The FINTalks.org 2017 forum took place in July 2017. It was organized by FinEX Asia, co-sponsored by AMTD Group, Dianrong, ICBC International, KPMG, National Chengchi University (NCCU) and United Overseas Bank (UOB). The three days tour covering Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore was well received and attracted more than 1,000 attendees. Leading global fintech CEOs and industry experts from the U.S. discussed the ongoing evolution of fintech in Asia Pacific. Speakers included Soul Htite, Founder and CEO of Dianrong; Renaud Laplanche, Co-founder and CEO of Upgrade; Ron Suber, Former President of Prosper Marketplace; Perry Rahbar, CEO of dv01; and Calvin Choi, Chairman of AMTD Group.
FinEX Asia, FinTech Research Center, Dianrong, Upgrade, AMTD Group and L.R. Capital Group also jointly announced a cooperative plan to cultivate fintech professionals by offering an internship program to meet the growing demand for fintech experts in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Taiwan.