HONG KONG, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Francisco J Sanchez, United States Under Secretary for International Trade in the Department of Commerce, and Stephen Bird, CEO, Asia Pacific, for Citigroup, are the latest high-profile players to confirm their participation in "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong," the largest Hong Kong promotion ever to be launched in the United States. The campaign will take place next month, featuring major symposiums in New York and Los Angeles, June 11 and June 14 respectively.
Selling America in Asia
Think Asia, Think Hong Kong will showcase Hong Kong's advantages for American companies looking to sell their products and services in Asia, particularly on the Chinese mainland.
Nearly 2,000 U.S. corporate leaders, government officials, heads of small and medium-sized enterprises, services providers, academics and opinion leaders with a special interest in Asia are expected to attend.
The Honourable CY Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government, will lead a Think Asia, Think Hong Kong delegation of more than 140 senior business and government leaders to the U.S.
Along with Mr Bird and Mr Sanchez, who will speak only in New York, more than 50 high-powered players from Hong Kong, mainland China and the U.S. will speak at Think Asia, Think Hong Kong. They include: Ronnie C Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Ltd; Norman TL Chan, (New York only), Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority; Dr William Fung, Group Chairman, Li & Fung Ltd; Maurice Greenberg (New York only), Chairman and CEO, CV Starr & Co, Inc, and U.S. Section Chair, Hong Kong-United States Business Council; Song Lin, Chairman, China Resources (Holdings) Co, Ltd; James Thompson, Chairman and founder, Crown Worldwide Group; Tung Chee Chen (New York only), Chairman, Orient Overseas International Ltd; Marjorie Yang, Chairman, Esquel Group and Hong Kong Section Chair, Hong Kong-United States Business Council; and Dr Levin Zhu, President & CEO, China International Capital Corporation Ltd.
Spotlighting Asian Opportunities
Along with the New York and Los Angeles symposiums, Think Asia, Think Hong Kong will feature a number of thematic sessions in each city. These will explore partnership opportunities in trade, technology and Chinese outbound investment. In addition, a spotlight on renminbi business prospects will take place in New York while, in Los Angeles, a special focus on helping the US entertainment business expand in Asia will be offered.
Hong Kong Dinner in New York
HKTDC Chairman Jack So will host the inaugural Hong Kong Dinner in New York, June 11, with Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung as the evening's special guest of honour. More than 400 business and political leaders from Hong Kong and the U.S. are expected to attend the gala dinner.
On the Business Road
In addition, five senior Hong Kong business missions, ranging from technology to fashion and fine food and wine will visit New York, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities in June. They will include a Hong Kong-Guangdong joint investment mission looking at opportunities in green technology and manufacturing in general.
Think Asia, Think Hong Kong is organized by the HKTDC, with support from 14 Hong Kong partners and more than 120 U.S. organizations.
For more information, please visit: http://www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/usa/en/index.html
United States Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco Sanchez in Hong Kong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N96l-NSMAvw
About the 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 11 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.
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SOURCE Hong Kong Trade Development Council