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Hong Kong’s 7th annual FinTech Week is quickly approaching, set to take place from October 31 to November 4. Led by Invest Hong Kong and organized by FINNOVASIA, Hong Kong FinTech Week (HKFTW) is a pretty huge deal in the city. The convention offers a platform for international fintech companies, startups and stakeholders looking to scale up their business to rub shoulders with the fintech community from Hong Kong and around the world.
With the success of last year’s blended virtual and physical events, you can expect the same variety at this year’s HKFTW and plenty of opportunities to see keynote speakers leading the global fintech industry from every corner of the world.
This year’s main conference will be a dedicated program over two days in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre that will also be streaming online. Besides the live-streamed events this year, HKFTW is also incorporating screens in on-site lounges where you can check out additional content.
HKFTW will feature a plethora of speaking events, pitching sessions, demos, panels, exhibitions, business matching and networking events. The success of the last six years of HKFTW is a perfect example of how Hong Kong is becoming the top fintech hub and a powerhouse in the region.
Expect to see more than 350 global top speakers and representatives from over 150 different tech startups making connections with an estimated more than 20,000 attendees. Some notable speakers at this year’s event include Adrian Cheng, CEO of Hong Kong’s New World Development; Harshika Patel, CEO of JP Morgan’s Hong Kong arm; Norman Chan, Chairman of RD Technologies; Yuval Rooz, CEO of Digital Asset; and Yat Sui, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands. With this, attendees can gain insight into the minds of brilliant industry pioneers, all of whom are expected to shed light on the current trends and the future of this bustling sector.
This year also features the Global Fast Track program, which “brings together the world’s most innovative and commercially successful fintech companies to showcase their business solutions and connect with regional thought leaders and investors with deep expertise in fintech." More specifically, Finnovasia partners with varying companies and investors to help propel businesses and teams with huge potential growth. For example, last year, over 400 introductions were made.
Plus, the matchmaking Deal Floor connects attendees with fintechs, startups, financial industry experts, regulators, decision-makers, business leads and future investors. Just last year, over 1,000 business meetings were set up through the Deal Floor.
Henri Arslanian, Chairman of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, says, “It is the ‘Superbowl’ of FinTech," and Megan Caywood, Managing Director of Barclays, calls it “one of the best FinTech events globally."
Now, for those who want to be a part of the millions that tune into this incredible event every year both online as well as in-person, purchase your ticket here and use the TMS code “SOMSPAID" for 10% off.