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To assignment editors:


16th Asian Financial Forum opens this Wednesday

Heavyweight speakers on-site for the first

large-scale financial event of the year


9 January 2023 – The 16th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held from 11 to 12 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre as well as online. Over 100 global policymakers and influential business leaders will share their insights on financial trends, latest fintech innovations and next generation business ideas.


Themed Accelerating Transformation: Impact ∙ Inclusion ∙ Innovation, the two-day Forum will feature over 40 discussion sessions and workshops in hybrid format with star-studded speakers, including  Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations; Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand; and Christiana Figueres, Co-founder of Global Optimism and Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. For other heavyweight speakers, please refer to the link in the table below.


Participants will be able to experience in-person the technologies of tomorrow and explore global investment opportunities under three highlighted zones – Fintech Showcase, InnoVenture Salon and FintechHK Start-up Salon, as well as the Global Investment Zone, where over 120 local and overseas exhibitors, international financial institutions, technology companies, start-ups and investment promotion agencies will exhibit in a hybrid format. The HKTDC and the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association will again co-organise the AFF Deal Flow Matchmaking Session that facilitates investors and project owners to connect and explore collaboration opportunities.


The Forum will be opened by John Lee, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR and Dr Peter Lam, Chairman of HKTDC. We cordially invite you or your media representatives to cover the event.


Details are as follows:



11 and 12 January 2023 (Wednesday and Thursday)


Hall 5B-E, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

Media Registration Counter

Next to the entrance of Hall 5D

(Note: From 7:45am to 12nn on Day 1 of the Forum (11 January), please use the lift adjacent to Hall 1D and visit 5/F for access to media registration counter)

Media Hub

Hall 5E (click here for the floor plan)


Asian Financial Forum:

AFF Programme:

AFF Speaker List:


Please note:

*********************Media Online Registration Form for AFF 2023**********************

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Media enquiries

Yuan Tung Financial Relations:

Tiffany Leung       Tel: (852) 3428 2361                Email:

Agnes Yiu             Tel: (852) 3428 5690                Email:

Fung Wong           Tel: (852) 3428 3122                Email:


HKTDC’s Communications & Public Affairs Department:

Katy Wong Tel: (852) 2584 4524              Email:

Snowy Chan        Tel: (852) 2584 4525                Email:

Sunny Ng             Tel: (852) 2584 4357                Email:


AFF Website:

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