Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, visited Ottawa between November 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.
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。