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HK to host Fintech Week

September 21, 2016

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Growth accelerator:  A logo is unveiled as part of the efforts to publicise Fintech Week.

Hong Kong will host its first Fintech Week in early November to position the city as the premier centre in Asia for Fintech companies and start-ups as well as for accelerators, incubators and investors searching for Fintech innovation, Invest Hong Kong announced today.


Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Prof KC Chan, together with 400 guests, attended a launch event today in which InvestHK announced the programme details.


With the support from partners from private and public sectors, Fintech Week will take place at PMQ in Central from November 7 to 11, it said, noting the latest trends in Fintech development will be highlighted, including exciting pitching sessions, demos, workshops and networking events.


InvestHK also announced the establishment of a dedicated team to assist overseas and Mainland start-ups and investors and R&D institutions to establish presence and expand in Hong Kong. It will also organise international events to promote the city's Fintech ecology.


A campaign logo, website and branding were also unveiled.


"Hong Kong is an ideal platform for Fintech start-ups and existing financial institutions to develop and apply Fintech for the Mainland, regional and global markets." Prof Chan said.


The Government is continuing its efforts outlined in the 2016-17 Budget to provide broad support for the city's Fintech innovators with a view to promote Hong Kong as a Fintech hub, he added.