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Hong Kong to Host Asian Financial Forum in January 2011
International Event to Address Growing Opportunities in Asia

8 December 2010 – Asia’s expanding role in the global economy will be a central focus for international panelists and guests who will gather in Hong Kong next month for the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) under the theme Asia: Reshaping the Global Agenda.

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), AFF 2011 will address major issues, challenges and opportunities facing the region and the Chinese mainland in particular.

The forum offers current market intelligence and insight as well as networking opportunities for industry professionals, including bankers, institutional investors, fund managers, business leaders, senior executives and regional policymakers. Topical issues will include changing dynamics of economic growth, exchange regimes and renminbi business, cross-border and regional investment opportunities and hedging against currency uncertainties.

Prominent Speakers
Speakers scheduled to attend AFF 2011 include Standard Chartered PLC Chairman John Peace; Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Mundell; Bank of China Ltd Chairman Xiao Gang; Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) CEO Patrick Raaflaub; Fidelity International President of Investment Anthony Bolton; China Mobile Ltd Executive Director and Chairman Wang Jianzhou; Legend Holdings Ltd Chairman and President Liu Chuanzhi; UC RUSAL Deputy CEO and Member of the Executive Committee Oleg Mukhamedshin; and China International Capital Corporation Ltd CEO Levin Zhu. Interviews with Mr Xiao and Professor Mundell are now available on the HKTDC webcast service.

A series of thematic workshops will be held on issues such as Greater China financial cooperation, Hong Kong as China’s global financial centre, gold as a currency, the latest European regulatory framework, and investment opportunities in Canada, Japan and Russia. The 2011 forum will also include DealFlow, a half-day, deal-making session featuring one-on-one meetings between companies and potential investors.

AFF 2011
A global financial conference, AFF was first held in 2007 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR. The January 2010 event drew more than 1,500 participants, a new Forum record, including more than 60 high-profile speakers. Nearly 50 per cent of those who attended AFF 2010 were from outside Hong Kong, and attendance was up 37 per cent from the previous year. More than 370 journalists from 31 countries and regions covered AFF 2010.

Forum Website: www.asianfinancialforum.com
List of Speakers: http://www.asianfinancialforum.com/en/info_speakers.htm
HKTDC Webcasts: http://www.youtube.com/hktdc or www.hktdc.com/info/webcast/en/webcast.htm

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Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:

Joe Kainz
Tel: (852) 2584 4216
Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org

About the HKTDC
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com 

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