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Invest Hong Kong encourages Mainland companies to "go global" through Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium (with photos)

     Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (November 5) encouraged Beijing enterprises to build their brands and access global markets through Hong Kong and promoted the city's business advantages at a seminar during the 16th Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

     Entitled "Go Global: Beijing-Hong Kong Bilateral Investment, National Service Industry Integrated Reform Pilot Promotion Presentation", the seminar was organised by the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission, InvestHK, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Commerce, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and the People's Government of Shijingshan District, Beijing. It began with opening ceremony remarks from the Deputy Director of Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Mr Zhang Shouquan, and Director-General of Investment Promotion, Mr Simon Galpin.

     Elaborating on Hong Kong's enduring business advantages, Mr Galpin said, "Economic co-operation between Hong Kong and Beijing has been growing. Hong Kong, given its status as an international business hub, offers a range of advantages including marketing, free flow of capital and information, a diversified talent pool, excellent services, strong rule of law and a low tax regime. Our city is the perfect starting point for Beijing enterprises to 'go global'."

     In the ensuing panel discussion themed "Beijing-Hong Kong Bilateral Investment Presentation", the Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Miss Victoria Tang, said, "In the process of fast national economic development, as an international financial, trade and shipping centre, Hong Kong has always been active in regional and international economic affairs. Mainland enterprises, whilst seeking to lift their competitiveness and look to overseas for growth and investment, are encouraged to make use of Hong Kong's strengths in the service industry on financing, legal, accounting, insurance, brand marketing in their international expansion."

     This seminar was included as one of several branch seminars during the 16th Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium. The seminar also featured a second panel discussion on the National Service Industry Integrated Reform Pilot Promotion, plus an interactive discussion session with the audience.

About Invest Hong Kong

     InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government established in July 2000 to take responsibility for Foreign Direct Investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy. As at June 2012, Invest Hong Kong had completed over 2,600 investment projects, creating more than 30,000 new jobs in the first year of operation or expansion and HK$67 billion of investment. For more information, please visit

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Ends/Monday, November 5, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:19


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