The 2018 Hong Kong Fintech Week, hosted by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), will put a new spin on their annual, week long event. According to InvestHK, the 3rd annual Hong Kong Fintech Week, which runs from 29 October to 2 November 2018, will become a cross-border affair expanding from Hong Kong into Shenzhen.
Charles d’Haussy, Head of Fintech for InvestHK, commented that Hong Kong is a fantastic base for global FIntech companies. This year, HK Fintech Week will put a focus on Hong Kong’s position as a conduit to the Greater Bay Area which encompasses 70 million people around the Pearl River Delta.
“It’s a powerful proposition and working with Shenzhen is a great way to showcase the opportunities.”
For last year’s event, Hong Kong Fintech Week attracked over 4,000 participants from around the world. Speakers included founders and executives from companies like Ant Financial, Tencent, Facebook, Google, Aviva, Swiss Re, Ping An, Zhong An Insurance and Baidu.
“Hong Kong itself has one of the most robust Fintech ecosystems in Asia. According to Accenture, Hong Kong-based Fintech investment jumped more than double to US$546 million in 2017 from US$216 million in 2016,” said d’Haussy. “Shenzhen, meanwhile, is also known as the ‘Silicon Valley of China’. The upcoming Hong Kong Fintech Week will demonstrate how Hong Kong, as a unique and dynamic Fintech hub, connects the Fintech communities and business worldwide to expand, grow and prosper in the region.”