18 July 2016
HKTDC Annual Report
WHAT: The Annual Report covers the second year of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s current three-year planning cycle.
WHEN: The report was published 6 July 2016.
WHO: HKTDC Executive Director Margaret Fong highlighted the Council’s work in promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s global business hub and lifestyle trendsetter, and as a platform for investment flows into and out of the Chinese mainland.
WHY: During the past year, the HKTDC continued to focus on three main objectives: helping Hong Kong companies capitalise on the opportunities arising from the new global economic order, promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s global business platform, and enhancing the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized enterprises.
In response to the growing momentum of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the HKTDC introduced Belt and Road elements to its events, including seminars, networking and business-matching activities. The Council launched a Belt and Road portal (www.beltandroad.hk) with up-to-date information on related markets and projects, as well as an advisory service to help companies make informed business decisions.
HOW: To view the report online, please visit: www.hktdc.com/annualreport2016
And You Can Quote Me: “Against the backdrop of a challenging external trading environment, the HKTDC focused on Hong Kong’s core strengths to help create opportunities for the business community, and to promote its services and products in developed and emerging markets.” (Vincent HS Lo, HKTDC Chairman)