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Ranked as the world's freest economy for the 25th successive year, Hong Kong remains a magnet for overseas and Mainland businesses. Last year, Invest Hong Kong assisted a record number of 436 overseas and Mainland companies to set up or expand in the city. Mainland China continued to top the list of source locations, with a total of 101 companies, followed by 63 from the United States. Innovation and technology was the leading sector, which is in line with the Government's policy objectives.

It is not just major global businesses that are finding a home in Hong Kong, as the city's start-up community has also been on an upward trend in recent years.

Factors contributing to the favourable business environment include the simple and low tax system, free flow of information, as well as Hong Kong's strategic geographical location.

The Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area initiatives are creating more opportunities for businesses, but how can we ensure that the companies in Hong Kong are in a position to reap the full benefits? What are InvestHK's initiatives to further promote the diverse advantages Hong Kong offers? What challenges does the organization face?

Stephen Phillips, Director-General of Investment Promotion at InvestHK, will address these and other issues during his talk at the Chamber as part of our "Town Hall Forum Series" on 20 May.

Speaker(s) Stephen Phillips is the Director-General of Investment Promotion at InvestHK, the Government department responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment into Hong Kong.

Mr Philips worked in Hong Kong from 1989 to 2004, holding senior investment banking positions with Deutsche and BZW/Barclays Capital before co-founding a Hong Kong-based group of companies providing IT, financial and consultancy services across Asia. In 2004, he joined U.K. Trade & Investment before becoming Chief Executive of the China Britain Business Council in 2006, as well as Chairman of the E.U. China Business Association. Mr Phillips holds a BSc in Chemistry and Law from the University of Exeter.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/05/20 16:30 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Yannas Chung
Tel: 28231219
Fee Members @ HK$170
+$50 for booking offline
Members Only
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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