Update on Think Asia, Think Hong Kong

24 Oct 2018
11:30am - 1:30pm MDT

Event Details

Following the shift of economic focus to Asia in recent years, Canadian companies have been increasingly developing their vision of expanding their business footprints to Asia. Some of them are still searching for the strategic way to move forward. Please join this special luncheon gathering for the latest update on using the Hong Kong platform as the business hub for Canadian companies to tap the opportunities in Asia - "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong". Our speakers will provide the gathering with many "deliverables" - including strategic, efficient and effective windows of opportunity for them to participate in the Team HKCBA Delegation to the Hong Kong Forum 2018. 

WHEN AND WHERE

  • October 24, 2018 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Bow Valley Club - 250 6 Ave SW #370, Calgary, AB T2P 3H7, Canada

LUNCHEON

This luncheon is specially designed for our guests to enjoy some of the traditional Chinese cuisines in addition to a 3-course meal. 

SPEAKERS

FLORENCE TSANG - Deputy Director - Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office

ANDREW YUI - Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

ADMISSION

  • Member $15 
  • Non Member - $28

Limited seats available. Early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your participation. Admission is accepted via ONLINE registration only.

For further inquiries, please email Linda Chan at calgaryadmin@hkcba.com.

Organizer Supporting Organizations


 

Miss Florence Tsang Deputy Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Miss Florence Tsang joined the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in 2011 as a member of the Administrative Officer Grade. Before taking up the post of Deputy Director in the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) in December 2017, she had worked in the Education Bureau, the Labour and Welfare Bureau, and the Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Miss Tsang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from The University of Hong Kong.

Andrew Yui - Director, Canada
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Andrew was appointed Director, Canada of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in July 1993. 

HKTDC is Hong Kong’s statutory body responsible for the promotion of international trade (imports and exports) in merchandise, services and technologies, via the Hong Kong platform. The Council works through a network of more than 40 offices worldwide.

Andrew Leads the Council’s Canadian operations and the HKTDC team located in Toronto. “Team HKTDC Canada”, in close co-operation with many like-minded public and private-sector multipliers, assists Canadian companies from coast to coast in accessing and reassessing their business opportunities in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the rest of Asia through the Hong Kong platform.

Prior to his emigration from Hong Kong to Canada, Andrew held trade development and promotion posts including Assistant Manager of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Market Officer at HKTDC headquarters, and Attaché commercial for the Government of Québec Office in Hong Kong.   

A kick off reception with beverages and Chinese Style Suckling Roast Pig will be served at 11:30 am.

Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Appetizer: Peking Duck Wrap and Salad
  • Entrée: Choice of Alberta Beef / Cod / Vegetarian
  • Dessert
  • 1 Glass of Wine

The Hong Kong - Canada Business Association leads a Canadian delegation to Hong Kong each year where attendees are invited to participate in the HKCBA National Meeting, the Transpacific Entrepreneurial Conference and the Hong Kong Forum. 

Canadian companies have the opportunity to create awareness, strengthen strategic alliances, build partnerships and gather information for their organization's China strategy.

HKCBA members are invited to participate in the 2018 Team Canada Delegation to Hong Kong

We are leading a delegation December 3rd to 5th, 2018 in conjunction with the annual flagship event of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide, the 19th Annual Hong Kong Forum. 

Canadian companies will have the opportunity to create awareness, strengthen strategic alliances, build partnerships and gather information to build or update your China strategy. 

Program Overview

December 3, 2018: HKCBA Program

Cost: The program on December 3rd, 2018 is free for all HKCBA members. Register here to confirm your attendance. 

HKCBA Presentation

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Novotel Century Hong Kong (Plaza 4, Lower Lobby, 238 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)

Join in on exclusive insights from the Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Corporate Services and the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association. 

 

HKCBA Luncheon sponsored by HKTDC

Time: 12:00 - 1:15pm

Location: Novotel Century Hong Kong (238 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)

All participants from the morning's session are invited to attend this complimentary luncheon sponsored by HKTDC to network amongst fellow HKCBA members from across Canada.

 

TransPacific Entrepreneurial Conference

Time: 1:40pm - Registration, 2:00 - 6:00pm

Location: HKTDC SME Centre, The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKTDC SME Centre, 1/F, The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)

Jointly presented by the HKCBA and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Transpacific Entrepreneurial Conference is a targeted session for Canadian startups, SMEs and corporations alike on the emerging opportunities in Asia and Hong Kong. 

This conference serves as a bridge; connecting members to industry experts and professionals with in-depth market intelligence. Hear first hand experiences from international firms operating in Hong Kong, how entrepreneurs are linking to mainland China through Hong Kong and government organizations on their initiatives to support your diversification efforts. 

 

Cocktail Reception

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Location: IVEY Business School (Phase 1 HKCEC Level 3, 1 HarbourRoad)

Join us, members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, government representatives and business speakers from the day's sessions to unwind at this networking reception. 

 

December 4 - 5, 2018The 19th Hong Kong Forum

The conference serves as a platform for delegates from around the world to exchange ideas, connect with market players taped into the heart of Asia and engage in the exchange on the latest information on China. Click here to register now. 

Location: The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)

 

Cost:

HK$1050 Early bird pricing 

HK$1350 After October 19, 2018

 

December 5 - 8, 2018: Optional programming

  • Hong Kong Forum side trip to Mainland China (Zhuhai and Zhongshan). Confirm your attendance for this side trip through your registration for the Hong Kong Forum. 
  • Business IP Asia Forum, Hong Kong (December 6 - 7, 2018): Explore business opportunities in IP trading and monetization as well as technology commercialization. Interested parties can contact Andrew Yui, HKTDC Toronto office at andrew.yui@hktdc.org for registration and more information.

Registration to the Hong Kong Forum includes the below conferences December 5 - 8, 2018:

  • Asian E-tailing Summit, Hong Kong (December 5, 2018)
  • SmartBiz Expo, Hong Kong (December 5 - 7, 2018): Use the Canadian Pavilion as the jumping point to meet useful contacts from the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong and the region. 
  • HK International Franchising Show, Hong Kong (December 5 - 7, 2018)
  • DesignInspire, Hong Kong (December 6 - 8, 2018): Explore business opportunities in innovative design and technologies. 

 

Check back for updates as the program shapes up. If you have any questions or would like advice tailoring a program to best suit your business objectives, contact nationaled@hkcba.com. 

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Non-Member 20 Oct 2018 $28.00
Member
21 Oct 2018
$15.00
Members Only

24 Oct 2018
11:30am - 1:30pm MDT

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