iFX EXPO Asia 2017 - A montage

iFX EXPO Asia 2017 – A montage

A pictorial tour through the events of last week at the iFX EXPO Asia 2017 FX industry conference

Last week, Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest financial and technological infrastructure centers, was the host city for one of the most important business to business events in the annual calendar for all sectors of the global electronic trading industry.

At the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center in Wan Chai, the iFX EXPO Asia 2017 FX industry conference, produced by ConversionPros and industry news and research group Finance Magnates, represented the pinnacle of discussion among a vast number of senior executives from Western and Chinese benchmarks in FX industry experience.

Here is a montage of the week’s events:

On February 21, Saxo Bank preceded the main conference with a taste of things to come as hedge fund managers and electronic high net worth trading companies discussed FinTech on an institutional level

A very senior, high quality audience gained an overview of Saxo Bank’s alignment with the ever evolving needs of large institutional clients

…From Asia Pacific, and the entire global institutional financial technology industry

Saxo Bank Head of API Business Lucien Lauerman (center) engages senior level wealth management executives

There are offices with worse views, one can certainly concur. Live coverage of the iFX EXPO is always an absolute pleasure, the view simply adds to it

Hong Kong Harbor was home to live in-depth reporting on one of the world’s most important conferences, the iFX EXPO Asia 2017

Specialist in FX brokerage CRM technology PROFTIT entertained over 500 delegates on February 21’s welcome party at FRITES Belgian restaurant and bar, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Shift Forex founders Matthew Miller and Ian McAfee

Luis Sanchez, CEO, BMFN, and Janet Pinto, Senior Relationship Manager at Finance Magnates

Western senior executives begin vital networking with partners from the all important APAC region

Chris Rowe, Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Gold-i with Tom Higgins, CEO, Gold-i and Luis Sanchez, CEO, BMFN

Michael Bleys, FX & Derivatives institutional executive at Sucden Financial with Tim Brankin, Business Development Director at Direct FX and Bjorn Enqvist, Managing Director EMEA at Advanced Markets & Fortex

The all important discussions begin!

Such a short walk to interact and drive the entire industry forward

Natallia Hunik, Global Head of Sales, Advanced Markets & Fortex with Richard Elston, Group Head of Institutional Division for Europe at CMC Markets and David De Juan Sardina IMC, Head of Institutional Sales at CMC Markets

The world’s most ubiquitous off-the shelf trading platform? MetaTrader 5 and multi-product connectivity to exchanges and OTC assets on the same platform was a massively important point in Hong Kong, echoing FinanceFeeds’ research in mainland China

Let the discussion begin! Finance Magnates Head of Content Jonathan Fine introduces the several engaging discussion panels

Ramy Soliman, CEO, Stater Global Markets

Richard Elston, Group Head of Institutional Division for Europe and Andrew Wood, Business Development Manager, Institutional division at CMC Markets Australia and New Zealand

Lucian Lauerman, Head of API Business at Saxo Bank with Neil Browning, Senior Director at Saxo Bank with the company’s APAC executives

Want to know how to take your brokerage into China and succeed? Morten Fillipsen, Natallia Hunik, Rosiva Merrilyn, Ryan Liew and Thomas Gluckstein take a close look

These days. it is all about engaging the professional hedge fund managers and providing them with a full institutional solution, a progression from the IBs of yore

Delegates at the iFX EXPO were greeted in the traditional and elegant style

Saxo Bank CEO for APAC Adam Reynolds addresses discerning executives on how to empower their business with fully adaptable institutional technology

Global CEOs debate. Mario Singh, CEO, Fullerton Markets, Tom Higgins, CEO, Gold-i and Christian Frahm, CEO, CFH Group

CMC Markets Head of Greater China Biyi Cheng goes into great detail with Andrew-Saks McLeod, CEO, FinanceFeeds

Finance Magnates Senior Editor Avi Mizrahi chairs a lively and engaging panel with global industry leaders Mario Singh, CEO, Fullerton Markets, Tom Higgins, CEO, Gold-i, Christian Frahm, CEO, CFH Group, Yoni Assia, CEO, eToro and Draco Ng, CEO, AETOS Capital

Nicc Lewis, VP Marketing, Leverate, Andrew Saks-McLeod, CEO, FinanceFeeds, Andy Zhang, General Manager of China, Leverate

Proprietary technology for Chinese institutional partners: CMC Markets £100 million Next Generation’ trading platform

Leverate CEO for APAC Itai Damti chairs the debate on technology with Stanislav Efremov, COO, ICM Capital, Paul G Smith, CEO, Mobile Trading Partners, Nir Yaffe, VP Products at SpotOption, Maor Lahav, COO at Panda TS, Kurt vom Scheidt, Global Head of Foreign Exchange & Co-Head of Trading, Product and Execution Services at Saxo Bank, Andrew Ralich, CEO, oneZero

To & from meetings: Wan Chai is a hive of FX industry activity during the iFX EXPO, where global business takes place around the clock. These Toyota Crown YXS 10 purpose built taxis may look as though they belong in the 1970s, but are actually still in production. Mind the self-opening rear door!

The top level executives of institutional hedge funds in China discuss tailored institutional liquidity and front end solutions

iFX EXPO continues into the evening with a night party in the beautifully illuminated Central district

Goodnight Wan Chai. Until next time

 

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“In terms of what the client demands are, it is worth thinking that many clients of retail brokerages today use NetFlix where they pull up a movie when they are commuting on the MTR in Hong Kong, then get home and then get picked up on their TV where they left off. From an engagement persepctive we need to think on those lines.” – Kurt vom Scheidt, Global Head of Foreign Exchange & Co-Head of Trading, Product and Execution Services at Saxo Bank