Draft Itinerary for 2018 AFF Mission

2018 Itinerary (draft)2017 ItineraryPre-Mission BriefingsHong Kong Events
Following is a draft of the Itinerary in progress being designed to meet delegate objectives, current topics, and local experts.

Sunday 14th January

6.00 pm Welcome Cocktail event for delegates and local dignitaries

Monday 15th January

8.15 am Meet at Convention Centre for delegate photo and entry into the AFF Conference including keynote presentations

5.00 pm AFF Cocktail Function

7.00 pm PBEC Dinner with Speaker panel – invite from Deborah Biber, CEO, Pacific Basin Economic Council

Tuesday 16th January

7.30 am AFF Breakfast event

9.00 am AFF Sessions including workshops & AFF Deal Flow

6.00 pm AustCham Mix at Six (tbc)

Wednesday 17th January to Friday 19th January

Delegate Seminars:

  • Migration and related services (2-3 hrs)
  • Property and related services (2-3 hrs)

Local Briefings on topics of interest: 

  • Visit to CBA Innovation Centre, Hong Kong
  • Business, Investment and trade opportunities in Hong Kong
  • Regulatory environment for financial services professionals
  • Proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) – Hong Kong and Australia & benefits of a Double Tax Agreement (DTA)
  • One Belt One Road – opportunities for Australian services companies
  • Mutual Recognition for Funds Management & Shanghai – Hong Kong Stock Connect

International Finance Week Events:

  • Family Office Conference & Asia Deal Matching
  • Stock Exchange Visit
  • Fintec or other relevant events

Private Meetings throughout the week

Date Time Activity Venue

15th January

6.30 pm to

8.30 pm

Welcome Cocktail for delegates, partners, local VIP’s and networks The Envoy at The Pottinger, 3/F 74 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
Monday 16th January 8.00 am


All to convene for coffee, badges and group photo Harbour Road Coffee Shop

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

8.30 am for 9 am to 6.00 pm Day 1 of AFF – Plenary Sessions, networking and Exhibitions HKCEC
6.15 pm to 8 pm AFF 10th Birthday cocktail function HKCEC
Tuesday 17th January 8 am to

9.30 am

Securities and Futures Commission – private breakfast briefing on KYC Stacey & Paul with Carolyn Butler
8.15 am to

6 pm

AFF Day 2 including Breakfast event, plenaries and breakout sessions.

AFF Deal Flow, sector presentations and financial services consultations

All to HKCEC
6 pm to

8 pm

Mix at Six with AustCham Hong Kong and NZ Chamber of Commerce Tamarind Terrace, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre,

30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Wednesday 18th January 8.30 am to

1 pm, followed by lunch until 2.15 pm

Family Office Conference covering set-up, jurisdiction, regulatory issues, family governance, legacy, philanthropy, multigenerational wealth, succession for Asian families (see program for morning session overviews and speakers of this 2-day conference) 8/F Prince’s Building,

10 Chater Road,

Central, Hong Kong

3 pm to

5 pm

Hong Kong Investment Funds Association briefing on funds management in Asia from Cindy Chen, Managing Director, Citibank & Marie-Anne Kong, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers 50/F Citibank Tower Plaza,

3 Garden Rd,

Central, Hong Kong

    Taxis From Citibank Tower Central to Sha Tin Racecourse
6 pm to

11 pm

Hong Kong Jockey Club, dinner in private box with The Hub, children and youth centre charity Members Entrance

Private box F632

Sha Tin Racecourse,

Sha Tin, New Territories.

Thursday 19th January 9 am to

11 am

Tour of CBA Innovation Hub

–        Why CBA is expanding in Hong Kong & Overseas interest in Australian Property – George Vallas

–        Overview of Fintec – Craig

–        Delegate present on Fintec platform – Adam Goern

–        RMB Internationalisation (Video)

CBA Innovation Hub

13/F One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

  Taxis to Cyberport
11.45 am to 2.00 pm Presentations and Lunch

Overview of structures, market entry – Carolyn Butler, CEO Hong Kong Trust Company

Cyberport overview of innovation in Hong Kong and tour –  Mark Clift, COO Cyberport

100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

Go to Meeting Room 1-2, Cyberport 1



4.00 pm to 5.30 pm “Investing In Australia”

Private briefing of Australian agricultural and property projects with Open Sesame

The American Club

48-49/F Two Exchange Square,8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

7 pm to

9.30 pm

Private Junk cruise of Hong Kong Harbour hosted by The Hong Kong Trust Company Depart Pier 9,

Central, Hong Kong


20th January

10 am to

11.00 am

Private Briefing at Invest Hong Kong with Rob Findlay from Next Money & “StartMeUp” orgainiser 25F Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
12 pm to

3 pm


Australia Day Lunch with keynote speaker Holly Ransom, the Youngest ‘Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women’.

followed by networking drinks

Ballroom, 5/F, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central


 This is the current program for the Australian Financial Services and Business delegation, led by Stacey Martin, Expat Advisors Community. The program may be subject to change due to new opportunities, delegate preferences or unforeseen circumstances. For further information contact Stacey Martin via email: stacey.martin@expatadvisorscommunity.com.au or call +61 413 127 677.

Perth – Monday 2nd October 2017

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm hosted by HKABA at Hopgood Ganin

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Melbourne – Thursday 4th October 2017

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm hosted by Bank of Melbourne

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Sydney – Tuesday 17th October 2017

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Level 5, Hong Kong House, 80 Druitt Street Sydney.

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Brisbane – Tuesday 24th October 2017

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Chew and Dormers, Level 11, 127 Creek  St, Brisbane.

RSVP: available soon

Auckland – Thursday 2nd November 2017

5.00 pm to 7.00 pm hosted by HKNZBA

RSVP: available soon

Hong Kong – Thursday 30th November 2017

5.00 pm to 7.00 pm hosted by HKTDC

RSVP: available soon



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