2014 IFICS Second Round Speaker Announced


SHANGHAI, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Organized by UBM and Cyberport, 2014 Internet Finance Innovation CEO Summit (IFICS)-Global Bitcoin Summit will take place on 28-29 November, in Hong Kong. Topics to be discussed at the summit include Internet Finance Innovation and Regulation, Digital Currency Payment & Security, Crowd Funding and P2P, Mobile Payment and Big Data for Financial Services. Early-bird discount is now offering to participants!

Confirmed Speakers 


Confirmed speakers of IFICS: Akihiro Nagahara, Bin Tang, Simon Loong, Daqing Ye, Zhengfen Zhang, Zane Wang
Confirmed speakers of IFICS: Akihiro Nagahara, Bin Tang, Simon Loong, Daqing Ye, Zhengfen Zhang, Zane Wang


Akihiro Nagahara, Managing Director and CEO of United Asia Finance

With more than 30 years of experience, he is an acknowledged expert in the consumer finance business in Japan and Hong Kong, generally recognized as “Father of Personal Finance in Hong Kong“. In 1993, a joint venture company held by Allied Group and Mr Nagahara acquired Japan Finance (International) which was renamed as United Asia Finance Limited (UAF). UAF is one of the largest finance companies in Hong Kong which now has 50 branches. Besides, Mr Nagahara is the Founding Chairman of The Hong Kong S.A.R. Licensed Money Lenders Association since its establishment in 1999. He has contributed a lot to the introduction and development of the consumer finance industry in Hong Kong. 

Bin Tang, CEO & Co-founder of YeePay

YeePay, a leading e-payment provider in China. Under Bin’s leadership, YeePay has quickly become the largest e-payment company in northern China. YeePay pioneered the vertical payment model and was among the first batch to obtain payment license by the Central Bank. Before founding YeePay, bin held various positions at several Silicon Valley based software and Internet companies. Bin is also the co-founder and president of IFC1000, a leading Internet Finance Club in China. 

Simon Loong, Founder and CEO of WeLab

Simon Loong is the Founder and CEO of Asia’s leading internet finance company WeLab, the operator of WeLend.hk in Hong Kong and Wolaidai.com in China. Mr Loong has a wealth of financial services experience after working in the banking industry for more than 17 years. An entrepreneur at heart, he founded WeLab in 2012. The company has, since then, sourced more than HK$700 million in loan applications and 10,000 members through WeLend.hk. Prior to founding WeLab, Simon was the North East Asia Regional Head of Unsecured Lending at Standard Chartered Bank and then Senior Vice President and Credit Card Marketing Director for Citibank Taiwan. 

Daqing Ye, Founder and CEO of Rong 360

Mr. Ye is a former General Manager of Marketing at PayPal China. He previously served as Multichannel and Digital Marketing Director at American Express and as Senior Marketing Manager at AOL (previously known as America Online). He also took positions on risk strategy and analysis, credit risk management and market analysis at Capital One (the fifth-biggest retail bank in the United States). Mr. Ye is the cofounder of IFC1000 and vice chairman of Z-Park Association for Internet Finance. 

Zhengfen Zhang, Co-founder & CEO of StepLend

Zhengfen Zhang is the co-founder & CEO of StepLend, the only cross-border P2P lending platform for both Hong Kong and mainland China. She has seven years’ experience in investment banking industry in Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai. She worked in asset management and interest rate derivatives structuring at BNP Paribas and Societe Generale. Zhengfen is passionate in entrepreneurship and believes that internet will make significant impact on traditional financial area. 

Zane Wang, Founder and CEO, CRF

Dr. Zane Wang founded the Company in 2001 after serving as the head of analytics for Sears Credit, the largest retail credit portfolio in the world. Dr. Wang advised China’s central bank on the creation of the national credit bureau and built the first functioning credit bureau in Shanghai. Dr. Wang was the first to establish Bank of China credit decisioning system, among others. CRF was also the largest third party originator of credit card loans in China in 2008, sourcing approximately one million credit cards a year with an estimated open credit line totaling over one billion dollars. He has advised PBOC and State Counsel on regulations on P2P Industry.

For more information, please visit conference website www.globalbtcsummit.com

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