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12th Hong Kong Forum Opens
Two-Day Event Attracts Nearly 400 International Business Leaders

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The 12th Hong Kong Forum opened this morning at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Nearly 400 business leaders from 23 countries took part. Council for Sustainable Development Chairman Bernard Chan (left), Crowe Horwath (HK) CPA Ltd Co-Chairman Paul Chan (middle), and Crown Worldwide Holdings Ltd Chairman James Thompson (right) were the keynote speakers for this morning’s Star Leaders Panel Discussion

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Council for Sustainable Development Chairman Bernard Chan shared Hong Kong’s unique strengths on business expansion, investment and living

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Crowe Horwath (HK) CPA Ltd co-Chairman Paul Chan talked about the opportunities for Hong Kong professionals in the next five years

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  Crown Worldwide Holdings Ltd Chairman James Thompson shared his winning strategies on operating the logistics and wine cellars business
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Highlighting today’s Outstanding Business Panel Discussion session were LASVIT (HK) Ltd Group Managing Director Leon Jakimic (second left); German Pool (Hong Kong) Ltd Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Karen Chan (third left) and Outblaze Ltd founder and CEO Yat Siu (Right)

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  In her keynote luncheon address, Hang Seng Bank Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Margaret Leung offered insights about Hong Kong’s position as an international financial centre and Hong Kong’s unique strengths as China’s offshore renminbi centre
29 November 2011 – Nearly 400 business leaders from 23 countries are taking part in the 12th Hong Kong Forum, which opened this morning at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and continues through 30 November. 

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 11,000 members in 24 countries and regions. 

The Forum provides up-to-date business and market information on Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and Asia in general. It also offers Federation members business opportunities and contacts through its wide-ranging programme of panel discussions, thematic workshops, networking sessions and optional visits. 

Star-studded Forum
This morning’s Forum highlights included the Star Leaders Panel Discussion. Council for Sustainable Development Chairman Bernard Chan, Crowe Horwath (HK) CPA Ltd Co-Chairman Paul Chan, and Crown Worldwide Holdings Ltd Chairman James Thompson revealed their business strategies, particularly on the mainland.

Highlighting today’s Outstanding Business Panel Discussion session were German Pool (Hong Kong) Ltd Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Karen Chan, LASVIT (HK) Ltd Group Managing Director Leon Jakimic, and Outblaze Ltd founder and CEO Yat Siu.

Hang Seng Bank Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Margaret Leung was the keynote speaker at today’s Forum luncheon.

Chief Executive to Speak
Hong Kong SAR Government Chief Executive Donald Tsang will deliver the keynote luncheon address tomorrow. Other Forum speakers tomorrow will include Neoglory (China) Holdings Group Co Ltd Chairman Lind Zhou, and HKTDC Deputy Chief Economist Pansy Yau, who will take a look at the latest development on the mainland.

Forum Website
www.hkfederation.org.hk/forum/forum2011 

Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:

Joe Kainz
Tel: (852) 2584 4216
Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org

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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