time: 14:15 – 14:35

Stage: Growth Channel

  • Cheney Cheng, Managing Partner, Altive
  • Vivek Mohindra, Co-Founder & Responsible Officer, Kristal.AI
  • Moderator: Maxine Ryan, Founder, ProsperApp
Credit In Emerging Markets

Time: 15:00 – 15:20

Stage: Future Channel

  • Sergio Furio, Founder & CEO, Creditas
  • Geoffrey Prentice, Co-Founder, Oriente
  • Moderator: Dan Bertoli, Venture Partner, Quona Capital
Open Banking & Beyond

Time: 15:25 – 15:45

Stage: Growth Channel

  • Francesco Simoneschi, Co-Founder & CEO, TrueLayer
  • Antony Jenkins, Founder & Executive Chairman, 10x Future Technologies
  • Moderator: Todd Schweitzer, Co-Founder & CEO, Brankas
FinTech Opportunities In Greater Bay Area

Time: 16:30 – 16:50

Stage: Hong Kong Stage

  • Andrew Wu, Managing Director, Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR, Dun & Bradstreet
  • Tomas Pondelik, Head of Business Transformation, Home Credit Group
  • Moderator: King Leung, Head of Fintech, InvestHK

Tuesday, November 3

Global Regulatory Approach On Virtual Assets

Time: 10:20 – 11:00

Stage: Future Channel

  • Tracey Stern, Manager, Market Regulation, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Richard Teng, CEO, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
  • Clara Chiu, Director, Licensing and Head, Fintech unit, Intermediaries, Securities and Futures Commission
  • Moderator: Julia Leung, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Intermediaries, Securities and Futures Commission
Trends, Innovation, Responsibility In European FinTech

Time: 11:00 – 11:20

Stage: Growth Channel

  • Claire Calmejane, Chief Innovation Officer, Société Générale
  • Nigel Verdon, Co-Founder & CEO, Railsbank Technologies
  • Moderator: Jeff Tijssen, Global Head of Consulting, 11:FS
Contextual Banking

Time: 11:35 – 12:00

Stage: Growth Channel

  • Peter Theunis, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Radar Payments by BPC
  • Dr. Roland Folz, CEO, Solarisbank AG
  • Moderator: Lianna Brinded, Head, Yahoo Finance UK
Virtual Banks Landscape In APAC

Time: 12:35 – 13:00

Stage: Growth Channel

  • Osman Faiz, Chief Information and Operating Officer; Digital Infrastructure Subject Matter Champion, AMTD Digital
  • Christopher Davison, Co-Founder & CEO, BigPay
  • Moderator: Serena Ng, Asia Finance Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Hong Kong FinTech Ecosystem: Talent And Growth

Time: 13:00 – 13:25

Stage: Hong Kong Channel

  • Joseph H. L. Chan, JP, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
  • Calvin Choi, Chairman & CEO, AMTD Group
  • Prof Kar Yan Tam, Dean and Chair Professor, School of Business and Management, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Moderator: King Leung, Head of FinTech, Invest Hong Kong
Developments Of Central Bank Digital Currencies Globally And In China

Time: 13:25 – 13:45

Stage: Hong Kong Channel

  • James Lloyd, Asia-Pacific FinTech & Payments Leader, EY-Parthenon; Member, Policy Research Committee, Financial Services Development Council
  • Vincent Lau, Head of International Payments Asia Pacific, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC; Member, DC/EP Working Group, Financial Services Development Council
  • Moderator: Helene Li, General Manager / CEO & Co-Founder, FinTech Association of Hong Kong / GoImpact
Global Payments Transformation

Time: 13:40 – 14:00

Stage: Growth Channel

  • Eddie Haddad, Managing Director, APAC, SWIFT
  • Ling Hai, Co-President, Asia Pacific, Mastercard
  • Moderator: Elliott Gotkine, Journalist
Applications Of AI In Insurance

Time: 13:35 – 14:00

Stage: Future Channel

  • Val Yap, Digital Insurance Subject Matter Champion, AMTD Digital; Founder & CEO, PolicyPal
  • Cindy Kua, Co-Founder & CEO, Sunday
  • Moderator: George Kesselman, Head of Commercial, ZhongAn Tech
The Rise Of DeFi

Time: 14:15 – 14:30

Stage: Future Channel

  • Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Circle
  • Joseph Lubin, Founder & CEO, ConsenSys
  • Moderator: Joanna Ossinger, Asia Crypto Czar & Global Markets Editor, Bloomberg News
Financial Services In The Frictionless Mobile World

Time: 16:40 – 17:00

Stage: Future Channel

  • Deepanjan De, Director, Head of Industry for Financial Services, Facebook
  • Moderator: Sophia Furber, Fintech reporter, EMEA, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Keeping Capital – And Companies – Coming To Hong Kong

Time: 18:15 – 18:45

Stage: Future Channel

  • Charles Li, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
  • Neil Shen, Steward of Sequoia Capital ; Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China
  • Moderator: Jing Ulrich, Vice Chairman of Global Banking and Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Wednesday, November 4

Hong Kong Virtual Insurers: Accessibility And Personalisation

Time: 10:35 – 11:00

Stage: Growth Channel

  • Winnie Wong, CEO & Executive Director, AVO Insurance Company Limited and Asia Insurance Company Limited
  • Alvin Kwock, Co-Founder, OneDegree
  • Moderator: Theresa Blissing, Founder, Asia InsurTech Podcast
RegTech In HK – Our Strength And Future

Time: 11:00 – 11:20

Stage: Fintech Studio

  • Rico Tang, Senior Manager – Blockchain, Hong Kong Cyberport
  • Lawrence Yeung, Operations & Compliance Advisor, Earth Channel Limited
  • Ric Cheng, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Gekko AI
  • Brian Tang, Chair RegTech Committee, Hong Kong FinTech Association
  • Douglas Arner, Professor in Law, Hong Kong University
  • William Lam, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, iFinGate
  • Felix Cheung, Chairman, RegTech Association of Hong Kong
  • Simon Leung, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, TESS Asia
Practical Insights From FinTech Leaders Operating In The GBA

Time: 12:20 – 12:40

Stage: Fintech Studio

  • Simon Loong, Founder and Group CEO, WeLab
  • Jennifer Tan, HK CEO, Alipay
  • Moderator: Karena Belin, Founder & CEO, WHub
FinTech Trends In Wealth Management

Time: 14:40 – 15:00

Stage: Future Channel

  • Leo Shimada, Co-Founder & CEO, Crowdo
  • Julian Schillinger, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Prive Technologies
  • Moderator: Simão Cruz, Co-Founder, Portugal Fintech
Fintechs In A Post-COVID ‘New Normal’

Time: 15:00 – 15:15

Stage: Future Channel

  • Nick Hungerford, Founder/ Partner, Nutmeg/ Portag3 Ventures
  • Moderator: Lianna Brinded, Head, Yahoo Finance UK
Tencent President & DST Founder Fireside Chat

Time: 18:30 – 19:00

Stage: Growth Channel

  • Martin Lau, Executive Director & President, Tencent
  • Moderator: Yuri Milner, Founder, DST Global


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