20th Hong Kong Forum and Hangzhou Seminar-December 2019
Dec 3-4 HK Forum
Henry Yu, HKAA President and Board member David Wong attended the annual HK Forum, hosted by The Hong Kong Trade Development Council and The Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide. Over 350 people attended the 2-day networking event. Together with 45 other chapters of HK business associations worldwide, we obtained first-hand information on recent affairs and opportunities such as Greater Bay Area, E-tailing, Young Professional program, as well as Innovation and Technology areas. Chief Executive Lam was keynote luncheon speaker on December 4. Through CE Lam’s updated information on the events of the last 6 months in HK, we are reassured of the role of HK, being an Asian Financial Center, a Global Financial Center, Offshore RMB Center, and a conduit and gateway of Global Business.
Hong Kong Association of Atlanta (HKAA) received 2 awards-Best Initiative Award and Outstanding Membership Award. The BIA is the result of a successful FinTech Forum HKAA did in August 2019 promoting connectivity of FinTech space in Asia (led by HK/Greater Bay Area) and in USA. The second award is the result of the increases in memberships of HKAA. Thanks to the hard work of our Board members in achieving great success in 2019.
Henry also met on December 2 with Cyberport HK officers to inquire about cooperation of HK FinTech firms and FinTech companies from Atlanta, Georgia.
Dec 6, 2019 HK Association of Atlanta Seminar in Hangzhou
HKAA jointly hosted a Seminar with Hangzhou Shang Cheng District Chamber of Commerce in Hangzhou with the theme “Hangzhou companies going Global”. James Huang Zhi-Ping , Director of Hangzhou General Chamber of Commerce was kind enough to help arrange the Seminar. About 20 local companies attended the seminar to learn about IPO (in HK and in USA), tax, banking and other aspects of global business. The attendees also learned about examples of Chinese companies setting up offices/companies in Atlanta, Georgia.
A MOU was also signed between Hangzhou Shang Cheng Chamber and HKAA to promote and foster closer business cooperation and exchanges (solicit FDI from Hangzhou to Hong Kong, to Atlanta and other states in USA).
Feedbacks from Hangzhou are overwhelming as Hangzhou Chamber is considering having HKAA doing 2 seminars a year in Hangzhou in 2020 and beyond.
Hangzhou General Chamber is also looking into the possibility of signing a MOU with The National US Hong Kong Business Association in 2020 to promote closer business ties and cooperation.
Reported by Henry Yu
December 13, 2019