Past Events

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Reimagining Hong Kong with Philip Chen: Great Cities Theory

CEO 123 Tell Me More

It was a pleasure to hear from Prof Philip Chen, Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Properties Limited, in the latest instalment of our “CEO 123 Tell Me More Series” on 12 June.

Explaining his "Great Cities Theory," Chen pointed out that the world’s top metropolises share a common characteristic: they all are busy aviation hubs. Having a home carrier adds to this advantage, helping to widen networks and promote the destination as a centre for travel, tourism and business. With major Asian cities and half of the world's population within five hours of air travel from Hong Kong, Chen said Hong Kong must capitalize on this unique positioning as a gateway to vital markets.

Afterwards, Chen fielded queries from the audience in a lively Q&A session and signed copies of his book, “Great Cities.”

Strengthening Ties with Seoul

Jonathan Lamport, Chairman, Asia, Africa and Middle East Committee, met with Young-jun Chung, Director-General for Economy and Employment Planning, Seoul Metropolitan Government, and Bon-hi Gu, Director, Invest Seoul, on 11 June during a meeting ahead of the Seoul Forward conference. Chung discussed city-to-city collaboration opportunities for attracting foreign businesses. Given Hong Kong’s advantage as both a financial and innovation hub, Lamport suggested setting biotechnology, energy, and industrial 4.0 as the collaboration grounds and recommended that interested businesses get in touch with the Office for Attracting Strategic Enterprises (OASES). Lamport also delivered the welcome remarks at the conference, which was attended by over 100 local companies interested in expanding into the Korean market. The event was organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Invest Seoul, in collaboration with HKGCC.

Discovering What Mongolia Has to Offer

It was an honour to welcome Consul General of Mongolia Khulan Onkhoon, to the Chamber on 6 June, and her team, Consul Javkhlantugs Nyamdorj, and Vice Consul Myagmarsuren Buuveibaatar. Chamber Chairman Agnes Chan, BBS welcomed the Consul General, who took up the post in Hong Kong in August last year, together with Asia, Africa and Middle East Committee Vice Chairman Yolane Japhet.

Khulan explained that to further promote Hong Kong-Mongolia trade and investment, discussions were progressing on a double taxation agreement, which she hopes can be finalized within this year. With Mongolia’s real GDP growth forecast to grow by a very healthy 6.5% in 2024, Khulan said now was an ideal time for Hong Kong businesses to explore opportunities in the country.

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