10th Business Ethics Forum

10th Business Ethics Forum

BEF 2020 has been rescheduled to Friday 7 February 2020.


The theme for BEF 2020 is Business Ethics in the Digital Era with focus on ethical digital framework, including best data management practices, machine learning and artificial intelligence ethics, which is a new branch of ethics principle relating to data, algorithms and corresponding practices.

We bring together some of the most influential and prominent leaders and regulators from the financial services industry to discuss on the subject from different perspectives.


Opening Remarks by Mr Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Presentation: Ethics and AI - A Global Perspective
by Dr Tony Tan, Senior Head, Ethics Education & Professional Standards, CFA Institute

Industry Panel: Ethical Digital Framework Beyond People and Culture

In the digital era, the sheer quantity and quality of data collected by businesses has increased dramatically and exponentially.  The panellists from key industry players will share the challenges face in today’s fast changing business environment.  They will also share their insights and best practices in data and AI ethics, including ownership, confidentiality, transparency, consent, privacy and openness, which are essential components for an ethical digital framework.

We are pleased to have key regulators to join this panel discussion:

Mr David Hsu, Hong Kong Country Compliance Officer and Greater China Compliance Head, Citi

Mr Sebastian Dovey, Thought Leader-in-Residence, Fitch Learning

Mr Eric Sum, Chief Executive Officer, Fusion Bank

Ms Sohee Park, Chief Product Officer, Group Investments and Technology, Ping An Group

Moderator: Mr Henri Arslanian, Global Crypto Leader and Asia FinTech Leader, PwC


Regulatory Panel: The Rise of Data and AI Ethics

The trend of big data, machine learning and AI is affecting every stakeholder in the industry, including regulators. The key regulators will discuss and share their views on good business ethics code and framework related to data and AI ethics in the digital era.  They will also share their expectation and roles in shaping the ethical digital framework in the future.

We are pleased to have key regulators to join this panel discussion:

Ms Julia Leung, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Intermediaries of Securities and Futures Commission

Mr Clement Cheung, Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Authority

Ms Alice Law, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

Moderator: Ms Ka Shi Lau, Managing Director & CEO of BCT Group 

Luncheon Keynote Speech by Ashley Alder, CEO, Securities and Futures Commission

Vigilant and Impartial: The SFC’s New Approach to Regulation in a Time of Change


Keynote Speech 


Vigilant and Impartial: The SFC’s New Approach to Regulation in A Time of Change

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Simultaneous translation (English and Mandarin) is available.


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Who should attend

Business leaders and practitioners from the financial services industry and professional services companies.  It would benefit those working in the areas such as securities and investment, wealth management, asset management, banking, corporate finance, trust, IT, risk management and/or compliance.


Date & Time
Friday, 7 Feb 2020 (9:00AM - 2:30PM)
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
SFC:4.00, PWMA:4.00, IA:1.00
All Member: HK$1800
Non-Member: HK$2800
Student Member (UHKSI): HK$200
Member's Table (12 pax): HK$26800
Non-member's Table (12 pax): HK$38800
Staff of Corporate Member: HK$1800

Note: Withdrawal policy does not apply to this event.