HKETO Newsroom

June 29, 2023

HKETO promotes Hong Kong’s I&T start-up opportunities at Collision 2023

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto (HKETO), Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and StartmeupHK (SMUHK) promoted Hong Kong as an ideal place in Asia for innovation and technology (I&T) start-ups to grow their business during the technology conference Collision 2023 held in Toronto from June 26 to 29.

With the support of the HKETO, Invest HK and SMUHK hosted a Masterclass titled “Fintech, Web3, Virtual Assets (VA) Startup Opportunities in Hong Kong” on June 28 at Collision 2023. In delivering the welcoming remarks at the Masterclass, the Director of the HKETO, Ms Emily Mo, first introduced to the audience that Hong Kong is well positioned as a leading hub for Web3 in Asia and beyond. “Hong Kong is a highly dynamic city that serves as the perfect platform into the Mainland of China and Asia,” Ms Mo said. “The city’s robust regulatory framework ensures investor protection while promoting innovation and fostering a healthy marketplace.”

Ms Mo noted that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is committed to the development of Web3, fintech, artificial intelligence and VA.  “We have issued a policy statement on the development of VA in Hong Kong and will allocate new funding to accelerate the development of the Web3 ecosystem.  We are working on the regulatory regime,” Ms Mo said. “We also introduced measures to nurture, retain and attract a wide range of talents to connect innovation and Hong Kong’s traditional strengths like finance.”

Other speakers at the Masterclass included the Head of SMUHK at InvestHK, Ms Jayne Chan, who also delivered the opening remarks at the Money Conference of Collision; the Head of InvestHK in Canada, Mr Christopher Chen; Co-Founder and the Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands in Hong Kong, Mr Yat Siu; and Co-founder & CEO of WHub, Ms Karena Belin. They gave an insightful review about the Web3, fintech and VA start-up environment and opportunities in Hong Kong.

Besides the Masterclass, a booth hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and supported by the HKETO, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, InvestHK and SMUHK was set up at the conference attracting esteemed entrepreneurs and investors in the I&T sector to get information about leisure travel and business opportunities in Hong Kong.

On June 29, the HKETO and InvestHK supported HKG DAO and AceDAO to host a Web3 Founders “Collision Closing Party” for Web3 founders and investors.  A fireside chat between Ms Chan, Mr Siu, Ms Belin and Co-host of Collision 2023/RISE, Mr Casey Lau, was held to discuss the vibrant Web3 ecosystem in Hong Kong.

In addition, one of the semi-finals of the Global Scaleup Competition, a cornerstone event of InvestHK’s Hong Kong Fintech Week 2023, was held in Toronto on June 28. The competition brought together fintech and AI companies which sought to enter the grand finale to be held in Hong Kong in November 2023.

The Collision conference in Toronto is North America’s fastest-growing I&T conference. This year, it welcomed almost 40 000 participants, including entrepreneurs, investors and I&T professionals from around the world.

June 29, 2023

香港經貿處在Collision 2023推廣香港的創科初創企業機遇

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)、香港投資推廣署(投資推廣署)及StartmeupHK (SMUHK) 六月二十六日至二十九日在多倫多舉辦的科技會議Collision 2023上,推廣香港是創新及科技初創企業於亞洲拓展業務的理想基地。

香港經貿處支持投資推廣署及SMUHK六月二十八日(多倫多時間)在Collision 2023舉辦題為「金融科技、Web3、虛擬資產在香港的初創商機」大師班專題討論會。香港經貿處處長巫菀菁於專題討論會致歡迎辭時,首先向與會者介紹香港是Web3在亞洲、以至世界各地的領先樞紐。她指出:「香港充滿活力,是進軍中國內地及亞洲市場的最佳平台。香港擁有完善的監管框架,能有效保障投資者,同時鼓勵創新及營造健康的市場環境。」


專題討論會的講者包括投資推廣署初創企業主管陳幗貞(她亦有為Collision的理財會議致開幕辭)、投資推廣署加拿大辦事處投資推廣總監陳立智、香港Animoca Brands聯合創辦人兼執行主席蕭逸,以及WHub聯合創辦人兼首席行政總裁Karena Belin。他們就香港的Web3、金融科技及虛擬資產的初創環境和商機分享真知灼見。


香港經貿處及投資推廣署六月二十九日支持HKG DAO及AceDAO為Web3創辦人及投資者舉辦Web3 創辦者Collision交流活動。陳幗貞、蕭逸、Karena Belin及Collision 2023/RISE聯合主辦人劉奇師於活動上的對談會討論香港蓬勃的Web3生態系統。


多倫多Collision會議是北美發展最迅速的創科會議,今年會議吸引接近40 000參加者,包括來自世界各地的企業家、投資者及創科專才。