6 Upcoming Fintech Online and Hybrid Events in Hong Kongby Fintech News Hong Kong August 16, 2021
Earlier this month, the Hong Kong government extended to social distancing measures in place for 14 more days starting August 25. To help prevent the importation of COVID-19 infections and the Delta mutant strain, the government said it will further build up double barriers against COVID-19 by strengthening measures on preventing the importation of cases and tightening border control measures.
Against this backdrop, event organizers continue to set up online events to allow businesses and professionals to keep up with the latest industry developments as well as network with their peers despite the global pandemic.
The following 6 online and hybrid events, as well as webinars, are amongst the must-attend virtual gatherings for Hong Kong fintech professionals of the coming months.
Insider Insights: Conversations on FINnovations
August 26, 2021, 10:30 – 11:30 (HKT)
The emergence of fintechs in the Greater Bay Area, the advent of bigtech in financial services, and the impact of global movements, like open banking, instant payments, and virtual insurance, has created an environment where only those that transform will succeed to engage digital-first customers.
During these two fireside chats with top executives from Blue Insurance and WeLab Bank, participants will get to discover how to fast-forward with smart acquisition, real-time engagement and 1-to-1 relationships, as well as deliver richer client relationships and artificial intelligence (AI)-infused service.
Key topics covered will include:
- How to create personalized customer journeys that drive deeper engagement and generate re-marketing and upsell opportunities;
- How to acquire and serve customers virtually and at record speed-to-market to build long-lasting relationships with a modern, all-digital experience; and
- How the Salesforce Financial Services Platform leads the way of transformation, enabling the technologies behind Customer 360, allowing rapid new product launches, and supporting virtual on-boarding and optimized sales performance.
FintechHK Webinar – Accelerate Digitalisation to Boost Performance: Innovative Payment Solutions
August 26, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 (HKT)
As intra-Asia trade and investment flows continue to increase, Hong Kong remains an important regional trade and logistics hub, especially for the Mainland Chinese firms, to trade and settle payments with ASEAN and other major markets. Reportedly, while the global merchandise trade shrank by 5.3 per cent as a result of the pandemic, bilateral trade between the Mainland China and ASEAN increased by 6.7 per cent from 2019.
This webinar invites speakers to share the latest trends and insights on digital payments. It also explores a few hot trends among the Fintech and investment community – cross-border B2B payments (powered by a robust digital compliance process), BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later), innovative use of credit cards, available in Hong Kong or in other areas. The speakers will help audience better understand how innovations help reduce cost, improve cashflow, and more.
Global Webinar Series on Artificial Intelligence in Finance: Focus on Asia
September 15, 2021, 12:00 – 13:00 (HKT)
NVIDIA, World Alliance of International Finance Centers (WAIFC) and World Economic Forum (WEF) will be presenting an unique series on AI in financial services across the globe.
The series will feature thought leaders and AI personalities to discuss the latest implications, trends, strategies and challenges. What are the global and local trends? How do financial centers, financial service companies and financial supervisors position themselves? How are the technical and ethical challenges addressed? What are best practices, standards, platforms and infrastructures? Where is the best talent, research and innovation?
The session on September 15, 2021 will focus on the Asian region and cover:
- The most recent global and local developments in AI use case implementations in financial services;
- Explainability, trustworthiness and the regulatory view on AI;
- Impact on financial centers and the financial industry; and
- Standardization needs and global applicability of solutions.
It will also include a live Q&A session.
AI & Big Data in Fintech Forum
September 29, 2021, 14:00 – 19:55 (HKT)
With the rise of big data and enhancement of AI technologies, there is rapid transformation of financial services across sectors. In a post-pandemic world, embedded AI and big data analytics will form the back bone of financial services, especially as they are leveraged to deliver digital services.
At the AI & Big Data in Fintech Forum (ABFF), participants will get to see the best AI and big data solutions in Asia, with thought leaders and technology experts providing insights on what lies ahead for financial services as the adoption of digital and AI enable fast changing consumer behaviors and demands.
Your GBA Winning Strategy via Hong Kong (Asean Edition)
October 19, 2021, 15:00 -16:20 (GMT+8) / 14:00 – 15:20 (GMT+7)
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities in Guangdong Province. While the land accounts for less than 1% and population less than 5% of Mainland’s total, GBA contributed 12% of Mainland’s GDP in 2019, and an economic size similar to that of Canada.
“One Country, Two Systems and Three Jurisdictions” are the unique characteristics of the GBA. Hong Kong with its unique status as an international financial, arbitration and talent centre, and more importantly, its low-and-simple tax system, all makes Hong Kong the ideal location for ASEAN companies to kick-start their GBA adventure here.
Join for a discussion to explore business opportunities in the GBA, how to tap into this flourishing market via Hong Kong.
The Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF)
November 02 – 03, 2021
The Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF) will return on 2 – 3 November 2021 to decode the reinvented tech and venture ecosystem, where global venture experts and entrepreneurial leaders will offer actionable insights on the latest fundraising strategies, market dynamics and value creation to capture investor appetite and stay ahead of the pack in times of great change.
With the theme of “Venturing for Success: Resilience, Growth & Opportunity”, CVCF 2021 will present a brand-new hybrid format with a unified experience of online and offline engagements for the first time to the audiences without geographical restrictions. The virtual platform offers an interactive experience featuring the broadcast of forum and workshop content available 24/7 to the global audience. It also features an Innovator Showcase for promising start-up exhibitors, and an exclusive Investor Matching platform for deal-sourcing and fundraising.
More information and registration: https://bit.ly/3zVA1Q4
Hong Kong Fintech Week 2021
November 01 – 05, 2021
Hybrid: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Celebrating its 6th anniversary, this year Asia’s flagship fintech event Hong Kong Fintech Week will be held in an hybrid format that combines physical and virtual experiences on November 1 to 5, 2021.
Thousands of industry professionals are expected to attend the in-person conference and expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and a variety of satellite events across the city. Over 1.2 million attendees from across the world are set to join the live stream.
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