China-UK Conference.

27 February 2020




China’s fintech landscape differs from those in Europe and the US where the most advanced fintech firms usually focus on one vertical such as payments, wealth management and lending.


In China, however, most of the tech giants started with highly successful consumer platforms and then added payments and other financial services shortly thereafter. These companies have orchestrated their fintech ecosystems by leveraging vast amounts of data to refine their offerings.


FINTECH Bridge China-UK Conference will delve into this unique tech landscape and present the opportunities for organisations on both sides of the bridge to expand their business and build new relationships.









Meet the speakers.

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sunan jiang

Minister Counsellor for Science and Technology

China Embassy in London

jinny yang

jinny yang

Managing Director, Chief China Economist

ICBC Standard Bank

Arthur Chen

arthur chen

Managing Director, Global Corporate Development & UK Chief Representative

Fosun Capital​

susanne chishti



Michael Mainelli

michael mainelli

Alderman & Sheriff

The City of London

John Adams

John Adams


HR China Recruitment and Training

Nick Cook

Nick Cook

Director of Innovation

Financial Conduct Authority


Henry Tillman

CEO and Founder

Grisons Peak

Vinoth Jayakumar

Vinoth Jayakumar

Investment Director

Draper Esprit

Miranda Carr 02

Miranda Carr

Managing Director Equity Research

Haitong International  


08:00 Registration and breakfast
09:00 Welcome remarks

             Susanne Chishti, CEO, FINTECH Circle

09:10 OPENING Keynote Address

09:30 Keynote Address

             Sunan Jiang, Minister Counsellor for Science and Technology, Chinese Embassy in the UK

09:40 Keynote address: A comparative survey of financial centres bridging the ‘Belt-Road Initiative’

             Professor Michael Mainelli, Sheriff & Alderman, The City of London

10:00 Panel discussion: Accessing the potential of the China-UK Fintech Bridge

10:50 Networking Break

11:20 Regulator Keynotes

             Nick Cook, Director of Innovation, Financial Conduct Authority

11:40 Panel discussion: Regulatory comparisons & RegTech solutions for global market access

             John Adams, Director, HR China Recruitment and Training

12:30 Presentation: Enhancing UK-China Trading

12:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 Industry keynote: The UK-China tech opportunity

14:05 Panel Discussion: Cloud, data sharing and cybersecurity

14:55 Fireside: Future of AI ethics

15:15 Networking Break

15:45 Panel Discussion: UK-China green finance partnership

           Miranda Carr, Managing Director Equity Research, Haitong International

16:35 Panel discussion: VC/PE outlook for investments in FinTech

            Arthur Chen, Managing Director, Global Corporate Development and UK Chief Representative, Fosun Capital

17:25 Fintech awards & closing remarks
17:30 Networking Drinks

Lead association partner.

The China-Britain Business Council helps British and Chinese businesses and organisations work together in China, the UK and third markets around the world.

Association partners.

The Financial Services Club is a network for everyone interested in the future of money!
Emerging Payments Association
The Emerging Payments Association brings together companies across the emerging paytech spectrum to help shape the future of the payments industry landscape.
Founded in 2011, China-Britain Business Fusion (CBBF) is a 9-year old multi-industry consultancy assisting British and Chinese companies with their respective market-opportunity plans.
techUK is the largest trade body for technology sector in the UK. It represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. Around 850 companies are members of techUK.
The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) is an international non-profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments.

Venue partner.

Allen and Overy is a global law firm. We help businesses solve their most complex legal challenges to gain competitive edge. A&O has specialist experience in Corporate law, Banking, M&A, Asset Management and IP.

Lead academic partner.

Renmin University of China is the first comprehensive research university established by the People’s Republic of China.

Media partners.

Fintech Finance works with prominent executives in the industry to provide key decision-makers globally within the foremost financial services organizations with consistent and accurate intelligence on emerging trends, breakthrough technologies and stimulating developments, helping them to make informed decisions.
Financial IT is a digital platform for multimedia and editorial content, rankings and overviews of major industry events. Financial IT magazine is published throughout the year in digital form, and is available in print form at major trade events through our media partnerships.
Innovate Finance is the independent industry body that represents and advances the global FinTech community in the UK. Our mission is to accelerate the UK’s leading role in the financial services sector by directly supporting the next generation of technology-led innovators.
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