To kick off the Year of the Ox, the HKETO in Singapore is presenting our first webinar at 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on 4 March (Thursday) for the business community and our key stakeholders in Singapore over the Zoom platform. The webinar – “Our Finance Story: Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area and the World” is the first of our webinar series featuring distinguished guest speakers from Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region.

Supported by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong-Singapore Business Association (HSBA) and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), this webinar will bring to you the latest updates about various new opportunities in store for you in the new year, as well as insights from the industry player perspective.

In this webinar, you will first hear a keynote presentation by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (SFST) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Mr Christopher Hui, on the following topics:

• Monetary and fiscal stability of Hong Kong in times of COVID-19;
• New opportunities ahead in the financial services industry in Hong Kong;
• FinTech industry, ecosystem and developments in Hong Kong;
• New developments of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) that Singapore businesses/investors may take advantage of; and
• Hong Kong’s long-term financial stability and the National Security Law

You will also hear a sharing by the Group CEO of OCBC Bank, Mr Samuel Tsien, after SFST’s presentation, about how Hong Kong has been a part of their Finance Story from the industry player perspective.

A Q&A session to be moderated by the Director of the HKETO in Singapore, Mr Wong Chun To, will follow afterwards, and you are most welcome to raise any questions which you may have in mind to our speakers.

To secure your seat in this webinar, please find below a link for registration. You are also most welcome to share this invitation with your contacts before we open for public registration.


+ Mr. Christopher Hui

Appointed the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on 22 April 2020, Mr Christopher Hui serves on the boards of Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited, Hong Kong Airport Authority and also as the Chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Hui was the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council. He spent 13 years at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, having been the Managing Director for Market Development and Head of Project Management and also in various senior roles in Listing and Market Development. He also worked for a number of multi-national companies in the private sector. He started his career as an Administrative Officer in the Government in 1999 and served in the Economic Development Branch, the Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing and the Home Affairs Department.

Mr Hui previously held a number of public roles including Councillor of the City University of Hong Kong, Member of the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority Process Review Panel, Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Review Committee and also Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Disciplinary Panel.

Mr Hui holds Bachelor and Master (Hon) Degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and Master of Business Administration Degree from INSEAD. He also attended the Stanford Executive Programme (SEP).

+ Mr. Samuel Tsien

Mr Samuel Tsien was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Bank on 15 April 2012, and appointed to the Board of Directors on 13 February 2014.

Mr Tsien joined OCBC Bank in July 2007 as Senior Executive Vice President, managing the Group’s corporate and commercial banking business. In 2008, he assumed the position as Global Head of Global Corporate Bank. He has over 40 years of banking experience.

Prior to joining OCBC Bank, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of China Construction Bank (Asia) when China Construction Bank acquired Bank of America (Asia). From 1995 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America (Asia), and Asia Consumer and Commercial Banking Group Executive of Bank of America Corporation. Mr Tsien holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mark your diary to join the webinar

Date: 4 March 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (GMT+8) 
[This webinar will be conducted in English and using ZOOM.]

Please register in advance via the link below:

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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