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Northbound car travel scheme refined

The Transport Department today announced a refinement to the vehicle inspection arrangement for applications concerning Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles.   As agreed by Guangdong and Hong Kong authorities, from March 1, vehicle inspections will be exempted if the applicant and the vehicle remain unchanged when resubmitting applications for Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles within two years of passing the vehicle inspection and within the validity of the applicant’s electronic vehicle licence from Mainland authorities.   Currently, applicants for the travel scheme are required to conduct vehicle inspections at designated locations in Hong Kong. http://dlvr.it/T3SSfq

Event to explore new era in fintech

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023 will be held from October 30 to November 5, with “Fintech Redefined” as its theme.

 

The event will bring together global leaders and fintech innovators to explore the future development of fintech under six key themes.

 

The themes are: global regulations and focuses such as sustainable and green finance; funding, venture capital, and family office investments; artificial intelligence, Web3 and emerging frontiers; opportunities within the Greater Bay Area; Hong Kong’s innovation journey; and showcasing businesses.

 

InvestHK, which organises Hong Kong FinTech Week in collaboration with the Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau, said the event will attract more than 30,000 attendees and garner 5 million online visits from individuals in more than 90 countries. It added that the main physical conference, scheduled for November 2 and 3, will bring together more than 300 distinguished speakers and 540 exhibitors.

 

Acting Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Joseph Chan said that Hong Kong’s fintech industry is entering a new era, one where the focus is not solely on technology but also its real-life application.

 

“We are excited to witness this transformation and its impact on the financial ecosystem,” he said.

 

Exhibits at the main conference will include immersive technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality devices, that will demonstrate the potential of the metaverse to connect businesses and promote Hong Kong’s culture.

 

Meanwhile, the cross-boundary Greater Bay Area Day will take place on October 31, presenting opportunities for synergies between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. A forum will be held in Shenzhen, along with tours of Mainland tech giants.

 

Besides the bureau and InvestHK, Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023 is co-organised with the Monetary Authority, the Securities & Futures Commission and the Insurance Authority.


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