7 March 2016
Hong Kong-Japan Business Co-operation Committee
WHAT: The annual bilateral gathering, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, aims to enhance business opportunities between Japanese and Hong Kong-based companies.
WHEN: 23 March 2016
WHO: The annual gathering brings together senior business players from Hong Kong and Japan, including Philip Chen, Managing Director, Hang Lung Properties; Victor Chu, Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group; and Chen Aiping, Chairman and Executive Director, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia).
WHY: Japan committee members will be briefed on new business opportunities arising from China’s Belt and Road Initiative, as well as the economic implications of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan.
Hong Kong members will be updated on regional trade agreements involving Japan, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. The meeting will also discuss business opportunities arising from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Japan is Hong Kong’s third-largest export market, while Japan is Hong Kong's third-largest source of imports. Notably, Hong Kong is the largest export destination for Japanese food. In 2015, Japan’s exports of foodstuff to Hong Kong amounted to nearly US$1.5 billion, accounting for more than 24 per cent of Japan’s exports under this category.
WHERE: Tokyo, Japan