UK and Hong Kong trade agencies open fintech awards programme

UK and Hong Kong trade agencies open fintech awards programme

UK fintech firms are being encouraged to pitch for the chance to showcase their technology to business leaders in Hong Kong under an awards programme overseen by Invest Hong Kong and the UK's Department for International Trade.

The initiative follow the launch in September of the UK-Hong Kong Fintech Bridge to foster closer collaboration at government, regulator and business level in the Fintech sector.

For InvestHK the awards programme is seen as a way to tap the rich seam of fintech talent in the UK and showcase the opportunities Hong Kong presents as a conduit to Asia.

The deadline for submissions closes at 18:00 GMT on February 23, with the best entries invited to participate in a pitching competition judged by sector experts from both the UK and Hong Kong. Eligible companies muist be at least two years old and have a compelling business proposition for expanision in Hon Kong and mainland China.

Thorsten Terweiden, InvestHK’s deputy head of fintech based in London, said: “We’re very excited about this new award, and about the possibility of introducing top fintech talent from the UK to the range of opportunities that exist in Hong Kong. The experience will undoubtedly be hugely informative and helpful, but it will also be a real game changer for the winner.”

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