The Chamber is pulling out all the stops to serve our members in 2024, and I am happy to report that there is plenty to look forward to in the Year of the Dragon. In fact, our varied schedule of events and activities is already underway.
Later this month, Financial Secretary Paul Chan will reveal his Budget 2024-25, which we hope will consist of many initiatives to support Hong Kong businesses in what continues to be an uncertain economic environment. Read a summary of the Chamber’s Budget Submission to the Financial Secretary on page 22.
Also in February, we will host our Annual Chinese New Year Dinner, one of the many signature events that the Chamber will roll out this year. Don’t miss this chance to wine and dine with Chamber leadership as well as Government officials from Hong Kong and Mainland. In March, mark your calendars for the Joint Business Community Luncheon with the Financial Secretary, who will explain the salient features of his Budget policies.
The Chamber is also planning a spring mission to the Middle East, as Hong Kong seeks to build on the growing ties with business from the region. Later in the year, we will head to Europe, as well as visit several Mainland cities, with a focus on the Greater Bay Area, to explore investment opportunities and strengthen connections.
Our 2024 calendar of events includes some exciting new additions, such as the “CEO 123 Tell Me More Series,” which kicked off in December with businessman extraordinaire Simon Murray. These monthly talks will feature a range of personalities and leaders, who will share their insights and experiences in various fields.
As usual, you can expect our packed schedule to include the ever-popular happy hours organized with other international chambers in Hong Kong, which offer myriad opportunities to make new friends while networking and growing your businesses.
Last but not least, as we constantly strive to enhance our services, we welcome and value the opinions of members in making your experiences with us even more interesting, beneficial and useful for your business. To that end, watch out for our upcoming membership survey, where you can share your thoughts on the kind of services, activities and events you would like the Chamber to focus on.
As we all strive to keep up the good work, I believe 2024 will bring plenty of opportunities for our hardworking business community to prosper in the Year of the Dragon. Going forward, we must continue to support one another in helping Hong Kong to grow while overcoming the challenges still in our path.