Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, visited Ottawa between October 6 and 7 to promote Hong Kong’s unique role as the springboard to Asia to the business sector of the capital city.
Ms Mo spoke at the 2019 Member Appreciation Reception entitled "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong 2.0" organised by Hong Kong Canada Business Association (Ottawa Section) on November 7. In her presentation, Ms Mo introduced the unparalleled advantages of doing business in Hong Kong. Ms Mo highlighted the latest development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and how Canadian companies can grasp the enormous businesses opportunities brought about by the development.
Besides, Ms Mo talked about the latest situation in Hong Kong and remarked that the city remained an open and internationally connected cosmopolitan city. “Despite recent disruptions in the city, the fundamentals and institutional underpinning Hong Kong’s economy and society are still strong,” she said.
Noting Hong Kong has been ranked as the freest economy for over 25 years, and ranked third in the Global Competitiveness Report, Ms Mo encouraged the audience to make use of Hong Kong as their springboards to expand their businesses in the Asian market.
Before joining the reception in the evening, Ms Mo held two meetings respectively with Acting Deputy Director, Intellectual Property Trade, Mr Nicholas Gordon and Executive Director, Greater China Policy and Coordination, Mr Shawn Steil of Global Affairs Canada. She updated them on the latest development of Hong Kong and exchanged views with them on issues of mutual interests. Ms Mo also met with the senior officials of the Export Development Canada to understand their operation in Hong Kong.
Earlier on November 6, Ms Mo attended and spoke at a business seminar entitled “Updates on Hong Kong—Challenges and Opportunities“ organised by the Canada-China Friendship Society, to introduce the vast business opportunities arising from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development.