From left: Mr. Stephen Wong, Regional director Europe, HKTDC, Egil Hagen, Einar Steen-Olsen, Rudi Bolsøy and Bjarte Eikeseth, Norge Hong Kong Handelskammer.
Our Norway-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce was well represented on this year’s Hong Kong Forum, the 15th Forum for Hong Kong’s numerous friends and representatives on all 5 continents.
The Forum gives its delegates an excellent update on the present and expected future development in Hong Kong and in mainland China. The speakers ranged from Government ministers, (chief executives’ own secretaries (ministers) to top executives of Hong Kong based and foreign companies.
Among the topics were:
All in all a very good way to get a quick update on Hong Kong future, especially on the background of the recent student demonstrations in Hong Kong which were ended last week while we were there.
Further news on Hong Kong’s development will be given at our Chinese New Year Seminar on February 5, next year.
Hong Kong offers excellent opportunities for companies selling retail products as well as for shoppers.
It has a huge market: on top of its own 7 million consumers, Hong Kong welcomes 49 million shoppers from mainland China and 6 million from other countries each year. Most of these go there for shopping.
On 22 August 2014, the Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union, Ms. Linda Lai, signed agreements in Paris on behalf of the HKSAR Government with Ms. Inga M.W. Nyhamar, Chargé d'affaires a.i. of Norway to France and other five Nordic jurisdictions (namely, Denmark, the Faroes, Greenland, Iceland and Sweden) respectively, for exchange of information relating to taxes.
For details, see the Press Release by ISD.
3 September 2014
Twenty years ago, ahead of major changes facing the city, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce organised the first of its annual business summits under the banner "Mapping the Future of Hong Kong." It was a time of uncertainty about what the 1997 handover would bring: one headline in 1995 even predicted "The Death of Hong Kong." In the lead-up to its November 2014 business summit, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce's CEO, Shirley Yuen, explains why the naysayers "couldn't have been more wrong."
Read the complete article in the Hong Kong Trader
At a round table meeting with Associate Director General Andrew Davis of Invest Hong Kong at Oslo Chamber of Commerce Monday November 17, he pointed out the very clear business advantages of establishing your company in Hong Kong. Among the most evident advantages are:
Click HERE to read the presentation (PDF file, 3.6 MB).
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