Company News - 26 January 2018

Davos Focus | "AMTD · Hong Kong Night" made its debut in Davos with Mrs. Carrie Lam as Officiating Guest to promote Hong Kong’s charm as “Oriental Pearl”

More than 60 heads of state or government, 38 leading international organization representatives, and more than 1900 global leaders in politics, business, academia, and media will once again gather in Davos, a now-capped town in Switzerland. Jointly discuss how to strengthen the cooperation and promote the development in a divided world.

As the only Hong Kong-based financial institution among the global strategic partners of the World Economic Forum, AMTD Group has set up the “AMTD Corporate Center” and for the first time in history held “AMTD · Hong Kong Night” at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of HKSAR, has been specially invited to speak in person. Moreover, AMTD will jointly invite CEOs from the world’s top enterprises to have lunch together, to discuss about the open-up and global competitiveness of China.

The above photo from left to right are Mr. Bin Qi, Executive Vice President of China Investment Corp, Mr James Henry Lau, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of HKSAR, Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Professions, Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Decelopment, Mr. Francis Leung Pak To, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies and Co-Chairperson of AMTD Global Advisory Committee

On the evening of January 24, during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, "AMTD · Hong Kong Night" was successfully held by AMTD, the only Hong Kong-based financial institution among all the global strategic partners of the World Economic Forum. Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of HKSAR, has been invited to attend the ceremony and served as Officiating Guests to give speech. More than 300 leaders from politics, business, academia, and media from different countries and regions around the world attended the ceremony. This was the first time to use “Hong Kong” as theme and Chief Executive of HKSAR to give a speech in person and held the “Hong Kong Night” by local Hong Kong enterprise in nearly 50 years since the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum Davos was held. During the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Hong Kong was demonstrated to the world as a financial center in Asia, and its development and splendid achievements have been achieved 20 years ago.

“AMTD Corporate Center” was firstly established by AMTD, “Oriental Pearl” shines in Davos

“AMTD Corporate Center” is located on Promenade, the main street of the small town of Davos, only a 5-minute walk from the main venue of Davos and with HSBC, Zurich Insurance Group, Google, Facebook, and other corporate centers

Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Professions gave opening speech

In addition to hosting the "AMTD · Hong Kong Night", AMTD also established the “AMTD Corporate Center” for the first time at annual meeting in Davos. This is the first company from Hong Kong in history and also one of the few Chinese companies to set up a business center in Davos. The "AMTD · Hong Kong Night" is exactly held in the “AMTD Corporate Center”, to show global political and business leaders the brilliance and charm of the Oriental Pearl.

The "AMTD · Hong Kong Night" was grandly opened by Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Professions. As a Hong Kong comprehensive local financial institution with global perspective, the management team of AMTD is all native Hong Kong professionals and loves the country and Hong Kong, upholding the Spirit of Lion Rock, is always committed to building a Hong Kong-based investment bank with global perspective. To promote the interconnection of Hong Kong with the global markets and promote the innovation and development of technology. AMTD looks forward to cooperating with corporate organizations around the world to build a more prosperous Hong Kong.

Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of HKSAR, served as Officiating Guests to give speech and works together to create the most beautiful Hong Kong

After being elected as the Chief Executive of HKSAR, Mrs. Carrie Lam first visited Switzerland and attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. She also attended the ceremony and gave a speech at the "AMTD · Hong Kong Night"

Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of HKSAR, served as Officiating Guests to give speech at "AMTD · Hong Kong Night", together with Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Decelopment and Corp, Mr. James Henry Lau, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury. After being elected as the Chief Executive of HKSAR, Mrs. Carrie Lam first visited Switzerland and attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. It is also the first Chief Executive of HKSAR to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos in the past six years.

Mrs. Carrie Lam introduced the advantages of Hong Kong as an international financial center and the latest developments in the field of FinTech at the "AMTD · Hong Kong Night ", and encouraged companies around the world to make more use of Hong Kong's quality professional services. She mentioned, Hong Kong as an international financial center, it is endowed with unique advantages and resource that can serve the development of business organizations from all over the world. In the field of financial services, Hong Kong has introduced a series of reforms and innovations that are advancing with the times, and will further build a capital market with international competitiveness. Hong Kong's stories requires many Hong Kong companies, such as AMTD, to build and promote together, as well as entrepreneurs and partners from all over the world. She believes the best of Hong Kong is yet to come!

Opening up to the outside, reform and innovation in the new era, Hong Kong has unlimited development potential

Mr. Bin Qi, Executive Vice President of China Investment Corp

Mr. Bin Qi, Executive Vice President of China Investment Corp. and Mr. Francis Leung Pak To, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies were invited to have keynote speech at "AMTD · Hong Kong Night". Qi Bin said that the "One Belt One Road" proposed by Chairman Xi Jinping has opened up a new journey of globalization. The core of “One Belt One Road” is economic cooperation and interconnection. We must adapt to the development and changes of the new era by combining the construction of the “One Belt One Road” and supply-side structural reforms. Hong Kong plays an important role in China's "One Belt One Road", with unlimited potential and broad prospects.

Mr. Francis Leung Pak To, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies and Co-Chairperson of AMTD Global Advisory Committee and known as “Father of the red chips” mentioned, Hong Kong is continuously building and improving a multi-level capital market. Continuous reforms and innovations are the spirit of Hong Kong and the cornerstone of Hong Kong's long-term development. With the development of the country, Hong Kong's capital market will face a new wave of innovation and development.

Mr. Francis Leung Pak To, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies and Co-Chairperson of AMTD Global Advisory Committee and known as “Father of the red chips”

Battle for Art and Opinion, Grasping Opportunities for Development in a Divided World

Tian Wei, leading anchorwoman of CCTV, Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum hosted the "AMTD · Hong Kong Night"

Tian Wei, leading anchorwoman of CCTV, Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum hosted the "AMTD · Hong Kong Night". Also, we have invited the international renowned musician Dana Leong, two Grammy Award winner and Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum, together with Mr. Frederic Lau, CEO of Capital Markets & Advisory of AMTD Group, Conductor of Hong Kong Hanyou Chinese Orchestra and Kwok Sing Orchestra, presenting the most Hong Kong special music

Tian Wei, leading anchorwoman of CCTV, Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum hosted the "AMTD · Hong Kong Night". Also, we have invited the international renowned musician Dana Leong, two Grammy Award winner and Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum, together with Mr. Frederic Lau, CEO of Capital Markets & Advisory of AMTD Group, Conductor of Hong Kong Hanyou Chinese Orchestra and Kwok Sing Orchestra, presenting the most Hong Kong special music. They have performed “The Pearl of the Orient”, “The Lion Rock” , “The Dragon's Successor”( 《東方之珠》、《獅子山下》、《龍的傳人》) and “Heart of Hong Kong” (《香港心》)personally composed by Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group and Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum. The performance has gained much praise from guests.

In addition, we have also invited Ms. Yvonne Li, President of International China Aging Industry Association and Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum, CEO from L. R. Capital Management Company (Cayman) Limited, members of the Board of Director from Citibank Hong Kong, members of the Board of Director from GRCB, Mr. Raymond Yung, CEO of L.R. Capital Group and Co-Vice Chairman of Global Advisory Committee of AMTD Group and Mr. Fred Ngan, Co-founder of Coherent Group, to hold round-table discussion meeting on the development opportunities in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Greater Bay Area. The meeting was hosted by Mr. Huang Shan, Deputy Editor of Caixin Media.

Ms. Yvonne Li, President of International China Aging Industry Association and Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum, CEO from L. R. Capital Management Company (Cayman) Limited, members of the Board of Director from Citibank Hong Kong, members of the Board of Director from GRCB, Mr. Raymond Yung, CEO of L.R. Capital Group and Co-Vice Chairman of Global Advisory Committee of AMTD Group and Mr. Jonathan Yan, Co-founder of Coherent Group, to hold round-table discussion meeting on the development opportunities in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Greater Bay Area. The meeting was hosted by Mr. Huang Shan, Deputy Editor of Caixin Media

A group of friends shine at the "AMTD · Hong Kong Night"

The "AMTD · Hong Kong Night" has invited over more than 300 leaders from politics, business, academia, and media from different countries and regions around the world attended the ceremony including Mr. Mark Tucker, Group Chairman of HSBC, Mr. Justin Yifu Lin, Standing Committee Member of CPPCC, former Vice President of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and former Vice President of the World Bank, Mr. kevin Sneader, Chairman of McKinsey Asia, Mr Benjamin HUNG Pi-cheng, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Greater China & North Asia of Standard Chartered Bank, member of the Financial Services Development Council, former Chairman of Hong Kong Association of Banks, Forbes CEO Michael Federle, Mr. John Zhao, Chairman and CEO of Hony Capital, Mr. Zhang Yaqin, President of Baidu, Mr. Hu Houkun, Rotating Chairman of Huawei, Mr. Frang Tang, CEO of FountainVest Partners, Mr. Zhang Zhaoxing, Chairman of Yuexiu, Professor Timothy W. Tong, President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Tony F Chan, President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology etc. The night was hosted by Tian Wei, leading anchorwoman of CCTV, Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum and it can further highlight the international competitiveness that Hong Kong has as an international financial center.

Mr. Justin Yifu Lin, Standing Committee Member of CPPCC, former Vice President of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and former Vice President of the World Bank (fourth from left), Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Decelopment (third from right), Mr. Bin Qi, Executive Vice President of China Investment Corp (fourth from right), Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group (fifth from left), Mr. Marcellus Wong, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group (third from left), Mr. Raymond Yung, CEO of L.R. Capital Group and Co-Vice Chairman of Global Advisory Committee of AMTD Group (second from left), Mr. Ros Lam, Chief Strategy Officer of AMTD Group (first from left), ), Mr. Frederic Lau, CEO of Capital Markets & Advisory of AMTD Group (second from right) and Mr. Sidney Ku, Group Managing Director of Insurance & Client Coverage of AMTD Group (first from right)

Photo from left to right are Professor Timothy W. Tong, President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Mr. John Zhao, Chairman and CEO of Hony Capital, Mr. James Henry Lau, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr. Zhang Yaqin, President of Baidu, Mr. Francis Leung Pak To, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies and Co-Chairperson of AMTD Global Advisory Committee and Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Young Global Leader named by the World Economic Forum and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Professions

Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group (third from right), Mr. James Henry Lau, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (fourth from right), Ms. Helen Wong, Chief Executive, Greater China, HSBC (second from left), Mr. Raymond Yung, CEO of L.R. Capital Group and Co-Vice Chairman of Global Advisory Committee of AMTD Group (first from left), Mr. Marcellus Wong, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group (third from left), Mr. Sin Yat-kin, AMTD Chief of Staff (second from right), Mr. Frederic Lau, CEO of Capital Markets & Advisory of AMTD Group (first from right)

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