Over 60 members attended HKGCC’s and the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong’s (INACHAMHK) joint happy hour on 6 October at Tai Kwun.
Asia & Africa Committee Chairman Jonathan Lamport and Director of INACHAMHK Tony Ho welcomed members from both chambers as well as representatives from the Indonesian Consulate General.
Lamport said the event was a breath of fresh air after the monotony of Covid restrictions and virtual events, and encouraged members to take the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and build new relationships. He added that apart from the oft-cited exciting developments and emerging opportunities in Indonesia in the past few years, he found there was a lot of interest from Indonesia in the Greater Bay Area, in which Hong Kong plays a crucial role.
Consul Ayu Wulan Sagita (right) also gave a brief speech, in which she introduced to members the upcoming 37th Trade Expo Indonesia to be held in late October. She emphasized that Hong Kong was one of Indonesia’s most important bilateral partners, both in trade and investment, and noted the fact that Hong Kong was Indonesia’s second-largest source of foreign direct investment in 2021.
Members from both chambers took the opportunity to make new connections and catch up on the latest developments of Hong Kong-Indonesia business, all the while enjoying canapés and free-flowing drinks.