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The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Hong Kong's economy, and prolonged restrictions have led to an outflow of talent and businesses. As a result, there are growing concerns about the city's competitiveness and prospects.

Enhancing our role as a global business, financial and logistics hub is crucial to Hong Kong's future. What opportunities can the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau create for the economy? How can the bureau assist enterprises tap into the Mainland market and help them utilize the business opportunities provided by development in the Greater Bay Area as well as the Belt and Road Initiative?

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Algernon Yau will meet with members at our "Town Hall Forum Series" on 28 February to discuss the challenges facing Hong Kong, and his bureau's efforts to strengthen the economy and business environment. Places are limited, so book early to secure your seat to hear and share your views with the Secretary in person.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Mr Yau assumed the post of the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development on 1 July 2022. His portfolio covers policy areas from trade, commerce to telecommunications and broadcasting, and from promotion of intellectual property and consumer protection to boosting inward investment.

Before joining the Government, Mr Yau held key managerial positions in the aviation and logistics sector. He was Chief Executive Officer of Greater Bay Airlines, and prior to this, Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Dragon, Executive Director of Cathay Pacific Board, and Director Service Delivery of Cathay Pacific. Mr Yau managed different aspects of business operations throughout his career in the private sector, and also served on various advisory bodies of the Government.

Mr Yau holds a Bachelor of Business degree in Transport and Logistics from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.

Language English
Date and Time 2023/02/28 15:00 to 16:00
Venue Hybrid (Online via Zoom / In-person at Chamber Theatre)
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Edward Wong
Tel: 2823 1297
  • HK$ 100 for Members (Online via Zoom)
  • HK$ 100 for Members (In-person at Chamber Theatre)
+$50 for booking offline
Members Only
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 3 working days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
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