Business delegation to Hong Kong & Shenzhen – 13 to 18 January 2019

AFF2019 Business delegation to Hong Kong & Shenzhen - 13th to 18th January 2019

“Creating a Sustainable and Inclusive Future”

Theme for the 2019 Asian Financial Forum as part of International Finance week in Hong Kong.

Meet the 2019 Delegates
Click the image to find out more about the 2019 Delegates

The Asian Financial Forum (AFF), now in its 12th year, is presented by the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC) on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th January. It brings together some of the most influential members of the global financial and business community to discuss business and economic trends as well as sustainability, with a strong focus on FinTech, entrepreneurship and start-ups.

With a focus towards sustainability, inclusiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship, the theme of “Creating a Sustainable and Inclusive Future”, will include issues such as financial inclusion,  openness and green finance.

The AFF is also a platform for thought leadership and networking:

  • AFF Deal Flow – business matching co-organised by Hong Kong Private Equity and Venture Capital Association where those with projects can pitch to potential investors from around the world. You can view the 2018 project template here 
  • Innoventure Salon at the AFF Deal Flow will feature venture capitalists, experienced innovators, start-ups at the Startup Zone, Investor Alley, Project Demos, Mentor Hours and Startup Clinic
  • FinTech Showcase – will be launched for financial institutions and technology companies to present their latest innovations and solutions related to FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Data, Blockchain, Cyber Security, InsurTech, Payment Tech, RegTech and WealthTech.
Download the HKTDC Presentation for 2019 AFF

Australia at the AFF Expo

2018 delegates with Kelly O’Dwyer, Financial Services Minister & Michaela Browning, Australia Consul-General

We will have a prominent position in the expo to attract conference attendees and speakers interested in Australia. You can also connect with other delegates by downloading the HKTDC Conference App.

Overview of the official AFF program with speakers (tbc)
Wednesday Option 1:
Asian Private Equity Forum (APEF)

APEF is a major Private Equity and Venture Capital Forum organised by the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA).

Overview of the Forum
Wednesday Option 2:
Day trip to Shenzhen, China

If you haven’t been to China, this is a great opportunity to cross the border and experience the size and colour of China. Thirty years ago, Shenzhen was a fishing village. Today it is the centre of innovation. Leaving from Hong Kong and passing over the border, there will be a visit to the free trade zone, briefings with local companies and networking with industry associations, government and the local business community before returning to Hong Kong in the evening.

A valid visa for China will be required – details here
Family Office Conference
Eva Law, Asia Family Office with Adam Goern, Farms and Finance

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January is the Family Office Solutions Showcase (FOSS), the exclusive conference of the Asian Family Office (AFO). Delegates can connect with families and intermediaries throughout the conference and arrange one-on-one meetings. There will also be a limited number of speaking spots to showcase the expertise of our delegates.

Download the 2019 FOSS and Associated events list Download the 2018 Agenda

Other business networking events

The Australian & New Zealand mission includes a range of bespoke activities commencing with the Sunday evening Welcome Cocktail with local VIPs, an exclusive dinner with the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), networking with the Australian & New Zealand Chambers of Commerce and a Junk Cruise on Hong Kong harbour hosted by Hong Kong Corporate Services Group.

Download the current itinerary

Delegate Preparation

Preparation starts with a personal consultation with Delegation Leader Stacey Martin. First step is to understand your business and objectives for the mission, review your LinkedIn profile and produce a dual-language profile for the Delegate Booklet.

We will also consider potential introductions from the Expat Advisors Community network in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and of course set up on WeChat to start the communication with delegates and supporters.

For those looking at capital raising or funding for their projects, will include a complimentary story on our Open Sesame business introduction platforms along with preparation for the AFF Deal Flow matching.

Prior to departure there will be a pre-mission briefing on Tuesday 8th January as well as a post event leanings and business outcomes session scheduled for Monday 11th February, 2019.

We have also put together some useful information on logistics to help make your experience as seamless as possible – you can access the  Information Booklet here.

Who Should Attend

  • Businesses, professional services and financial markets participants including fund managers, family office, fintech, and professional services, venture capital and start-ups
  • Businesses with projects seeking strategic partners and investors who can also be showcased on our Open Sesame platform
  • Local businesses and professionals who are planning the attend the AFF and have a connection to Australia as an expatriate or are looking for mutual business opportunities – package details here.
View the 2018 Delegate Booklet
2018 Welcome Cocktail for delegates and VIPs including VIC and NSW Trade & Investment.

Briefing Events

Join us over the coming weeks to hear more about business opportunities in Hong Kong, the week long program, and who you could potentially meet while having a great time!

Sydney – Thursday, 15th November at 5.30 hosted by HKTDC and Export Council at Hong Kong House – book here

Brisbane  – Friday, 16th November at 12.30 pm  hosted by Export Council at Spruson & Ferguson – book here

Melbourne – Monday, 19th November at 12.30 pm hosted by Export Council at Rigby Cooke – book here

Perth – Thursday, 29th November at 12.30 pm hosted by Export Council at Ernst & Young – book here
Hong Kong – Monday 3rd December at 3.00 pm hosted by HKTDC at SME Center HKCEC – book here.

Your Investment

Delegates from Australia and New Zealand – $A3,500 plus GST, and $A3,000 plus GST for additional delegates from the same company.

Local delegates – expats and local businesses to participate in the AFF and activities – details here.

Sponsorship packages – a limited number of packages are available for key sector supporters which provide additional promotional opportunities – details here.

Note the delegate fee does not cover flights and accommodation, however we can assist with travel partners and suggested flights and accommodation. For contact details and information on how to arrange your Chinese Visa click here.

For questions complete the enquiry form below or contact Delegation Leader, Stacey Martin Phone: +61 413 127 677

Download  the Delegation Flyer here. 
Download the Current Itinerary here.
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All activities, timings and venues are subject to change. Participation in the delegation will be subject to our terms and conditions you can view here. 

To book download the Booking Form

The booking form includes your personal details as well as your business information for the Delegate Booklet.

Download Booking Forum here.