Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant international financial centers in the world. The financial services sector has been one of the pillar industries in the local economy. As a gateway to the Greater China Region, Hong Kong plays an important role in educating and disseminating knowledge of quantitative techniques in financial applications regionally. As China is shifting from a primarily manufacturing-centric economy to one with increasing weight of financial industry, the demand for market practitioners with advanced quantitative skills has skyrocketed, which surely will make the status of Hong Kong even more prominent.
Hong Kong is also one of the top destinations for international visitors. A perfect combination of the sophistication of an international city, natural beauty, cultural diversity, and cosmopolitan lifestyle are at the very core of Hong Kong's attractions.
The main conference venue will be in Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, an elegant hotel in Discovery Bay.
Perfectly framed by mountains and surrounded by the beautiful South China Sea, Discovery Bay, a serene resort development on the northeastern coast of Lantau Island, is a peaceful oasis away from hectic Hong Kong. Offering a total area of five million square metres of green landscape (covering two thirds of the gross development) and spectacular sea views, Discovery Bay presents a resort lifestyle and an exceptional destination. The multicultural community, unique European-styled architecture and the lively culture create a pleasing ambience for a relaxing getaway.
Discovery Bay is only a step away from downtown Central. It is just a 25-minute ferry ride from Central Pier 3, while shuttle bus rides from Sunny Bay or Tung Chung MTR Stations take only 15-20 minutes. Direct buses to Hong Kong International Airport takes 30 minutes, where you can connect to 180 worldwide locations including 44 in Mainland China. In addition to ferry and bus services, Urban and Lantau taxis also provide convenient access to and from Discovery Bay North area through Discovery Bay Tunnel. Upon completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the expected travelling time between Discover Bay and Zhuhai will be reduced to just 45 minutes.
For more information about the location of conference venue, one can see the below map for detail. More detail for destination and transportation are in here.