The inaugural Hong Kong M&A Forum successfully took place in Hong Kong on June 20. The event bought together over 235 senior delegates including corporate investors, private equity fund managers and M&A advisors, representing 165 different organizations from 10 countries.
The conference, which focused on the latest deal making trends, regulatory changes and strategies for M&A in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and beyond, was kicked off by an opening keynote by Victor Fung, Group Chairman, Fung Group and featured leading executives from Natixis, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Jardine Pacific and Alibaba Innovation Ventures speaking on a number of selected and well-researched topics including strategics vs PE in the M&A process, shareholder activism and public company takeover defences, and technology opportunities in the Greater Bay Area.
The Hong Kong M&A Forum returns to Hong Kong in June 2020.
The premier M&A forum in Hong Kong
Topics will include:
What factors are driving the growth of M&A across Asia?
How do you future-proof your investments in light of global regulatory developments and technological advancements?
Which sectors and regions are attracting the most investor interest?
How can public market activity affect M&A; including the emergence of shareholder activism in Asia?
What are the best strategies for private equity funds and strategics to get deals done?
What is Hong Kong’s role in the Greater Bay Area, and how can you tap into this opportunity?
Reasons to attend:
Stay ahead of the upcoming trends and opportunities in M&A for the year ahead
Gain unrivalled access to regional and international corporates, senior advisors and PE practitioners
Learn about opportunities available in the Greater Bay Area
Gain new perspectives on public markets activity, including the emergence of shareholder activism in Asia.
Gain insights into the growth strategies of leading corporates across the region
Network with leading industry players from Hong Kong, China and across Asia
Corporates attending the event include:
Acer / BYOC
AXA Next Lab Asia
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial
China Telecom Global
China Travel Service (Holding) Hong Kong
China Water Affairs Group
CRRC Hong Kong Capital Management
Dickson Concepts (International)
Dow Chemical Pacific
Euro Capital Land, Inc.
First Pacific Group
Fox Networks Group
Fresenius Kabi Asia Pacific
Hang Lung Properties
Hang Tai Yue Group Holdings
Hong Kong Broadband Network
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
iFree Group (HK)
ITC Properties Management
Ka Shui International Holdings
Kendall Square Logistics Properties, Inc.
Lei Shing Hong
Li & Fung
Mason Group Holdings
Mason Group Holdings
Nan Fung Group
Nestle Hong Kong
Shanghai Industrial Holdings
Siemens Ltd., China
Society of Art Science Fund
Sun Hung Kai Properties
The Dairy Farm Company
The Kowloon Motor Bus
Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific
... and many others! (Updated as of 19 June)
CERTIFIED BY THE CPD CERTIFICATION SERVICE
Hong Kong M&A Forum is now a CPD certified event.
6.5 CPD points can be claimed after attending the Forum
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