Be Inspired by the Brightest Minds of Fintech from Across Asia, and be The Next One

27 July 2017, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

The magnitude of change that fintech has brought to our banking and finance industry is beyond anyone’s knowledge, a completely new digital financial ecosystem with larger inclusiveness and enormous potentials is taking shape.

With the theme: “Relearn, Rethink, Action”, START Fintech Conference 2017 will bring audience to have a closer look and deeper examination on how and how good fintech has been doing in Hong Kong and other Asian countries. What we wish our audience to bring back are actionable ideas, inspirations and positive energy to start their amazing fintech journey for their company, and for the development of Hong Kong fintech at large.

Speakers of START are respective fintech governor, fintech entrepreneurs and key fintech drivers and leaders in Asia, who are also previous senior banker, technical and security expert, bitcoin and blockchain specialist, lawyer and educator. With this speaker lineup, we hope to provide audience with a comprehensive fields of knowledge and visions needed in this era of change and reform.

Prosperity for fintech is a teamwork among regulators, financial institutions and financial technology startups, the common goal here is to make financial services friendly, effective, intelligent and available to everyone. The new definition of future banking and finance is still under construction, and it keeps changing everyday. Leaders of the banking and finance industry in this digital era just need the spirit of START. For all current and future leaders and players of fintech, START Fintech Conference 2017 is not to be missed.

 

START Fintech Conference is a Must Attend

Because you Don’t Want to Miss any of Followings:

 

Extremely authoritative and credible keynotes from two of the most important and influential leaders and engineers of the development of fintech in China and Singapore.

  • Mr. Kevin Guo (郭宇航), Founder and CEO, Dianrong (點融網)
  • Mr. Stanley Yong, Head of Innovation Acceleration, Monetary Authority of Singapore

 

Meet and hear from few of the brightest fintech entrepreneurs from Japan, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Singapore and South Korea, who has created a fintech company that the whole world is eyeing on, to share their stories, insights and recipe of success in their own fintech realm.

    • Mr. Aaron Siwoku, Founder and CEO, TOAST
    • Mr. Andy Chan, Co-founder, Qupital
    • Mr. David Rosa, Founder and CEO, Neat
    • Mr. Mikaal Abdulla, Founder and CEO, 8 Securities
    • Mr. SG Lee, Founder and CEO, Viva Republica
    • Mr. Tusyoshi Yokokawa, Co-founder and CEO, Alpaca
    • More is coming…

 

 

Genuine and powerful conversations among elite panelists and moderators from which you can get credible updates, insight, direction and actionable ideas for your next fintech initiative. Important topics to be discussed will include:

  • Meaning of Fintech -Why Should We Demand More?
  • Potential of Different Fintech Markets in Hong Kong
  • Fintech Threatens to Eat Banks’ Lunch? – An Exploration of B2B Fintech
  • Look Underneath the Surface: What are the Problems, Potentials, Red flags and What’s Next for Hong Kong Fintech Development

 

Getting close to the inside of the minds of more significant leaders and drivers of fintech in Asia:

  • Mr. Alex Campbell, Managing Director or Asia, Xero
  • Mr. Paul Jung, Head of Products, North East Asia, VISA
  • Mr. Sammy Kam, Technical Directors, Octopus (Holdings) Limited
  • Mr. Sean Seah, Head of Digital Experience, HSBC
  • More is coming…

Key Takeaways

  • Meet and hear from the brightest minds of fintech across Asia in one-stop
  • Understand how and how good fintech has been doing in Hong Kong and other Asian countries
  • Blow your mind by authoritative, convincing and genuine sharing from passionate global fintech leaders
  • Bring back home with credible updates, reference, insight, direction and actionable ideas for your next fintech initiative, and most importantly, positive energy, inspiration, as well as power to transform and innovate for the prosperity for Hong Kong Fintech

Who Should Attend?

  • CEO, CTO, CIO or business leaders of any discipline in banks, insurance company, investment companies or any financial institutions
  • Software development and IT security experts
  • Fintech companies and Startups
  • Government officials and regulators
  • Angel investors, institutional investors and VC
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Anyone who has a stake in and a passion for Hong Kong fintech development

Conference Starts in:

Mark your dairy on 27 July! Come and join today’s and future’s fintech leaders at START Fintech Conference 2017

Conference Rundown

9:00 - 9:30am
Kevin Guo
Kevin Guo

Founder & CEO, Dianrong

Keynote Speech

Topic: 金融科技浪潮下的互金市場變革 (Remarks: This session will be conducted in Mandarin, simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English)
9:30 - 9:50am
Aaron Siwoku
Aaron Siwoku

Founder & CEO, TOAST

Amazing Asian Fintech Story

Topic: Cash in Cash out - The Payment App Distribution Conundrum
9:50 - 10:35am
Moderator: Andrew Work
Moderator: Andrew Work

Head Content Strategist, Asia Pacific, NexChange

Panel Discussion

Topic: What is the Meaning of Fintech? Why Do We Demand More?

Panelists:

  • Aaron Siwoku
    Founder & CEO, TOAST, Singapore
  • Donald Chan
    Director, Asia Pacific, BondIT.
  • SG Lee
    Founder & CEO, Viva Republica, South Korea
  • Tusyoshi Yokokawa
    Co-founder & CEO, Alpaca, Japan
10:35 - 11:00am

Refreshment Break

11:00 - 11:20am
SG Lee
SG Lee

Founder & CEO, Viva Republica

Amazing Asian Fintech Story

Topic: Making fastest growing P2P Payment service sustainable
11:20am - 12:05pm
Moderator: Chee-Sing Chan
Moderator: Chee-Sing Chan

Content Strategist, Edelman

Panel Discussion

Topic: Potentials of Different Fintech Markets in Hong Kong  

Panelists:

  • Andy Chan
    Co-founder & CEO, Qupital Limited
  • Bianca Ho
    Co-founder & COO, Clare.AI
  • David Rosa
    Co-founder & CEO, Neat Limited
  • Jason Lau
    Co-founder & VP of Business Development, OKLink
  • Mikaal Abdulla
    Co-founder & CEO, 8 Securities
12:10pm

End of Morning Session

2:00 - 2:30pm
Stanley Yong
Stanley Yong

Head of Innovation Acceleration, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Keynote Speech

Topic: Distributed Ledger Technology - What Project Ubin has Taught the MAS about the Trade-off Between Privacy and Decentralization
2:30 - 2:50pm
Tusyoshi Yokokawa
Tusyoshi Yokokawa

Founder & CEO, Alpaca

Amazing Asian Fintech Story

Topic: AI in Financial Trading - Building B2B Fintech Business in Capital Markets
2:50 - 3:35pm
Moderator: Juwan Lee
Moderator: Juwan Lee

Founder and CEO, NexChange

Panel Discussion

Topic: Fintech Threatens to Eat Bank's Lunch? - An Exploration of the Win-Win-Win Collaboration Between Bank and Fintech

 

Panelists:

  • Alex Campbell
    Managing Director of Asia, Xero
  • Henri Arslanian
    FinTech & RegTech Lead, China/HK & U.S. Liaison, PwC
  • Kelvin Teo
    Co-Founder & Director, Funding Societies|Modalku
  • Paul Jung
    Head of Products, North East Asia, VISA
3:35 - 4:00pm

Refreshment Break

4:00 - 4:20pm
Mikaal Abdulla
Mikaal Abdulla

CEO & Co-founder, 8 Securities

Amazing Asian Fintech Story

Topic: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Company
4:20 - 5:05pm
Moderator: Emil Chan
Moderator: Emil Chan

Internet Finance SIG Chairman & Vice President, IProA

Panel Discussion

Topic: Look Underneath the Surface - Problem, Potentials, Redflags and What's Next for Hong Kong Fintech Development

Panelists:

  • Peter Koo
    Partner of Advisory in Audit, Deloitte China
  • Rogers Chan
    Senior Manager, Risk & Strategy, SFC
  • Sammy Kam
    Technical Director, Octopus Holdings Limited
  • Sean Seah
    Head of Digital Experience, HSBC
5:10pm

End of Conference

9:00 - 9:30am
Kevin Guo
Kevin Guo

Founder & CEO, Dianrong

Keynote Speech

Topic: 金融科技浪潮下的互金市場變革 (Remarks: This session will be conducted in Mandarin, simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English)
9:30 - 9:50am
Aaron Siwoku
Aaron Siwoku

Founder & CEO, TOAST

Amazing Asian Fintech Story

Topic: Cash in Cash out - The Payment App Distribution Conundrum
9:50 - 10:35am
Moderator: Andrew Work
Moderator: Andrew Work

Head Content Strategist, Asia Pacific, NexChange

Panel Discussion

Topic: What is the Meaning of Fintech? Why Do We Demand More?

Panelists:

  • Aaron Siwoku
    Founder & CEO, TOAST, Singapore
  • Donald Chan
    Director, Asia Pacific, BondIT.
  • SG Lee
    Founder & CEO, Viva Republica, South Korea
  • Tusyoshi Yokokawa
    Co-founder & CEO, Alpaca, Japan
10:35 - 11:00am

Refreshment Break

11:00 - 11:20am
SG Lee
SG Lee

Founder & CEO, Viva Republica

Amazing Asian Fintech Story

Topic: Making fastest growing P2P Payment service sustainable
11:20am - 12:05pm
Moderator: Chee-Sing Chan
Moderator: Chee-Sing Chan

Content Strategist, Edelman

Panel Discussion

Topic: Potentials of Different Fintech Markets in Hong Kong  

Panelists:

  • Andy Chan
    Co-founder & CEO, Qupital Limited
  • Bianca Ho
    Co-founder & COO, Clare.AI
  • David Rosa
    Co-founder & CEO, Neat Limited
  • Jason Lau
    Co-founder & VP of Business Development, OKLink
  • Mikaal Abdulla
    Co-founder & CEO, 8 Securities
12:10pm

End of Morning Session

2:00 - 2:30pm
Stanley Yong
Stanley Yong

Head of Innovation Acceleration, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Keynote Speech

Topic: Distributed Ledger Technology - What Project Ubin has Taught the MAS about the Trade-off Between Privacy and Decentralization
2:30 - 2:50pm
Tusyoshi Yokokawa
Tusyoshi Yokokawa

Founder & CEO, Alpaca

Amazing Asian Fintech Story

Topic: AI in Financial Trading - Building B2B Fintech Business in Capital Markets
3:35 - 4:00pm

Refreshment Break

2:50 - 3:35pm
Moderator: Juwan Lee
Moderator: Juwan Lee

Founder and CEO, NexChange

Panel Discussion

Topic: Fintech Threatens to Eat Bank's Lunch? - An Exploration of the Win-Win-Win Collaboration Between Bank and Fintech

 

Panelists:

  • Alex Campbell
    Managing Director of Asia, Xero
  • Henri Arslanian
    FinTech & RegTech Lead, China/HK & U.S. Liaison, PwC
  • Kelvin Teo
    Co-Founder & Director, Funding Societies|Modalku
  • Paul Jung
    Head of Products, North East Asia, VISA
4:00 - 4:20pm
Mikaal Abdulla
Mikaal Abdulla

CEO & Co-founder, 8 Securities

Amazing Asian Fintech Story

Topic: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Company
4:20 - 5:05pm
Moderator: Emil Chan
Moderator: Emil Chan

Internet Finance SIG Chairman & Vice President, IProA

Panel Discussion

Topic: Look Underneath the Surface - Problem, Potentials, Redflags and What's Next for Hong Kong Fintech Development

Panelists:

  • Peter Koo
    Partner of Advisory in Audit, Deloitte China
  • Rogers Chan
    Senior Manager, Risk & Strategy, SFC
  • Sammy Kam
    Technical Director, Octopus Holdings Limited
  • Sean Seah
    Head of Digital Experience, HSBC
5:10pm

End of Conference

Leaders of today’s and tomorrow’s banking and finance industry just need the spirit of START. You will not want to miss experiencing the positive energy, momentum and inspirations of START Fintech Conference 2017.

Keynote Speakers

(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their first name)

  • Guo

    Kevin

    Guo

    Co-founder & CEO of Dianrong | Chairman of Starwin Capital

  • Yong

    Stanley

    Yong

    Head of Innovation Acceleration, Monetary Authority of Singagpore

Elite Speakers

(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their first name)

  • Siwoku

    Aaron

    Siwoku

    Founder & CEO, TOAST, Singapore

  • Campbell

    Alex

    Campbell

    Managing Director of Asia, Xero

  • Work

    Andrew

    Work

    Head Content Strategist, Asia Pacific, NexChange

  • Chan

    Andy

    Chan

    Co-founder & CEO, Qupital Limited

  • Ho

    Bianca

    Ho

    Co-founder & COO, Clare.AI

  • Chan

    Chee-Sing

    Chan

    Content Strategist, Edelman

  • Rosa

    David

    Rosa

    Co-founder & CEO, Neat Limited

  • Chan

    Donald

    Chan

    Director, Asia Pacific, BondIT.

  • Chan

    Emil

    Chan

    Internet Finance SIG Chairman & VP, IProA

  • Arslanian

    Henri

    Arslanian

    FinTech & RegTech Lead, China/HK & U.S. Liaison, PwC

  • Lau

    Jason

    Lau

    Co-founder & VP of Business Development, OKLink

  • Lee

    Juwan

    Lee

    Founder and CEO, NexChange

  • Teo

    Kelvin

    Teo

    Co-founder & Director, Funding Societies-Modalku

  •  Abdulla

    Mikaal

    Abdulla

    Co-founder & CEO, 8 Securities Limited

  • Jung

    Paul

    Jung

    Head of Products, North East Asia, VISA

  • Koo

    Peter

    Koo

    Partner of Advisory in Audit, Deloitte China

  • Chan

    Rogers

    Chan

    Senior Manager, Risk & Strategy, SFC

  • Lee

    SG

    Lee

    Founder & CEO, Viva Republica, South Korea

  • Kam

    Sammy

    Kam

    Technical Director, Octopus Holdings Limited

  • Seah

    Sean

    Seah

    Head of Digital Experience, HSBC

  • Yokokawa

    Tusyoshi

    Yokokawa

    Co-founder & CEO, Alpaca, Japan

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Address

1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
www.hkcec.com

How to get there

MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A5, walk along the footbridge of O’Brien Road, pass through Immigration Tower and Central Plaza to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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