News in Category: 2015

Business of Intellectual Property (BIP) Asia Forum 2015

Jointly organised by the Government of the HKSAR, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, the 5th Edition of Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum (BIP Asia) brought IP professionals and business leaders from around the world to discuss the latest developments in IP and explore business collaboration opportunities.

Thailand: A Regional Trading and Modern Industry Hub

H.E. M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, leaded a road show to Shanghai and Hong Kong from 23 to 26 June 2015. On this occasion the office of the Board of Investment organized the "Thailand: A Regional Trading and Modern Industry Hub" Seminar in Hong Kong on 25 June 2015, supported by Royal Thai Consulate - General in Hong Kong, Invest Hong Kong, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and Bank of China. The seminar provided insight into Thailand's new investment policies and investment opportunities, as well as highlight business cooperation between Thailand and Hong Kong.

Joint Business Community Luncheon: 2015-2016 Budget with The Honourable John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR

HKSAR Financial Secretary, the Honourable John Tsang, has delivered his 2015-2016 Budget Speech to the Legislative Council on 25 February 2015. This joint business luncheon was an excellent opportunity for us to learn more about his thoughts and insights behind the new Budget. We also learned directly from the Financial Secretary about the Government's plans to steer its fiscal policy to sustain Hong Kong's economic growth and maintain our competitiveness.

Invitation to China Daily Co-branded Session at Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong

The China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable Panel on: "China, ASEAN and the New Silk Road - Global Financial Perspectives", were scheduled on January 20, 2015 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

Co-organized with Asian Financial Forum (AFF), this panel aims at gathering top speakers from financial and related industries to share their views about the financial challenges and opportunities to China, ASEAN and the world. It is a platform to exchange market intelligence and explore new business opportunities across Asia.

"China, ASEAN and the New Silk Road - Global Financial Perspective"

China has initiated several strategic initiatives to boost investments and economy in Asia such as the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", the "One Belt, One Road" and the "Silk Road Fund". These initiatives will reconnect strategic natural and economic resources and markets across Asia and Europe. In the meantime, the ASEAN Economy Community (AEC) will lift regional barriers for trade and investment among its member countries in 2015, which will create a 600 million population common market. With these improved connectivity and massive flows of capital, people and developments, what are the implications for the Chinese, ASEAN and the global economies? How would these initiatives reshape global economic gravity? What are the opportunities and challenges for Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta?

Hong Kong - ASEAN Summit 2015

Organised by Metro Broadcast, the Hong Kong-ASEAN Summit 2015 held on Monday, 14 September 2015 at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong.

Speakers included:

Mr. Gregory SO Kam Leung, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of HKSAR (TBC)

Mr. Bernard CHAN, Executive Councilor, Hong Kong SAR & Chairman, HK-Thailand Business Council

Mr. Raymond YIP, Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Dr. Jonathan CHOI, Permanent Honorary President, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (TBC)

Mr. Alex CHEUNG, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank (Hong Kong Limited)

Mr. Heung Shu Fai, Program Host of Metro Finance

Buyer's Tour to the 117th Canton Fair

China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) co-hosted biannually by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province, every spring and autumn in April and October with 3 phases. Each session of the Fair sees approximately 200,000 overseas buyers.

Joint Business Community Luncheon with The Honouable Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the HKSAR

The HKSAR Chief Executive, the Honourable Leung Chun-ying, has delivered his Policy Address to the Legislative Council on 9 February 2015. At this luncheon, the business community was able to hear Mr Leung's further elaboration on his Policy Address. Participants was also able to learn more about his initiatives and directives for tackling key issues, such as housing, land supply, air quality and Hong Kong's competitiveness in the year ahead.

Asian Financial Forum "Asia: Sustainable Development in a World of Change"

The annual AFF bought together some of the most influential members of the global financial and business communities to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia and beyond. The seventh edition hold in January 2014 featured more than 100 distinguished speakers and over 2,400 participants from 41 countries and regions.

AFF 2015 examined Asia's role in creating growth for the reconstituting global economy under the theme of "Asia: Sustainable Development in a World of Change".