1 Dec 2010
11th Hong Kong Forum Opens Today
Two-Day Event Attracts Nearly 380 International Business Leaders
1 December 2010 – Nearly 380 business leaders from 24 countries are taking part in the 11th Hong Kong Forum, which opened this morning at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and continues through 2 December.
The two-day Forum is the annual flagship event of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide. Launched in 2000, the Federation is a network of 33 Hong Kong business associations counting more than 10,000 members in 34 countries and regions.
The Forum provides up-to-date business and market information on Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the rest of Asia and region. It also offers Federation members business opportunities and contacts through its wide-ranging programme of panel discussions, thematic workshops, networking sessions and optional visits.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, HKTDC Executive Director Fred Lam said that Hong Kong is “the world’s gateway” to China, “the country that has generated the longest, highest rates of economic growth in history.” He added that the Chinese mainland’s 12th Five-Year Programme “underlines the Central Government’s commitment to reinforcing and enhancing Hong Kong’s role as an international financial, trade and shipping centre.”
Forum highlights today included this morning’s Star Leaders Panel Discussion. Shun Tak Holdings Ltd Managing Director Pansy Ho and First Eastern Investment Group Chairman Victor Chu revealed how Hong Kong has helped them expand their business on the mainland.
Highlighting today’s Outstanding Business Panel Discussion session were Alex Chu, Deputy Chairman & Executive Director, Dah Chong Hong Holdings Ltd; John Chu, Founder, Centro Digital Pictures Ltd; and Royce Yuen, Executive Director, Fantastic Natural Cosmetics Ltd.
Dr Victor Fung, Honorary Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, was the keynote speaker at today’s Forum luncheon.
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:
Tel: (852) 2584 4216
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