Europe CommitteeIncoming Visitors


Meeting with Italian Officials

Three Italian representatives -- Cristiana Pace, Country Manager for Advanced Markets and Belt and Road Projects at the Confederation of Italian Industries; Chiara Gargano, International Relations Manager of the Ministry of Economic Development; and Raul Mora, Representative of SACE, the Italian Export Credit Agency -- visited the Chamber on 29 May. They were received by Europe Committee Chairman Jennifer Chan, Vice Chairman Davide de Rosa and members. With Italy being the first G7 member to sign up to the Belt and Road, the representatives discussed the roles of Hong Kong and Italy in the initiative and potential collaboration opportunities. The visitors stressed the need for project transparency in order to make Belt and Road projects more appealing to international companies to participate in joint ventures.


Meeting with Business Delegation from Lower State of Austria

A business delegation from Lower State of Austria visited the Chamber on 26 April and was received by HKGCC Europe Committee Chairman Jennifer Chan and Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong and Macao Franz Roessler. Led by Christian Moser, Vice President of Lower Austrian Economic Chamber, delegates from various industries first learned about Hong Kong’s business environment from a sharing by InvestHK, and enjoyed a networking session with Chamber members to explore business opportunities between the two regions.


Meeting with HE Abdulkadir Emin Önen, Turkish Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

H E Abdulkadir Emin Önen, Turkish Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China and representatives from Consulate General of Turkey met with Chamber Chairman Aron Harilela and Europe Committee Chairman Jennifer Chan on 18 March. Ambassador Önen pointed out Turkey hopes to grow trade and investment between Hong Kong and mainland China, with tourism being one of the sectors with huge potential. He also stressed the importance of connections and therefore feels greater connectivity is crucial.

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