Company News - 01 July 2018

Calvin Choi joins Hong Kong Youth Delegation as representative of entrepreneurs in finance industry, meets and talks with Han Zheng

On the Eve of 21st anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, Han Zheng, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chinese Vice Premier met the Hong Kong Youth Delegation at Great Hall of the People and had in-depth exchanges with the delegation. The Hong Kong Youth Delegation consists of over 140 people including Hong Kong’s young entrepreneurs, community leaders, professionals, and scholars. The delegation is themed “the national development strategy and Hong Kong youth’s opportunities” has visited Shenzhen, Wuhan, and Beijing, exploring the national strategies including the Greater Bay Area, the development of Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone and the synergetic development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Professions joined the delegation representing Hong Kong’s financial sector, was warmly welcomed by and had in-depth exchanges with the national leaders.

During the talk, Han Zheng said that since Hong Kong’s return to China, “One Country, Two Systems” has been a widely-recognized success. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, pays great attention to the healthy growth of young generations and pins great hope on the youth in Hong Kong. Prosperous youth make a prosperous country and strong youth make a strong country. He hopes that Hong Kong youth can study harder, improve their understanding of the history of the country and nation and carry on the tradition of loving the country and loving Hong Kong. Young people in Hong Kong should be bold in practice, seize the historical opportunity of Hong Kong’s development integrating into China’s and bind tightly their personal careers to the development of Hong Kong and the country together. They will use their talent, realize their ambitions in working for Hong Kong and the country and contribute to Hong Kong’s long-term prosperity and stability and the Chinese dream of the great renaissance of the Chinese nation.

Hong Kong Youth Delegation was received extensive media attention and coverage. The picture shows Calvin Choi and Chen Dong, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government communicated during the visit

The delegation covers business, bank, profession, education and medical field and includes Kenneth Fok, Chairman of the Committee of Youth Activities in Hong Kong, Martin Lee, Vice Chairman of Henderson Land Development, Douglas Woo, Chairman of Wheelock and Albert Chuang, Chairman of the Y.Elite Association. Zhang Xiaoming, Director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, Wang Zhimin, Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong SAR, and Chen Dong, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government were present.

Kenneth Fok, Calvin Choi and Chen Lin, the Director General of the Youth Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR

AMTD Group, as a financial institution rooted in Hong Kong, backed by China and serving the entire globe, has seized the opportunity and has been committed to contributing to the prosperity of China and great renaissance of Chinese nation in the past 15 years under the background of China’s development and Hong Kong’s stable prosperity. The Group has spared no efforts in fighting for a better future of Hong Kong, integrating capitals and resources of the Mainland, Hong Kong and the globe, contributing to the innovative development of the Greater Bay Area and cultivating the new generation of young people with patriotism, national spirit, the ambition of Hong Kong and a global vision.

In January 2018, during the Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos, AMTD Group established “AMTD Corporate Centre” for the first time and held the first “AMTD Hong Kong Night” in the history of Davos. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of HKSAR officiated the event. Guests present included James Henry Lau, Edward Yau, Qi Bin, Francis Leung, Justin Lin, John Zhao, Zhang Yaqin

In June 2018, AMTD Group and Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum jointly held “2018 Yabuli Youth Forum Innovation Annual Meeting”. Leung ChunYing, Liu MingKang and Charles Li delivered keynote speeches. Young generations from Hong Kong and Mainland gathered together to discuss innovation and development

In April 2018, “2018 Capital Markets Forum for Listed Companies” jointly held by AMTD Group, The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX). Paul Chan, Charles Li, and Francis Leung delivered speeches and had in-depth discussions on innovation and development in Hong Kong

In April 2018, “2018 Hong Kong FinTech Week” jointly hosted by AMTD Group, InvestHK and FinTech Association of Hong Kong kick-started

In April 2018, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and AMTD Group jointly launched “AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business”

In November 2017, AMTD Group and the University of Waterloo signed partnership agreement to jointly promote Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Hong Kong and co-established “University of Waterloo – AMTD Innovation Hub”

In November 2017, AMTD Group together with Hong Kong Jockey Club held the “Lumieres Hong Kong” to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China. Guests present included Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of HKSAR, Michelle Li, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Eric Berti, Consul general of France in Hong Kong & Macau and Abbie Chan, Chairman of Po Leung Kuk

In May 2017, Calvin Choi led the Hong Kong college students from the 7th “Friends of Diplomacy” Summer Camp to visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and met Song Zhe, Deputy Director of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office