Hong Kong’s Biggest U.S. Trade Promotion Opens.
“Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” Visits
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NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ” Think Asia, Think
Hong Kong,” the largest Hong Kong promotion ever launched in the
United States, opened
today in New York
and will move to Los Angeles on
June 14. The U.S. campaign highlights Hong Kong’s advantages for
American companies seeking new business opportunities in Asia,
particularly the Chinese mainland.
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Chief Executive C.Y. Leung is among the more than 200
senior government officials and business leaders from Hong Kong and the
Chinese mainland on hand for the event, as well as representatives from
12 business and industry sectors. The event in New York attracted over
1200 U.S. corporate leaders, government representatives, entrepreneurs,
and opinion leaders with a special interest in China and Asia and 800 or
more are expected in LA.
Gateway to Opportunity
Chief Executive Leung opened the “Think Asia, Think Hong
Kong” symposium this morning, highlighting Hong Kong’s
advantages for U.S. business. “Our message to the U.S. business
community today is simple,” he said. “The best route for your
companies to reach the vibrant Chinese and Asian markets is not a
straight line on a map, but the route through Hong Kong.”
He also added, “When you think of Hong Kong, think of us as the
Chief Information Officer, or Chief Knowledge Officer for the mainland
Mr Leung was followed by Francisco J. Sanchez,
Under Secretary of
Commerce for International Trade
, U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr
Sanchez emphasized that, “When we think about doing business in
Asia, we have to think about doing business in Hong Kong.”
Jack So, Chairman of the
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
noted that the economies of Asia offer “new business prospects for
companies from the United States.” Added Mr So: “We believe
these opportunities are best realized through Hong Kong, the prime
gateway” to mainland China and Asia in general.
In Los Angeles this Friday, opening-session speakers will include
Hong Kong SAR Government Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
California State Controller
John Chiang, and Andy Bird,
Chairman of Walt Disney International.
In all, nearly 60 influential speakers from Hong Kong, the U.S. and
the mainland are addressing the symposiums and thematic sessions in the
two cities, including: Norman T.L. Chan (New York only), Chief
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
) or HKMA (金管局) is Hong Kong’s central banking institution.
; Dr William Fung, Group
Chairman, Li & Fung Ltd, and Stephen Bird, Chief Executive Officer,
Asia Pacific Citi.
A series of afternoon sessions are taking place in both cities,
offering participants marketing research and other practical information
on how U.S. companies can work with Hong Kong to do business in Asia.
Topics include technology opportunities, Chinese outbound investment
and, in New York, Hong Kong as the global hub for China’s offshore
renminbi business. In Los Angeles, a special session will focus on
entertainment business opportunities in Asia. Professionals from Hong
, legal and marketing sectors are offering
free business consultation to U.S. participants at “Think Asia,
Think Hong Kong.”
In addition, five senior Hong Kong business missions, ranging from
technology to fashion and fine food and wine are visiting New York, Los
Angeles and other U.S. cities this month. They include a Hong
Kong-Guangdong joint investment mission seeking opportunities in green
technology, manufacturing and fashion, as well as department store
executives looking for American brands for the China market. Some 750
business-matching meetings were arranged connecting mission members with
“Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” is organized by the HKTDC,
with support from 14 Hong Kong partners and nearly 120 U.S.
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To view the newly launched Think Asia, Think Hong Kong Video, please
click here: http://youtu.be/Ql02yXD-jg4
About the HKTDC
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade
Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong
Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than
40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC
promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and
throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business
missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the
mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research
reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com.
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