CHICAGO, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 10, Chicago will host a large-scale Hong Kong symposium targeting the US business community, showcasing Hong Kong's advantages for American companies looking to tap new opportunities in Asia, particularly on the Chinese mainland.
"Think Asia, Think Hong Kong," will feature a trade delegation of senior officials, as well as Chinese investors. Speakers include Michael Sacks, Vice Chairman, World Business Chicago, Gebhard Rainer, President and COO of Coach and Morgan McGrath, Managing Director, Head of International Banking, JP Morgan, while speakers from Hong Kong include the Honourable CY Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and Laura Cha, Chairman, Financial Services Development Council, among others. The event is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, (HKTDC) with support from 16 Hong Kong partners and over 30 US supporting organizations.
"As the global economic balance continues to shift to Asia, Hong Kong is the ideal business platform from which to tap the myriad regional business opportunities now available in the growing ASEAN area or on the Chinese mainland," said HKTDC Executive Director Margaret Fong.
There are approximately 1,400 U.S. firms in Hong Kong, concentrated in trading, banking and finance, and transport. As of June 2014, there were 800 regional headquarters and regional offices of U.S. companies in Hong Kong. The US is the fifth largest source of foreign direct investment in Hong Kong. Symposium attendees can attend sessions on:
- Selling to China and throughout Asia
- Chinese outward investment – Hong Kong as the gateway
- RMB Internationalization – An Emerging Currency for Payment, Investment and Financing
- Hong Kong – As a Base for Technology Companies
There will be extensive networking activities, with more than 100 Hong Kong government officials and business leaders from 10 sectors including technology, finance, food and professional services taking part in the program, as well as business match making sessions onsite.
For more information on the events, please go to: http://www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/2015/en/index.html
About the HKTDC
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