HKETO Newsroom

September 29, 2020

HKETO Director joins “Travel with a Touch of Business Class” webinar

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended and spoke at the “Travel with a Touch of Business Class” webinar organised by the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (Greater Toronto Area Section) (HKCBA) on September 29.

In delivering the opening remarks, Ms Mo updated participants on the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong, as the city is recovering from another wave of pandemic earlier in the summer. “After weeks of concerted efforts by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the community, the situation is under control. Our theme parks, including the Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland, just opened their doors again to receive local visitors under special COVID-control measures,” Ms Mo said.

Looking ahead, Ms Mo said that the HKSAR Government is discussing with several countries to set up travel bubbles and the relevant protocol.

Besides, Ms Mo took the opportunity to address concerns of general and business travellers regarding Hong Kong’s rule of law and freedoms. “The new national security law preserves the security and stability needed for Hong Kong to prosper through preventing and ceasing an extremely small minority of criminals who endanger national security.  The public and travellers can continue to freely engage as usual in international exchanges, academic exchanges and businesses,” Ms Mo clarified.  

“The rule of law as well as the various legitimate rights and freedoms are the fundamental core values of Hong Kong and are much cherished by the government and community,” Ms Mo added.

Before closing, Ms Mo shared with the webinar participants the world's first and largest virtual event dedicated to cities, the “WRLDCTY” to be held from October 22 to 24. Co-hosted by Hong Kong, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, London and Singapore, the festival will explore all facets of urban life, stewardship and creativity.

Moderated by Executive Editor for Baxter Travel Media, Mr Robert Mowat, the webinar was also joined by other speakers including Hong Kong Trade Development Council Director for Canada, Mr Andrew Yui, Hong Kong Tourism Board Director for Canada, Central & South America, Mr Michael Lim, as well as representatives of Cathay Pacific Airways, BCD Travel and GLP Worldwide.

September 29, 2020

香港經貿處處長參與「商務旅遊」網上研討會

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於九月二十九日出席由港加商會(大多倫多地區)舉辦的“A Touch of Business Class Travel”網上研討會,並擔任講者。

巫菀菁在網上研討會上致歡迎辭,向與會者講述香港較早前在夏季出現另一波冠狀病毒病疫情後的最新情況。她說:「香港特別行政區政府(香港特區政府)和公眾經過數星期的共同努力後,疫情已大致受控。香港的主題公園包括海洋公園及香港迪士尼樂園剛重新向本地訪客開放,並實施特定防疫措施。」

展望未來,巫菀菁表示香港特區政府正與多個國家探討建立「旅遊氣泡」及相關安排。

此外,巫菀菁亦藉此機會回應公眾及商務旅客對香港法治及自由的關注。巫菀菁澄清說:「新實施的《香港國安法》是保障香港的安全穩定和維持繁榮,避免及阻止極少數危害國家安全的人。社會大眾及訪港旅客可繼續如常自由參與國際交流、學術交流及進行商業貿易。」

巫菀菁續說:「法治及各項合法權利和自由是香港重要的核心價值,並為政府及社會大眾所珍視。」

最後,巫菀菁向出席網上研討會的與會者分享將於十月二十二至二十四日舉行的 “WRLDCTY”,這全球首個最大型的跨城市網上活動由香港、多倫多、紐約、洛杉磯及新加坡合辦,旨在探索城市生活、管理和創新各方面的範疇。

網上研討會由Baxter Travel Media 行政編輯Robert Mowat主持,其他講者包括香港貿易發展局駐加拿大代表芮紹能、香港旅遊發展局駐加拿大及中、南美洲幹事林兒銘、國泰航空公司、BCD Travel 及GLP Worldwide的代表。