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  • Web Summit Day Four snapshot

    November 9, 2018

    Europe’s largest tech conference was this year dominated by questions about the relationship between technology and humanity. From Tim Burners-Lee’s opening reminder of the origins of the web as a platform for everyone, to criticism of social media’s failures to curb hate speech and fake news and calls for more regulation, the need for increased industry responsibility and accountability was a key theme.   The call to restore public trust in the information, technologies and...

  • Web Summit Day Three snapshot

    November 8, 2018

    It was another busy day in Lisbon yesterday as some 70,000 entrepreneurs, innovators and business and government leaders convened to confront some of the toughest questions in tech at Web Summit 2018. Arguments for communications: rebuilding public trust The debate around how to combat fake news continued today with a focus on how to be defensive and proactive at the same time. On a panel with Margot James, UK Minister for Digital, and Ann Mettler...

  • Web Summit Day Two snapshot

    November 7, 2018

    What will the future bring for fake news, personal privacy, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and more? Many speakers pulled no punches at Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon on Tuesday, but optimism about the industry’s ability to solve problems was the order of the day. Rebuilding trust FleishmanHillard CEO John Saunders addressed the topic that is emerging as one of the hottest at this year’s Web Summit: fake news. It’s nothing new, he says, but it’s now...

  • Hong Kong Fintech Week 2018 – Day 5 Highlights

    November 6, 2018

    Shenzhen Day Hosts HK SFST James Lau; AMTD Talks Collaboration; Tencent Discusses Greater Bay Area; Zhong An Highlights Cyberport Hong Kong Fintech Week, arranged by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), wrapped up on Friday with Shenzhen Day, a first-ever cross-border fintech event, attended by several hundred delegates for discussions and speeches before departing to visit the offices of Tencent, WeBank and ZhongAn. Hong Kong SAR Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr. James Lau, gave...

  • Web Summit Opening Night Snapshot

    November 6, 2018

    Web Summit 2018 opened last night in Lisbon with more than 69,000 attendees from 159 countries and markets registering for four days of inspiring talks, shared insights, and the chance to make connections and woo investors and potential partners.   Now bigger than ever, Europe’s largest tech event has lined up more than 1,200 influential speakers this year and more than 1,800 of the world’s hottest start-ups are in attendance. This is also the world’s...

  • Hong Kong Fintech Week 2018 – Day 4 Highlights

    November 3, 2018

    SFC Takes Crypto Stand; Lufax on China Fintech; Cryptos and BC Group; Fintech Role in Financial Inclusion; Tech and Trade; Open APIs   [November 1, 2018] The fourth day of Hong Kong Fintech Week, organised by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, continued at full tilt right to the very end, thanks partly to a regulatory announcement on cryptocurrencies and partly to the quality of the speakers and panel sessions...

  • Hong Kong Fintech Week 2018 – Day 3 Highlights

    November 1, 2018

    Financial Secretary Opens; HKMA on Trade Finance and with 4 CEOs; Digital Banking; AMTD China Bank Alliance; Revolut, Starling Bank Debate; Insurtech  [October 31, 2018] Day 3 at Hong Kong Fintech Week, organised by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) at Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre was buzzed with energy as the three stages hosted speeches and lively panel sessions to full houses, while the numerous fintech company booths attracted delegates amid the hubbub of meetings...

  • Hong Kong Fintech Week 2018 – Day 2 Highlights

    October 31, 2018

    HKEx Heralds Blockchain, Fintech Forge Discusses Banks, Tencent Mulls China, PWC Talks Cryptos; and Winners at Finovate Finale Day two of the FinovateAsia leg of Hong Kong Fintech Week, organised by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), focused on the need for financial institutions to adapt to change or risk disappearing, along with fintech petting zoos, when to run and exciting developments in mainland China, before ending on a high with a launch event for the InvestHK...

  • Hong Kong Fintech Week 2018 – Day 1 Highlights

    October 30, 2018

    FinovateAsia Focuses on Impact of Challenger Banks, Digital Banking, Regtech, plus its Face-Paced Live Demos Hong Kong Fintech Week, organised by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), kicked off today with FinovateAsia 2018, a two-day conference comprising industry expert and regulator speeches, along with its signature seven-minute live demos. The audience heard about the transformation of the banking sector, dinosaurs and what to watch out for in 2019.   Greg Palmer, Vice President of Strategy at Finovate...

  • FleishmanHillard Honored as a Global Leader of Diversity by Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® 2018 – The Leonie Awards

    September 21, 2018

    FleishmanHillard earned two awards at this year’s Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® – The Leonie Awards, presented by House of Rose Professional. The global public relations and marketing agency was named one of the Top 10 Best Companies for Gender Diversity. Additionally, Lynne Anne Davis, President and Senior Partner of FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific, was recognized as one of the Top 10 Inspirational Women Leaders of the Year. The Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® 2018 – The Leonie...