HKETO Newsroom

October 9, 2019

HKETO Director attends ACCE West Coast Gala

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the 2019 West Coast Gala organised by the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs in Vancouver on October 9, 2019.

Speaking at the Gala, Ms Mo first thanked ACCE for being HKETO’s long-time partner to promote trade relations between Hong Kong and Canada. In particular, HKETO has been sponsoring the Association’s Best Asia Pacific Business Award, which recognises Canadian entrepreneurs using the Hong Kong platform to take their businesses to the Asia-Pacific Region.

Notwithstanding the recent disruptions in Hong Kong, Ms Mo highlighted the strong fundamentals and institutional underpinning Hong Kong's economy and society. “Hong Kong was ranked third in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report release yesterday, and the Fraser Institute of Canada and the Heritage Foundation of the US ranked Hong Kong as the freest economy for over 25 years in a row,” Ms Mo said.

In addition, the unique advantages of doing business in Hong Kong, including its strategic location, world-class financial services and regulations, rule of law, simple tax regime, and strong professional services, have made Hong Kong the ideal gateway for Canadian businesses to expand their operations to Asia.

Ms Mo also updated participants on the latest developments in Hong Kong, including the two major transport infrastructure commissioned last year which greatly enhanced connectivity of Hong Kong with all cities in China, and the latest developments of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.

Before concluding, Ms Mo mentioned the current situation in Hong Kong, including the decision to withdraw the extradition bill by the HKSAR Government, measures to support the business sector and dialogue sessions between the Government the general public.

Ms Mo encouraged Canadian entrepreneurs to use Hong Kong as their springboards to tap into the vast markets of Asia and beyond.

October 9, 2019

香港經貿處處長出席創業協進會西岸晚宴

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於十月九日出席創業協進會在溫哥華舉行的2019西岸晚宴。

巫菀菁在晚宴上致辭時,首先感謝創業協進會多年來與香港經貿處共同促進加拿大與香港的商貿關係,香港經貿處更一直是創業協進會「最佳亞太貿易獎」的贊助機構,以表揚成功利用香港作為平台,進軍亞洲市場的傑出加拿大企業家。

巫菀菁強調,香港近期雖然出現衝擊事件,但支持香港經濟和社會的基礎和機制仍然穩健。她表示:「世界經濟論壇昨天發表的全球競爭力報告將香港排列第三位,而加拿大菲沙研究所及美國傳統基金會亦連續二十五年多來,將香港評為全球最自由的經濟體。」

此外,香港營商的獨特優勢,包括優越地理位置、世界級金融服務及規管、法治、簡單稅制,以及高質素的專業服務,為加拿大企業在亞洲發展業務提供理想門戶。

巫菀菁同時向與會者介紹香港的最新發展,包括剛於去年啟用的兩大基建項目大大加強了香港與中國內地各城市的連繫,以及「粵港澳大灣區」的最新發展。

最後,巫菀菁亦提及香港的最新情況,包括香港特別行政區政府撤回《逃犯條例》修訂草案的決定、為商界提供的支援措施,以及政府與公眾展開的對話平台。

巫菀菁鼓勵加拿大企業善用香港作為跳板,進軍亞洲及以外地區的龐大市場。