HKETO Newsroom

March 6, 2024

HKETO Director joins webinar to promote business opportunities in Hong Kong

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, joined the "Leveraging the CanExport Programme to Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" webinar co-hosted by the HKETO, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Toronto) (HKTDC), Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) (Canada) and Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) on March 6.

The event, supported by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), aimed to highlight business opportunities in Asia for Canadian companies in the new normal, and share “think Asia, think Hong Kong” initiatives to the participants.

In delivering opening remarks at the webinar, Ms Mo said that Hong Kong's unique advantages as a gateway to Mainland China for overseas investors and as a platform for Mainland enterprises to expand or trade globally will continue to unlock enormous development potential for its economy, including the creation of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, a new economic cluster composing of nine cities of Guangdong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region, with a economic size similar to Canada's.  

"China, as the world’s second-largest economy, is committed to high-quality development through innovation.  Hong Kong plays a crucial role in this endeavor by implementing new policies across various sectors such as innovation and technology, ESG initiatives, virtual asset management, and healthcare," she said.

She added that Hong Kong is also proactive in rolling out policies and initiatives to attract capital, enterprises, and talents. "For instance, collaborations with the Middle East market have opened new capital sources for the city," she remarked.

In closing, Ms Mo stressed that in times of challenges, Hong Kong has shown its resilience and ability to rebound, reaching new heights each time. She encouraged Canadian companies to explore Hong Kong, participate in business events, and witness the efficiency, ongoing developments and opportunities that the city can offer for their businesses.  

Other speakers at the event included Tom Cumming, Deputy Director (High Intensity Services) at Toronto Regional Office of the Trade Commissioner Service of GAC; Ms Rachael Bedlington, Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao; and Ms June Fontaine, Trade Commissioner of GAC.

In addition, Director (Canada) of HKTDC Andrew Yui; Head of Business and Talent Attraction of InvestHK (Canada), Mr Christopher Chen; and President of HKCBA (Toronto) Joseph Chaung joined the panel discussion on the opportunities in the Hong Kong platform. Leaders of six chapters of the HKCBA, namely Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal, also shared their insights.

March 6, 2024








研討會的其他講者包括加拿大環球事務部官員Tom Cumming、加拿大駐港澳總領事Rachael Bedlington,以及加拿大環球事務部貿易專員June Fontaine。