Future of Finance Forum 2023

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Attendance restrictions
by invitation only
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
Event Time is +12hrs ET


The Bretton Woods Committee’s Future of Finance Forum, in partnership with Bank of America, is an annual half-day conference that brings together policymakers, regulators, industry experts and practitioners, to discuss emerging topics, trends and technologies shaping the financial services ecosystem. As an economically powerful region on the cutting edge of financial innovation, the conference rotates among Asian financial centers. The inaugural edition of the Forum took place in Singapore in 2022. The second edition of the Forum will take place in Hong Kong in 2023.


The current global financial landscape is complicated by slowing growth geopolitical tensions, inflation, and rising interest rates coupled with emerging risks in the banking sector. These factors are weighing heavily on financial stability and global economic prospects. At the same time, innovations and disruptions in fintech, blockchain, and digital currencies present an opportunity to overcome that complexity but add challenges of their own. The Future of Finance Forum will explore how policymakers and market practitioners are navigating current challenges and opportunities.



8:30 AM – 9:00 AM HKT - Registration & Coffee

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM HKT - Welcome Note

9:05 AM - 9:45 AM HKT - Keynote Address / Global Macro Overview

  • William C. Dudley, Chair, Board of Directors, Bretton Woods Committee; former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York 
  • Moderator: Jin Su, President Asia-Pacific, Bank of America

9:45 AM - 10:50 AM HKT – Financial Stability and Regulatory Priorities in a High Rate Environment


  • Eddie Yue, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Monetary Authority 
  • William C. Dudley, Chair, Board of Directors, Bretton Woods Committee; former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York 
  • Julia Leung, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)
  • Moderator: Hayley Boesky, Managing Director and Executive Vice Chairman, Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America Securities

10:50 AM - 11:55 AM HKT - Confronting Inflation and Operating in an Era of High Dollar Interest Rates


  • Tao Zhang, Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Bank for International Settlements
  • Amy Yip, Managing Partner, Rays Capital
  • Mridul Saggar, Professor and Head of the Centre for Macroeconomics and Finance, Indian Institute of Management; former Member Monetary Policy Committee, Reserve Bank of India
  • Helen Qiao, Managing Director and Chief Economist for Greater China and Head of Asia Economics Research, Bank of America Global Research

11:55 AM - 12:00 PM HKT - Closing Remarks

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM HKT - Luncheon: Financing the Future: Public Instruments for Private Investment


  • Siddharth Tiwari, Vice Chair, International Finance Forum

  • Moderator: Emily Slater, Executive Director, Bretton Woods Committee

For additional information, please contact Program Associate Blake Ledna at bledna@brettonwoods.org