Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) unveiled details of Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023 (HKFW) today, October 18th. The eighth edition of HKFW, themed “Fintech Redefined,” is scheduled to take place from October 30 to November 5. Positioned at the forefront of global fintech innovations, this flagship event aims to shape the future of fintech across various dimensions of financial services and beyond.
Gathering global leaders at the forefront of innovation, technology, and finance
Organized by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and InvestHK, and co-organized by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), and the Insurance Authority (IA), HKFW is poised to attract more than 30,000 attendees and generate over 5 million online views from more than 90 economies.
Over 300 distinguished speakers and 540 exhibitors are expected to participate in the main physical conference, which will be held between November 2 and 3 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This year’s conference will unite global leaders and world-leading fintech innovations to explore the future development of fintech through six key themes:
- Global regulations and focuses, including sustainable and green finance.
- Funding and venture capital, as well as family office investments.
- Exploring the realms of artificial intelligence (AI), Web3, and emerging frontiers.
- Unveiling the latest opportunities within the dynamic Greater Bay Area.
- Hong Kong’s innovation journey.
- Business showcases.
“Hong Kong’s fintech industry is entering a new era, where it is no longer solely about technology but also its real-life application. We are excited to witness this transformation and its impact on the financial ecosystem. The upcoming HKFW 2023, with its theme ‘Fintech Redefined,’ will serve as a remarkable platform to showcase pioneering advancements and opportunities in the industry, demonstrating how the real-life applications of fintech can improve financial inclusion, enhance customer experience, and drive sustainable growth.”
– Mr. Joseph Chan, the Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury stated.
New models, rules, and value creation
This year’s conference will also feature captivating metaverse experiences, showcasing cutting-edge technologies through immersive and educational engagements. These experiences will demonstrate the possibilities of the metaverse in connecting businesses and promoting Hong Kong culture through virtual games and augmented and virtual reality devices.
Additionally, the cross-boundary Greater Bay Area Day will resume on October 31, presenting ample opportunities and synergies between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. A full day forum will be organized in Shenzhen, followed by a series of concurrent company tours to Mainland tech giants.
The conference will offer dedicated spaces such as the Investor Lounge, Venture Stage, workshops, and events specifically designed for investors. InvestHK is also excited to introduce the Women in Tech Lounge, a unique space with special workshops, panels, and networking events tailored to empower and connect women in the tech industry.
“Hong Kong FinTech Week is the ultimate gathering for anyone eager to explore the frontiers of finance and technology, and witness the deepening collaborations within our thriving ecosystem as well as exciting convergence across diverse industries. Continuously pushing the boundaries of excellence, we are thrilled to have HKFW as an anchor event of VIVA HONG KONG, a remarkable lineup of financial, tech, Web3, and cultural events from the end of October to November, bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and startups from around the world to be part of the dynamic momentum reinforcing Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s World City, financial center, and fintech hub.”
– Dr. Jimmy Chiang, the Acting Director-General of Investment Promotion of InvestHK.
InvestHK will host the much-anticipated grand finale of the Global Scaleup Competition. The event will feature 13 finalists carefully selected by a panel of 50 international judges, including investors who collectively manage over US$54 billion in assets. This event is part of the broader Global Fast Track 2023 program, which aims to foster connections between fintech firms, corporate clients, investors, and industry partners. This year, the program received an overwhelming response, with over 500 applications from 63 economies worldwide, setting a new record.
HKFW will also include a series of fantastic events under VIVA HONG KONG, featuring a diverse range of financial, tech, Web3, and cultural events throughout the city, such as ApeFest Hong Kong, the Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit, and the StartmeupHK Festival. More information of VIVA HONG KONG can be found at www.fintechweek.hk/viva-hk.
Selected keynote sessions will be live-streamed via the official HKFW app and YouTube channel, as well as several metaverses including in Mainland China.
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