FWD becomes Platinum Sponsor of the FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix for second year in a row

Insurer to engage Hong Kongers through a flurry of exciting online and offline activities

Hong Kong, 29 November 2017 – FWD becomes Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix (“Hong Kong E-Prix”), to be held at Central Harbourfront on December 2-3. This is the second time that the city will host the exhilarating, all-electric racing event, inaugurating Season Four of the FIA Formula E Championship (the “Championship”), and also the second consecutive year that FWD will support the festivities as Platinum Sponsor.

Following the success of last year’s Hong Kong E-Prix, the city will become the first in Asia to host a double-header (two races), in which teams will vie for victory on a 1.8 km circuit racing past local iconic landmarks including the International Finance Centre, the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and Hong Kong City Hall. 

Tim Oliver, FWD Group Chief Commercial Officer, explained, “Formula E is an ever-growing and dynamic world-class event and we are delighted to be Platinum Sponsor again for a second year in a row. At FWD, our vision is to change the way people feel about insurance through innovative and technology-driven solutions and by encouraging people to celebrate living. Taking part in the Hong Kong E-Prix is a logical step for us and we’ll be bringing the excitement of the event to the public at large through a series of engagement activities.”

Under the theme of “Conquer the wind. Drive new possibilities,” FWD will host games with fabulous prizes at its booth (No. T23) in the E-Village to prompt the public to overcome headwinds and drive forward to open up new possibilities in their lives. This year, FWD has invited popular local music band ToNicK to play at its booth, where they will interact with participants and stream a Facebook live session.

FWD will also engage the public through various other online and offline channels in the days leading up to the event. A TV commercial is broadcasted on Viu TV and NOW TV – the Hong Kong E-Prix official broadcasters - and other online media. Meanwhile, stories from contributors including Hong Kong’s leading female race car driver Denise Yeung (https://www.facebook.com/deniseyeung888) are posted to raise awareness.

Customers and fans of FWD were provided the opportunities to win or redeem free Hong Kong E-Prix admission tickets, and responded overwhelmingly to the series of online redemption activities (terms & conditions applied):

FWD hopes that as the engines roar and the tension rises in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, spectators will be reminded of the ever-present need to pursue their passion and live their lives to the fullest.

For more details on the Championship, please visit http://www.fiaformulae.com/.

FWD Platinum Sponsor of Formula E Hong Kong


1. The FWD Drivamatics challenge was held in three phrases, each lasted for a week, with phase 1 started on 8th November 2017. Every week, the top 10 users with the highest average scores were awarded two Grandstand tickets.

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About FWD Hong Kong & Macau

FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan. In Hong Kong, FWD offers life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, pensions, and financial planning. The life insurance and general insurance operating entities have been assigned strong financial strength ratings by international rating agencies — FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited is rated “A3” by Moody’s and “A” by Fitch; and FWD General Insurance Company Limited is rated “A” by Fitch.

FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.

Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group.

For more information please visit  WWW.FWD.COM.HK and WWW.FWD.COM.MO.

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