Hong Kong FinTech Week 2018 Highlights

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2018 Highlights

Last update: 6 June 2018




Hong Kong FinTech Week is the world's first cross-border financial technology (FinTech) event, taking place in Hong Kong, Asia's financial capital, and in Shenzhen, China's Silicon Valley. It's one of the largest conferences on the calendar, expecting to attract more than 8,000 senior executives and featuring over 200 of the world's top 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.


Date: 29 October to 2 November 2018

Location: Hong Kong & Shenzhen

Organiser: Presented by InvestHK and organised by FINNOVASIA and Finovate

Website: www.fintechweek.hk


Key Themes:


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain & DLT
  • FinTech in China
  • Greater Bay Area Collaboration
  • Virtual Banks


Further Topics:


  • RegTech & SupTech
  • InsurTech
  • Open APIs
  • Payments
  • Talent & Culture - Transformation
  • WealthTech & Investments
  • Financial Inclusion
  • IPOs & Funding



Previous Speakers:

Our previous speakers included founders and executives, from leading companies across the world, including Gregory Gibb, CEO, Lufax; Soul Htite, CEO, Dianrong; Ericson Chan, CEO Ping An, Douglas Feagin, President International Business, Ant Financial; Antoine Blondeau, Founder & Chairman, Sentient Technologies



Expected Attendees:

Over 8,000 industry leaders, 70% senior executives & investors from Hong Kong, mainland China, Asia and key FinTech hubs in the world.


8,000+ Attendees          200+ Speakers          50+Countries


Special Features:

  • World’s first cross-border FinTech event – Hong Kong & Shenzhen

Hong Kong is a fantastic base for Fintech companies that aspire to a share in what is the largest Fintech market in the world – China. This year the FinTech Week will put the focus on Hong Kong’s vital position and appeal as a conduit to the Greater Bay Area, which comprises half a dozen cities and 70 million people around the Pearl River Delta. It’s a powerful proposition and working with Shenzhen is a great way to showcase the opportunities.


  • Fast Track Programme

In partnership with InvestHK, the new Fast Track Programme during the FinTech Week will help start-ups from all over the world to get their key to success in doing business in Hong Kong. Selected companies will go through the programme by meeting and following-up with the relevant stakeholders – the Government, regulators, investors, VCs, accelerators, associations and institutions in one simple track. Companies will benefit from the basic business set-up in Hong Kong to seize opportunities to expand and scale in the region.          


  • Innovation Lab Tours

During the conference, there will be an opportunity to visit key innovation labs, hubs, accelerators and incubators across Hong Kong. Facility tours will be arranged to meet key staff to understand their roles and focus in building the Hong Kong FinTech Ecosystem.


  • Business Matching / Office Hours

The Hong Kong FinTech Week is designed to bring people together. Facilitated meet-ups and business matching will be available, as well as set office hours of key partners, regulators and government, allowing attendees to drop in at a time that suits them.



Days 1 – 2


Finovate Asia (Mon-Tue, 29 – 30 October 2018)

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Finovate is a renowned international FinTech event running in Europe, the US and the Middle East. Their only one Asian stop which is in Hong Kong is now part of the Hong Kong Fintech Week. It brings together the entire global FinTech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo format. Get advice and insights from FinTech experts in an expanded program.

Days 3 – 4

Main Conference (Wed - Thur, 31 October – 1 November 2018)

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Two days of major conference and expo, with 4 stages, 100+ exhibition booths and 200+ speakers from across the world, the Hong Kong FinTech Week truly brings the East and West FinTech community, seeking its business expansion to Hong Kong, China and the APAC region.

Day 5


Shenzhen Day (Fri, 2 November 2018)

Shenzhen - (various locations)

The Shenzhen stop will bring China FinTech to life, through the easy and favourable gateway of Hong Kong. With company visits, presentations and business networking, participants can explore and learn from the most innovative tech companies in China. One can also network with Chinese banks, VCs and regulators, with the professional counterparts from Hong Kong.



Media are also welcomed to attend the Hong Kong FinTech Week global road shows in Europe, the US and China: www.fintechweek.hk/roadshow.


For further updates and details of the FinTech Week, please visit www.fintechweek.hk.


For further updates and details of the FinTech development in Hong Kong, please click here.



About Invest Hong Kong:

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government Department responsible for Foreign Direct Investment. It has set up a dedicated Fintech team in Hong Kong with correspondents located in London and San Francisco. It aims at attracting worldwide top innovative Fintech enterprises, start-up entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders to expand and scale their business via Hong Kong to the mainland China, Asia and beyond.



FINNOVASIA is Asia’s largest and most active FinTech community. Since 2015, FINNOVASIA hosted a number of regional conferences in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur attended by over 5000 senior level FinTech executives, founders, investors, and entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries. We create, organise, and run some of the most renowned financial technology conferences, workshops, hackathons, and networking nights in Asia.


About Finovate:

Finovate is a globally-recognized leader in the fintech space, pulling attendees and innovators from all parts of the world. Finovate’s unique format is built around live, 7-minute demos of innovative fintech solutions (no slides or canned video are allowed) and keynotes, debates and interviews to deliver key insights from fintech thought-leaders.  Founded in 2007, Finovate runs annual conferences in New York, London, Silicon Valley, Dubai, Cape Town, and Hong Kong, where FinovateAsia is proud to kick off Hong Kong’s Fintech Week with two days fast-paced, insightful content.



For Media enquiries please contact:


Sadie Lam, FleishmanHillard 
Tel: (852) 2586-7836  
Agnes Chung, FleishmanHillard  
Tel: (852) 2586-7838 
Email: hkg.investhk@fleishman.com