FS to visit London

     The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, will depart for London, the United Kingdom (UK), in the early hours of October 25.

     During his stay in London, Mr Chan will meet with government officials and Members of Parliament, as well as members of the business sector, to brief them on the latest developments of Hong Kong. He will address the Hong Kong Dinner in London, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, as well as a luncheon hosted by the Hong Kong Association to promote Hong Kong-UK bilateral trade ties. Mr Chan will also take part in several roundtable discussions and give an update on the city’s development in fintech, green finance, the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

     From October 28 to 30, Mr Chan will lead a fintech delegation of around 20 members to visit a fintech accelerator and incubator and meet with start-ups in London, with a view to bolstering collaboration between the two economies in promoting financial innovation.   

     Furthermore, he will take the opportunity to visit an academic institute and meet with Hong Kong people staying in the UK and students studying there.
     Mr Chan will return to Hong Kong in the afternoon on November 1. During his absence, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau, will act as the Financial Secretary.

Ends/Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:55