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  • Shifting Paradigms in Asia for Financial Services and Technology in the Bumpy Road to 2021: What Lies Ahead

    2020 has been a year of disruption, volatility and transformation the world was not prepared for. As we continue to confront ongoing geopolitical tensions amid a prolonged pandemic with no end in sight as yet, the financial services industry has experienced a paradigm shift, with digitalization emerging as a critical driver for sustainable growth. Join our webinar hosted by financial services experts from FleishmanHillard and Omnicom PR Group to discuss emerging topics of interest. Learn...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 5 Highlights – HKFIA 2020 Forum

    HKFIA 2020 Forum: Resilience through Change Opening Remarks: Paul Chan, Financial Secretary, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government As we come to the final day of the virtual StartmeupHK Festival, Paul Chan, Financial Secretary, opened the HKFIA Forum. He highlighted the resilience this city has shown while recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Thanks to the remarkable determination and laudable cooperation of business, government and the communities at large’. Even though this year has presented...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 4 Highlights – Lifestyle Tech Conference

    Lifestyle Tech Conference: Living Life with Style An exceptionally warm welcome from Bernard Chan, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, started off the Lifestyle Tech Conference. Describing Hong Kong as a perfect stage for startups and an ideal testing ground for startups to expand and scale up, Chan reminded all participants that the pandemic will pass and stressed that ‘Hong Kong will be welcoming to you all. We are very much open for business.’ Relena Sei...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 4 Highlights – Ecosystem Summit

    Ecosystem Summit: Secret Ingredients of Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem Developing Entrepreneurial Talent Marina Chan, Director of Education, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, moderated the discussion on people: finding, retaining and growing a sustainable talent pool of creative thinkers in Hong Kong. With panelists from Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP), DBS Bank, Esperanza and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the panel provided insights from corporates, the education sector and government. It is these different...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 3 Highlights – Startup Impact Summit Part 2

    Startup Impact Summit 2020: From Hong Kong to the World We were honoured to hear from Christopher Hui, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, who believes that the ecosystem in Hong Kong makes it perfect for startups. ‘It is an ideal testing ground and launchpad for startups, especially for mid stage to mature startups. The city offers everything a startup needs: funding, market, infrastructure and talent. It offers a very friendly and simple tax regime along...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 2 Highlights – Startup Impact Summit Part 1

    Startup Impact Summit: Building the Future of Hong Kong and Beyond Startups are all in the business of building the future, sometimes solving problems people don’t even know they have yet. The Future of Payments panel discussed the future of payments including the rise of fintech and the shift from physical money to digital payments. Satya Tammareddy, Head of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong Growth, Stripe, said we need economic infrastructure and the right tools...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 2 Highlights – Connected Cities Conference

    Connected Retail Experiences by Bailey Communications: Why Retail Still Matters in an Increasingly Digital World Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, said that Hong Kong is a competitive market that will continue to move forward, in spite of the challenges. He added that there are a few lessons that we can learn from the pandemic and that we can turn a crisis into opportunities. For the last two years, Hong Kong has undergone not...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 1 Highlights – Connected Cities Conference

    The Connected Cities Conference: How Smart Technologies and Smart People Will Shape the Future People around the world have been wondering lately what the future holds for Hong Kong. Jayne Chan, Head of StartmeupHK, Invest Hong Kong, welcomed participants to dive into the question, setting an optimistic and forward-thinking tone for this year’s event. Through the hardships of 2020 and the pandemic outbreak, for the first time, StartmeupHK Festival has gone virtual. The theme of Connected Cities...

  • Creating Shared Value – In the Age of Stakeholder Capitalism

    When: January 16, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. HKT Where: The Executive Centre, 43/F Champion Tower, Three Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong Register here Rachel Catanach The Marketing Society‘s Creating Shared Value in the Age of Stakeholder Capitalism event will cover how businesses can effectively convey their brand purpose and impact to consumers and investors. Featuring simulation games and three industry leaders, the attendees will learn how organizations can make bolder decisions on creating shared value...

  • Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019 – Highlights for Nov 6

    Fintech Week sees significant HKMA and SFC regulatory announcements, while sync. wins FintechHK Global Competition. Digital trade finance platforms, digital and cryptocurrencies, cross-border payments and a vision for Hong Kong fintech all figured strongly on the opening day of Hong Kong Fintech Week at the AsiaWorld-Expo, when the news flow was led by regulatory announcements, all ground-breaking, all pointing to a stronger Hong Kong fintech ecosystem in years to come. Looking to the future and...