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Global Financial Leaders to Meet at 10th Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong

The 10th Asian Financial Forum will have many of the world’s top economists and financial leaders gathering at the iconic Hong Kong Trade Convention and Exhibition Center.

More than 100+ prominent leaders will be speaking at the event.

10th Asian Financial Forum, Hong Kong

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Asian Financial Forum 2017 Press Conference

Entering its 10th edition, the Asian Financial Forum (AFF), co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held on 16th and 17th January 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

Some 2,800 financial and business leaders, policymakers, investors and high net-worth individuals from around the world are expected to participate.


Keynote Luncheons

A key highlight of the event is the Keynote Luncheons. In 2016, Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was the Keynote speaker.

This year, world-reknowned Dr Mohamed A El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, Chair of US President Barack Obama’s Global Development Council, former CEO and Co-CIO at PIMCO, will be the special Keynote speaker on the 16th of January 2017.

The following day (17th January 2017), the Keynote speaker will be Dr Raghuram Rajan, Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago the Booth School and previously the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.


Global Financial & Economic Leaders Attending

Governments, Authorities & Exchanges
Name Title Company
Mr Chen Quansheng Counsellor The State Council of the People’s Republic of China
Mr Stephen P. Groff Vice-President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Asian Development Bank
Dr Tao Zhang Deputy Managing Director International Monetary Fund
Mr Andrea Enria Chairperson European Banking Authority
Mr Saeb Eigner Chairman Dubai Financial Services Authority
Ms Ksenia Yudaeva First Deputy Governor The Bank of Russia
Mr Christian Noyer Honorary Governor Banque de France
Mr Simon Kirby, MP Economic Secretary Treasury (City Minister), UK
Mr Eoghan Murphy, TD Minister of State for Financial Services Ireland
Dr Kairat Kelimbetov Governor Astana International Financial Centre, Kazakhstan
Dr Mohammad Khazaee Vice Minister Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran
Mr Mirza Adityaswara Senior Deputy Governor Bank Indonesia
Mr Kiatchai Sophastienphong Vice Minister for Finance Thailand
Mr Mihály Varga Minister for National Economy Hungary
Mr Lars Ottersgård Executive Vice President, Head of Market Technology Nasdaq


The Financial Leaders
Name Title Company
Mr Ding Xuedong Chairman & CEO China Investment Corporation
Mr Mao Jun Chair of Investment Banking Committee BOC International
Mr Wang Hongzhang Chairman and Executive Director China Construction Bank
Mr Tim Freshwater Chairman Goldman Sachs
Mr Nicolás Aguzin Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO J.P. Morgan
Ms Jing Ulrich Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Mr Norihiro Takahashi President Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan
Mr Sung-Soo Eun Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Korea Investment Corporation
Ms Suyi Kim Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Ms Helen Wong Group General Manager and Chief Executive, Greater China HSBC
Mr Thomas Deng Managing Director, Regional CIO Greater China & Chief China Strategist UBS
Mr Benjamin Hung Pi Cheng, BBS, JP Regional Chief Executive Officer, Greater China & North Asia Standard Chartered Bank
Mr Ben Way Chief Executive Officer Macquarie Group
Mr Gordon Ip Investment Director Value Partners


The Corporate Leaders
Name Title Company
Mr Raymond L. Conner Vice Chairman The Boeing Company
Mr Chairul Tanjung Founder and Chairman CT Corp
Mr Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ayala Corporation
Mr Ashwani Goel Head and General Manager TATA South-East Asia
Mr Anthony Nightingale, CMG, SBS, JP Director Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited


Top Leaders from Hong Kong
  • The Hon C Y Leung, Chief Executive, Hong Kong SAR
  • Mr Vincent HS Lo, Chairman Hong Kong Trade Development Council & Shui On Group
  • The Hon Laura M Cha, Non-official Member of the Executive Council, Hong Kong SAR
  • Mr Norman T. L. Chan, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • and many more … …


About Asian Financial Forum

The Asian Financial Forum is the flagship event of the International Financial Week.  On the week commencing 16th January 2017, a series of financial events are being held to showcase Hong Kong’s competitive edge in financial services, covering cross-border marketing access, private equity and alternative investment.

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