DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CreditEase, a Beijing-based leading financial technology conglomerate specializing in inclusive finance and wealth management, announced that its Founder and CEO, Mr Ning Tang, participated and spoke at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
Founded in 1971 by Professor Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum is a premier global platform for public-private cooperation and committed to improving the state of the world.
Under the central theme of “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”, this year’s meeting has drawn an estimated 2,500 participants, including a record number of heads of state and leaders from politics, business, academia, and civil society.
Widely recognized as a global FinTech industry pioneer, Mr Tang has been invited to speak regularly at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the World Economic Forum’s yearly summer gathering held in China. This year marks the first time Mr Tang participated in the Forum’s annual winter conference.
Speaking at the “A Shared Vision for Financial Inclusion” panel, Mr Tang joined Mauricio Cardenas, Colombia’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit, as well as senior executives from Diamond Bank, Ant Financial, and Visa, to discuss opportunities and challenges facing financial inclusion globally, and ways to accelerate its progress through increased innovation and expanded use of FinTech to reach more underbanked populations.
Mr Tang was also invited to the Forum’s Financial Inclusion Steering Committee Meeting to exchange opinions with H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, among other distinguished guests. He was also interviewed by PwC on how China is leading the global FinTech race, and invited to speak about China’s role in the world’s economic growth at the Davos Luncheon hosted by Tencent News and Peking University. International news organizations including CNBC and CGTN interviewed Mr Tang on the outlook for the FinTech industry.
“Technology has greatly improved access to financial services for Chinese consumers and small businesses in the past decade, and we expect more progress to be made in the SME lending space with the help of FinTech in coming years,” said Mr Tang. “Financial services like angel investing and VC/PE, powered by technology, will bring more high-quality growth to the Chinese economy.”
Since its establishment in 2006, CreditEase has been at the forefront of leveraging FinTech to transform China’s marketplace lending and wealth management industry, providing highly customized financial services for different client segments. Boasting a global network with offices in major financial and technology hubs around the globe, CreditEase also actively engages with the world’s leading FinTech players through incubation, cooperation, and investment. Its annual FinTech-themed summit, the Silicon Valley – Beijing Dialogue, is one of the industry’s most closely watched events, bringing together renowned industry veterans and market shapers from both China and the US to offer illuminating insights on the FinTech industry.
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CreditEase is a Beijing-based leading FinTech conglomerate in China, specializing in inclusive finance and wealth management, in addition to payment technology, marketplace lending, crowdfunding, robo-advisory, insurance technology, and blockchain products and services. CreditEase actively engages with global FinTech innovators through business incubation, commercial cooperation and investment.