Past Events

Date Events
Delegates from Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC)

Arbitration in the CIS Region

It was a pleasure to welcome visitors from the Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC) on 22 March to discuss the work of the centre, which was established in November 2018 under the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan. Peter Caldwell, Chartered Arbitrator and HKGCC Legal Committee member, together with Asia & Africa Committee Chairman Jonathan Lamport, welcomed Diana Bayzakova, Director, TIAC, and Diora Ziyaeva, TIAC Court of Arbitration Member and Partner at Dentons New York City, and discussed the latest developments in dispute resolution and arbitration internationally and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. TIAC works closely with Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), with both having entered into a cooperation agreement to adopt the TIAC-HKIAC Cross Institutional Arbitration Rules in late 2022. They also discussed possible collaboration with HKGCC to help members minimize risks when working with new partners.

Full house for the Asia & Africa Committee Meeting

Asia & Africa Committee Meeting

We had a full-house for the Asia & Africa Committee’s meeting on 21 March which focused on doing business in Saudi Arabia. Alice Cheung from Intertek Group, provided an excellent presentation on the regulations, compliance procedures and obtaining the necessary documentation for trading with the country. The Chamber’s Director for Certification Thinex Shek also spoke on the services that the Chamber provides to help companies visiting or doing business with Saudi Arabia.


China's Two Sessions 2023: Dialogue with CPPCC National Committee Members and Deputy to National People's Congress


The 2023 Annual Sessions of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (Two Sessions) concluded on 13 and 11 March respectively in Beijing. At a roundtable luncheon on 20 March, Chamber senior members, who are HKSAR Members of the National Committee of CPPCC, and HKSAR Deputy to the National People’s Congress shared their key takeaways and insights into these important meetings.

They discussed the results of past policy measures, legislative developments, key decisions announced and the new leadership line-up at this year’s Two Sessions. They also shared their thoughts on the plans for the country’s economic and social development as well as their impact on Hong Kong businesses in the year ahead.

Speakers were:
Agnes Chan, Deputy Chairman, HKGCC; HKSAR Member of the National Committee of CPPCC
Douglas Woo, Vice Chairman, HKGCC; HKSAR Member of the National Committee of CPPCC
PC Yu, Chamber's General Committee Member, HKSAR Member of the National Committee of CPPCC
David Lie, Former Chamber’s General Committee Member, HKSAR Member of the National Committee of CPPCC
Nick Chan, Chairman of the Chamber's Legal Committee, HKSAR Deputy to National People's Congress

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Delegates from Hokkaido Government together with HKGCC CEO George Leung and Asia & Africa Committee Chairman Jonathan Lamport

Fostering Ties with Hokkaido

It was pleasure to welcome Hiroshi Okino, Senior Director for International Business with the Hokkaido Prefectural Government and his team to the Chamber on 16 March. He introduced the wide array of new food & beverages that the island is looking to introduce to the Hong Kong market, and also a new “Hokkaido symbol mark for export” to give consumers confidence that the produce originated from Hokkaido. Chamber CEO George Leung and Asia & Africa Committee Chairman Jonathan Lamport agreed to organize a talk and Hokkaido Night to help members learn more about the island’s new exports and opportunities.


Meeting with Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Guangxi

Song Haijun, Deputy Director-General, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Guangxi, led a delegation on a visit to the Chamber on 16 March, where Petrina Tam, Convenor of the Chamber’s GBA Working Group, received them. Guangxi is China’s main window to ASEAN countries. With the construction of the New Western Land-Sea Corridor (西部陸海通道) and Guangxi Beibu Gulf Port (北部灣港口), the logistics industry in Guangxi has experienced explosive growth in recent years.    

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