China remains an attractive destination for the industry, as Asian traders keep leading the pack in trading activity. However, this huge market can be bewildering, and finding credible partners and high-end clients is a considerable challenge. To address this industry need, Finance Magnates has partnered with premium Chinese FX news source, FX168, and Conversion Pros, to launch the Asia Trading Summit.
After launching last year, the event has already solidified itself as one of the industry’s largest events in Asia. Held on March 21-23 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, the Asia Trading Summit will look to build on last year’s strong debut that saw over 5,000 attendees.
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What’s in store this year?
Last year’s Asia Trading Summit featured no shortage of in-depth seminars, panels, and discussions facing the financial services industry. However, this year’s event will focus more on the rapid rise of blockchain technology, a yearlong phenomenon that seems to have shown no signs of slowing down. Additionally, the event will emphasize several new innovative trading products, launches, and trading systems. This includes the growing role of fintech, artificial intelligence (AI), and other elements in the industry, as well as exploring both equity and capital markets.
Indeed, 2017 has been the year of blockchain and to a broader extent cryptocurrencies, with Bitcoin and Ethereum, among others rising to record highs. In tandem with this growth has been their steadfast adoption amongst retail brokerages. Simultaneously, China has led the charge in policing these instruments, banning funding via initial coin offerings (ICOs), while also curbing crypto exchange activity domestically.
To this point, the 2018 Asia Summit will touch on the adoption of blockchain technology, and more specifically its impact on the trading industry. Delving further into this trend, the event features a wide range of trading synopsis, including the deployment of new and cutting-edge systems and next-generation trading platforms.