The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) continues to stage the roving exhibition entitled “Hong Kong: Asia’s World City” in Oakville and Mississauga during July and August. First launched in May, the exhibition aims to showcase to members of the Canadian public the achievements of Hong Kong in areas such as economic development, innovation and technology, transport and infrastructure, and arts and culture, as well as the beauty of its natural environment.
The exhibition was staged at the Oakville Town Centre from July 30 to August 3. On July 31, Director of HKETO, Miss Kathy Chan, took the opportunity to meet with the Mayor of the City of Oakville, Mr Rob Burton and President of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, Mr Drew Redden, and updated them on Hong Kong’s latest developments. Miss Chan encouraged businesses in Oakville to use Hong Kong as the platform to tap into the vast business opportunities in Mainland China. She was glad to learn that Oakville has a growing population of Chinese and hoped to see more collaboration between the two places in different areas.
After Oakville, the roving exhibition was staged at the Erin Mills Town Centre from August 8 to 14. On August 9, Miss Chan called on the Mayor of the City of Mississauga, Ms Bonnie Crombie and President of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association, Ms Winnie Fung. They exchanged views on how to foster closer trade and economic relations between Hong Kong and Mississauga. Miss Chan also invited the Mayor to visit the roving exhibition at the Erin Mills Town Centre and said that it provides an opportunity for the Canadian public to learn more about Hong Kong.
The tentative dates and venues of other stops of the exhibition are as follows:
August 20 to 26 Cadillac Fairview Mall in Toronto
August 27 to 31 Toronto City Hall
September 4 to 10 City Centre Library in Surrey
September 11 to 17 Vaughan City Hall
October 8 to 14 Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby
Early October McMaster University in Hamilton
展覽於七月三十日至八月三日在奧克維爾市政會堂舉行。展覽期間，香港經貿處處長陳納思於七月三十一日拜會奧克維爾市長Rob Burton及奧克維爾市商會會長Drew Redden，向他們簡介香港的最新發展。陳納思鼓勵奧克維爾市的企業利用香港作為平台，把握中國內地的龐大商機。此外，陳納思欣悉奧克維爾市的華裔人口一直增長，她期望兩地在不同領域有更多合作。
繼奧克維爾市後，巡迴展覽於八月八日至十四日移師到密西沙加市Erin Mills商場舉行。陳納思於八月九日與密西沙加市市長康寶麗及密西沙加市華商會會長嚴雯會面，就促進香港及密西沙加市的更緊密經貿關係交換意見。陳納思邀請密西沙加市市長到Erin Mills商場參觀展覽，希望該展覽能讓加拿大公眾對香港加深認識。
八月二十至二十六日 多倫多市Cadillac Fairview Mall
十月八至十四日 本拿比市Metropolis 商場