Past Events

Date Events
Meeting with Ruwan De Silva

Furthering Hong Kong-Sri Lanka Ties

Asia & Africa Committee Chairman Nigel Collett, and Vice Chairmen Andrew Wells and Natalia Sukhanova held a video conference with Ruwan De Silva, Director of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka on 16 November. The two sides discussed ways to strengthen trade and investment relations between Hong Kong and Sri Lanka, and explored the potential of organizing a briefing session in 2021 to inform members on the latest developments of the country.


Hong Kong as the International Business Hub for the GBA [Webinar]


The nation’s 14th Five-Year Plan and Long-Range Objectives Through to the Year 2035 has emphasized the important role of Hong Kong in the Greater Bay Area. At this Chamber webinar, Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research from HKTDC and Albert Wong, the Partner of Public Sector Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong shared the key findings of their study on “Hong Kong’s position as the international business hub for the GBA”. Felix Lee, Vice Chairman of Chamber’s China Committee and Executive Director of UMP Healthcare Holdings, shared his insights on his company's experience in investing in the GBA.

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Stephen Olson, Research Fellow at the Hinrich Foundation

Where are US-China Relations headed after US Election? [Webinar]

Stephen Olson, Research Fellow at the Hinrich Foundation, spoke at the Americas Committee webinar about the likely path of U.S.-China relations following the change of administration in the White House. Under a Biden presidency, Olson expects to see largely the same China trade agenda, with the Phase One trade deal and vast bulk of tariffs remaining in place for the near term. He also expects to see the return of a more stable and mature relationship, following the unconventional approach of the Trump administration. One possibility Olson suggested would see the two economies move forward to a responsibly managed partial decoupling.
Where are US-China Relations headed after US Election? [Webinar]
JETRO Promoting Japanese Wellness Products for Exports

JETRO Promoting Japanese Wellness Products for Exports

Yutaka Hashimoto, Deputy Director General of JETRO Hong Kong, accompanied by Officer Yusuke Kobayashi, paid a visit to the Chamber on 12 November and met PR & Programs Director Malcolm Ainsworth and Asia & Africa Committee Secretary William Ngo. They introduced JETRO’s online exhibition on HKTDC’s sourcing platform, which focused on the concept of “Japanese Wellness” and displayed quality healthcare, houseware and beauty products. Over 150 Japanese exporters had already joined the platform, which not only provided detailed descriptions of each product, but also online business meetings between potential importers and exhibitors. For more information, please visit the exhibition page.


Greater Bay Area – Unique Business and Innovative Opportunities which You Don’t Want to Miss [Webinar]

The Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index shows continued optimism in the Greater Bay Area, with the innovation technology sector leading the way. 

To discuss the survey and its findings, Anthony Lin, CEO Greater Bay Area; Kelvin Lau, Senior Economist, Greater China; and Fei Zhang from SC Ventures, at Standard Chartered, spoke at a Chamber webinar on 11 November. The Index revealed that China is undergoing a steady recovery after the Covid-19 outbreak, boosting business confidence in the GBA.

The speakers also explained that Standard Chartered is among the companies taking advantage of the opportunities opening up in the GBA. It plans to open a GBA centre in Guangzhou’s central business district that will house 1,600 people by 2023. The bank is also planning to explore further tech-driven business models to serve more people through a digital-only model.

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