Advisory Committee on Attracting Strategic Enterprises holds first meeting to discuss strategy and new measures for attracting high-potential enterprises (with photos)

     The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, chaired the first meeting of the Advisory Committee on Attracting Strategic Enterprises (the Advisory Committee) today (February 28). At the meeting, members of the Advisory Committee discussed the upcoming work plan and priorities in attracting strategic enterprises, including strategic areas, scale of enterprises, talents and other policy support as well as promotion strategies. Members emphasised the need to leverage on the many opportunities of the Mainland, especially the market size and other advantages of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, during investment promotion. 

     Mr Chan said, "This term of Government has a new mindset to proactively reach out and have established the Office for Attracting Strategic Enterprises and the dedicated teams for attracting businesses and talents, with the purpose of attracting representative and high potential strategic enterprises from around the globe, thereby enhancing our competitiveness and accelerating the development of industries. The meeting proves to be an excellent platform for the Government to have in-depth exchanges with leaders of different sectors. I have to express my heartfelt gratitude to the members of the Advisory Committee for taking time out of their busy schedule and contributing valuable insights and advice at the meeting today. I look forward to continuing working closely with all members to ensure that our efforts on attracting strategic enterprises are focused, efficient and effective."

     As announced in the 2022 Policy Address, the Government established the Advisory Committee, comprising representatives from the business sector and community leaders, as well as government officials to advise the Financial Secretary on the overall strategy of attracting strategic enterprises.

Ends/Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Issued at HKT 20:46