The Future of Banking 2030

The Future of Banking 2030

Supported by the Innovation & Technology Committee



Avril Rae, Head of Fintech, KPMG


Fueled by technological advancement, the banking industry will transform more rigorously in the next 10 years than in the past century. In 2030, banking will be largely automated and will become an essential tool of a highly digitalized lifestyle, contributing to a more competitive and efficient way of living.

In our latest event Future of Banking 2030, Avril Rae, Head of Fintech of KPMG Advisory (China) Limited, will introduce to you how banking will undergo all-rounded transformation in terms of data, business models, technology and regulation in the next decade, and how they are made possible under improved cybersecurity. 

About the speaker

Avril Rae, Director Head of Fintech for KPMG.  A future thinker with over 20 years IT experience from Network Engineering, Service Management, Solution Sales and Strategy within the Financial Services Ecosystem.  She enjoys sharing insights on emerging technology, innovation and digital transformation and actively engages in regional industry groups, including; FIX Trading Community, British Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair: Innovation and Technology Committee and Fintech Association Hong Kong: Co-Chair for the Big Data Committee.  She is an advocate for women in technology and acts as an ambassador to Moxie Future, a female community to empower and educate females on sustainable investing and is also the country ambassador for female start-up and entrepreneur community, She Loves Tech.




Rachel Freeman is the director and chief innovation and strategy officer for AMTD International.  She is an experienced and internationally recognized financial expert, particularly in the areas of financial inclusion and innovative financial technologies.   Before joining AMTD, Ms. Freeman served as the IFC Financial Institutions Advisory Manager for Asia since 2014. In her role, she leads IFC’s advisory program for existing and potential investee clients for value enhancement and development impact, to achieve IFC's goals in financial inclusion and climate change mitigation. Rachel led the development of client solutions in SME finance, bank-fintech collaboration, MFI transformation, risk management, Banking on Women, agrifinance and climate change finance for strategic IFC clients. Since 2001 she had several senior positions at IFC in Central Asia, Africa and Asia.  Prior to joining IFC, Rachel was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures in the US and Russia, and also worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Business School and a degree in International Politics and Economics/Russian from Middlebury College. She also attended Executive Education at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.



 This event is hosted by Andrew Seaton. 

Ticket includes a full hot English breakfast buffet.

Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans, sandals and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dresscode, please click here.


  • Member: HK$ 440
  • Non-Member: HK$ 560
  • Y-Network Member: HK$ 340
  • Start-up Member: HK$ 340


Terms & Conditions

  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
  • By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.
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9/25/2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club 1 Jackson Road Central

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