2020 Certified Trade Mission for Blockchain
April 20, 2020 - April 21, 2020
April 20, 2020 – April 21, 2020
For Blockchain Venture Capital Funds, Private Equity Funds, Hedge Funds and other Alternative Asset Fund Managers.
One-to-One meetings with pre-qualified investors
HNWI, Family Offices and Institutions
One-on-one meetings with Hong Kong investors.
An opportunity to meet Hong Kong Institutional limited partner investors from the largest Insurance companies, Pension Funds, private family offices and private wealth managers.
A forum to exchange ideas and strategies with Hong Kong investors, other U.S.-based fund managers, and policy-makers from both Hong Kong and the United States.
Opportunities for intimate interaction between U.S. GPs and Hong Kong LPs
What are the cost benefits of participating in Trade Missions?
Thanks, Irwin. I enjoyed the event and met some folks that should be good LP prospects. As far as the event structure and organization — it was excellent. Had the potential of being total chaos but you and your team had everyone well prepared and kept things moving along nicely. Very professionally done. Also very little that I would have done differently.
— Robert Conrads, Colchis Capital
- Without the trade mission format, it would be impossible to set up 20-30 LP meetings in one day with pre-qualified potential LPs. It would require multiple days and multiple trips. This is a major benefit in terms of dollars, time and energy saved.
- The same level of meetings would probably require a minimum of two to three trips to meet the same number of high-level people. These additional trips alone are equivalent to or will cost more than the Trade Mission in terms of airfare and hotel.
- Without US Government support you would most likely need to hire a placement agent, which would be a significant up-front cash expenditure.
- A placement agent would also charge you a commission on your earned management fee and on your performance fee. There are no commissions charged on ANY investments you receive during the Trade Mission.
- There is a cost in time and energy involved in identifying prospects, securing contact info, contacting the prospects, convincing them to meet and then coordinating the schedule in an efficient manner. The Trade Mission takes place on one day and all the LPs come to your hotel. This is a major advantage and a significant save in time, expense and opportunity cost. As we all know, "Time is Money".
- The US Embassy is the "convener of stature" for the Certified Trade Mission which lends a prestige to the event, helps guarantee the quality of the attendees, and limits the attrition prior to the event.
Heidi Pease, As a leader in the Los Angeles blockchain community, Heidi co-founded the Los Angeles Blockchain Lab — a collaboration of academia, government, enterprise, and community focused on developing the blockchain ecosystem in Southern California and abroad.
Yiu Joe Toh, has over 30 years experience in asset management involving both public and private assets, and working with private family groups, private banks and private equity firms.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.
Carman Chan, is one of the top 5 Women to watch in Asian Tech (Nikkei Asian Review), Carman Chan is a veteran in the technology industry with decades of experience as an entrepreneur with multiple exits, a tech columnist and a globally recognized venture capitalist.
Alex Nascimento, MA, MBA is a faculty member and Co-founder of the UCLA Blockchain Lab & Blockchain at UCLA where he lectures on Blockchain Business Applications and Security Tokens in addition to his role of Managing Director of 7CC – Blockchain Investments, a company focused on supporting & fostering the Blockchain industry.
Alex got his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and has developed training, marketing & blockchain strategies for companies in the United States, Latin America, and Asia.
Alex can be found lecturing at UCLA and speaking at main Global Blockchain conferences and Corporate events about the future of Blockchain Technology & Security Tokens.
LP Participant Profile
A unique feature of the U.S. Commerce Department Certified Trade Mission is the leadership of prominent and knowledgeable Hong Kong business leaders as our Hong Kong co-chairs for LP recruitment, who work in partnership with the U.S. embassy to recruit the right mix of LP attendees.
Partial List of Hong Kong LPs that participated in previous Trade Missions
ACA Capital Group
AIA Company Limited
Bank of China
Baring Asset Management
Blue Pool Capital
BNP Paribas Bank
Bright Minds Capital
Changjiang Securities Holdings
Cheetah Investment Management
DBS Bank(Hong Kong) Limited
Dymon Asia Capital(HK)Limited
Fact Family Office
Fortune Management Consulting
Grand Paradise Group
Houston Investment Limited
IAM Legacy Family Office
New World Strategic Investment Limited
Orca Capital/Atom Assets
Orix Asia Capital
Peace Field Ltd
Pinnacle Capital Ltd.
Sinopac Asset Management
Star Magnolia Capital
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Endowment
April 20, 2020
7:00 pmWelcome Reception hosted by the Consul General representing the United States to Hong Kong and Macauat. Reception to be held at his residence for the U.S. GPs and Hong Kong Investors.
April 21, 2020
7:00 am - 8:30 amBreakfast on your own in the Horizon Club Room
8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration of LP & GP attendees and light breakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOne-on-one meetings: Members of the U.S. delegation will meet one on one with each investment professional from the leading Hong Kong institutions, insurance companies, pension funds and family offices. Each attendee will meet with each Hong Kong institution. Meetings will be approximately twenty minutes long. Each LP will have a private room for the meetings; GPs will go room to room.
12:30 pm - 1:15 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmOne-on-one meetings continue between LPs and GPs in private rooms
4:30 pmTrade Mission formal program ends
April 22, 2020
*The government of the United States, particularly the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy is not involved in selecting or recruitment for this mission. Such selection and recruitment is strictly left to the mission organizer. The US and foreign commercial service supports the goals of this event but does not endorse the specific products or views of the participating organization.
Fees & Registration
First Attendee: $19,500
Second Attendee: $5,225
Payment may be made by wire transfer. Full payment is required to reserve your attendance and is due immediately.
Attendance is by invitation only. The quantity of fund manager participation is strategically limited to maximize the level of overall access and one on one meeting opportunities with our foreign institutional investor attendees. Since space is limited, we encourage you to register immediately to reserve your spot.
Included in your certified trade mission fee are the following:
Deluxe accommodations: Two nights at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
King Club Harbour view room
Exclusive access to the Grand Club Private lounge
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks
Dedicated on site team for you while in Hong Kong
Complete Conference program including one-on-one meetings arranged with Hong Kong’s leading institutional investors and family offices.
Distribution of your materials to Institutions prior to the Trade Mission.
Complimentary local telephone calls.
GRAND HYATT HONG KONG
1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong SAR, China
The fee does not include:
International Air travel
The cancellation policy is as follows:
60 days or more: Refund of 75% of full Payment
59-30 Days: 10% refund
Less than 30 days: No refund