Asia & Africa CommitteeIncoming Visitors


Asia and Africa Online Committee Meeting

The Asia and Africa Committee held its online committee meeting on 11 March. Mr Masakazu Yagyu, Secretary General at the Hong Kong Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI), shared the findings of the Japanese Chamber's mission to Bangladesh and the opportunities companies found there. He told members that the country’s GDP growth rate has been recorded 23.6% higher than previous years. With relatively low labour cost, many Japanese companies have been attracted to invest in Bangladesh for its emerging business opportunity. He also pointed out potential security issues in Bangladesh, which investors and visitors should be aware of.


Fostering Cooperation Between Korea and Hong Kong

Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)’s recently appointed Director General Ms Sunhwa Kim and her team paid a courtesy visit to the Chamber, where they met CEO Shirley Yuen and Public Relations and Programs Director Malcolm Ainsworth to discuss the operations of the Chamber and how the two organizations may work together to build new business relations between the two regions. KOTRA is particularly eager to promote M&As between Hong Kong and Korea, and the government has a number of schemes to promote inbound investment into the country. KOTRA and the Chamber will be working together soon to help members know more about such opportunities in the country.


Togo Chamber Opens in Hong Kong

Jonathan Lamport, HKGCC’s Asia & Africa Committee Vice Chairman, introduced Davis Johnson, Representative, Togo Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, to Malcolm Ainsworth, Director, PR & Programs, at HKGCC on 13 January. Johnson introduced the economy of Togo and the work of the newly established chamber. He said Togo is often under people’s radar, but is becoming an increasingly important player in the region. The government aims to develop the country’s role as an important deep water port and logistics hub for neighbouring countries.

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