The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show form a platform for jewellery lovers to meet beautiful treasures. The 2019 editions of the annual twin events held 26 February to 4 March partnered with Japan to show to the world the high quality pearls of the country. The two shows welcomed more than 4,600 exhibitors from 48 countries and regions, forming the largest jewellery marketplace in the world.More
Financial technology (Fintech) marketplace entrepreneur Soul Htite has moved to Hong Kong aiming to further develop his online financial architecture with his popular online site Dianrong. Speaking beside the Asian Financial Forum 2019 (AFF) he says Hong Kong is at the centre of a huge potential area for developing Fintech opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.More
A globally acknowledged authority on the “sharing economy” phenomenon, April Rinne says the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area offers enormous potential to leverage a new “sharing city” concept. Speaking beside the Asian Financial Forum 2019 (AFF) she says the concept ranges from infrastructure development to healthcare and education, with Hong Kong providing a recipe of city density for the sharing economy to thrive.More
When it comes to AI thought leaders, Rumi Morales is a name to remember. The Chicago-based entrepreneur and investor was invited to Hong Kong for the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) 2019, where she discussed how AI and IoT are redefining the industry. AI, she believes, has much more to offer for the finance world beyond voice recognition and chatbots. Ms Morales is also a partner at Outlier Ventures.More
Hong Kong’s importance in the life insurance and commercial insurance businesses in the “New Economy” were underlined by Michel Liès, Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group. Speaking beside the Asian Financial Forum (AFF), he said the Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area were major opportunities for the insurance industry – including Zurich Insurance – and Hong Kong displayed energy and talent in the evolving economic landscape.
Hong Kong has many financial technology (FinTech) and other start-up companies that are “truly world class”, said Jonathan Medved, founder of OurCrowd Ltd, speaking beside the Asian Financial Forum 2019 (AFF). His company has reviewed start-ups at AFF’s Deal Flow feature devoted to investment. Mr Medved said relatively low-cost funding is available through online crowd funding for start-up companies and AFF is the “big show” for finance in Asia.
There are special advantages for Hong Kong in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area cities, including financial and logistical connectivity, said Raymund Chao, Chairman Asia Pacific and Greater China for PwC. Speaking beside the Asian Financial Forum 2019 (AFF) he said Hong Kong is “the medium of exchange” and “a living lab” connecting the Greater Bay Area cities as well as linking up with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Speakers at the Asian Financial Forum 2019 (AFF) spoke of Hong Kong’s opportunities, in the face of international trade tensions and the advent of new, technology-driven innovations. Raymund Chao of PwC Greater China described Hong Kong as a “living lab” for the Greater Bay Area smart city proposal, while “sharing economy” expert April Rinne said AFF is a world-class forum for discussing public-private sector technology-related issues.More
The topic of gender diversity drew an attentive crowd at the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) 2019. AFF veteran Benedicte Nolens of Circle Internet Financial returned to share her experience as a woman in the rapidly-evolving fintech space. Ms Nolens is a Board Member of the Hong Kong Fintech Association and Co-Head of the Educational Committee of Women in Finance.More
Franchising Business can grow with no limits, said Andrey Berezenkov, representative of Russian based VR gaming company ANVIO at the HKTDC International Franchising Show. Also attending the event were more than 130 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions. "Hong Kong is a good place for networking," added Clement Mathias, representing the Indonesian brand Kedai Kopi Kulo. "It's a good place to franchise my brand and look for new brands to franchise to Indonesia."More