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Vietnamese companies attend Asian Financial Forum 2015

Released at: 13:37, 19/01/2015

Vietnamese companies attend Asian Financial Forum 2015

Primarily private sector companies seek latest knowledge and networking opportunities.

by Hai Bang

Over 2,400 global leaders in government, finance and business from around the world have headed to Hong Kong for the eighth edition of the Asian Financial Forum (AFF), where they can gain the latest intelligence and insights in a networking environment.

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the co-organizer of the AFF 2015, along with the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said participants will attend an annual forum entitled “Asian Sustainable Development in a World of Change”, which will focus on developments and opportunities in Asia and beyond. HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Mr. Raymond Yip noted that some 100 financial and corporate heavyweights will be featured at AFF 2015.

Since its launch in 2007 the AFF has been seen as an effective platform for matching sources of funds with deals during the AFF’s Deal Flow Matchmaking Session. Over the years more than 2,100 meetings have been arranged for more than 720 companies, involving investment project owners, private equity firms, investors, high net-worth individuals, and senior professionals from intermediaries and professional service providers.

This year the AFF Deal Flow Session will include project presentations and roundtable discussions on technology, healthcare, infrastructure and real estate, food and agriculture, and brands and consumer goods, to create more potential partnership opportunities. Among the Vietnamese participants this year are representatives from the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC), the Kinh Do Corporation, the Song Ngan Investment Group, the Ben Thanh Group, the Southern Information and Valuation Corporation, and Sai Gon 2 Garment JSC, to name just a few.

As the center of economic gravity continues to shift towards Asia, more enterprises in the region aspire to expand their international footprint and Vietnamese companies hope to be a part of this. During the AFF 2015 the challenges facing both international investors in Asia and Asian enterprises seeking global success and recognition will be discussed in a high level conference. The occasion will allow Vietnamese companies to learn the latest market trends and exchange business ideas.

The AFF is the anchor event of the International Financial Week (IFW) in Hong Kong. Starting from January 15, 13 other high-level forums, conferences, seminars and networking activities will take place to highlight various sectors within the financial services industry, thereby showcasing Hong Kong’s role as a leading international financial center. Issues to be discussed include fund raising, capital markets, hedge funds, business ethics, and private equity. Among the IFW activities will be the fifth Asian Private Equity Forum (APEF), co-organized by the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA) and HKTDC, on January 21.

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