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22.01.2018

HKUST-FTAHK Joint Panel Examines a New Era of Smart Banking in Hong Kong

The HKUST Business School (Alumni Office) and the Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) co-organized their first FinTech Panel to discuss the roadmap ahead to further advance smart banking development in Hong Kong.

The HKUST Business School is a leader in global business education and committed to facilitating an informed discussion on topical issues. The collaboration with FTAHK has provided an exceptional platform for industry-academia exchange, with a view to promoting and contributing to a conducive ecology for FinTech.

The panel featured Prof KC Chan, Adjunct Professor of Finance and former Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury of HKSAR Government; Mr Alex Kong, Founder and Chairman of TNG FinTech Group; as well as two HKUST alumni: Mr Samson Lee, Founder & CEO of COIN STREET, and Mr Tat Lee, General Manager of Welab Hong Kong.

Moderated by Ms Veronica Fung, FTAHK Co-chair of Financial Inclusion and Literacy and also an HKUST alumna, the panel discussed the current regulatory regime, market risks, customer experience, and talent development, among others, to build a thriving FinTech sector. The speakers provided insights into the new skills and mindsets needed, ways to drive innovation, and the role the government should play to support the industry and educate the public.

The event held on 17 January, was keen to bring members of the HKUST community closer to the industry.  It attracted an audience of over 150, comprising students and alumni from the HKUST Business School, FTAHK members and industry practitioners.

About FTAHK

The FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) is an independent, not-for-profit, member-driven organization that is the voice of the FinTech community in Hong Kong. Members range from promising startups and passionate individuals to global financial institutions and service providers. FTAHK is currently led by a volunteer group of board members from the FinTech community who care about the future of FinTech in Hong Kong, greater China and Asia.

The FinTech Panel attracts a full house of over 150 guests.
The panel initiates an interactive dialogue about the road ahead for Hong Kong to build a thriving FinTech sector.
(From left) Moderator Ms Veronica Fung, FTAHK Co-chair of Financial Inclusion and Literacy; speakers including Mr Samson Lee, Founder & CEO of COIN STREET; Mr Tat Lee, General Manager of Welab Hong Kong; Mr Alex Kong, Founder and Chairman of TNG FinTech Group; Prof KC Chan, Adjunct Professor of Finance; together with Prof Chen Tai Yuan, Associate Dean & MBA Program Director, who presented souvenirs to the speakers.

Media enquiries

HKUST Business School

John Poon

Tel: (852) 3469 2090

Email:  johnpoon@ust.hk

 

Clare Chan

Tel: (852) 2358 8242

Email: clarechan@ust.hk