Work­shop Themes

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

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.

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