HKETO, Brussels promotes Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area opportunities in the Netherlands (with photo)

     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels (HKETO, Brussels) promoted business and investment opportunities in Hong Kong and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) to members of the Royal Industry Great Club (IGC) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on March 13 (Amsterdam time). 

     Deputy Representative of HKETO, Brussels Mr Henry Tsoi, introduced to IGC members Hong Kong's unique advantages as a platform for companies seeking to expand their business to Asia, and Hong Kong's key role in the development of the Greater Bay Area.

     Mr Tsoi highlighted that as the most open and international city in the Greater Bay Area that enjoys the dual advantages of "one country, two systems" and plays an important gateway role connecting the Mainland with global markets, Hong Kong facilitates and supports the economic development of the region, in particular the industries in which Hong Kong's strengths lie. Hong Kong's integration with the country's development plan would provide huge economic opportunities for companies in Hong Kong.

     "We are embracing innovation and technology to transform our financial, professional, trade, aviation and maritime services, pushing ahead with developing Hong Kong into a high value-added services hub in different areas and accelerating the development of the digital economy, including green finance, green tech, artificial intelligence, Web3 and virtual assets," Mr Tsoi added.  

     Mr Tsoi also told IGC members that Hong Kong had returned to normality and was again welcoming tourists, business travellers as well as major international events, conventions and exhibitions. He invited the members to come and see the latest developments for themselves.

     The Head of Business and Talent Attraction/ Investment Promotion at HKETO, Brussels, Ms Paula Kant, also joined the event. Ms Kant shared with members areas of opportunity for Dutch businesses in Hong Kong, and also Hong Kong's latest assistance  measures and support services to attract talents and enterprises to settle in the city.
     The long-established IGC, has played a significant role in the development of the industry and economy of the Netherlands. With more than 1 300 members and partners (including enterprises and institutions), the IGC is a prime network for Dutch political and business people.

Ends/Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:05