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Connecting with U.S. Companies
Connecting with U.S. Companies<br/>連繫美國企業

Around 100 U.S. companies and organizations will visit Hong Kong in April as part of the annual Trade Winds Mission and Business Forum, organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service.

Trade Winds is one of the U.S. Commercial Service’s global flagship events. This year, it will focus on connecting U.S. companies with trade and investment opportunities in Hong Kong and throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Over its 11-year history, Trade Winds has a strong record of success, leading more than 1,100 U.S. companies to nine regions of the globe and facilitating more than US$3 billion in export deals.

In 2020, Trade Winds will feature a three-day Business Forum in Hong Kong from 22-24 April, which will feature plenary sessions covering trends and new developments in the region, as well as providing ample networking opportunities for attendees. 

The U.S. companies participating in the mission will encompass a wide range of sectors and will be looking to meet with future partners, distributors and service providers that can help them achieve their market development goals in the Indo-Pacific region. The Business Forum will also feature a “SelectUSA” breakout session for Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese companies interested in investing in the United States. 

In addition, companies from Hong Kong and Mainland China participating in the forum will also be able to schedule individual meetings with participants from the U.S. companies, to discuss possible synergies and business cooperation.

This year’s Trade Winds Mission will also stop in Vietnam, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

The Indo-Pacific continues to be a high-priority region for the U.S. Department of Commerce, due to the region’s great growth potential for U.S. exporters. In 2018, U.S. exports to this region reached US$724.1 billion, up 4.6% from 2017. The U.S. is committed to a free and open Indo-Pacific market, including fair and reciprocal trade and private sector-led economic growth. 

U.S. companies have exciting opportunities to contribute to this vision by increasing their exports of high-quality, innovative goods and services to markets throughout this region. 

Trade Winds will not only benefit participating U.S. companies looking to grow their business in Indo Pacific, but will also benefit local regional businesses and organizations looking to expand their cooperation and business ties with American companies. 

Trade Winds is made possible thanks to the support of its sponsors. Sponsorship provides a range of opportunities for companies to connect with the U.S. business delegation, government leaders and local attendees, as well as branding opportunities.  

 

If you are interested in attending Trade Winds, or would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please email tradewinds@trade.gov and visit http://bit.ly/tradewinds2020 for more information.

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