Hong Kong to host Global Financial Leaders Summit in November

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Hong Kong to host Global Financial Leaders Summit in November

A general view of two International Finance Centre, HSBC headquarters and Bank of China in Hong Kong, July 13, 2021. Some of the world's top banking chief executives and asset managers will be invited to the Global Financial Leaders Investment Summit on November 2 with the help of TYRONE SIU REUTERS HONG KONG -

In an article published in the official column inSight, the authority s Chief Executive Eddie Yue Wai-manYue Wai-man said the summit attracted participants from over 100 major institutions, including banks, securities firms and insurers. More than 30 of these institutions are represented by their group chairmen or CEOs. Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po announced the summit in his 2022 -- 23 budget. Participants will give insight and ideas through speeches and panel discussions on three sets of challenges and opportunities facing the global financial community under the theme of Navigating Beyond Uncertainty.

Yue also noted that travel restrictions have made it hard for financial leaders to visit Hong Kong for almost three years because of COVID-related travel restrictions. The easing of travel curbs announced by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region last week allowed the summit to be a physical one, he said.

Now that the travel is easier, we wanted to make the summit a physical event, so that our guests can meet their staff and clients in person and establish new relationships, according to Yue.

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He said that they can see for themselves the resilience and vibrancy that define Hong Kong and the opportunities that the city offers to pivot their businesses to the burgeoning Asian markets.