13 July 2017
HKTDC Annual Report
WHAT: The Annual Report covers the work by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) during the 2016-2017 fiscal year to promote Hong Kong’s advantages and help local SMEs find business opportunities abroad.
WHEN: The report was published 12 July 2017
WHO: HKTDC Executive Director Margaret Fong highlights the Council’s work in promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s global business hub and lifestyle trendsetter, through mega promotions, 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, particularly related to China’s Belt and Road Initiative; promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s global business platform; and enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs.
Responding to the growing momentum of the Belt and Road Initiative, the HKTDC launched the inaugural Belt and Road Summit and introduced Belt and Road elements at many of its events, including seminars, networking activities and business-matching.
The Annual Report is also a special edition as it marks the HKTDC 50th anniversary, with a focus on how the Council’s SME support services and community outreach initiatives over the years have been helping to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.
HOW: To view the report online, please visit: hktdc.com/annualreport2017
And You Can Quote Me: “With economic headwinds easing, we at the HKTDC took the lead in creating opportunities for the local and international business communities by exploring new markets and opening more opportunities, particularly those arising from the Chinese mainland’s 13th Five-Year Plan and the game-changing Belt and Road Initiative.” (Vincent HS Lo, HKTDC Chairman)