Finoverse Hosts Asia's First Hong Kong Green FinTech Summit at Hong Kong Green Week

The much anticipated Hong Kong Green Week witnessed the successful hosting of the inaugural Hong Kong Green FinTech Summit on 27 February, the first-ever of its kind that solidified Hong Kong’s position as an international green and sustainable finance hub. As one of the co-organizers and pioneers in the industry, Finoverse is proud to have collaborated with Cyberport and the World Green Organisation (WGO) in launching this one-day international event that brought together 500+ leaders at the intersection of AI, Web3, and Green FinTech.

The flagship event is backed by government bodies like the OGCIO, HKMA, SFC, Invest HK, and FSDC. Finoverse invited 46 esteemed international speakers from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia, who gathered in Hong Kong to engage in thought-provoking discussions to address the pressing challenges we are facing today.

Joseph H.L. Chan, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the HKSAR Government remarked in his keynote address that the government has “set forth the vision to transform Hong Kong into an International Green Tech and Finance Centre.”

Stepping into The Green House, attendees engaged with discussions around the first tokenized green bonds in Hong Kong, digital assets, carbon neutrality and the application of AI & Web3.

Poman Lo from the Institute of Sustainability and Technology discussing ESG integration within corporate strategies.
Rosie Hampson of Goldman Sachs and Luying Gan of HSBC participated in an all-female panel discussion exploring Hong Kong's leadership in tokenized green bonds.

The Green Tech Startup Pitch Competition session was created to offer a platform for young techpreneurs from six international innovative startups to pitch in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges. Intensel, a leading global climate risk analytics company who also recently won the Global Sustainable Finance Technology Challenge at COP28 UAE Climate Summit, emerged as the finalist of the competition. Simultaneously, a handpicked selection of seven groundbreaking green tech startups showcased their cutting-edge technologies at The Tech Lab, demonstrating their focused ESG investments and sustainability technologies via demos and workshops. 

The Hong Kong Green FinTech Summit showcased six innovative startups with Intensel winning the competition.
Mahesh Harilela, CEO/Chairman of M. Harilela Global Investments, served as a judge at the startup competition.

Finoverse has actively brought together over 30,000 engaged users online and offline. “We will persistently champion this agenda in the company's future development, striving to educate and inspire our community to join the movement and reinforce Hong Kong's leadership as an international FinTech Hub” says Vila Wong, Co-Founder of Finoverse who believes that technology can create a social impact and that the Green FinTech Summit provides a stage for tech companies to make a change.