Startups Pitch at GTR Asia Tradetech Forum


On June 11, approximately 150 delegates representing over 100 countries gathered at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong for the GTR Asia Tradetech Forum. The conference brought together an array of trade and industry experts all featuring the latest technological developments for trade and supply chain.

The conference featured a discussion on the latest around the Global Trade Connectivity Network. The Global Trade Connectivity Network is the first joint venture innovation project arising from the agreement signed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The panel was moderated by David Koh, Regional Head of Transaction Banking for Greater China and North Asia for Standard Chartered Bank, and featured Nelson Chow, Chief Fintech Officer for Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and Serene Ho, Director of the National Trade Platform Office for Singapore Customs.

To close out the conference, a #tradetech technology showcase panel was led by the following experts:

  1. Musheer Ahmed (General Manager of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong);
  2. Frankie Tam (Vice President of Hong Kong Internet Finance Association),
  3. Angie Lin (Co-CEO of AMTD Strategic Capital).


Featuring Our Portfolio Companies

The showcase featured four different presentations led by fintech startups.

  1. Tradeteq, led by Nils Behling, opened the showcase with a presentation on Achieving Transparency in Distributing Trade Finance Assets.
  2. Culum Capital’s CEO Ginnie Chin followed with a presentation on Unlocking Working Capital with Trade Finance.
  3. RM-Tech’s Gideon Ong presented on Enabling Low-Cost Financing Through Bank Accounts
  4. Finally, the showcase concluded with Diginex’s, led by Thomas Glucksmann, presentation on Enhancing Working Capital Positions with Smart Contracts.
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