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16 – 17 January 2017 (Monday-Tuesday)

Asia: Driving Change, Innovation and Connectivity Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Introduction The Asian Financial Forum (AFF) brings together influential members of the global financial and business community to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia. The 9 th edition in 2016 attracted 90+ heavyweight speakers and 2,800+ key financial players and business leaders from all over the world.

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  • Raymond L. Conner, Vice Chairman, The Boeing Company


  • Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, Chair of the President


Obama’s Global Development Council, author of two New York Times bestsellers,


and former CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO

  • Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

  • Ning Gaoning, Chairman, Sinochem Group

  • Norihiro Takahashi, President, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan

  • Yi Huiman, Chairman, ICBC

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Government/ Institutions


  • Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman, the Federal Reserve System (2006 – 2014)


  • Per Bolund, Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Minister for Finance, Sweden

  • Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Government of the Russian Federation

  • Saeb Eigner, Chairman, Dubai Financial Services Authority

  • Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance, Luxembourg

  • Olivier Guersent, Director General of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union of European Commission

  • Liu Zhenmin, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

  • Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority

  • György Matolcsy, Governor, Magyar Nemzeti Bank

  • Kiatchai Sophastienphong, Vice Minister for Finance, Thailand

Private Sector

  • Stuart T Gulliver, Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc

  • Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group

  • Jiang Jianqing, Chairman, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited

  • Jean Lemierre, Chairman, BNP Paribas

  • Liu Mingkang, Former Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission

  • K.K. Modi, President, Modi Enterprises

  • Daisuke Tanaka, Senior Consultant, ICT&Media Industry Consulting Dept., Consulting Division, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd

  • Chairul Tanjung, Founder and Chairman, CT Corp

  • Wang Jianlin, Chairman, Dalian Wanda Group

  • Wishnu Wardhana, President Director and Group CEO, PT. Indika Energy Tbk

  • Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and CEO, Ayala Corporation

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Chinese Mainland

  • Gungzhou International Finance Expo Investment Management Ltd. (廣州市金交會投資管理有限公司)

  • Chinese Enterpreneurs Development Federation (中國企業家發展聯合會)

  • China National Association of Finance Companies (中國財務公司協會)

  • China Association of International Trade (中國國際貿易學會)

  • Guangdong Federation of Industry & Commerce (廣東省工商聯)


  • Dublin Chamber of Commerce

  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

  • National Urban League, USA

  • National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand

  • Australian Banking+Finance (AB+F)

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Insights and


  • Global Economy

  • China Opportunities

  • Prospects for ASEAN

  • Business Innovation and Disruption: Big Data, Fintech and E-commerce

  • Hong Kong: Your Super-Connector to the Belt and Road Initiative

  • RMB Internationalisation and Corporate Treasury

  • G20

  • Private Wealth Management

  • Women as Change Agents, Innovators and Entrepreneurs

AFF Deal Flow Matchmaking Session

  • RMB Internationalisation in North America

  • Shifting Supply Chains in Asia

A unique matchmaking session that connects sources of funds with sources of deals, enabling participants to meet with potential business partners from around the world based on their shared areas of interest. AFF Deal Flow 2016 featured a Project Presentation platform for project owners to introduce their ventures to participants and a Roundtable Networking area where industry experts shared the latest industry trends, market intelligence, and exchanged business suggestions with participants. Banking and professional services experts also provided free consultation services at the Financial Advisory Services Zone. Over 570 meetings were arranged for more than 370 participants at the Deal Flow session. More than 80 mainland investors took part to seek deal opportunities.

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Updated on 23 September 2016