"Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" U.S. Symposiums Set for June

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), an international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers, will host two Think Asia, Think Hong Kong symposiums in New York and Los Angeles in June.


The symposiums aim to showcase Hong Kong's advantages for American companies looking to tap new business opportunities in Asia, particularly on the Chinese mainland. The New York event will be held June 11, with the Los Angeles event taking place on June 14.


“As the global economic balance continues to shift to Asia, Hong Kong is the ideal business platform from which to access the myriad regional opportunities now available in the growing ASEAN area and the Chinese mainland,” said HKTDC chairman Jack So. “Our low taxes, free economy, rule of law, English-speaking environment and world-class business services make us the preferred partner for any overseas businesses wishing to tap these growing possibilities.”


Speakers will include CY Leung, chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR government, and more than 60 prominent senior executives from global companies.


The Think Asia, Think Hong Kong sessions will focus on why U.S. companies should use Hong Kong’s business advantages. The sessions will also look at how Chinese enterprises have been expanding their international presence through Hong Kong, and what mainland companies are looking for in global partners.


In addition, 10 industry sessions will take place. These will provide practical tips on selling consumer brands to mainland China and throughout Asia, explore technology partnership opportunities, discuss finance-related topics and spotlight the latest trends in the mainland’s outbound investment.


More than 100 Hong Kong government officials and business leaders from a wide spectrum of sectors, including lifestyle products, fashion, food and wine, technology, finance, accounting, legal, logistics and marketing, will take part in Think Asia, Think Hong Kong.