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Kher Sheng Lee

Managing Director, Co-Head of APAC and Deputy Global Head of Government Affairs


08:30AM - 08:40AM | Opening Keynote Speaker

Joseph H. L. Chan, JP

Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (FSTB)


08:40AM - 08:55AM | Good morning Hong Kong


08:55AM - 09:35AM | Panel One: Hong Kong Today: Is It Ready for Tomorrow?

We gather industry pioneers and distinguished thought leaders to delve into the most pressing issues currently shaping Hong Kong's role as a global financial centre. This session takes a comprehensive look at the immediate challenges, regulatory transformations, and strategic initiatives that are defining Hong Kong's trajectory towards continued growth in a rapidly evolving global landscape.

William Hallatt

Partner, Co-Chair of the Global Financial Regulatory Group, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Joseph H. L. Chan, JP

Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (FSTB)


09:40AM - 10:25AM | Panel Two: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape: A Roadmap for Private Funds

Jiří Król

Deputy CEO, Global Head of Government Affairs, AIMA

Renée Caudeiron

Legal Counsel (Research & Development), Legal Division, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)

Matthias Feldmann

Partner and APAC Head of Funds & Investment Management, Clifford Chance

Jeremy Lam

Partner and Head of Financial Services Practice, Deacons

Saiko Nakagawa

Director for Asset Management Business, Financial Services Agency, Japan (JFSA)

Lim Cheng Khai

Executive Director, Financial Markets Development Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Christina Choi

Executive Director, Investment Products, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)


10:25AM - 10:40AM | Coffee Break Sponsored by Simmons & Simmons

An opportunity to engage with exhibitors and other delegates

10:40AM - 11:20AM | STREAM ONE

[MAIN BALLROOM]  AI & FinTech: How to Make Digital Transformation Work

King Leung

Head of Financial Services and Fintech, Invest Hong Kong

Hannah Cassidy

Partner, Head of Financial Services Regulatory, Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills

Shing Lee

Cloud Solution Strategist, Data & AI, Microsoft

[Room 2] Crypto Frontiers: The Integration of Digital Assets in Private Funds

Michael Wong

Partner, Financial Services and Investment Management, Dechert

[Room 3] Cybersecurity: Why are They Getting Thru' and How to Fortify Your Defences

[Room 4] Beyond Numbers: Making Your Valuations Real


11:20AM - 12:00PM | STREAM TWO

[MAIN BALLROOM] Green Growth: Tired or Not; ESG's here to stay?

Mark Weir

Deputy Global Head of Fund Services, Maples Group

Grace Chong

Head of Financial Regulatory, Singapore, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

[Room 2] The Talent Equation: Grow It or Buy It?

Giorgio Valente

Head, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR)

Candice Yip

Sr. HR Business Partner, International Office, Point72

[Room 3] AIMA Lift: Biohacking – Biohacking – Is Health Your Wealth?



[Room 4] Investing in Belonging: The business imperative for DE&I

Kate Wood

Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Leader, Financial Services, Asia Pacific, EY

Oliver Stern

Asia General Counsel, ExodusPoint Capital Management


01:15PM - 01:55PM | STREAM THREE

[MAIN BALLROOM] Raise your Game: IR & Marketing Rebooted

Josephia Feng

Director, Prime Financing Distribution, BofA Securities

Thomas Wong

Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations, First Beijing

[ROOM 2] Operational and Biz Excellence: Optimise Your Opportunities

Cora Tang

Managing Director, Global Hedge Product Manager and APAC Head of Product for Alternatives, State Street

Wout Kalis

Head of Asia Pacific, Broadridge Asset Management Solutions

[ROOM 3] The New Fund-Raising Wellspring: Wealth Channels, Seeders, and Family Offices

Gary Leung

Head of Alternatives, APAC Client, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Mathieu Forcioli

Global Head and APAC Head of Alternatives, HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC

Edwin Chan

Managing Director, Head of Asia & Head of Client Solutions APAC, iCapital

Eva Chan

Partner, Head of Hong Kong office, Simmons & Simmons

[ROOM 4] Playing by the Rules: Keeping Your Playbook Legal in a World of Sanctions

Philippa Allen

Managing Director, Regulatory Compliance, Asia, ComplianceAsia (part of IQ-EQ)

Joel Lim

Head of Business Development, APAC, FundApps

Lorna Chen

Asia Regional Managing Partner, Head of Greater China, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Colm Dawson

Partner, Regulatory & Risk Advisory Group, Walkers


01:55PM - 02:35PM | STREAM FOUR

[MAIN BALLROOM] Focus China: A Snapshot of Trends, Opportunities & Issues

Disheng Zhang

China Prime Brokerage Sales and Asia Head of Business Consulting, Morgan Stanley

Nicholas Chui, CFA,

Senior Vice President/Portfolio Manager Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity Hong Kong

[Room 2] Focus India: A Snapshot of Trends, Opportunities & Issues 

Sundeep Kumar

Vice President, Institutional Sales for Securities Services, BNP Paribas

Anish Mathew

CEO and CIO, Sundaram Asset Management Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Adi Kanthan

Executive Director, Asia Prime Brokerage Sales, Morgan Stanley

[Room 3] Focus Middle East: A Snapshot of Trends, Opportunities & Issues

Leo Chiu

Managing Director, Integrated Capital

[Room 4] A Geopolitical Conversation: Shifting Tectonic Plates


02:35PM - 02:50PM | Cha-Time Sponsored by Simmons & Simmons

An opportunity to engage with exhibitors and other delegates

03:40PM - 04:30PM | Panel Three: The Meeting of Minds – Investors Conversation

Henry Chau

Head of Investments, The Hong Kong Jockey Club


04:55PM - 05:00PM | Curtain Call: The Wrap-up


05:15PM - 08:15PM | EVENING NETWORKING COCKTAILS Sponsored by Deacons

The Continental – Unit 406, L4 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong