Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the 2022 Markham, Richmond Hill & Vaughan Chinese Business Association (MRVCBA) Outstanding Women Awards Gala on October 22 and presented the Canada/Greater Bay Area Communion Award.
Speaking at the opening of the Awards Gala, Ms Mo congratulated MRVCBA in their efforts to recognise the remarkable achievements of women entrepreneurs and their efforts to promote the economic and social development of the community. She shared with participants that Hong Kong has a female labour force participation rate and percentage of the public-funded university students are about and over 50% respectively. “Over 35% of the managers, administrators and professionals are women,” she continued.
Ms Mo moved on to highlight the development of China’s national strategy, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) to participants. “Together with other strategies like the National 14th Five-Year Plan, the Central government supports Hong Kong to reinforce its status as an international financial, transportation and trade centre, and to enhance its status as an international aviation and IT hubs, a regional intellectual property trading centre, and to develop into a hub for arts and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world,” Ms Mo said.
Ms Mo remarked that Hong Kong continues to be a place offering abundant business opportunities to women and men from all parts of the world, and she welcomed Canadian entrepreneurs to use the Hong Kong platform to expand and grow their businesses in Asia.
Before closing, Ms Mo introduced to participants that year 2022 celebrates the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. “The theme of ‘A New Era – Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity’ represents Hong Kong’s achievements over the past 25 years, and underscores our anticipation for and confidence in a brighter future,” Ms Mo said. She invited the guests to take photos in front of the beautiful Hong Kong skyline and the 25th anniversary tagline at the photo corner of the event venue.
HKETO sponsored the Canada/Greater Bay Area Communion Award at the gala and this award
was presented to Vice-President of C4P Inc, Ms Jenny Lo. The company is a product development, sourcing and manufacturing company which has made contributions to connect Canada to the business development in the Greater Bay area.