HKETO Newsroom

March 4, 2024

HKETO Director greets Lunar New Year across Canada

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, greeted the Year of the Dragon by attending Lunar New Year gala dinners hosted by different sections of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) across Canada in February and March respectively, during which she promoted the edges and vibrancy of Hong Kong.

On February 24, Ms Mo attended the Lunar New Year Gala held by the HKCBA Toronto Section. The gala was graced by the presence of dignitaries from the government and business sectors, including Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Toronto, Mr Luo Weidong; Senator of Canada, Mr Victor Oh; retired Senator of Canada, Dr Vivienne Poy; Members of the Parliament Ms Jean Yip, Mr Shaun Chen and Mr Paul Chiang; Members of the Provincial Parliament of Ontario Mr Billy Pang and Mrs Daisy Wai; as well as Mayor of the City of Toronto Ms Olivia Chow; Mayor of the City of Markham Mr Frank Scarpitti; and Mayor of the City of Richmond Hill Mr David West.  Around 500 guests attended the dinner.

Ms Mo, as the honorary chair of the event, updated participants the latest developments of Hong Kong. She highlighted the institutional advantages of Hong Kong under the “one country, two systems” principle, and shared the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's initiatives to embrace the city’s enormous opportunities ahead.

On February 29 and March 1, Ms Mo attended the 2024 annual spring receptions organized by the HKCBA’s Vancouver Section and Calgary Section respectively. Noting that Hong Kong is prepared and inspired to create and present opportunities as people’s destination for business, career or personal growth, Ms Mo encouraged Canadian companies to expand their businesses and seek new opportunities in Mainland China and the rest of Asia through Hong Kong.

The receptions attracted over 600 guests, including government officials, as well as senior representatives from trade and business, academia, cultural and creative sectors.

Earlier, Ms Mo also attended the Lunar New Year celebration held by the Mississauga Chinese Business Association on February 12. She shared with the guests on Hong Kong’s role as a Super Connector, the world’s top international financial centre, and a global offshore wealth management centre, as well as her charm as Asia’s Events Capital to the world. Ms Mo invited the guests to visit Hong Kong to experience its unique East-meets-West culture and seize the tremendous opportunities presented by the Asia's world city.  She also encouraged the guests to participate in the business promotion event to be jointly organised by the City of Mississauga and HKETO in April.

March 4, 2024