(Bloomberg) -- Chief executives from more than 30 global firms will attend a Hong Kong summit in November, a sign the city is recovering from its stringent Covid policies that undermined the financial center.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chairman David Solomon and Blackstone Inc. President Jonathan Gray will speak during the public forum on Nov. 2, according to a program for the event from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. The Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit will see some 200 participants attend, the de facto central bank said.
After more than two years of strict Covid travel requirements and a political crackdown by Beijing, the summit will mark a step toward showing Hong Kong’s financial hub is open for business.
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“Now that travel is easier again, we wanted to make the summit a physical event, so that our guests can take the opportunity to meet their staff and clients in person, and establish new relationships,” Eddie Yue, chief executive officer of the HKMA, said in the statement Thursday. The summit’s success will “underline Hong Kong’s status as an international financial center.”
Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman, Citigroup Inc. CEO Jane Fraser and Joseph Bae, Co-CEO at KKR & Co., are also slated for panel sessions, the program showed.
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