After more than two years with its borders closed, Hong Kong has finally loosened its pandemic-related restrictions, first, by reopening to non-residents May 1, 2022, and then, in September 2022, by removing quarantines for arrivals. Most recently, Hong Kong and mainland China opened their borders to one another and scrapped all COVID-19 restrictions.
With all major requirements now lifted, a number of fintech events are being scheduled to take place in the city in the coming months, seeking to attract the global business community, showcase the local fintech scene and help industry stakeholders connect with their peers.
For the fintech professionals out there looking to build meaning connections and learn more about their latest trends in the sector, we’ve compiled a list of 11 must-attend fintech events taking place in the coming months in Hong Kong.
Web 3 Investment Summit
March 20, 2023
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong
The Web 3 Investment Summit, taking place on March 20, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong, is an inaugural one-day conference organized by Aspen Digital, a digital asset wealth management platform.
The event will unite professional investors from the traditional finance industries, and developers, founders and leaders from the digital asset space for a full day of panels, seminars and fireside chats, featuring a lineup of Web 3 and traditional finance speakers. These speakers will be covered topics including regional Web 3.0 development, regulation, the institutionalization of digital assets and venture capital (VC) investments.
Attendees of the summit will get to interact and network with sponsors and partners from Hong Kong regulatory bodies, governmental officials, corporates, banks, international family offices and asset managers, and top digital asset unicorn founders.
FOMO Asia Genesis Conference
March 20 – 23, 2023
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
FOMO Asia Genesis Conference, taking place from March 20 to March 23, 2023, will bring together global Web 3.0 thought leaders, founders, builders, investors and regulators to discuss the blockchain sector’s latest developments and hottest trends.
The four-day event will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, project showcases and networking opportunities across multiple venues at the heart of Hong Kong.
Curated themes, such as Web 3.0 Bootcamp, the very session to educate the public about fundamental blockchain knowledge, will run in parallel with the prominent speaking sessions by influential speakers.
Vast variety of exciting satellite events are also expected to take place in the most vibrant areas of Hong Kong.
The FOMO Asia Genesis Conference, which is supported by InvestHK and Hong Kong Tourism Board under the Hong Kong government, is expected to be attended by more than 1,000 participants.
AWS Industry Forum Hong Kong – Financial Services
March 22, 2023
The Grand Ballroom, Level 3, Rosewood Hong Kong
The AWS Industry Forum Hong Kong – Financial Services is an event dedicated to bring together the financial services community to talk about the latest and hottest technology trends, use cases that revolutionize customer experience, accelerated innovation and how Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping financial services organizations to transform the way they do business.
This year, the forum will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with a vibrant community of industry leaders, cloud experts and partners, while learning about the new, powerful techniques and solutions that are helping the industry thrive and adapt in a fast-changing market.
The forum will feature multiple tracks focused on industry hot topics such as, but not limited to, security and compliance, data analytics, AI/ML, and accelerated migration.
WOW Hong Kong 2023
March 29 – 30, 2023
AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong
After successful editions in Dubai and Lisbon, WOW Summit will be coming to Hong Kong on March 29 and 30, 2023 for the series’ first Asia Pacific (APAC) edition. The conference is expected to host over 5,000 attendees and is supported by Invest Hong Kong and Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Top industry leaders, developers, startups, VCs, funds, corporates, and creators will gather at WOW HK to discuss the hottest topics in the space, network, and harness new business opportunities.
Attendees can expect talks and fireside chats on the future of the Internet, blockchain adoption, real assets tokenization, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and metaverse use cases, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), regulations, and more.
Global Digital Assets Investment Summit 2023
March 31 – April 01, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn, Hong Kong
Organized by Falcon Business Research, Global Digital Assets Investment Summit 2023 will take place from March 31 to April 01, 2023 in Hong Kong, and is set to bring together experts in the fields of crypto, fintech, decentralized finance (DeFi), NFT and the metaverse, to discuss the future of digital asset investments.
The focus of the conference will be on the core topics of digital assets. The summit aims to build an international business and investment platform for the digital assets industry to connect and benefit in both the situations.
Participants can expect keynotes, fireside chats and panel discussions. There will be discussions with top industry leaders tackling topics including the value of bitcoin and other digital assets, future market opportunities and development around collectibles and gaming, emerging regulation around crypto-assets and trading, as well as the application of NFTs and the metaverse.
Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2023
April 12 – 15, 2023
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
The inaugural Web3 Festival, co-hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and HashKey Group and organized by W3ME, will take place on April 12 – 15, 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
This four-day event, hosted on five center stages across an area of about 9,000㎡, will see over 10,000 attendees, 300 distinguished industry speakers, about 100 Web3 projects, community partners and media partners around the world congregate to network, share, and learn through high-level content and panel discussions.
The event is set to bring together the world’s brightest minds, top Web 3.0 projects and leading VCs presenting content-rich discussions and topics centered around Web 3.0. Hong Kong regulatory representatives will also dive into and interpret the latest digital asset regulation policies.
Digital Economy Summit
April 13 – 14, 2023
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong (Hybrid)
The pandemic has created strong tailwinds for global technology adoption at an unprecedented rate and accelerated the next wave of a smart urban transformation. Over the past challenging years, smart city innovations have emerged as the champion force to power the speedy recovery for economies and communities, reinventing a smarter future for all.
Being an international innovation and technology hub with the distinctive edge of global vision and strategic connectivity with the Greater Bay Area and the rest of the world, Hong Kong is set to spur new growth leveraging opportunities brought by the National 14th Five-Year Plan and from the new opportunities worldwide.
The upcoming Digital Economy Summit, rebranded from the Internet Economy Summit, will unveil global and regional visions on how smart city technologies will supercharge smart economies as well as accelerate the formation of futureproof digital societies.
The two-day summit will present an all-encompassing agenda comprising six major sessions including:
- Visionary Forum
- Chambers Forum
- Smart City Forum
- Fintech Forum
- Smart Mobility Forum
- New Industrialization Forum
2023 Hong Kong Conference for Fintech, AI, and Big Data in Business
June 02 – 03, 2023
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Hybrid)
The 2023 Hong Kong Conference for Fintech, AI, and Big Data in Business, taking place on June 02 and 03, 2023, is selective, and no more than ten papers will be selected for the program.
The two-day meeting will be held in hybrid mode to facilitate interactions among researchers who are able to physically attend and those who are not. The conference organizers will cover the economy airfare expenses of overseas speakers as well as reimburse a 3-nights hotel stay.
The conference invites submission of theoretical and empirical papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:
- AI and big data applications in business
- Emerging technologies and methods in corporate finance, asset pricing, and investment research
- Analysis of big data (e.g., alternative, unstructured, or high-dimensional data)
- Big data applications in novel topics such as climate finance, ESG, and the COVID-19 pandemic
- Blockchain technology, smart contracts, and digital currencies
Future Finance Hong Kong 2023
July 06, 2023
Future Finance Hong Kong is returning in April 2023 for a review of digital transformation journeys from Hong Kong’s Banks and insurers.
The event is set to gather the city’s most influential business and technology leaders from key incumbent banks, virtual banks, incumbent insurers and digital insurers, to discuss accelerating digital transformation within the banking, financial services and insurance industry in line with new technology capabilities and new expectations from customers, and explore what the next 12 months holds for Hong Kong’s financial services landscape.
Find out more here.
Revive Tech Asia
October 04 – 05, 2023
AsiaWorld Expo, Hong Kong
Taking place on October 04 and 05, 2023, Revive Tech Asia is a two-day business technology conference and exhibition that’s set to gather the most influential minds to celebrate innovations and unleash the power of tech transformation in real world.
This is not an event just for IT professionals but for everyone from across all industries who are interested to see how technology is transforming the ways to do business, live and work in future.
As new business challenges arise and the economy shifts, Revive Tech Asia will feature a wide array of technology-specific talks and showcases that will keep attendees abreast of all the latest tech innovations and push their businesses forward.
Hong Kong Fintech Week 2023
October 30 – November 03, 2023
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong (Hybrid)
Hong Kong Fintech Week is an annual fintech event taking place in Hong Kong and in Shenzhen. It’s one of the largest conferences on the calendar, attracting more than 12,000 senior executives and featuring over 250 of the world’s top speakers including finTech founders, investors, regulators, and academics, who are shaping the future of financial services by driving a technological revolution in the industry across Asia and globally.
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