Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, joined the Moon Festival Celebration on September 29 to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the local communities. The event was supported by the HKETO, with the City of Markham and the City of Richmond Hill, to promote Chinese culture.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ms Mo said that the Mid-Autumn Festival is an important traditional Chinese festival and a beautiful time to spend time with family. She encouraged the attendees to enjoy the festive season and multi-cultural activities presented by the event, while inviting them to visit Hong Kong to experience the rich cultural facets of the Asian's world city.
Ms Mo said that the “Night Vibes Hong Kong” Campaign was launched around the Mid-Autumn Festival all over the city in Hong Kong, running across National Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Year until early 2024. A wealth of diversified events will be staged covering entertainment, arts, culture, consumption and more to create a dynamic vibe for citizens and tourists to feel the vibrancy and energy of Hong Kong’s nightlife.
“There are so many cultural activities for you to explore and experience the festive fun. The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance which will resume for the first time since the pandemic in the coming Mid-Autumn Festival; a stunning drone show to be held simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shenzhen; the Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnivals at Victoria Park which will display lanterns and also feature a bamboo stage for Cantonese opera performances; as well as youth group performances and acrobatic performances at venues in Sha Tin and Tuen Mun,” she added.
On the other hand, Ms Mo joined the 30th Anniversary Gala of the Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan Chinese Business Association on September 30 to update the local business sector of the latest developments of Hong Kong.
In delivering a speech, Ms Mo said that with the revitalization of economic activities following the pandemic, Hong Kong is once again showcasing its unique advantages as a premier global business and financial hub. Besides its well-established prowess in financial services, Hong Kong has transitioned into a pivotal center for sustainability, innovation, technology and cultural exchanges.
She invited participants to grasp the valuable opportunities for business development and investment in Hong Kong.