10th Business Ethics Forum

10th Business Ethics Forum


The theme for BEF 2019 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

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 industry experts to join this panel discussion:

Mr David Hsu, Head of Compliance, Hong Kong, Citigroup

Mr Martin Rogers, Partner and Chairman, Asia, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mr Nelson McKey, Director of Fintech Solutions APAC, SunLife International

Moderator: Mr Henri Arslanian, Partner, FinTech & Crypto, 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 of Securities and Futures Commission

Mr Arthur Yuen, Deputy Chief Executive of Hong Kong Monetary Authority

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, BBS, Managing Director & CEO BCT Group 


Luncheon with Ashley Alder, CEO, Securities and Futures Commission


Please click here for the programme information.


Simultaneous translation (English and Mandarin) is available.

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, 29 Nov 2019 (9:00AM - 2:30PM)
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
SFC:4.00, PWMA:4.00
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