|2021/08/20||Meeting with Nick Heath, Director General Hong Kong & Macao, Department for International Trade at British Consulate-General |
Nick Heath, recently appointed Director-General of Trade and Investment, and Corin Wilson, Director of Trade and Investment Hong Kong and Macao, at the Department for International Trade of the British Consulate-General Hong Kong, visited the Chamber on 20 August. Chamber CEO George Leung, Europe Committee Chairman Davide De Rosa, and Director for PR & Programs Malcolm Ainsworth welcomed the guests and discussed a broad range of topics with them, including the progress of vaccinations, sustainability issues, and the opportunities in the Greater Bay Area.
Heath said that there is growing interest in sustainability and environmental concerns, adding that the British experience in green policies and initiatives, such as carbon strategy, could be helpful for Hong Kong. He also said that his department was active in promoting sectors such as e-commerce, finance and medtech in the region, which have been given a boost by the pandemic.
The two sides also discussed opportunities to increase cooperation between Hong Kong and British businesses, in particular in green and new technology areas.