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The Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, respectively, are often viewed as hotspots for manufacturing electronics, automotive and ICT-related products destined for neighboring European countries. Global logistical bottlenecks created by the Covid-19 pandemic have boosted interest in establishing a presence in these countries, while taking advantage of advanced research and their skilled workforce. The countries' rapidly evolving e-commerce landscape is also opening new routes for businesses to tap into.

What can these countries offer Hong Kong companies looking to set up operations or an office in Europe? And what pros and cons do they boast over more familiar destinations such as Germany, Austria and Italy? With growing geopolitical challenges, how is this affecting their important relations with Mainland China in trade and investment?

Join this talk on 30 September, and hear firsthand from the Trade Commissioners of Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland about what their respective countries can offer Hong Kong businesses and which sectors are on the rise.

DISCLAIMER
Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s)

Anna Dupalová,
Head of Economic and Commercial Section, Consulate General of the Czech Republic

Anna provides business intelligence, services and helps Czech companies capture opportunities in Hong Kong by establishing mutually beneficial partnerships and promoting the Czech Republic as an ideal place for business and investment.  She previously served at the Department for Economic Diplomacy at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked on EU-related issues at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. Anna holds degrees from the University of Passau and from Sciences Po Strasbourg.

Krisztina Dóra Koletár,
Trade Commissioner of Hungary for Hong Kong and Macao, Consulate General of Hungary

Krisztina overseas all areas of economic cooperation, including trade, investment and tourism promotion as well as innovation and technology. She previously served in Shanghai as Consular Officer, and worked at the China Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. She completed her master’s degree in Contemporary China Studies at Nanjing University, and also has a master’s degree in Sinology and Art History from Eötvös Lóránd University in Hungary.

 

Blanka Gołębiowska,
Consul and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland

Blanka helps businesses discover new Polish technologies and supports Polish entrepreneurs interested in the Hong Kong market. She previously served at the Polish Embassy in Beijing, first as Vice Consul and then as Agricultural Counsellor, where she cooperated with Chinese agricultural institutions to increase the export of Polish agri-food products to China. She studied international politics at Peking University and then at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at Warsaw University.

Language English
Date and Time 2022/09/30 16:00 to 17:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre and Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Heidi Ko
Tel: 28231266
Email: heidiko@chamber.org.hk
Fee
  • HK$ 100 for Members / HK$ 200 for Non-Members (Attend via Zoom)
  • HK$ 120 for Members / HK$ 240 for Non-Members (Attend in Person)
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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