Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, paid a visit to Vancouver on October 5 to 7 to promote the business and career development opportunities in Hong Kong.
Upon arrival in the evening on October 5, Ms Mo attended the West Coast Gala organised by the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE) to promote Hong Kong’s position as an ideal gateway for Canadian businesses to tap into the vast business opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. “Hong Kong is poised to enter a new era of opportunities as it further integrates into the national development including China’s 14th Five-Year Plan and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development, leveraging on its unique strengths such as the rule of law, low-and-simple tax regime, free flow of information and capital, superb connectivity to all parts of the world,” Ms Mo said.
Ms Mo is delighted to share with participants that Year 2022 is a special year as it is the year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ACCE Awards, and it also marks an important milestone for Hong Kong as the city celebrates the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Before closing, Ms Mo encouraged participants to visit Hong Kong to explore the exciting developments and opportunities in the city. “With Hong Kong lifting its mandatory hotel quarantine arrangement recently, I sincerely look forward to more cooperation between Hong Kong and Canada through the wide network of ACCE,” Ms Mo concluded.
On October 6, Ms Mo attended the oral question period of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (BC) in the morning and held a meeting with the Leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party Mr Kevin Falcon and Member of the Legislative Assembly Ms Teresa Wat to exchange views on issues of mutual interests. Ms Mo moved on to attend a lunch meeting with BC Minister of State for Trade, Mr George Chow and the community leaders in Victoria and updated them on the latest developments of Hong Kong. After the lunch, Ms Mo visited the Chinese Canadian Museum and learned about the history of Chinese Canadians in Victoria. In the evening, Ms Mo met with Dr Elangovan, Associate Vice-President, Office of Global Engagement of the University of Victoria to understand their work and to promote career as well as study opportunities in Hong Kong.
In the morning of October 7, Ms Mo paid a courtesy call to the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver, Mr Yang Shu, to brief him on the work of HKETO and discuss issues of mutual interest.
Ms Mo returned to Toronto in the afternoon of October 7.