Earlier this year we had the pleasure of announcing the launch of our Hong Kong operations, from which we can offer better support to our customers and partners in the Asia Pacific region.
It was therefore a delight for myself and Wayne Johnson, CEO of encompass to travel to Hong Kong this week to meet with business leaders and dignitaries. The time has been well spent and we have found within our meetings individuals who are extremely receptive to the encompass message.
The culmination of our trip was the hosting of a dinner at the China Club, in the Old Bank of China Building. The restaurant itself was fabulous, taking up as it does, the top three floors of the building.
The dinner marked the formal launch of encompass in Asia. We were delighted to be joined by industry experts and partners such as Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones, EY, Fenergo, Forrester, TransUnion, and Wisers. For myself and Wayne, we are absolutely delighted to have reached this point in encompass'development. Not only can we now demonstrate encompass' ability to meet requirements in Australia, the UK and Europe, but show that the need for an anti-money laundering platform is very much required in Asia. It was clear from our discussions that no such platform is currently available, and with Alex Oxford, Head of Sales, Asia, now in place, we are extremely confident of our position in the Asian market.
It was also fantastic that we could coincide the dinner with our participation at the ACAMS 10th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference, taking place in Hong Kong. Featuring speakers from SWIFT, Bureau van Dijk, BNP Paribas, Citibank, LexisNexis and more, it was an excellent opportunity to hear some great speakers as well as meet with partners, clients and other stakeholders. The conference also highlighted the growing appetite in the Asia Pacific region for technology solutions that can streamline and future-proof Know Your Customer and regulatory compliance processes.
We're excited to be part of this, and to have the opportunity to work with such well-respected partners. We look forward to growing the encompass brand in this market, and to providing a technology solution that all in the region can be proud of.