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.