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HK summit to welcome financial leaders in November

2022-09-29 HKT 10:04
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  • Eddie Yue says he’s grateful to those who will travel to attend the summit at a time when some anti-epidemic controls remain in place in Hong Kong. Photo: ISD
    Eddie Yue says he’s grateful to those who will travel to attend the summit at a time when some anti-epidemic controls remain in place in Hong Kong. Photo: ISD
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority on Thursday said more than 30 leaders of global financial institutions will attend a summit it plans to host in the SAR on November 2.

The authority’s chief executive, Eddie Yue, said top executives and chairs would be among some 200 representatives from over 100 major institutions including banks and securities firms, as well as private equity and venture capital firms, who will take part. The event's theme is “Navigating Beyond Uncertainty”.

According to the programme released on the authority’s website, a welcoming dinner will be held at the M+ Museum on November 1 and the summit will run from 9am to 2pm at the Four Seasons Hotel the next day.

Those who will speak in panel discussions include the Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman, Blackstone President Jonathan Gray, UBS Chairman Colm Kelleher, and the CEO of Goldman Sachs, David Solomon.

Yue noted that Covid-related travel restrictions have made it difficult for financial leaders to visit Hong Kong for almost three years.

He said he was grateful to those who will travel to attend the summit at a time when some anti-epidemic controls remain in place in Hong Kong.

“For most of them this will only be a short visit and we need to make sure they can meet people, do business and build relationships in the kind of business-as-usual way they expect from a vibrant international city,” Yue wrote.

“The latest relaxation of some of the control measures is helpful and provides a good basis for us to finalise an appropriate set of arrangements to facilitate the visit of our guests and make the summit a success, which will underline Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre.”