Past Events

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The Financial Secretary Paul Chan

Hong Kong Business Community Webinar with the Financial Secretary Paul MP Chan

Members from across the Hong Kong business community joined our webinar on 26 March to hear Financial Secretary Paul Chan discuss his Budget measures to help businesses weather the current global coronavirus crisis. He also shared his thoughts on how Hong Kong can make the most of the opportunities emerging from the Greater Bay Area, including increasing cooperation on technology and innovation. Around 400 participants took part in this webinar, which replaced the annual Joint Business Community Luncheon, organized by HKGCC and other commerce and trade bodies in Hong Kong.


Banks' Support Measures for SMEs Webinars on 18 and 20 March


The impact of the coronavirus on businesses and supply chains is spreading all over the world, and local SMEs in Hong Kong have been badly hit. However, support is available, and to ensure our members are up to speed with the measures available, the Chamber invited representatives from HKMC Insurance Limited, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Hang Seng Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited to speak at the webinars on 18 and 20 March.


The topics discussed included the special 100% Loan Guarantee under the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme, expected to be launched by the end of April. The local banks’ representatives also explained some of the different schemes they are offering, such as deferment of principal repayment and digital banking solutions, to help ease the cash flow pressures on SMEs.

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Exploring Opportunities in Bangladesh

The Asia and Africa Committee held its online committee meeting on 11 March. 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.


Government Budget 2020-21: Will fiscal gifts ease Hong Kong's suffering?

Financial Secretary Paul Chan dug deep into the Government’s war chest in his recent Budget with a range of policy proposals to help Hong Kong deal with the impact of the coronavirus, recent unrest and U.S-China trade war. But will they be enough to help tide local businesses through this extremely challenging period? At a webinar on 9 March, K C Kwok, former Government Economist; Alice Leung, Chairman of the Chamber’s Taxation Committee, and Tony Miller, Chairman of the Chamber’s Economic Policy Committee, gave their views on the Budget measures. They also discussed the outlook for the Hong Kong economy as well as the city’s competitiveness.

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handling of common legal issues which businesses may face as a result of the Covid-19 situation

Covid-19: Tackling Key Legal Issues Faced by Businesses

More than 200 members remotely attended a webinar on “Covid-19: Tackling Key Legal Issues Faced by Businesses” on 6 March. Nick Chan, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs and Vice Chairman of the Chamber's Legal Committee, discussed some of the problems companies may encounter including employment and work arrangements, as well as contractual obligations. He also discussed some of the differences between Hong Kong and the Mainland in certain situations.

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