HKETO Newsroom

October 28, 2020

HKETO Director joins webinar to promote the Hong Kong platform for Canadian businesses

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, joined the “A New Connected World Beyond the New Normal” webinar to promote Hong Kong as a platform for Canadian companies to connect with the global trading market.  This webinar was hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) as one of its "Autumn Sourcing Week" activities on October 28.

In delivering the welcome remarks, Ms Mo said Hong Kong has acted very fast in addressing the challenges brought by COVID-19 and is rebounding gradually.

Ms Mo noted that HKTDC has also acted fast to convert its annual Summer Sourcing Week into an online event earlier this year, attracting over 1,300 exhibitors and over 13,000 buyers from nearly 120 countries and regions.  "Thanks to its favourable business environment, Hong Kong is not only Asia’s business hub but also the region’s trade fair capital and convention hub.  The HKTDC will assist exhibitors and buyers in different regions on their networking and deal-making process around the world," Ms Mo said.

"The Autumn Sourcing Week will provide a one-stop virtual sourcing and AI-enabled Business Matching Platform for Canadian businesses in 11 industries, including electronics, lighting, outdoor tech light, eco, watch & clock, etc.," Ms Mo added.

Before closing, Ms Mo encouraged Canadian companies to make use of the Hong Kong platform and this virtual event to make connections and build potential partnerships with overseas companies.

The webinar, moderated by HKCBA (Greater Toronto Area) Executive Director Mr Zoheir Hasanbhai, was also joined by other speakers including Hong Kong Trade Development Council Director for Canada, Mr Andrew Yui, and Marketing Manager Ms Adrienne Ho.

October 28, 2020

香港經貿處處長參與網上研討會向加拿大企業推介香港平台

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於十月二十八日參與「互聯新世界跨越新常態」網上研討會,向加拿大企業推介香港連繫全球的貿易市場平台。是次網上研討會由香港貿易發展局(香港貿發局)舉辦,是其「秋季採購匯」網上展的活動之一。

巫菀菁致歡迎辭時表示,香港對冠狀病毒病帶來的挑戰回應迅速,現時日常生活已逐步恢復正常。

巫菀菁指出香港貿發局亦迅速地於本年初把年度「夏季採購匯」轉以網上形式舉行,吸引來自約120個國家及地區、超過1,300個參展商及逾13,000個買家參與。巫菀菁表示:「香港擁有優越的營商環境,不僅是亞洲商業樞紐,亦是地區的貿易展覽和會展中心。香港貿發局可以協助不同地區的參展商及買家在全球擴建聯繫和交易程序。」

巫菀菁補充說:「『秋季採購匯』為加拿大11類行業的公司,包括電子、燈飾、戶外科技照明、環保、鐘錶等提供一站式網上採購,並透過人工智能技術作『商對易』商貿配對平台。」

最後,巫菀菁鼓勵加拿大公司善用香港的平台和「秋季採購匯」,與海外企業建立聯繫和夥伴合作關係。

網上研討會由港加商會(大多倫多地區)行政總監夏曦亮主持,其他講者包括香港貿發局駐加拿大代表芮紹能及市務經理Adrienne Ho。