8:00am – 12:00pm. Hong Kong's important regional and international role in finance and banking, and its entrepreneurial spirit has set a solid foundation for FinTech development. Many U.S. based FinTech firms are starting to look at Hong Kong as their platform for Asia and many U.S. banks' Asian teams are looking at innovations in Asia that they can bring back to the U.S. market. The Forum will focus on the FinTech linkages between the U.S. and Hong Kong and explore opportunities and challenges to developing a homegrown FinTech industry for Hong Kong.
In addition, as Hong Kong is becoming a FinTech hub in Asia with a large number of FinTech start-ups from P2P and blockchain to big data and data security as well as dozens of international banks who are looking at investing or partnering with such firms, thus creating a viable FinTech eco-system in Hong Kong. The Forum will explore why bringing the FinTech ecosystem to the next level will require some additional work not only in fostering new talent in technology, but also building a culture of risk taking and entrepreneurship as well as innovative and creative thinking. Equally important, Hong Kong's regulatory framework will need to reflect new business practices while continuing to offer strong investor and consumer protection.
8:00 Registration / Networking / Self-service Breakfast 8:30
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Vice-Chairmain, AmCham HK; Asia-Pacific Chairman, BNY Mellon
Honorable Nicholas W. Yang, JP .
Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Partner and Head of Fintech, KPMG China
8: 45 Q&As with Speakers 9:30 Panel Discussion: The Hong Kong - U.S.
This panel explores the linkages between the U.S. and Hong Kong FinTech industry; how Silicon Valley is utilizing Hong Kong as a launching pad for FinTech products & services and raising capital; and what are the perspectives on government policies in cultivating the industry in both jurisdictions
Henri Arslanian , Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University Melissa Guzy , Founder and Managing Partner , Arbor Ventures Tim Hwang , Founder and CEO, FiscalNotes Benedicte Nolens , Senior Director, Head of Risk and Strategy, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Moderated by Jyoti Vazirani , Partner, KPMG China
10:30 Coffee Break / Networking 11:00
Panel Discussion: Cultivating Hong Kong FinTech Inc.
This panel examines the opportunities and challenges for Hong Kong to truly foster and develop a viable and competitive FinTech industry with distinct local characteristics – e.g. local talent pool, innovative products and services, regulations, etc.
Renu Bhatia , Founding Partner, SuperCharger Hugh Madden , CTO, ANX International Gavin Leo-Rhynie, Regional Head of Technology, Asia-Pacific, Goldman Sachs Serina Wong , Global Sector Leader, Wealth Management, Korn Ferry International and Regional Sector Leader, Asset Management, APAC Moderated by Fangfang Chen , Senior Vice President for Strategy, Asia-Pacific, State Street Asia Limited
12:00 Program ends
Hosted by the Financial Services Committee