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Full house for the Cyberport NexChange Inaugural Fintech O-2-O Meetup
Innovators, investors, finance professionals and media gathered in Hong Kong's Cyberport yesterday for the Inaugural Fintech O-2-O Meetup co-hosted by Cyberport and NexChange. Nearly 200 people in total attended the event which featured three presentations and a panel discussions on fintech trends in Hong Kong.
The event kicked off with an introduction from Cyberport CEO Herman Lam, followed by brief presentation from NexChange CEO and founder Juwan Lee. Chris Dark, president international at working capital marketplace C2FO, gave the keynote speech and set the tone for the event, talking about digitial disruption in the finance industry and how innovative start-ups can work with industry incumbents.
The panel was chaired by NexChange associate managing editor Rupert Walker and included:
Dominic Wong, head of large merchant acquisition, PayPal
Jame McKoegh, partner, KPMG
Mukesh Bubna, founder and CEO of Monexo.
Van Ta, founder of STP-Suisse Tech Partners
The lively discussion covered the evolution and revolution brought about by fintech and Hong Kong's role in developing the industry in Asia. Participants also had an engaging debate over the distinction between fintech - the leveraging of technology to create new financial products - and so-called "tech-fin" - using technology innovation to support and grow the existing financial service ecosystem.
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