For registration of the seminar and B2B meetings with Swedish companies, please contact Ms Carrie Chan ([email protected]) or Ms Lina Falk ([email protected]) at 2521 1215, no later than 12 January, 2016.

We have great pleasure to invite you to a seminar held in conjunction with the visit of the Swedish Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Mr. Per Bolund, to Hong Kong in January. The seminar is organized by the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, the Swedish Trade and Invest Council (Business Sweden), the Government Offices of Sweden and Cyberport.

FinTech is the sector with the highest investments in Sweden. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is one of Europe’s largest hubs for FinTech investments and the city attracted the second most FinTech investments in Europe over the past five years. In 2014, investments in Stockholm based FinTech companies reached US$266 million, representing almost 20% of the total investments in European FinTech. It is remarkable that Sweden has achieved such achievement in FinTech.

In May 2015, Professor K C Chan, GBS, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the HKSAR Government, visited Sweden to learn about the latest developments in FinTech. The purpose of this seminar is to share the latest trends and technology in FinTech, for Sweden and Hong Kong, as well as to discuss how Hong Kong and Sweden can cooperate in FinTech. Following the seminar and a networking lunch, Hong Kong companies will have the opportunity to meet with the Swedish companies in individual B2B meetings (pre-arranged).
It is our honor to have Mr. Per Bolund, Swedish Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs as our keynote speaker and Professor K C Chan, GBS, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the HKSAR Government (TBC), as our guest of honor to give opening remarks at the seminar.

We are also pleased to have Ms. Maria Rankka, CEO of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Toa Charm, Co-Chairperson of FinTech Special Interest Group (FTSIG) and Vice President (Innovation and Technology) of Hong Kong Computer Society as our co-moderators of the event.


Maria Rankka
CEO, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
In 2010 Maria was appointed CEO of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the leading business organization in the Stockholm region. Under Maria’s leadership the Chamber has taken bold measures to renew and reenergize the organization. Today the Chamber is regarded as one of the most vital business lobbies in Sweden.
Maria serves on the Board of Directors of several companies. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors of The Swedish Transport Administration and Business Sweden (The Swedish Trade and Invest Council). Before joining the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Maria was the CEO of Sweden’s leading free market think tank, Timbro. Maria has previously been a partner in fast-paced communications agency Prime PR. Prior to that she worked for Carl Bildt, Sweden’s former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.
Maria is a well-regarded opinion leader with vast media experience. She has written several highly profiled books. As the CEO of the Chamber, she has championed the concept of Global Cities and worked to promote a better understanding of the new economic geography. Maria is also an advisor to STING one of Sweden’s leading incubators with special programs for FinTech. She and the Chamber is one of the founders of Stockholm International Financial Initiative, which aims at strengthen Stockholm as a financial center. One focus area is to create an excellent ecosystem for FinTech companies in Stockholm.
Maria has been named one of Sweden’s most promising women leaders. She was born in 1975 and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Uppsala University. In 2013 Maria completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Toa Charm
Co-Chairperson of FinTech Special Interest Group (FTSIG)
Vice President (Innovation and Technology) of Hong Kong Computer Society
Dr. Charm is a widely connected and reputable senior executive and information technology professional in Asia Pacific. He has more than 25 years of management experience from leading multinational and Chinese companies in Asia Pacific. Dr. Charm was Associate Partner of IBM GBS Greater China, Regional Head of BI Competence Centre for HSBC Asia Pacific, General Manager of Oracle (BI Division), Managing Director of Hyperion Greater China and General Manager of Kingdee Asia Pacific. He specializes in business intelligence (BI) and big data, financial technology (FinTech), digital and internet+ transformation, strategy, business models innovation, customer experience and loyalty, and internationalization for emerging enterprises.
Dr. Charm actively contributes to the growth of business and IT industries in Asia Pacific. He is Co-Chairperson (FinTech SIG), Chairperson (BI and Big Data SIG) and Vice President (Innovation & Technology Application) of Hong Kong Computer Society. He has also been appointed as Advisor for Entrepreneurship Center of Hong Kong Cyberport, Mentor for Incubation Center of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, Advisor for Career Development of Hong Kong Hang Seng Management College, Advisor for Big Data Initiative of Malaysia’s Multimedia Development Corporation, and Advisor of Internet Finance for Taiwan’s Financial Research Development Fund Association.

09.00-09.30 – Registration Starts
09.30-09.35 – Introduction
09.35-09.45 – Opening Remarks
Professor K C Chan, GBS, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the HKSAR Government (TBC)
09.45-10.00 – Keynote Speaker
“How Regulatory Frameworks can Support the Development of FinTech?” Mr. Per Bolund, Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs of Sweden
10.00-10.15 – Presentation of the Panelists
10.15-11.40 – Panel Discussion: “What is Next for FinTech? Trends, Technology and Enablers”
Panelists (as of Dec 17, 2015):
· Dr. David Chung, Chief Technology Officer, Cyberport
· Mr. Alexey Nazarov, Managing Director, CMA Small Systems AB (a world leader in system solutions for central banks and financial markets)
· Mr. Daniel Kjellén, CEO, Tink AB (a popular personal finance app in Sweden)
· Mr. Edgar Luczak, CEO, Garantum Fondkommission AB (one of the largest arrangers of structured products in the Nordic countries)
· Mr. Janos Barberis, Founder, FinTech.HK
· Mr. John-Christian Eriksson, CEO, Lendify (a Swedish marketplace lending platform)
· Mr. Magnus Billing, President, Nasdaq Nordic Global Trading & Market Services
· Representative (TBC), BehavioSec Inc (a Swedish award winning company delivering behavioral biometrics into financial services, mobile and defense industries)
11.40-12.30 – Remarks by Cyberport
Networking Lunch
12.30-16.00 – B2B meetings with Swedish companies (at the seminar venue)
Swedish companies for B2B meetings: CMA Small Systems AB, Garantum Fondkommission AB, Handelsbanken Hong Kong Branch, Lendify, Nasdaq, Tink AB
B2B meetings with Swedish companies will be organized that allow developing a closer business co-operation. These pre-planned meetings are based on your profile and needs. Further information about the Swedish companies will be provided upon request. Please contact Ms Carrie Chan or Ms Lina Falk at Business Sweden for registration of B2B meetings. Tel. No: 2521 1215.