Past Events

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Entering Latam’s Market by e-Commerce

At a roundtable luncheon on 11 December, Anson Bailey, Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC and Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms in Hong Kong, KPMG, said Latin America’s e-commerce was primed to take off given its demographics and penetration of mobile phones. Key hurdles are currently distribution networks and also online payment options, which he said Mainland China also faced years ago before country’s cashless transformation took off. Louis Chan, Assistant Principal Economist of HKTDC Global Research team, also speaking at the event, shared his observations on a recent visit to Brazil regarding retail and e-Commerce in the country. Brazil and Mexico are the largest markets in Latam, but local players dominate the market due to payment barriers and logistics services.

santa claus at hkgcc cocktail reception

Chamber Christmas Cocktail Reception

What a great turnout at our Christmas Cocktail Reception! Chamber Chairman Aron Harilela welcomed more than 400 members to the Hong Kong Club on Monday night and thanked them for bringing so much positive energy to this annual evening of seasonal cheer and networking with friends old and new. Thanks to all who attended, and Merry Christmas. Special thanks to our Lucky Draw sponsors the Tahitian Pearl Association Hong Kong, Luk Fook Holdings and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, and our giveaway sponsor Cookieboy Hong Kong.


Trade Winds to Strengthen Hong Kong-U.S. Trade

Scott Tatlock, Executive Director of U.S. Department of Commerce Office of China and Mongolia, together with Bradley Harker, Chief Commercial Consul of the Consulate General of U.S. in Hong Kong and Macao, and his Deputy Geoffrey Parish called on the Chamber on 6 December, where they were received by HKGCC Vice Chairman Leland Sun, and Director for Programs and PR Malcolm Ainsworth. The visitors introduced the 12th edition of Trade Winds, the largest annual U.S. Government-led trade mission, which will take place in Hong Kong in April 2020. This business-matching programme will also have stops in Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. The visitors said registration from U.S. firms eager to expand their ties in the Indo-Pacific was breaking new records in terms of numbers. Sun said the forum would send a positive message to the world that despite the recent unrest, Hong Kong remained the key business hub in the region.

Members had great fun at the European Beer Tasting workshop held at HKBrew Craft on 5 December.

European Beer Tasting Workshop

Members had great fun at the European Beer Tasting workshop held at HKBrew Craft on 5 December. The instructor shared basic knowledge of beer and introduced six kinds of Europe-brewed beer from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the UK and Denmark for tasting. Members' preference for beer flavours varied and had interesting discussion with each other.


New York Still Views Hong Kong in Positive Light

Douglas Lee, Head of Investment Promotion and his Deputy, Leo Naut from InvestHK New York Office visited the Chamber on 5 December, where they were welcomed by Americas Committee Chairman Steve Wong, Vice Chairmen Mark Michelson, Evaristo Trevino Berlanga and Juan Lago, as well as members. The visitors said Hong Kong is still viewed as having many advantages for U.S. businesses looking to enter the Hong Kong and Greater China markets, especially in the asset management, Fintech, and technology sectors. They also shared their views on how U.S. businesses look to use Hong Kong as a Petri dish to try new services, retail and F&B products and concepts for neighbouring markets.

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