THE 15th Shenzhen International Financial Exposition, one of the largest expositions in China’s financial industry, will be held between Jan. 7 and 9 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian District, showcasing Shenzhen’s achievements in reform and innovation-driven development.

Organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shenzhen Municipal Committee (CCPIT Shenzhen) and Shenzhen Municipal Local Financial Regulatory Bureau, the expo, covering 30,000 square meters, is expected to attract more than 200 institutions to participate in exhibitions, online activities, offline road shows and thematic forums.

The organizers aim to build the expo into a platform for financial service exhibition and transactions, a platform for integration and matchmaking between finance and industries, and a cooperation and exchange platform for financial innovation.

Themed around “Finance, Tech, Digits and Green,” this year’s fair falls into two major categories, namely financial services and financial technologies.

These will be showcased in 11 exhibition areas covering financial institutions’ latest services that benefit corporations and individuals, and the latest technologies like AI, blockchain, cloud computing, big data, IoT (Internet of Things) and biometrics that are applied in the financial industry.

For the first time, the organizers will designate an area to recruit financial professionals and an area for industrial finance. Over 30 leading financial companies such as China Life, Ping An Securities and Guosen Securities will recruit more than 400 professionals.

Visitors at the previous edition of Shenzhen International Financial Expo in Futian District. File photo

During the fair, 13 thematic forums and promotion activities involving banks, securities, funds, futures and commercial factoring will be held, focusing on financial innovation and development.

This year’s fair also marks an upgrade to a comprehensive platform for both exhibition and transactions. During the fair, more than 100 financial institutions will display more than 1,000 financial products like incubation loans, intellectual property pledge, debt financing, and basic research funding.

At the fair, 92 solutions for green finance contributed by governments, banks and fund managements will be displayed to show the effort of the financial industry to push forward low-carbon transformation, energy saving and emission reduction.

The previous edition of Shenzhen International Financial Expo. File photo

The organizers will also designate exhibition area for gold and jewelries by inviting industrial players to display products and organize appraisal activities and salons.

Some 30 financial institutions, joining hands with police departments, will teach residents financial knowledge, improve their risk awareness and prevent financial frauds and scams.

In the latest ranking of the Global Financial Centers Index, Shenzhen ranked eighth among the world’s major financial centers.

(Source | Shenzhen Daily)