Coinciding with the annual Asian Financial Forum (AFF), the International Financial Week (IFW) brings together a series of events addressing a host of topics facing the global financial and business communities.

Capitalising on Hong Kong’s position as a leading international financial centre and business hub, last year's IFW attracted more than 4,400 participants to take part in a total of 14 events. The IFW in 2016, starting from 14 January, will examine topical issues such as Asian private equity, fundraising, alternative investment, financial technology as well as regional trends and development.

Come enjoy this rewarding week of financial and investment intelligence, insight and networking!



List of Events

12 - 13 January 2017
Eighth Annual International Conference on the Chinese Economy in Hong Kong - China’s Economic Rebalancing: Where is it Heading?

Language: English
Venue: Room 5601, 56/F, Two IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Enquiry: Ms Selina Cheung
Tel: (852) 2878 1976
Email: spscheung@hkma.gov.hk


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13 January 2017 Applying Governance To Open Up One Belt, One Road Opportunities

The ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative brings along with it extensive opportunities from basic infrastructure projects to trade and investments. This seminar will explore how applying governance could open up inbound OBOR opportunities by dealing with overall cultural differences, bribery and corruption concerns, and resolving disputes, should they arise. The potential contributions of Chartered Secretaries and governance professionals will be highlighted throughout.

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: 21/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
Registration Fee:
Members/AFF ParticipantsHKD 400
Non-membersHKD 500
Language: English
Tel: (852) 2830 6011 (Mr Simon Ng)
Email: ecpd@hkics.org.hk
Website: www.hkics.org.hk


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16-17 January 2017 Asian Financial Forum 2017 (AFF 2017)

The Asian Financial Forum (AFF) brings together some of the most influential members of the global financial and business community to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia. In 2016, over 90 internationally respected leaders in government, financial and business sectors gathered for groundbreaking discussions about opportunities and challenges facing Asia. The ninth AFF attracted more than 2,800 participants from 38 countries and regions, about 85% of them were CEOs and senior decision makers. More than 550 journalists and media representatives attended the forum.

Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China Location Map
Registration Fee:
Standard FeeUSD 1,300 / HKD 10,200
Language: English(Supported by simultaneous interpretation in Putonghua and Japanese)
Tel: (852) 1830 668
Email: aff@hktdc.org
Website: http://www.asianfinancialforum.com


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16 January 2017 Fintech O2O International Fintech Pitch Evening

Following the Asian Financial Forum, the largest financial forum in Asia during StartmeupHK Festival 2017, NexChange and Cyberport will host the Fintech O2O International Fintech Evening on Jan 16th.

Companies and government entities from around the world such as Canada, US, Hong Kong, Russia, Finland, Singapore, and the UAE, will have the chance to showcase their best and most innovative new financial and banking technologies.

Fast paced and high impact, each company gets just five minutes on stage to show their innovation and answer questions via the NexChange's Event App.

Immediately post pitch, we will have a panel discussion on the global Fintech scene.

The event will be held at Cyberport's new 3000 square meter Smart-Space Fintech Centre.

Fintech, financial and banking professionals, venture capitalists, regulators, entrepreneurs, press and bloggers along with relevant industry media, are invited to attend our event and visit the new centre and network with professional peers.

The event will be fully equipped with Fintech cheer, festive food, and drink.

Time: 5:00pm-8:30pm
Venue: Smart-Space FinTech, Level 4, Core E,
Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road
Registration Fee: · Registered Users of NexChange app: 10 USD
· General Attendees: 20 USD
· Startups: 15USD
Language: English
Tel: (852) 3595 3680 (Philip Tritas)
Email: philip.tritas@nexchange.com
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fintech-o2o-international-fintech-pitch-evening-cpt-consideration-tickets-29664514361?aff=es2


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16 January 2017 Fintech: Embracing the Future

Fintech is with us but for many it’s still a mystery. It’s a movement that embraces technological change and incorporates it into our daily lives and the financial institutions we deal with. This movement crosses all aspects: personal finance, the insurance industry; banking; and has already changed the way we deal with cash. Join us for a lively discussion over dinner lead by three experts who will guide you through the fascinating field of Fintech.

Time: 7:00pm Cocktails
7:30pm Dinner
9:30pm End
Venue: The Dynasty Club
South West Tower, Convention Plaza,
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Registration Fee: PBEC Members: HK$650
AFF Participants: HK$650
Others: HK$950
Includes a full Chinese banquet and all beverages.
Language: English
Tel: (852) 2815 6550 (Corrine Cao)
Email: Corrine.Cao@pbec.org
Website: www.pbec.org/events


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17 January 2017 Global Investment Summit

Time: 2:15pm – 4:45pm
Venue: Hall 5FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China


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17 January 2017
China Individual tax update - Imminent challenge from Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (AEOI) and new "super" tax incentive for qualified equity plans (PwC speaker: Mr Louis Nam, Partner)

On 14 October 2016, the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) released the Discussion Draft on the Administrative Measures on the Due Diligence Procedures for Non-residents' Financial Account Information in Tax Matters to solicit public opinion. China and Hong Kong, as two of the 100+ countries / jurisdictions which have committed to implement Common Reporting Standard (CRS), will firstly exchange financial account information with its counterparts in year 2018. Under the CRS, the auto exchange of the financial account information will enable the tax authorities to have better access to the overseas financial account information of companies and individuals. The China tax authorities will also strengthen information collection to perform special tax review and audit on targeted industries, companies and high net worth taxpayers. The tax advisors will share the main audit focus of the tax authorities and the corresponding strategy for companies to manage the tax audits. Concurrently, the Chinese Ministry of Finance (MOF) and State Administration of Taxation (SAT) jointly released the Notice on Enhancement of the Income tax Policies for Equity Incentives and Equity Investment with Technology (Technology Investments) (Caishui [2016] No. 101, Circular 101) on 22 September 2016. The Circular provides deferral on the taxing point to the time of disposal for the qualified equity incentive plans of eligible domestic private companies. The Circular also offers tax deferral treatment for technology investments for domestic companies. The tax advisors will introduce and recommend how your companies could leverage on this "super" favourable income tax policy.
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
(presentation and refreshment)
Venue: PwC, 21/F Edinburgh Tower, Landmark, Central
Registration Fee: Free
Language: Mandarin
Enquiry: Miriam Yee
Tel: (852) 2889-9986
Website: http://www.hkiod.com/


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17 January 2017
Cross-border Market Access – Multi-asset Platform

The seminar will explore the new array of investment opportunities in China through Hong Kong, including China-Hong Kong Stock Connect, Primary Equity Connect, Bond Connect, derivatives and funds, as well as the implication of the RMB’s entry into the SDR and the current status of SDR Bond.

We are honoured by the presence of Mr. Esmond Lee, Senior Advisor of Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong, as the speaker of the seminar to walk through with the audience on RMB in SDR & Latest Development of SDR Bond. This will be followed by Mr. Kevin Kwan, CFA, Financial Model Developer, Bloomberg LP, to share on ways to analyze the Mainland – Hong Kong Exchange Connects. Straight afterwards, Mr. Lee will join the panel discussion moderated by Mr. Scott Peterman, CFA, Partner, Jones Day and expert panelists include Mr. Kevin Rideout, Managing Director, Market Development Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd and Mr. Eddie Pong, Director of Research and Analytics, FTSE Russell. The panelists will be giving us their insights on topics like “China-Hong Kong Stock Connect”, “Mainland-Hong Kong Bond Connect” and “Surveying the New Array of Investments via China-Hong Kong Connect”.
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Bloomberg, 25/F, Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
Registration Fee: AFF Participants – HK$300
HKSFA Members – HK$150
CFA Candidates – HK$230
Non-Members – HK$300
Language: English
Enquiry: General Enquiry
Tel: 2521 2543
Email:info@hksfa.org

Ms. Celine Mang
Tel: 2523 2566
Email:celine.mang@hksfa.org
Website: http://www.hksfa.org/event_content.php?cid=37


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17 January 2017
The Future of Alternative Investment

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Ernst & Young
12/F CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Registration Fee: Complimentary for Members/ Non-members/ AFF Participants
Language: English
Enquiry: Joanne Murphy, Managing Director, Asia Pacific – jmurphy@caia.org/ Tel: +852 3655 0598

Wendy Leung, Assistant Director, Asia Pacific – wleung@caia.org/ Tel: +852 3655 0568

Peter Douglas, Principal, CAIA Singapore – pdouglas@caia.org/ Tel: +65 6536 4241
Website: Please click here to register for our event.


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18 January 2017
Asia Private Equity Forum 2017

APEF 2017 will feature more than 80 speakers and panelists representing limited partners, investors, advisors and consultants. These leading industry practitioners will address key issues facing investors in Asia's high-performing private markets, including those of China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.

Discussions will cover such topics asco-investments, fundraising and investor relations, private debt, private equityreal estate, secondaries, value creation and venture capital.

More than 600 persons attended APEF 2016, more than half of whom were partners and C-suite executives. And with the dynamism that continues to be a hallmark of the industry, it is expected APEF 2017 will attract an evengreater audience. Speakers from the limited partner sector include leading professionals from Asia Alternatives, HQ Capital, HarbourVest Partners, Manulife Asset Management and The Church Pension Fund, while general partner professionals hail from Blackstone, The Carlyle Group, CVC Capital Partners, KKR, Morgan Stanley, Sequoia Capital and TPG Capital. Also speaking will be advisors from China First Capital, Deloitte, Duff & Phelps, MVision and Shearman & Sterling.

The Asia Private Equity Forum is organized annually by the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, Asia's oldest and largest private equity industry association. APEF 2017 forms part of the Hong Kong Government's international financial week, which includes the Asian Financial Forum to be held on 16 and 17 January at the same venue.
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Venue: S421, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Old Wing), 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Registration Fee: Members: HK$4500
Non-members: HK$7800
AFF Participants: HK$4500
Language: English
Enquiry: HKVCA Secretariat
Tel:
(852) 2167 7518
Email:
apef@hkvca.com.hk / hkvca@hkvca.com.hk
Website: http://apef.hkvca.com.hk/


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18 January 2017
Visit Programme to Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

Tel: (852) 1830 668
Enquiry: aff@hktdc.org
Website: www.asianfinancialforum.com




18-19 January 2017
2017 Family Office Solutions Showcase

Event gathers family office key decision makers, practitioners, veterans and solutions providers exploring the latest trend and exchanging insightful ideas. Key agenda :
  • Substances of Family Offices
  • Tycoons in Asia & Prospect of Family Offices , the Role of Hong Kong
  • Be Lean & Vigilant - How Family Office manage cost & data security
  • Industry Landscape and Latest Co-investment Trend
  • Key agenda of Succession
  • Family Office Best Practices Round Table
  • Family Office Solutions Showcase : Corporate Finance, Succession, Family Governance, Direct Investment : Private Equity, Real Estate
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: 23/F, Euro Trade Centre, 21-23 Des Voeux Road Central
Language: English and Mandarin
Event Website: www.familyoffices-conference.com
www.familyoffices-asia.org
www.private-bankers.net
Registration Fee: Member: Free
AFF Participants – Free
Non Members – USD 250
Enquiry and Tel: General Enquiry : +852 3499 3851
Louis Poon : +852 9409 9909
Eva Law : +852 9197 4611
Event Company : +852 3706 5933
Arrange Meetings : +852 9279 8529
Email: foss@private-bankers.net
support@private-bankers.net
evalaw@familyoffices-asia.org


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19 January 2017
AIMA APAC Annual Forum 2017

  • Look at regional trends and pressure points relating to the Alternative Ecosystem
  • Provide a regional update on the ever changing regulatory landscape – Key focus points / areas
  • Explore Fintec – The disrupter; how do we interpret the impact on the alternative space
Time: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Language: English (supported by simultaneous interpretation in Putonghua)
Event Website: https://apac.aima.org/en/apac/events/aima-apac-events/aima-apac-annual-forum-2017/index.cfm
Registration Fee: Standard Rate: 5,000HKD
AIMA Member (Corporate):
1. One free ticket for each member firm
2. Additional ticket for each member firm is 1,800HKD
3. Supporting Organization/AFF Participants: 25% off the standard fee: 3,750HKD
Enquiry and Tel: (852) 2526 0211
Email: kfraser@aima.org


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19 January 2017
2017 Family Offices & Outstanding Industry Practitioners Cocktail – Program Announcement

The Gala Dinner will present trophy to all award receivers who are the outstanding family office, family business firm, CEO of family enterprise, UHNWI Advisors and family office solutions providers.

The launch of Award Series is for the good sake of promoting Hong Kong as Asia Hub of family offices and wealth management center.

Association of Family Offices in Asia takes the lead to foster the best industry practices and promote hero stories and inspire stakeholders in the industry for pursuing betterment or advancement.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: 23/F, Euro Trade Centre, 21-23 Des Voeux Road Central
Language: English and Mandarin
Event Website: www.familyoffices-asia.org
www.familyoffices-awards.org
Registration Fee: Member: Free
AFF Participants – Free
Non Members – Free
Enquiry and Tel: General Enquiry : +852 3499 3851
Louis Poon : +852 9409 9909
Eva Law : +852 9197 4611
Event Company : +852 3706 5933
Email: foss@private-bankers.net
support@private-bankers.net
evalaw@familyoffices-asia.org


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19 January 2017
Ethics and Practical Application of Legal and Regulatory Requirements for Private Banking

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: 3/F Guangdong Investment Tower,
148 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan
(Sheung Wan MTR Station Exit C)
Language: English
(supplemented with English materials)
Event Website: http://www.hkib.org/download/CPWPM2RefresherProg(Jan)_enrollment.pdf
Registration Fee: HK$600 (HKIB Individual Member/ AFF Participant)
HK$700 (Staff of HKIB Corporate Member)
HK$800 (Non-member)
Enquiry and Tel: (852) 2153 7865 /
(852) 2153 7877


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