Proud organizer B2 Group has announced that this year’s global summit will take place at the InterContinental Hotel in Hong Kong, on the 27th of November. The event will feature two main conferences running concurrently: B2 FinTech Global Summit, and the CCTV Financial and Economic Forum summit. Also due to take place are the first B2 FinTech Awards Ceremony and an action-packed roadshow.
As a decentralized, open-source platform, B2 Group services all components of the financial industry by providing both technical services and application solutions. The event is supported by a large assortment of top global institutions collaborating on this project, all putting in tremendous work to ensure that the event reaches massive success. With word spreading fast in the financial industry, anticipation is building up among attendees.
Collaborators are reported at this stage to include Oxford Entrepreneurs, Peking University, Leland Stanford University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Blockchain Fund Global Alliance (BFGA), Asia-Pacific Blockchain Investment Association, Ethe Consulting, Institute of Chinese Enterprise Development of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and of course CCTV Financial and Economic Forum Hong Kong Organizing Committee, amongst others.
An Industry-Leading Partnership
CCTV and Ta Kung Pao, the oldest active Chinese language newspaper, have held the CCTV Financial and Economic Forum in Hong Kong for eight consecutive years. It has become the most influential and professional high-end economic forum affecting the Asia-Pacific Region. Each year this summit is attended by many government officers, experts, entrepreneurs and investors. It promotes normalized and professional dialogue about the economy, technology, and finance between Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and mainland China. This forum receives widespread recognition and support from the Hong Kong SAR government and society.
Hosting the B2 FinTech Global Summit is the Takungwenhui Group – Ta Kung Pao and BFGS (FinTech Global Summit Organizing Committee).
B2 Group and CCTV Financial & Economic Forum Organizing Committee’s joint launch of the 2018 CCTV Finance & Economic Forum: B2 FinTech Global Summit has sparked industry-wide excitement. The groups’ respective and combined work with industry leaders, global top academic institutions, and investors has earned them the respect and admiration of individuals and institutions alike.
The accompanying road-show and awards ceremony recognizes these top investors, funds and project leaders for the global impact made by their work. It further encourages them to network and share insights amongst themselves and attendees for the common benefit of the industry. Some of the funds already confirmed to be attending include ICONIZ, GVC.pe, Node Capital, and Hash Capital amongst others, with many more expected to join them.
The Era of Technology Upgrade and Business Reconstruction
A major aspect of the event is defined by its unique theme for each year, shadowing developmental trends and notable areas of interest in the economy. This year’s theme is the Present and Future of Blockchain (Technology and Application), attracting a wide pool of industry leaders and top blockchain innovation projects as both speakers and attendees.
Preceding themes were China’s strength in Global Financial Transformation (2016) and Financial Power in Real Economic Development (2017), yet this year’s focus is set to draw an attendance greater than usual.
With innovative new technology companies unleashing groundbreaking concepts in the world, this summit is a hub of technological minds coming together to build the future of human thinking. Those invited by the B2 group include top technical developers, global industry leaders, and technology authorities from governments, all with one very important thing in common: a shared goal of continuous development and technological advancement.
Among speakers invited are ConsenSys co-founder Andrew KEYS, SheOs co-founder Toni LANE, and Qtum CEO Patrick DAI, as well as many others. To date, it is the highest-profile summit in the Asia-Pacific region focusing on crossover integration dialogue.
Highlights: Nationwide Media Coverage
1) The CCTV Finance & Economic Main Forum will be telecast on the CCTV2 financial channel, Dialogue. Having welcomed guests including Hilary Clinton, Tony Blair, Lee Kuan Yew, and Roh Moo-hyun, the high-profile broadcast will likely attract the attention of economists throughout China. The approximate 40-minute coverage is scheduled to air within a month of the event, while it is still fresh in the minds of attendees and investors.
2) The content of the forum will be discussed on CCTV2’s main economic policy and information news channel, Economic News, and/or Global Connection, an integrated financial information program. The broadcast is expected to appear over two to three programs for maximum exposure.
3) Broadcasting of the forum will also be offered by CCTV’s main and most prestigious news channel, Xinwen Lianbo. This will be the seventh consecutive year that the CCTV Financial & Economic Forum has been broadcasted on Xinwen Lianbo, already having aired from 2012 up until last year’s summit in 2017. With the highest audience rating of 8.93% and household share of 29.5% according to data collected in Jan-Mar 2018, Xinwen Lianbo has confirmed that the broadcast will take place unless a national emergency occurs.
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