IFTA announced yesterday that it will offer internship and mentorship opportunities to the students of PolyU’s new FinTech/AI degree programme.
Full-time internships for up to 50 students will last for six to eight months.
Graduates of the new degree programme will also be exempt from the Level 1 examination of the Certificate in Finance and Technology.
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Wilson Kwok, Founder of the IFTA, spoke to a roomful of government ministers and business leaders about “Leveraging Hong Kong’s FinTech to promote the development of the Greater Bay Area and Shenzhen-Hong Kong trade” (利用香港金融科技促進粵港澳大灣區建設和深港服務貿易業的發展) at the the 11th Mainland-Hong Kong Services Industry Symposium (第十一屆中國(香港)國際服務貿易洽談會).
IFTA was a supporting organisation of the Symposium, which was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 23 November 2018.
IFTA made a debut at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2018 (12-16 November), the world’s largest FinTech festival attended by 30,000+ participants from more than 100 countries. The event was organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
We were among the Hong Kong FinTech companies featured at the Cyberport Pavilion, aimed to showcase Hong Kong’s FinTech achievements to the world.
On 10 November, IFTA signed an MOU with the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts (HKSFA) to promote FinTech to the members of the HKSFA.
At the event, the two organizations also announced the launch of a “FinTech and Blockchain” series of training that will run from December 2018 to March 2019.
The “HKSFA-HSUHK-IFTA FinTech & Blockchain Series – Blockchains and the Fundamentals” is co-organised by the HKSFA, the Executive Development Centre of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK), and IFTA.
The series aims to update professional financial analysts on the latest developments in blockchain and cryptocurrency and the ways these transformative technologies could reshape businesses in the future.
Participants will also learn to apply blockchain technology to various business verticals.
The first training of the five-part series will be held on 14 December 2018.
Other trainings include:
- Blockchain in FinTech (11 January 2019)
- Introduction to Crypotocurrecny, Token Finance and Token Economics (24 January 2019)
- AI and Machine Learning – The Next Generation of Computing (27 February 2019)
- FinTech and Its Application in Banking and Insurance Industries – InsurTech (8 March 2019)
- The New ABCD of Smart City (28 March 2019)
All participants who successfully complete the one-day course will obtain a “Certificate of Attendance” issued by HKSFA, HSUHK-EDC, and IFTA. Upon successful completion of any of the 4 courses of the FinTech & Blockchain” Series will obtain a “Certificate in FinTech & Blockchain” issued by HKSFA, HSUHK-EDC, and IFTA.
For details and registration, visit: https://www.hksfa.org/event_details_identity.php?id=885
The Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia is proud to present our IFTA Fintech Achievement Awards 2018, co-organizing with PR Asia. Our founding member, Deloitte China, will be the Honorary Auditor to ensure the confidentiality, independency, and professionalism of the inaugural award.
The IFTA Fintech Achievement Awards 2018 celebrate outstanding achievements attained by individual, NGO, and corporates. The ability to sustain its business model, nurturing leaders, and aligning with ethics and government expectation will be strongly valued.
Please view the following link for applications and details of the Inaugural event!
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IFTA Founders and representative attended HK FinTech Week 2018 Pre-Launch Night! Founder of IFTA, Mr. Paul Pong & Mr. Wilson Kwok, supporting upcoming Fintech Week organized by Invest HK & Finnovasia.
Great night to kickstart one of the most exciting Fintech event in Hong Kong! This is going to be the first cross-border FinTech event from Hong Kong to China’s silicon valley ShenZhen !
Fintech & Blockchain Seminar at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was a great success! Thank you again for all the distinguished guests and speakers. It was great meeting enthusiastic students from PolyU, industry leaders, and our corporate founding members on the night as well. We look forward to seeing you all again!
| Executive Vice President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
| Founder of Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia
GUEST OF HONOUR
| Under Secretary of Innovation and Technology Bureau
| Interim Head of Department of Computing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
|Co-Founder of Certificate of Finance and Technology, UK
| President of Hong Kong Blockchain Society
| National Technology Officer of Microsoft Hong Kong