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WHAT: Under the theme “Steering Growth and Pioneering Innovation: Asia and Beyond," the 11th Asian Financial Forum will address the region’s role in global economic development and investment opportunities for international business.
WHEN: 15-16 January 2018

WHO: More than 90 speakers, including former US Treasury Secretary Jacob J Lew, will offer their insights on global growth prospects for the year ahead.

Other speakers will include Daniela Rus, Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), and Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of MIT; JP Nicols, Managing Director of FinTech Forge and Chairman of NextMoney.org; Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd’s; Fang Fenglei, founder and Chairman of Hopu Investment Management Co; Fu Yuning, Chairman, China Resources Group; Stuart T Gulliver, Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc; Hu Huaibang, Chairman, China Development Bank Corporation; Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF); Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank; and Neil Shen, Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia China.

AFF 2017 featured high-profile speakers, including Dr Mohamed A El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz and Chair of US President Barack Obama’s Global Development Council; and Dr Raghuram Rajan, Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago the Booth School and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

WHY: AFF 2018 highlights include the Deal Flow Matchmaking Session, featuring pre-arranged deal-sourcing and matchmaking meetings for project owners and investors.

The new InnoVenture Salon will provide an ideal platform to connect start-up companies with potential investors and partners. It will include a Startup Showcase, Investors Meetup, start-up project presentations and Mentor Hours, where experienced investors and experts will provide practical tips on setting up, pitching, fund-raising as well as scaling and selling to China and Asian markets. Participating mentors include Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Beyond Ventures, Cocoon Ignite Ventures, Hong Kong X-Tech Startup, Mindworks Ventures, Nest Ventures, VC Growth Partners and Vectr Ventures.

WHERE: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

HOW: The registration form is available to download.

And You Can Quote Me: “After a decade of development, this year’s event marks a new era for the Asian Financial Forum. Apart from economic and financial topics, we are adding more forward-looking elements from a wider perspective. We believe technology and innovation are very important to business and finance, so we have decided to introduce these elements. We aim to make this signature event a centre of insights and ideas, inspiring business leaders to propel societal advancement.”
(Diana Cesar, Chairperson, AFF Steering Committee; Group General Manager and CEO, Hong Kong, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd)

For more information, please visit: www.asianfinancialforum.com

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