29 Sept 2010
New One-Stop SME Centre Officially Opens at HKCEC
Centre “Designed to Help Hong Kong SMEs Build their Business”
“The HKTDC SME Centre, with its many resources, is designed to help Hong Kong SMEs build their business. If our SMEs are successful in the global marketplace, Hong Kong will continue to flourish,” Mr Lam said. He added that “serving Hong Kong’s small and medium-sized enterprises is central to our mission and has been since the HKTDC was established in 1966.”
Occupying an area of some 16,000 square feet, the SME Centre is located on the ground floor of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Its primary customers are start-up entrepreneurs and local SMEs.
Formerly the HKTDC Business InfoCentre, the SME Centre features a new interior design and expanded services and resources, including a library featuring trade-related journals and an electronic database. It will also hold regular seminars and workshops to address business issues SMEs frequently encounter.
“The new SME Centre will serve as a centralised resource and interactive service centre,” said Legislative Councilor Wong Ting-kwong, who was among the guests of honour at today’s opening ceremony. “It will become a one-stop, multi-functional centre to nurture the growth of new businesses and assist in the development of SMEs.”
The Centre houses the China Business Advisory Service. The free Advisory Service, which is popular with SMEs, offers expert, one-on-one advice from officials of the Central Government’s Ministry of Commerce, as well as specialists from the governments of Shanghai, Guangdong and Fujian.
Today, the Centre hosted an SME Forum, “The Highs and Lows of Setting Up a Micro-Enterprise,” and a China Business Workshop: “Setting Up Sales Company Procedures and Related Tax Issues on the Chinese Mainland.”
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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