20 June 2016
HKTDC SME Market Day
WHAT: Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency, HKTDC SME Market Day was a half-day forum, showcasing some of Hong Kong’s key professional services sectors, including logistics, branding and arbitration.
WHEN: 24 June 2016
WHO: Samuel Lau, Executive Director of Kerry Logistics Networks; Matthew Gearing, Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and Partner at Allen & Overy; as well as Rodney Tam, founder and Executive Creative Director of Triangle Marketing Services Co, offered insights on Hong Kong’s business advantages.
WHY: Among the topics explored was how Vietnamese companies can use the Hong Kong platform to expand their business in Asia and beyond, by tapping the city’s expertise in distribution, marketing and legal services. The second part of the session discussed how Vietnamese SMEs can expand to overseas markets using HKTDC services.
Vietnam was Hong Kong’s fifth-largest export market in the first three months of 2016. Trade between the two economies reached US$9.8 billion in 2015, with imports totaling US$6.5 billion, a 19.8 per cent increase from the previous year.
WHERE: The Reverie Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
And You Can Quote Me: “Hong Kong continues to be a springboard for Vietnamese companies to tap into global markets, and particularly the Chinese mainland market, the world’s second-largest economy.” HKTDC Executive Director Margaret Fong, speaking at the SME Market Day seminar. (TBC)
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