Lingnan and Smart City Consortium co-organise conference to promote Fintech
To raise the awareness of financial technology (Fintech) among the general public and enterprises in Hong Kong, facilitate the healthy development of Fintech ecosystem in the city and promote it as a Fintech hub in Asia, the Executive eCommerce and FinTech Conference, co-organised by Lingnan University and the Smart City Consortium was held on 2 November at the Zero Carbon Building.
The Conference provides an ample opportunity for senior executives of enterprises to learn about the latest development of Fintech in Hong Kong and how it affects their ways of doing business. It provides an interactive information platform to exchange knowledge and ideas of Fintech among key stakeholders, industry players, authorities and research bodies of Hong Kong. The event also serves as an initiator and knowledge transfer collaborator of Fintech industry research, application and solution development.
The occasion was honoured by the presence of Dr David Chung Wai-keung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government as guest of honour. The Conference, with presentations by speakers who are senior executives, industry professionals and academics, focused on the needs of Hong Kong enterprises in the emerging Fintech market, and explored emerging Fintech technologies in e-payments, big data analytics, e-ID, e-Cheques, virtual currency, block-chain, e-Commerce, cyber security and its development potential in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.
Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University, in his welcoming remarks, pointed out that appreciating the success of advancing technology would require multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach in higher education and research. “Lingnan University, being a leading liberal arts university in Asia, is well positioned to offer a broad-based education with regional and international perspectives for our students. Fostering deep collaboration between humanities and technology has long been the mission of Lingnan University,” said Prof Mok.
Taking the opportunity of this Conference, the University and the Smart City Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their collaboration in promoting and establishing Hong Kong as a Smart City.
The MOU covers collaborations in the areas of joint application for funding to facilitate related research projects, organising events such as local and international conferences, seminars and symposiums to promote Hong Kong’s status as a Smart City, enhancing internship and employment opportunities for students of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and designing professional training for industry executives.
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