Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury James Lau will begin his visit to Stockholm, Sweden, and Tallinn, Estonia, on September 22 to promote Hong Kong’s role as a fintech hub.
In Stockholm, Mr Lau will meet Sweden’s Minister for Financial Markets & Housing and Deputy Minister for Finance Per Bolund and Governor of the Central Bank of Sweden Stefan Ingves.
He will also have meetings with senior executives of leading fintech companies, visit operations run by MTR Nordic AB, a subsidiary of the Mass Transit Railway Corporation, and speak to key business leaders at a luncheon.
In Tallinn on September 25, Mr Lau will sign a comprehensive avoidance of double taxation agreement with Estonia’s Minister of Finance Martin Helme and attend a roundtable discussion on fintech development.
He will also meet the President and board members of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Lau will return to Hong Kong on September 26. In his absence, Under Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Joseph Chan will be Acting Secretary.
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