Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, joined the “2nd WIN@HKCBA Virtual Mission to Belt and Road Summit 2022” pre-mission networking meeting hosted virtually by Women's International Network (WIN) of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) (Toronto Section) on August 29. The meeting aims to promote the abundant business opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative for Canadian companies.
In delivering the welcome remarks, Ms Mo was delighted to share with participants on the increasingly important of Canadian women entrepreneurs in Canada’s economic success. She noted this success would reach a new level through trade diversification and expansion into new business destinations.
Ms Mo moved on to highlight the Belt and Road Initiative which would help Canadian entrepreneurs grasp new business opportunities and that Hong Kong is the ideal partner for them. “Hong Kong has long been blessed with multilingual, multi-talented professionals. The city’s advantages include the rule of law, an open and efficient market, the free flow of capital and information, a simple and low tax regime, and the largest Canadian community in Asia,” Ms Mo said.
“Over one-third of our senior management and professionals in Hong Kong are female and our Canadian counterparts can easily connect their businesses with other parts of the world via the Hong Kong platform,” Ms Mo added.
To grasp the vast business opportunities offered by the Belt and Road Initiative, Ms Mo encouraged Canadian companies to join the upcoming seventh Belt and Road Summit to be held in hybrid mode from August 31 to September 1, 2022. The Summit will allow participants to exchange insights on multilateral cooperation and explore concrete business opportunities with senior government officials and business leaders from countries and regions along and beyond the Belt and Road.