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In November last year, Hong Kong signed a Free Trade Agreement and Investment Agreement with ASEAN, which are expected to come into effect from 1 January, 2019 at the earliest. According to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong's total exports to ASEAN countries reached a value of close to US$30 billion in the first ten months of 2017.

To help members better understand the potential of this market, the Chamber's Retail and Tourism Committee has invited Mr Ben Chuk, Business Development Representative of International Limited, to speak at a roundtable luncheon on 17 September.

He will share his insights about doing business with Southeast Asia markets and the state of development with e-commerce in that region, which is expected to grow to US$88 billion by 2025. The company has recently expanded into Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

He will also introduce the various channels offered by for interested parties to explore new business opportunities in this important and growing market. is one of the biggest B2C e-commerce companies in Mainland China, serving 300 million active customers through its WeChat and QQ platforms. In February, announced a partnership with Fung Retailing, part of Hong Kong conglomerate the Fung Group, to develop AI-driven retail solutions together.'s value proposition is centred around two key elements: (1) maintaining a strict zero-tolerance policy towards counterfeit products, and (2) offering a vast selection of products, from apparel and home furnishings to fresh food, to local customers. also works with major companies around the world such as the Thai retail giant Central Group, Google and Wal-Mart, to set up tailor-made marketing solutions.

Speaker(s) Ben Chuk, Business Development Representative, International Limited

Mr Chuk has extensive experience in assisting overseas clients enter the Mainland Chinese market through cross-border e-commerce. He joined in 2015 and successfully brought in global brands including Nestle, Lindt, Kjeldsens, Starbucks and Dr. Morita (森田藥粧) to JD Worldwide. Prior to joining, he held positions in business development, branding and category management across a number of sectors.
Language English
Date and Time 2018/09/17 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Brian Shum
Tel: 2823 1220
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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