HKETO Newsroom

May 23, 2019

Director of HKETO promotes Hong Kong's business advantages in Vancouver

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, visited Vancouver on May 23 to promote the unique advantages of doing business in Hong Kong.

Ms Mo spoke at the "Hong Kong: Your Gateway to Asia" lunch workshop co-hosted by the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (Vancouver Section) and WeWork. She introduced to the audience about the business environment of Hong Kong and the advantages of doing business in the city. She encouraged Canadian companies to make use of the Hong Kong platform to expand into Asia. Around 40 start-ups, shared workspaces users of WeWork and representatives of the business sector in Vancouver attended the workshop.

After the lunch workshop, Ms Mo called on the Mayor of Richmond Malcolm Brodie at the Richmond City Hall. She briefed him on the latest developments of Hong Kong and exchanged views with him on the trade and investment relations between Hong Kong and Canada. Ms Mo invited the Mayor to visit Hong Kong and experience the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link commissioned last year.

In the evening, Ms Mo visited the teak boat display organised by the Dragon Boat BC at Parq Vancouver and attended the 2019 West Coast Networking Reception organised by the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs. The 1986 World Exposition was held in the City of Vancouver which received six original teak boats donated by Hong Kong. Sponsored by HKETO, Dragon Boat BC will exhibit the same dragon boats in various locations in Vancouver in the coming year to further promote dragon boating in Canada.

May 23, 2019

香港經貿處處長在溫哥華推廣香港的營商優勢

巫菀菁出席由港加商會(溫哥華分會)及WeWork主辦的「香港:通往亞洲的門戶」午餐研討會並致辭。她向與會者介紹香港的營商環境及在港創業的優勢,並鼓勵加拿大公司善用香港平台拓展亞洲市場。研討會約有40家初創企業、WeWork共享辦公室使用者及溫哥華商界代表參加。

巫菀菁隨後前往列治文市議會與市長馬保定會面,她向市長介紹香港的最新發展,並就港加兩地的貿易及投資關係交換意見。巫菀菁邀請馬保定訪問香港,體驗去年啓用的港珠澳大橋以及廣深港高速鐵路香港段。

同日晚上,巫菀菁參觀由卑詩龍舟會在Parq Vancouver舉辦的龍舟木船展覽以及創業協進會舉辦的2019加西商貿招待會。溫哥華於一九八六年舉行世界博覽會,並獲香港送贈六艘原裝龍舟木船。卑詩龍舟會獲得香港經貿處贊助,將在未來一年於溫哥華不同地點展覽有關龍舟,於加拿大進一步推動龍舟競渡。