Asian Financial Forum 2017 Press Conference

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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

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
Mr Chen QuanshengCounsellorThe State Council of the People’s Republic of China
Mr Stephen P. GroffVice-President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the PacificAsian Development Bank
Dr Tao ZhangDeputy Managing DirectorInternational Monetary Fund
Mr Andrea EnriaChairpersonEuropean Banking Authority
Mr Saeb EignerChairmanDubai Financial Services Authority
Ms Ksenia YudaevaFirst Deputy GovernorThe Bank of Russia
Mr Christian NoyerHonorary GovernorBanque de France
Mr Simon Kirby, MPEconomic SecretaryTreasury (City Minister), UK
Mr Eoghan Murphy, TDMinister of State for Financial ServicesIreland
Dr Kairat KelimbetovGovernorAstana International Financial Centre, Kazakhstan
Dr Mohammad KhazaeeVice MinisterEconomic Affairs and Finance of Iran
Mr Mirza AdityaswaraSenior Deputy GovernorBank Indonesia
Mr Kiatchai SophastienphongVice Minister for FinanceThailand
Mr Mihály VargaMinister for National EconomyHungary
Mr Lars OttersgårdExecutive Vice President, Head of Market TechnologyNasdaq


The Financial Leaders
Mr Ding XuedongChairman & CEOChina Investment Corporation
Mr Mao JunChair of Investment Banking CommitteeBOC International
Mr Wang HongzhangChairman and Executive DirectorChina Construction Bank
Mr Tim FreshwaterChairmanGoldman Sachs
Mr Nicolás AguzinAsia Pacific Chairman & CEOJ.P. Morgan
Ms Jing UlrichManaging Director and Vice Chairman of Asia PacificJ.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Mr Norihiro TakahashiPresidentGovernment Pension Investment Fund, Japan
Mr Sung-Soo EunChairman and Chief Executive OfficerKorea Investment Corporation
Ms Suyi KimManaging Director, Head of Asia PacificCanada Pension Plan Investment Board
Ms Helen WongGroup General Manager and Chief Executive, Greater ChinaHSBC
Mr Thomas DengManaging Director, Regional CIO Greater China & Chief China StrategistUBS
Mr Benjamin Hung Pi Cheng, BBS, JPRegional Chief Executive Officer, Greater China & North AsiaStandard Chartered Bank
Mr Ben WayChief Executive OfficerMacquarie Group
Mr Gordon IpInvestment DirectorValue Partners


The Corporate Leaders
Mr Raymond L. ConnerVice ChairmanThe Boeing Company
Mr Chairul TanjungFounder and ChairmanCT Corp
Mr Jaime Augusto Zobel de AyalaChairman and Chief Executive OfficerAyala Corporation
Mr Ashwani GoelHead and General ManagerTATA South-East Asia
Mr Anthony Nightingale, CMG, SBS, JPDirectorJardine 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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