A series of concurrent workshops will also be held. These will examine opportunities ranging from the liberalisation of the mainland’s financial market to renminbi internationalisation, captive insurance, Islamic finance, ASEAN, opportunities in natural resources and energy and Chinese outbound investment.
Delegations of senior executives from Australia, Canada, Chinese mainland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Thailand, the United States and the United Kingdom are among those taking part in the forum. looking for mainland capital. At AFF 2013, the deal flow matchmaking session organised close to 500 one-on-one meetings. opportunities in a variety of countries, including Australia, Canada, Russia and Spain.
Following the forum, AFF participants can visit Qianhai, across the border from Hong Kong. Qianhai is being developed into a special economic zone and testing ground for financial liberalisation. Participants are also welcome to join other events taking place during international financial week, which begins on January 13. Highlights include the Asia private equity forum and the annual international conference on China’s economy, as well as visits to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Launched in 2007, the AFF is Asia’s premier annual financial and business event. AFF 2013, which took place in January, drew more than 2,000 business and government leaders from 39 countries and regions, and over 90 distinguished speakers. The forum is organised by the Hong Kong government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.