The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities in Guangdong Province. While the land accounts for less than 1% and population less than 5% of Mainland’s total, GBA contributed 12% of Mainland’s GDP in 2019, and an economic size similar to that of Canada.
"One Country, Two Systems and Three Jurisdictions" are the unique characteristics of the GBA. Hong Kong with its unique status as an international financial, arbitration and talent centre, and more importantly, its low-and-simple tax system, all makes Hong Kong the ideal location for ASEAN companies to kick-start their GBA adventure here.
Join for a discussion to explore business opportunities in the GBA, how to tap into this flourishing market via Hong Kong.
As financial services evolve rapidly, so too does the nature of financial crime.
It is difficult enough as it is to tackle traditional threats of financial crime without new business models bringing new vectors of attack for threat actors.
In Asia Pacific alone, US$ 171 billion is lost to cybercrimes each year and penalties for compliance failures are skyrocketing.
Against this backdrop, how should the financial services industry prioritise their tech investments and strategise against this rising threat?
Join our panel of experts to learn more about:
- The evolving landscape digital financial services and its impact on financial crime
- New and emerging financial crime typologies from new business models
- Latest trends, techniques and technologies to combat financial crime
- Victor Apps, Director, Financial Crime Risk Specialist, Asia, Standard Chartered
- Patricia Sanz, Head of Financial Crime Investigations, HSBC
- Raj Viswanathan, Chief Information Security Officer, NIUM
- Dev Dhiman, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, GBG
Register here: https://bit.ly/3ByB0Xb
Learn what factors were identified as key enablers leading customers to foster a good relationship with their banks and optimise their own finances, and discover what financial empowerment means to real people and what role digital technologies play in overall customer satisfaction, and why poor digital deployment can actually alienate customers.
Finastra invites you to discover the global and regional findings of the Journey to Financial Empowerment, a first-of-its-kind ethnographic study with retail banking decision makers from across the continent to analyse the findings and discuss the new emerging roles for traditional banks and challenger banks; and how to meet changing consumer expectations of personalisation, knowledge, control, and freedom in banking.
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Hong Kong Fintech Week 2021 (1 – 5 Nov), organised by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, and InvestHK and co-organised by Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Insurance Authority and Securities and Futures Commission, is Asia’s global financial technology event for scaling new heights.
With the theme this year “Scaling FinTech Future Together”, the Week is expected to attract more than 17,000 attendees and over 1 million views; host over 250 speakers, 500 exhibitors, and 30 delegations from over 100 economies; and have over 800 media coverages. The week-long event featured multi-track conferences with prominent speakers, the Global Fast Track Programme, exhibitions, deal floors, networking events and demo shows, etc. in hybrid format.
Please visit www.fintechweek.hk for updates.
SFF 2021, organised in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and in collaboration with Constellar Exhibitions, a subsidiary of Constellar Holdings (formerly known as SingEx-Sphere Holdings), will provide a combined online-offline platform for the global FinTech community to engage and connect in spite of the current challenges with international travel.
The theme for SFF2021 is “Web 3.0”. Over three days, SFF2021 will bring together global experts to discuss how Web 3.0 and key technological advances will power the future of financial services. In particular, the conference will examine three key structural drivers that could re-shape financial services in the coming decade:
- Re-configuration of financial products and services delivery through Embedded Finance (#EmFi), decentralised finance (#DeFi) and Digital Currencies
- Integration of ESG into the core design of financial services
- Pervasive adoption of foundational digital infrastructure (Digital Identity, Trusted Data Exchange, Interoperable Payment Systems and Consent Systems)
SFF2021 will also organise deep-dive sessions that will brainstorm how Web 3.0 technologies can be harnessed for more efficient financial intermediation, advance key objectives like green finance and financial inclusion, and examine implications for financial regulation and supervision.
Register here: https://www.fintechfestival.sg/register-now/