HKETO Newsroom

November 7, 2019

Director of HKETO promotes Hong Kong’s business advantages in Ottawa

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.

November 7, 2019

香港經貿處處長在渥太華推介香港的營商優勢

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於十一月六日及七日到訪加拿大首都渥太華,向當地商界推廣香港作為進軍亞洲跳板的獨特角色。

巫菀菁於十一月七日出席港加商會渥太華分會舉辦的「邁向亞洲 首選香港2.0」2019會員嘉許招待會並致辭。巫菀菁向與會者講解香港無可比擬的營商優勢,並特別介紹「粵港澳大灣區」的最新發展,及加拿大企業可如何抓緊有關發展所帶來的龐大商機。

巫菀菁亦講述香港的最新情況,強調香港仍是開放及連繫全球的大都會。她說:「香港最近雖然出現動盪,但支持香港經濟和社會的基礎和機制仍然穩健。」

巫菀菁表示,香港連續二十五年多來獲評為全球最自由的經濟體,全球競爭力報告亦將香港排列第三位,她鼓勵與會者善用香港作為跳板,擴展業務至亞洲市場。

在出席傍晚舉行的招待會前,巫菀菁分別與加拿大環球事務部知識產權貿易處署理副總監Nicholas Gordon和大中華政策及協調處行政總監Shawn Steil會面,向他們簡介香港的最新發展,並就雙方共同關心的議題交換意見。巫菀菁亦與加拿大出口發展局的高級官員見面,了解他們在香港的運作。

巫菀菁於十一月六日出席了加中友好協會舉辦的「香港的挑戰與機遇」商貿研討會並致辭,向與會者介紹「粵港澳大灣區」發展帶來的龐大商機。