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  • Money20/20 Day Three snapshot

    March 22, 2019

    Singapore has been the epicenter of the financial services, payments, and fintech world over the past three days, with thousands of influencers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and visionaries coming together for Money20/20. Presentations, Q&A sessions, networking breaks, meet-ups, and the sector’s most stylish party, Industry Night, overlooking the stunning Singapore skyline, have allowed ideas and friendships to flourish. Audience participation was up this year, with 1,000 questions from the floor in just the first two days of...

  • Money20/20 Asia Day Two snapshot

    March 21, 2019

    Money20/20, the world’s largest payments and fintech conference, continued in Singapore yesterday, with speakers and attendees keeping a weather eye on future trends. Here are some of the insights, announcements, and updates that caught our attention on Day Two. “Payments have gone from boring to the boardroom.” Ron Kalifa, deputy chairman of Worldpay, kicked off Day 2 on the CEO breakfast panel by explaining that payments is now strategic. Global CEOs and marketing heads want...

  • Money 20/20 Asia Day One snapshot

    March 20, 2019

    Following its exciting Asian debut last year, Money20/20 returned to Singapore yesterday with a line-up of more than 320 innovative and disruptive speakers. More than 3,500 attendees are expected for the three-day event, with senior executives from financial firms and tech giants joining startup superstars to exchange ideas, hone their plans, and forge new partnerships that will shape the future of money. Opening Day One, Money 20/20 president Tracey Davies outlined the four central themes...

  • Holiday arrangement

    February 4, 2019

    FleishmanHillard Hong Kong wishes you & your family good health, fortune and prosperity in the Year of the Pig. Kung Hei Fat Choy! For the Chinese New Year holidays, our office will be closed from 1pm on February 4 through February 7. Business will resume as normal on February 8, 2019...

  • FleishmanHillard Announces Leadership Transition in Hong Kong

    January 29, 2019

    HONG KONG, 29 January 2019 – FleishmanHillard has promoted Patrick Yu to general manager of its Hong Kong operations, effective immediately. Yu succeeds Geoff Bilbrough who has stepped down to return home to New Zealand. Yu will report to Rachel Catanach, FleishmanHillard’s senior partner and president of Greater China. Yu previously served as deputy general manager of FleishmanHillard’s Hong Kong office and will remain the Financial and Professional Services sector lead across Asia Pacific. A...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2019 – Day 5 Highlights Part 2

    January 25, 2019

    Startup Impact Summit draws Hong Kong unicorns, investors and world-class innovators Pain of fundraising, benefits of Hong Kong, changes in crypto, benefit of clear regulation, Tom Chi’s cat and why consensus is death Brandishing more numbers on Hong Kong’s startup sector, Karena Belin, Co-founder & CEO of WHub and AngelHub gave opening remarks at the Startup Impact Summit, an event hosted by WHub designed to showcase impact and how to make an impact. It took...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2019 – Day 5 Highlights Part 1

    January 25, 2019

    AI & Education looks beyond classic friend-or-foe relationship between AI and humans to explore how technology can make us better humans Job loss & creation; future proof; importance of soft skills; AI-related ethics; GBA as foundation of technological advancements On the final day of this year’s StartmeupHK Festival 2019, the AI & Education Conference, hosted by EdTech Asia, went beyond the classic friend-or-foe debate on the role of AI and discussed what would happen to...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2019 – Day 4 Highlights Part 2

    January 24, 2019

    Connected Cities Conference Highlights ‘People’ Factor for Smart City Development GBA a 70m population game changer; 15-minute living circles to tackle ageing population in Shanghai; HK government to double R&D investment to 1.5% of GDP Positive influences on lifestyle, environment and the cities we live resonate deeply, simply because they touch everyone, hence the very high level of interest in smart cities at this year’s StartmeupHK Festival. Collaboration is essential for building a robust ecosystem...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2019 – Day 4 Highlights Part 1

    January 24, 2019

    ASA Innovation Wins JUMPSTARTER as Alibaba’s Joe Tsai Gives 3 Tips to Entrepreneurs Innovation needs to be bottom-up, says Tsai; HK policies, funding for startups; DJ-ing, dance creativity Innovation has to be bottom-up – companies don’t innovate, it’s the people that innovate. That was the key message from Joe Tsai, Executive Vice Chairman of Alibaba Group, and Director of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, in his opening remarks on day 2 of JUMPSTARTER 2019. He encouraged entrepreneurs...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2019 – Day 3 Highlights Part 2

    January 23, 2019

    Retail’s Cutting Edge Returns to StartmeupHK Festival for 3rd Successful Year 2018 a good year for HK retailers; Asian consumer is No. 1 for coming years; Chinese tourists heading overseas to top 200m; experiential overtaking transactional in retail The retail sector has long been a reason to be in Hong Kong, not just because the city is a shopper’s paradise but because the size, dynamic and responsiveness of the market make it a great place...