Asia & Africa CommitteeIncoming Visitors


Meeting with The Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Hong Kong

Roberto B. Mabalot, Vice Consul (Commercial) and Commercial Attaché of The Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Hong Kong (PTIC – Hong Kong), visited the Chamber on 15 October to introduce their organization and discuss possible partnerships. They were welcomed by Asia & Africa Committee Chairman Nigel Collet and members. Mabalot said different sectors like tourism, technology and property were particularly promising, and he expected a major rebound in those sectors after the pandemic has gone.  He added the PTIC – Hong Kong will be happy to provide support in linking up members with the trading parties and suppliers in Philippines.


Meeting with Dr Witman Hung Belt and Road General Chamber of Commerce

Dr Witman Hung, Vice Chairman of Professional Committee on Innovative Technology at the Belt and Road General Chamber of Commerce (BRGCC), visited the Chamber on 14 July accompanied by his team to introduce BRGCC’s "Belt and Road Projects Database Service Platform." They were welcomed by Chamber CEO George Leung and Belt and Road Working Group Convenor Andrew Wells. Dr Hung explained that the platform was supported by the State Information Center and aimed to provide a one-stop-shop for BRI project intelligence and business matching. The two sides discussed potential collaboration and how to help businesses take advantage of the Belt and Road Initiative.


Furthering Ties with Dubai

Asia & Africa Committee Chairman Nigel Collett held a video conference with the management team of Dubai South on 30 June. Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of Logistics at Dubai South; Tanoon Saif, CEO of Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub; and Nabil Alkindi, CEO of Dubai South Properties, joined the online meeting. Ahmad introduced Dubai South, an emerging 145-sq-km government-owned, master-planned city. It is projected to sustain a population of a million and act as an economic platform to create 500,000 jobs in logistics, aviation, e-commerce, real estate and many more sectors. The two sides discussed how they can collaborate to better inform members interested in doing business in the region.

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