ASTRI promotes FinTech and Smart City initiatives in Thailand for international collaboration

ASTRI promotes FinTech and Smart City initiatives in Thailand for international collaboration

  • Dr. Frank Tong, Chief Executive Office and Dr. Duncan Wong, Vice President, Financial Technologies of ASTRI had a fruitful business trip to Bangkok, Thailand from 6 to 7 October 2016 to promote ASTRI’s FinTech initiatives and strengthen international exchange and collaboration.

    On 6 October, Dr. Tong and Dr. Wong were invited to participate in the signature promotion campaign “In Style • Hong Kong” organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).  The event aims to highlight Hong Kong’s position as a trendsetting hub and a world-class business service provider.  Dr. Tong was one of the guest speakers to share his insights on “FinTech Infrastructure for Smart Cities” in the event’s thematic session titled “The Belt and Road Initiative: Digital Framework for Connecting Smart Cities”.

    On 7 October, Dr. Tong and Dr. Wong paid a visit to Bank of Thailand to introduce ASTRI’s FinTech activities and discuss possible collaboration.  In the afternoon of the same day, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between ASTRI and Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) for the establishment of strategic collaboration on R&D projects of FinTech. This is the first time for ASTRI to collaborate with an overseas organisation on R&D projects since its establishment in 2000, which signifies ASTRI’s leading position in FinTech research and applications.

    Last but not the least, ASTRI has also staged an exhibition booth in the Thailand e-Commerce Week organised by ETDA held from 7-9 October to promote ASTRI’s latest R & D activities.

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    “In Style • Hong Kong” in Bangkok, Thailand

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    Dr. Frank Tong shares his insight in “In Style • Hong Kong”

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    Dr. Frank Tong, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI (right), and Ms. Surangkana Wayuparb, Executive Director and CEO of ETDA (left), sign a Memorandum of Understanding on FinTech research and development

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    ASTRI stages an exhibition booth in Thailand e-Commerce Week