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SFST to visit San Francisco
     The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau, will leave for San Francisco, the United States, early tomorrow morning (May 29) for a three-day visit to learn about the city's experience in developing financial technology (fintech) and to promote Hong Kong as a preferred listing platform for both initial public offerings and secondary listings.
     While in San Francisco, Mr Lau will visit a number of financial institutions and technology companies including startups, innovation centres, incubators and a payments technology enterprise.

     In addition, he will meet with venture capitalists, university professors, members of the business sector and professionals to discuss opportunities in Hong Kong and areas for collaboration. He will also pay a courtesy call on the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco, Mr Luo Linquan.

     In addition, Mr Lau will give keynote speeches at two luncheons hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco for fintech and business leaders to introduce the latest developments of the Hong Kong financial market and efforts by the Government in promoting fintech and green finance.

     Mr Lau will return to Hong Kong on Saturday (June 2). During his absence, the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Joseph Chan, will be the Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.
Ends/Monday, May 28, 2018
Issued at HKT 11:00
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