Hong Kong Fintech Week 2023 to Draw Over 30,000 Attendees, 5M Viewers OnlineOctober 20, 2023
The Hong Kong Fintech Week 2023 (HKFW), themed “Fintech Redefined”, will take place from 30 October to 5 November 2023. The event is expected to attract over 30,000 attendees and garner over 5 million online views from more than 90 economies.
At this year’s conference, global leaders will bring together global leaders and world-leading fintech innovations to chart the future of the sector. Together, they will delve into the future trajectory of fintech across six pivotal themes.
Themes of the Hong Kong Fintech Week 2023
A key focus will be on global regulations, particularly the emphasis on sustainable and green finance. Simultaneously, the spotlight will shine on the nuances of funding, from venture capital to the intricacies of family office investments.
Attendees will also be able to embark on a deep dive into cutting-edge domains such as artificial intelligence (AI), WEB3.0, and other emerging frontiers.
The Greater Bay Area, with its vibrant dynamism, will take center stage, showcasing a plethora of recent opportunities. Concurrently, insights into Hong Kong’s distinct journey of innovation will be illuminated, drawing attention to its evolving trajectory in the fintech landscape.
Throughout the conference, business showcases will offer a window into the sector’s vanguard, while conversations around new models, rules, and pathways for value creation will pave the way for future strategies.
Over 300 distinguished speakers and 540 exhibitors are expected to join the main physical conference taking place between November 2 and 3 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Metaverse Experiences, Greater Bay Area Day, and Other Exciting Events at HKFW 2023
Various captivating metaverse experiences will also feature at this year’s conference, presenting cutting-edge technologies under immersive and educational engagements.
The experiences will also demonstrate the possibilities of the metaverse in connecting business and promoting Hong Kong culture through virtual games and augmented and virtual reality devices.
In addition, the cross-boundary Greater Bay Area Day will resume on 31 October, presenting ample opportunities and synergies between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. A full day forum will be organised in Shenzhen, followed by a series of concurrent company tours to Mainland tech giants.
There will be dedicated spaces such as the Investor Lounge, Venture Stage, workshops and events specifically designed for investors.
Additionally, InvestHK will 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.
HKFW will also include a series of events under VIVA HONG KONG featuring a diverse range of financial, tech, WEB3.0 and cultural events throughout the city such as ApeFest Hong Kong, the Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit and the StartmeupHK Festival.
Dr Jimmy Chiang, Acting Director-General of Investment Promotion of InvestHK said,
“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, WEB3.0 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 centre and fintech hub.”
InvestHK will also 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 programme, which aims to foster connections between fintech firms, corporate clients, investors, and industry partners.
This year, the programme received an overwhelming response, with over 500 applications from 63 economies worldwide.
Selected keynote sessions will be live-streamed via the official HKFW app and YouTube channel, as well as several metaverses including in Mainland China.
Further information on the Hong Kong Fintech Week can be found here.