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Japanese and Hong Kong Leaders Talk Business
Annual Summit Spotlights Key Sectors for Business Cooperation

Chief Executive Donald Tsang delivered the keynote luncheon address at the 30th Plenary Session of the Hong Kong-Japan and Japan-Hong Kong Business Co-operation Committees yesterday in Hong Kong. Flanking Mr Tsang are the Chairman of the Hong Kong Committee Dr Victor Fung (left) and Kunio Suzuki, Chairman of the Japanese Committee
 
Hong Kong services are increasingly in demand in the Pan-PRD region, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma told Japanese and Hong Kong business leaders yesterday in Hong Kong. Mr Ma was speaking at the 30th Plenary Session of the Hong Kong-Japan and Japan-Hong Kong Business Co-operation Committees
 
HKTDC Executive Director Fred Lam (far left) and Consul-General of Japan in Hong Kong Shigekazu Sato (far right) find a moment with the respective chairmen of the Hong Kong-Japan and Japan-Hong Kong Business Co-operation Committees, Kunio Suzuki (second from left) and Dr Victor Fung. Mr Lam addressed the committees at the Plenary welcome dinner, while Mr Sato spoke yesterday at the Plenary Session

28 May 2008 - About 40 senior Japanese businesspeople and academics took part in the 30th Plenary Session of the Hong Kong-Japan and Japan-Hong Kong Business Co-operation Committees Tuesday in Hong Kong.

Speakers at the high-powered meeting included Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma, who told the group that Hong Kong's services are playing an increasingly important role in the Pan-PRD area, and that Hong Kong represents the ideal gateway to realising such opportunities.

Vincent Cheng, Chairman of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp Ltd, emphasised Hong Kong's role as a financial hub.

Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau outlined developments in Hong Kong's environmental policies. Mr Yau's address was of particular interest to committee members on both sides. Hong Kong and Japanese companies see significant business opportunities in working together, especially in the Chinese mainland, where environmental protection is a government priority.

The bilateral meeting was chaired jointly by Dr Victor Fung, chairman of the Hong Kong-Japan Business Cooperation Committee, and his counterpart, Kunio Suzuki, representing the Japanese side. Mr Suzuki is also the Representative Director and Chairman of the Board of Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd.

The HKTDC serves as the secretariat for the Hong Kong-Japan Business Co-operation Committee, while the Nippon Keidanren is the secretariat for the Japan-Hong Kong Business Co-operation Committee. The two committees will hold their 31st Plenary Session next year in Japan.

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