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The financial services sector is one of Hong Kong's key economic pillars, comprising almost 20% of the city's GDP. This high value-added industry also supports our status as Asia's leading financial centre, ranking third globally after London and New York.

Yet Hong Kong is facing a raft of internal and external challenges, from the U.S.-China trade war to recent social events. These factors are impacting Hong Kong's economy and competitiveness and ultimately, our future development.

Mr Laurence Li SC, Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC), will meet with members at the Chamber's "Town Hall Forum Series" on 18 November. He will outline the opportunities and challenges ahead for Hong Kong and introduced the ongoing initiatives of the FSDC.

The FSDC was established in 2013 by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government as a high-level, cross-sectoral advisory body to engage the industry in formulating proposals to promote the further development of the financial services industry of Hong Kong and to map out the strategic direction for the development.

Speaker(s) Mr Laurence Li, SC is the Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). The FSDC is an advisory body to the HKSAR Government on all matters relating to the development of Hong Kong as an international financial centre. It engages the industry in formulating proposals to promote the further development of the financial services industry of Hong Kong and to map out the strategic direction for the development.

Mr Li's profession is as a practicing barrister. He focuses on banking, commercial, company, and securities law. Prior to being called to the Hong Kong Bar, he served in several positions within the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong and, before that, worked in a law firm in New York.

Mr Li is a Judge of the International Court and Regulatory Tribunal in Doha, Qatar. He is also a Fellow of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law at The University of Hong Kong, and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 
Language English
Date and Time 2019/11/18 16:30 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Yannas Chung
Tel: 28231219
Email: yannas@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$170
+$50 for booking offline
Members Only
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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