HKETO Newsroom

December 8, 2019

HKETO Director attends MRVCBA’s Appreciation Gala

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the Appreciation Gala of the Markham, Richmond Hill & Vaughan Chinese Business Association (MRVCBA) on December 8.

In her opening address, Ms Mo congratulated the Association for its success in building up a strong business community in the York region in the past year, especially  its Inaugural Outstanding Women Awards. She thanked the Association for advancing the interests of local Chinese businesses in different sectors, and assisting them to expand into the Asian market by using Hong Kong as a springboard.

As 2019 is coming to an end, Ms Mo highlighted the accomplishments of the Hong Kong in the past year to the participants. “Examples of our accomplishments include implementation of the Free Trade Agreement with ASEAN, a 43% increase in the number of start-ups in two years, and the recognition as the third most competitive economy in the world,” she said.

Ms Mo remarked that although 2019 is a challenging year for Hong Kong, with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s determination to support the community to overcome the economic situation, the city continues to be the international financial and business hub. She encouraged Canadian companies to seize the investment and business opportunities in Asia through Hong Kong.

December 8, 2019

香港經貿處處長出席萬錦市烈治文山市旺市華商會嘉許晚宴

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於十二月八日出席萬錦市、烈治文山市及旺市華商會舉辦的嘉許晚宴。

巫菀菁在晚宴上致開幕辭時,首先恭賀商會在過去一年於約克區成功建立一個穩健的商業社區,特別是創辦了首屆「雲裳楓采」傑出華裔女性大獎。巫菀菁感謝商會一直致力促進華人企業在各行各業的權益,並協助它們利用香港作為跳板,擴展至亞洲市場。

二O一九年即將結束,巫菀菁向與會者重點介紹香港在過去一年的成就。她說:「香港的成就包括與東盟的自由貿易協定的推行、初創企業的數目在過去兩年上升了43%,以及香港獲評為全球第三大最具競爭力的經濟體。」

巫菀菁亦提到香港在二O一九年雖然面對不少挑戰,但香港特別行政區政府有決心協助社會克服經濟困境,並指出香港繼續保持其國際金融及商貿樞紐的地位。巫菀菁鼓勵加拿大企業利用香港把握在亞洲的投資及營商機遇。