"Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" Targets U.S. Business
HONG KONG-"Think Asia, Think Hong Kong," the largest Hong Kong promotion ever to be launched in the United States, according to organizers, will take place next month in New York (June 11) and Los Angeles (June 14).
Francisco J. Sanchez, undersecretary for international trade in the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Stephen Bird, CEO, Asia Pacific, for Citigroup, are the latest high-profile players to confirm their participation in the event.
"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, service 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 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 U.S. entertainment business expand in Asia will be offered.
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 Hong Kong Trade Development Council, with support from 14 Hong Kong partners and more than 120 U.S. organizations.