Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Ms Emily Mo, visited Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary from May 13 to 15 to promote the unique advantages of doing business in Hong Kong as well as the abundant business opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative.
On May 13, Ms Mo visited the parliament of Victoria to call on British Columbia Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, Mr Bruce Ralston and Minister of State for Trade of British Columbia, Mr George Chow. She briefed them on the latest developments in Hong Kong and exchanged views with them on Hong Kong-Canada relations. She also attended a lunch meeting with Members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Mr John Yap and Ms Teresa Wat, as well as community leaders in Victoria. On the same day, Ms Mo had a meeting with Ms Kerri Moore, Head of Business & Community Relations of the City of Victoria, to understand the latest business development strategy of the city and explored ways to further enhance the bi-lateral trade relations between Victoria and Hong Kong.
On May 14 morning, Ms Mo attended the Public Sector Management Workshop hosted by the Financial Management Institute of Canada in Vancouver and gave a presentation on the Belt and Road Initiative. She highlighted the unique advantages of doing business in Hong Kong as well as invited the participants to encourage and assist Canadian businesses to tap the unprecedented business opportunities offered by the Initiative through the Hong Kong platform.
After the workshop, Ms Mo spoke at a luncheon entitled "Hong Kong - Starting your Belt and Road Journey", hosted by the BC Youth Business Association and BC Women Business Association in Vancouver. She introduced to attending guests the Belt and Road Initiative and the unique role Hong Kong plays in the Initiative. She also encouraged Canadian enterprises to partner with Hong Kong to venture into the Belt and Road region.
After Vancouver, Ms Mo moved on to Calgary on May 15 to attend a lunch workshop organised by the M&A Club Calgary. She gave a presentation on the enormous business opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative for Canada and said that Hong Kong is an ideal platform for Canadian companies to capture these opportunities.