HKETO Newsroom

February 1, 2020

HKETO Director attends CGTCBA’s Chinese New Year Gala Dinner

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Ms Emily Mo, attended the annual Chinese New Year Gala Dinner hosted by the Confederation of Greater Toronto Chinese Business Association on February 1.

Speaking at the gala dinner, Ms Mo complimented the four major Chinese business associations in the Greater Toronto Area on encouraging and assisting local businesses to use Hong Kong as a springboard to capture opportunities in Mainland China and the rest of Asia.

Noting the challenges Hong Kong is facing, Ms Mo remarked that with the strong fundamentals underpinning the city’s economy, she is confident that it will soon step out of the economic and health challenges.

“Hong Kong has remained as the world’s top market for IPO funds raised, the freest economy and the second most competitive economy.  We have also implemented the Free Trade Agreement signed with ASEAN countries, achieving a 43% increase in the number of start-ups in two years,” Ms Mo said.

Ms Mo also took the opportunity to introduce the major events of HKETO this year.  “We will organise the ‘Hong Kong Week’ event again in June to promote Hong Kong’s business advantages as the international business and financial centre, as well as the city’s vibrant art and cultural scene,” Ms Mo said.  

The “Hong Kong Week” comprises a series of activities, which will be kicked off by a contemporary cheongsam touring exhibition. This exhibition will showcase some contemporary cheongsams created by Hong Kong designers. Other activities will include a business reception, Hong Kong themed dramas, traditional dragon boat activities, etc.

Before closing, Ms Mo encouraged participants to join and support the Hong Kong Week activities for which details will be announced shortly.

February 1, 2020

香港經貿處處長出席大多市華商總會新春晚宴

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於二月一日出席大多市華商總會舉辦的年度新春晚宴。

巫菀菁在晚宴上致辭時,表揚四大華商會在大多倫多地區一直不遺餘力鼓勵及協助本地企業善用香港作為跳板,抓緊在中國內地及亞洲其他地區的商機。

巫菀菁提到香港現時面對的挑戰,強調支持香港經濟的基礎穩健,她有信心香港很快便會從經濟及公共衞生挑戰中恢復過來。

巫菀菁表示:「香港仍然是全球首次公開招股集資額最高的市場、全球最自由的經濟體,和全球第二最具競爭力經濟體。香港亦已經與東南亞國家聯盟簽署自由貿易協定,在兩年內增加43%初創企業數目。」

巫菀菁同時向與會嘉賓介紹香港經貿處今年將會舉辦的主要活動。她說:「香港經貿處將於六月再度舉辦『香港周』活動,推廣香港作為國際商貿及金融中心的營商優勢,以及展示香港豐富的文化藝術氣息。

「香港周」將涵蓋一連串活動,並會以一個現代長衫巡迴展拉開序幕,有關展覽將展出多款由香港時裝設計師精心設計的長衫。其他活動包括商貿招待會、以香港為主題的話劇、傳統龍舟競渡等。

最後,巫菀菁鼓勵與會嘉賓參與及支持「香港周」活動,有關詳情將於稍後公布。