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.