InvestHK holds seminar in Chengdu to promote Hong Kong's business advantages (with photos)

     ​Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) held a seminar in Chengdu, Sichuan Province today (May 16) to encourage local enterprises to make use of Hong Kong's advantages as a business platform to accelerate their overseas expansion in the context of the ongoing Belt and Road Initiative.
     Entitled "Belt and Road, Together We Grow", the event was jointly organised by InvestHK and the Sichuan Provincial Development and Reform Commission. It was supported and co-organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Chengdu of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.
     The seminar began with remarks from the Director-General of Investment Promotion, Mr Stephen Phillips, and the Director of the Provincial Office for Work for Relief of Sichuan Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Ms Peng Xiaoju.
     Mr Phillips told the seminar about the new business opportunities Hong Kong has to offer as an international business platform in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative.
     Mr Phillips said, "Operating under the principle of 'one country, two systems', Hong Kong enjoys the dual advantages of being part of China while maintaining its international outlook and role as an international financial, transportation and trade centre with its own economic, legal and social systems and globally competitive professional services. Hong Kong has an important role to play in the Belt and Road Initiative. You can leverage Hong Kong's world-class financial and professional services to structure and finance projects and mergers and acquisitions deals, and access the very best accounting and tax, legal, construction engineering design, management and project planning, as well as manpower training and much more. All of this is underpinned by Hong Kong's world-class common law system, which also makes Hong Kong a very suitable location for dispute resolution."
     Other speakers included the Head of Investment Promotion Unit of InvestHK in Wuhan, Ms Helen Zhang; the Vice President of Global Issuer Services, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Ms Sarah Zhang; Partner, Tahota Law Firm, Mr Gan Jianming; and the Chief Immigration Officer, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Chengdu of the HKSAR Government, Mr Tsang Yu-fai. They spoke about Hong Kong's latest business environment and InvestHK's services for Mainland companies, as well as Hong Kong capital markets' contribution towards the business development of Sichuan enterprises, work visa arrangements for entry to Hong Kong from the Mainland, and case study-sharing on setting up companies in Hong Kong from Sichuan.
About InvestHK
     InvestHK is the department of the HKSAR Government responsible for attracting foreign direct investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services for overseas and Mainland companies. For more information, please visit
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Ends/Thursday, May 16, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:40