Welcome!

News Feed Item

"Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" to Target France, Italy



Largest Hong Kong Services Promotion to Europe in October

Hong Kong, June 27, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong," the largest Hong Kong promotion ever to take place in Europe, will be held in Paris, 28 October, and Milan, 30 October. The promotion will showcase Hong Kong's business services advantages for French and Italian companies seeking opportunities in Asia, particularly on the Chinese mainland.

Continental Cooperation

CY Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR, will speak at the opening sessions in Paris and Milan.

The two events are organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and supported by 15 Hong Kong partners. Close to 30 French organisations are behind the Paris event, while nearly 20 Italian organisations are supporting the event in Milan.

"As the global economic balance continues to shift to Asia, Hong Kong has emerged as the ideal business platform from which to tap the myriad business opportunities now available on the Chinese mainland and in the growing ASEAN community," said HKTDC Chairman Jack So.

"These events are designed to promote Hong Kong's world-class business services providers to the world," added Mr So.

Notable Speakers

More than 60 high-profile speakers will take part in the two events, showcasing Hong Kong's role as Asia's services centre and gateway to business opportunities in mainland China. They will include Laura M Cha, Chairman, Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong; Norman T.L. Chan, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority; Victor Chu, Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group; Antoine Frerot, Chairman and CEO, Veolia; Benjamin Hung, Regional CEO, Greater China, Executive Director and CEO, Hong Kong, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd; Tommy Lui, Executive Director, Head of Freight Management, LF Logistics; Allen Ma, CEO, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation; Mark McCombe, Global Head of BlackRock's Institutional Client Business, Chairman of BlackRock Alternative Investors, Chairman Asia Pacific; Paul Yang, CEO, BNP Paribas Hong Kong; and Yves Zlotowski, Chief Economist, Group Economic Research Department, Coface.

China Spotlight

Think Asia, Think Hong Kong will feature morning symposiums in Paris and Milan. The symposiums will focus on Hong Kong's business advantages for French and Italian companies targeting Asia. They will also look at how mainland enterprises are expanding their international presence through Hong Kong, and what mainland companies are looking for in global partners.

Thematic Sessions

The Paris event will also feature thematic sessions in the afternoon. These will provide practical information on selling consumer brands to mainland China and throughout Asia, explore technology partnerships, examine opportunities arising from renminbi internationalisation, detail Hong Kong's role as Asia's premier asset and wealth management centre, and discuss the increasing flows of Chinese outbound investment via Hong Kong.

Multi-Sector Participation

More than 100 Hong Kong government officials and business leaders from various sectors, including technology, food and wine, and fashion, will take part in the week-long programme, which will include onsite business matching. The French and Italian campaigns are expected to attract more than 2,000 corporate leaders, government representatives, heads of small and medium-sized enterprises, services providers, academics and opinion leaders with a special interest in Asia. Services providers from Hong Kong's corporate, accounting and legal sectors will offer free business consultation to symposium participants.

Trade Ties

Trade between Hong Kong and France is strong, growing eight per cent last year, to US$11.6 billion. France has substantial investment in Hong Kong. The total stock of direct investment reached US$7.5 billion at the end of 2012. Hong Kong is home to more than 750 French companies and over 11,000 French nationals.

Economic ties between Hong Kong and Italy are also growing. In 2013, trade between the two economies was about US$9.6 billion, up five per cent, year-on-year. More than 100 Italian companies and over 800 Italian nationals are based in Hong Kong.

Website: http://www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/eu
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMIzat76Qk4

About HKTDC

A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn.

Google+: http://plus.google.com/+hktdc
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hktdc
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/hong-kong-trade-development-council

Source: HKTDC

Contact:
Joe Kainz
Tel: +852 2584 4216
Email: [email protected]




Copyright 2014 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.

More Stories By ACN Newswire

Copyright 2008 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of ACN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of ACN Newswire. ACN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
With over 720 million Internet users and 40–50% CAGR, the Chinese Cloud Computing market has been booming. When talking about cloud computing, what are the Chinese users of cloud thinking about? What is the most powerful force that can push them to make the buying decision? How to tap into them? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yu Hao, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud, answered these questions and discussed the results of SpeedyCloud’s survey.