10 high-profile forums, conferences, seminars and networking events showcasing different aspects of the financial services sector will take place in Hong Kong in January 2014.

In addition to the Asian Financial Forum, other IFW events will spotlight Asian private equity, fundraising, technology for financial transactions, financial dispute resolution, as well as the economies of China, Australasia, and the Pacific Basin. Together, they strengthen Hong Kong’s role as a leading international financial centre.

Please enjoy this rewarding week of financial and investment intelligence, insight and networking!
List of Events

13 – 14 January 2014
Asian Financial Forum (AFF)

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. This is your opportunity to build up contacts, gather the latest market intelligence, and explore business opportunities in Chinese mainland and the rest of Asia.

The sixth AFF, in January 2013, attracted more than 2,000 participants and 500 journalists from countries and regions around the world. They came to hear the latest opportunities and challenges in Asia from more than 90 internationally respected leaders in government, financial and business sectors.

Website: http://www.asianfinancialforum.com
Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tel: (852) 1830 668
Email: aff@hktdc.org
Standard Fee: US$ 950 / HK$ 7,400
(for two days and inclusive of luncheons)

13 January 2014
PBEC Leading Speaker Series:
Competition and Competitiveness: The Challenge for Asia

Professor Michael Enright, a leading expert on Asia’s development, and a leading adviser to governments, corporations, and multilateral agencies, will address what Asia needs to do to improve competitiveness and meet the new competitive challenges.

Time: 7:30pm Drinks; 8:00pm Dinner
Venue: Private Room #2, Dynasty Restaurant, 3/F Renaissance Harbour View Hotel,
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Fee: HK$500 for PBEC Members or HK$1,000 for Guests
Email: louisa.yuen@pbec.org

15 January 2014
HKVCA 4th Asia Private Equity Forum

The Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA) will hold the Asia Private Equity Forum (APEF) together with Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

As in prior years, APEF is expected to feature 52 speakers and panelists and attract representatives of some of the world’s largest limited partners as well as leading private equity investors in the Asia Pacific region. The agenda will include key issues facing investors in Asia’s leading private markets, including those of China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.

Website: http://apef.hkvca.com.hk
Fee: Asia Financial Forum (AFF) registrants - HK3,800
Non-member - HK$6,400
Tel: (852) 2167 7518
Email: APEF2014@hkvca.com.hk

15 January 2014
HKIAC Seminar - The Future of Financial Transactions in Asia –
Opportunities and Challenges

For more information, please chick here.

Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm (followed by cocktail)
Venue: Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre,
38th Floor Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Hong Kong
Fee: Asia Financial Forum (AFF) registrants - Complimentary
Standard - HK$450
Enquiry: Ms Karen Tan
Tel: (852) 2525 2381
Email: karen@hkiac.org

15 January 2014
Visit Programme to Hong Kong Monetary Authority and
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited

(Side programme of Asian Financial Forum)

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


15 January 2014
Asia PKI Consortium International Symposium

The Symposium aims at boosting the awareness of security and interoperability issues in the digital world and enhance the capacity of government , banks and the private sector so as to establish a innovate with secure and reliable environment for cross-border ePayment operation. We have invited experts and authorities from different industries including IT, law as well as finance and accounting in order to have a detailed and all-round discussion on the fusion of information and e-Payment, the challenges and opportunities among the new business model.

Website: http://www.apkic.org
Venue: HK Convention & Exhibition Centre Rooms 226-228
Enquiry: Mr Kent Yeung
Tel: (852) 3669 7676
Email: kentyeung@hkpkiforum.org.hk

16 – 17 January 2014
HKIMR Annual International Conference on Chinese Economy


16 January 2014
Australasian Financial Forum


16 January 2014
AIMA - Evening Networking Session

The Alternative Investment Management Association, Hong Kong branch, will host a members’ networking drinks in the evening of 16 January.

Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: Pier 7 Cafe & Bar, Shop M, Roof Viewing Deck,
Central Pier 7, Star Ferry, Central, Hong Kong
Enquiry: Ms Odetta Ng
Tel: (852) 2526 0211
Email: ong@aima.org

16 January 2014
EMPEA-HKVCA Fundraising Masterclass

Following the success of the series in Washington, London and Mumbai, the EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass is travelling to Hong Kong and partnering with HKVCA to arm local fund managers with proven fundraising tools and global best practices. This in-depth workshop is designed for managers with funds in the market, first-time fund managers, and new hires to hear directly from leading LPs and industry insiders on actionable fundraising advice and common pitfalls. The real world perspectives and candid, closed-door discussions leave attendees better equipped to tackle potential fundraising roadblocks and realize targeted fund closes.

Registration fee: US$295 for EMPEA and HKVCA Members, US$495 for Non-Members

For more information, click here

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: The Park Lane, Hong Kong
Email: events@empea.net
Registration: click here