San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
A fireside chat with Mr Jack Zhang, Co-founder & CEO of Airwallex
AsiaRecon is excited to be hosting our fourth fireside chat of 2017 with Mr Jack Zhang Co-Founder & CEO of Airwallex. We'll be chatting with Jack about his personal story, and that of Airwallex, as well as the continued rise of science and technology in China.
18:00 - 18:15: Guests arrive
18:15 - 19:30: Fireside chat + Q&A
19:30 - 20:25: Canapé & Drinks
20:25 - 20:30: Event close
* food & drinks included in ticket price.
On the night we'll be addressing the following:
- Why entering the China market is such a big opportunity for Australian fintech startups;
- The challenges for Australian fintechs face when entering the Chinese market;
- The strategies Airwallex used to build their presence in China; and
- Why Asia is still not considered the primary market for Australian fintech companies.
About the speaker
Jack co-founded Airwallex in 2015 and is Chief Executive Officer. He has over 8 years of experience in foreign exchange trading and investment banking, having worked in the technology teams at Aviva Plc, National Australia Bank and ANZ. Prior to founding Airwallex, Jack was a foreign exchange solution designer at ANZ, responsible for the design and development of the company’s FX digital revolution initiative. He also led one of teams involved in the design and implementation of Australia’s first single dealer platform for foreign exchange and fixed income while working at the National Australia Bank.
About this event
The Dragon Summit Series is a collection of events exploring the future of science, technology & innovation in China — a project powered by AsiaRecon; an organisation that was created to accelerate the connectivity of people, ideas and capital between Australia and Asia across the areas of science, technology & innovation. AsiaRecon was founded in 2014 by Mathew Benjamin & Jason Lim.
Events like this can only happen with the support of our amazing partners. For this event they are:
FinTech Australia is the national Industry Association for the Australian fintech community. Officially launched in March 2016 and funded by our members, we provide a single united and independent voice for over 100 fintech Startups, Hubs, Accelerators and VCs across Australia.
FinTech Australia’s mission is to make Australia a leading market for fintech innovation and investment. We do this by collaborating directly with Australia's Government and Regulatory community to create a fintech-friendly Policy and Investment environment in Australia.
Airwallex is a cross-border payments platform that combines payments and foreign exchange into a simple, integrated solution for all your international payment needs. Whether you’re making one-off payments through our web portal, or using our APIs to process thousands of transactions per second, our technology ensures each and every payment is delivered as cost-effectively as possible. Supported by high profile investors including Gobi Partners and Gravity VC, Airwallex brings extensive experience in the Asia Pacific region to the global multi-currency market.
King & Wood Mallesons
Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 26 locations around the world, works with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for their clients.
As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia, King & Wood Mallesons helps clients to open doors and unlock opportunities as they look to Asian markets to unleash their full potential. Combining an unrivalled depth of expertise and breadth of relationships in their core markets, they are connecting Asia to the world, and the world to Asia.
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AsiaRecon was created to accelerate the connectivity of people, ideas and capital between Australia and Asia across the areas of science, technology & innovation; something we have been doing since 2014. We are focused on building capabilities across the ecosystem, as well as working individually with companies to help them secure capital, strategic partners and customers from the region. Currently we are active in India, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.