HONG KONG, thirteenth January, 2021 (WAM) — The 14th Asian Monetary Discussion board (AFF) shall be held as an internet occasion on 18 and 19 January. Underneath the theme “Reshaping the World Financial Panorama”, the discussion board will run around the clock throughout completely different time zones, inspecting the present financial panorama and exploring international enterprise alternatives with greater than 160 influential policymakers, monetary specialists, traders, enterprise leaders and economists.
Based on a press assertion by the Hong Kong Commerce Growth Council in Dubai, heavyweight audio system on the AFF’s keynote classes embrace Paul Romer, 2018 Nobel Laureate for Financial Sciences and coverage entrepreneur, Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder of Reddit and Seven Seven Six, and Luc Julia, Co-creator of Siri, Apple’s digital assistant. Distinguished company at numerous classes will share insights on a variety of subjects together with the worldwide financial outlook, socially accountable and influence funding, the asset and wealth administration business within the post-COVID period, local weather change dangers and alternatives for the insurance coverage business.
Mary Huen, Chairperson, AFF 2021 Steering Committee and CEO, Hong Kong, Commonplace Chartered, stated: “COVID has introduced unprecedented adjustments to the world financial system, though the event of vaccines will assist to handle among the uncertainties. The worldwide financial system is being reshaped whilst financial and commerce actions start to get again to regular. Corporates must aggressively embrace the brand new regular and turbocharge the implementation of transformation, together with expertise upgrades, to create new alternatives for the monetary business.”
Dr Patrick Lau, HKTDC Deputy Government Director, stated: “We endured a difficult yr in 2020, which makes it all of the extra necessary for AFF individuals to come back collectively to look at the newest market developments and discover revolutionary options and funding alternatives from all over the world via the AFF digital platform. Underneath the theme ‘Reshaping the World Financial Panorama’, this yr’s discussion board focuses on subjects reminiscent of sustainable improvement, influence funding, fintech, 5G, philanthropy, household workplaces, entrepreneurship and enterprise capital, and can study how companies can flip disaster into alternative beneath the brand new regular. The web discussion board will cowl greater than 50 classes from 8:30am to 10pm, Hong Kong time, permitting individuals from completely different time zones to take part.”
This yr’s AFF will see the inauguration of the “Dialogues for Tomorrow” sequence to evaluate the influence of COVID-19 on sectors reminiscent of banking, insurance coverage, fintech, vitality, healthcare, meals and agriculture and large tech, permitting business gamers to get a greater understanding of the present scenario and methods wherein they’ll improve their competitiveness. Distinguished company participating within the sequence embrace Melissa Guzy, Co-Founder and Managing Associate of Arbor Ventures; Tao Zhang, Founder and Managing Director of Dao Ventures & Dao Meals Worldwide; Ann Kung, Deputy Chief Government of Financial institution of China (Hong Kong) Restricted; Sebastian Paredes, CEO of DBS Financial institution (Hong Kong) Restricted; Maaike Steinebach, Common Supervisor, Hong Kong & Macau, Visa Inc; Ronnie Ede, Government Director & Chief Monetary Officer of Innovent Biologic Inc; Florian Kemmerich, Managing Associate of Bamboo Capital Companions; Ming Yang, Chief Monetary Officer of Daqo New Power; Randall S Kroszner, Deputy Dean for Government Applications of the College of Chicago Sales space Faculty of Enterprise; and Sally Wan, CEO of AXA Hong Kong and Macau.
The Fintech Showcase, FintechHK Startup Salon, InnoVenture Salon and International Funding Zone will return in a digital format for the 2021 Asia Monetary Discussion board, inviting greater than 140 native and abroad worldwide monetary establishments, expertise enterprises, start-ups and funding companies to current the newest tendencies in fintech innovation and next-generation enterprise concepts, serving to industries from completely different components of the world to discover funding alternatives. Exhibitors embrace Mox Financial institution, a start-up group from Cyberport, Hong Kong Science and Expertise Parks, PAO Financial institution and Airwallex. As well as, the AFF Deal Stream Matchmaking Session will organize one-on-one conferences between greater than 670 traders, mission house owners and start-ups to deliver collectively capital and funding tasks from all over the world on a digital platform. Greater than 700 conferences shall be organized, masking funding tasks together with the Web of Issues, digital expertise, healthtech, fintech, training, setting and vitality, meals and agriculture, infrastructure and actual property.