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TDC opens office in India

Pictured raising a toast to the occasion are (centre L to R), TDC's Mumbai Consultant, Mr. Prem Behl, Council Member Dr. David Wong and TDC Deputy Executive Director Mr. Alan Wong flanked by various heads of business associations in India.

The Trade Development Council has opened a consultant office in India, an economic and trade partner of increasing importance to Hong Kong.

Located in the business capital of Mumbai, the office was formally inaugurated on Monday (8 May) at the start of a high-level TDC mission to India.

"It will serve as a first contact point for all Indian companies interested in doing business with Hong Kong or in using Hong Kong's platform to do business with China," said Deputy Executive Director Alan Wong.

"India is becoming more important as a market for Hong Kong products and a consumer of Hong Kong's business services by Indian companies reaching out to the Asia Pacific, especially China," he added.

"TDC will provide practical advice as well as sourcing information and contacts in Hong Kong, so as to bring them closer to this region."

The formal office opening coincided with TDC's largest-yet event in India: a business seminar entitled 'Hong Kong - India: partners for a new era of opportunity'. It attracted capacity attendance of more than 500 Indian business executives. The keynote speaker was TDC Council Member Dr David Wong who outlined the advantages of working with Hong Kong both for China business and expansion by Indian companies into other parts of Asia.

Also on the mission, which continued to New Delhi, were leaders of 10 Hong Kong companies from various industries and sectors including garments and jewellery, finance, logistics and retail. All were looking for new opportunities in India.

India is a priority emerging market in TDC's 2006/07 promotional programme. More large-scale promotions are planned for the months ahead.

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For more information, please contact Harsha Harjani of TDC's Corporate Communication Department at harsha.harjani@tdc.org.hk

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