Mr Mauro Petriccione is Deputy Director-General, DG TRADE, European Commission and is in charge of the European Union’s trade and investment relations with Greater China, including Hong Kong and is Chief Negotiator of the EU-Japan FTA, one of the largest trade deals ever to be negotiated. Mr Petriccione will talk about the recent developments in international trade and the role the EU has taken around the world and in particular in Asia. The EU trade and investment relations with China and with President Trump’s America and the struggle to fight resurgent protectionist tendencies around the globe will also feature high in his discussion.
Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, BIP Asia Forum brings IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities. The sixth edition of the Forum was held on 1-2 December 2016 with great success, featuring over 80 prominent speakers sharing their insights and attracted more than 2,500 IP professionals and industry players to attend. The next edition will return on 7-8 December 2017
In a recent announcement, Serbian prime minister Ana Brnabić revealed that Serbia and China are engaged in joint projects worth more than $6 billion, and that trade between the two countries increased by 10% in the first seven months of this year. Exports from Serbia to China have increased by 134%.
Ms Brnabić will share her views on the future of Chinese investments in Europe, the changing nature of global politics, and the future of the European Union at The World in 2018 Gala Dinner on November 30th in Hong Kong.
60 years after its foundation by the Treaties of Rome, the EU faces enormous challenges. Not least among them is the rise of neo-nationalist sentiment and even of par ties hostile to its structure and fundamental democratic values. At the same time, it shows signs of a remarkable economic recovery and renewed enthusiasm for the ‘European Project’ as a whole.
The EAP has followed changes of public opinion by observing various national elections this year, notably in the Netherlands, France and the UK, most recently also in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. This roundtable discussion with European top diplomats in Hong Kong will try to assess the current state of the EU and prospects for the future political, social and economic development of Europe in the years to come.
The EuroCham’s Financial Services Business Council will launch a Concept Paper on How Hong Kong could benefit from a Green Investment Bank.
There are Green Investment Banks already around the world in countries such as the UK, USA, Japan and Malaysia. To maintain its competitiveness as a global financial centre, Hong Kong must continuously adapt and identify potential for leadership in the emerging sectors of the financial services industry. Green finance is a rapidly developing sector that capitalises on opportunities created by increasing convergence of economic and environmental factors driving global growth. The establishment of a Hong Kong Green Investment Bank (GreenBank) could position Hong Kong in the forefront of this fast evolving area of finance in Asia.
Macao’s largest international trade event – the 22nd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) will take place in Macao on October 19 to 21, 2017.
Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) has been held successfully for 21 editions since 1996. MIF, the first UFI-approved event in Macao and China’s second trade fair approved by UFI in category of investment promotion, serves as one of the most celebrated annual international economic and trade events in Macao. Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) is organized by Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and co-organized by 15 economic and trade agencies, chambers of commerce and business associations, from Macao, Mainland China and Hong Kong. With the theme of“Co-operation-Key to Business Opportunities”, MIF serves to demonstrate to the world Macao’s advantages as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure, and as a premium business and trade co-operation service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries (PSCs), providing business opportunities as well as benefits under Macao’s diverse economic environment. MIF is also dedicated to introducing prospective partners to the participating exhibitors, thereby cultivating dynamic business opportunities and enabling new businesses to further develop.
We are delighted to invite you to exhibit in the European Pavilion, which will be opened to private companies (exhibiting EU products and services only), both European Chambers of Commerce in Macau and Hong Kong members, and EU Member States’ Trade Commissions and Consulates. The MIF will welcome companies from Business, Commerce & Industry, Trade, Banking & Finance, Tourism, Transport, Fine Products, Technology, and the Environment to exhibit.
! APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, 8th September 2017!
The Financial Services Business Council is proud to announce that we are launching a 2017 FSBC Asset Management Paper and would like to invite you to attend our launch event.
In light of the various new developments between Hong Kong and the European Union as well as domestically, the event will consider the Mutual Recognition of Funds, Stock Connect, the newly launched Bond Connect, MSCI inclusion and Brexit.
Hong Kong, amid a changing financial landscape, will undoubtedly face new challenges and opportunities in the coming year and the FSBC has prepared a number of recommendations in its paper to facilitate industry consultation between the European Union and Hong Kong on these issues.
To get the full paper and to take part in the discussion, make sure to register for the event!
Countdown to the General data Protection regulation in Europe and beyond
The final countdown to the application of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018 has started. This major legislative reform is aimed at harmonizing and simplifying privacy laws across Europe, while modernising data protection rights and obligations in light of the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy. It will also apply to business operators established abroad but offering goods or services in the EU. At the same time the EU has launched an ambitious strategy to promote converge in privacy standards at international level and facilitate data flows, with a particular focus on East and South-East Asia. When Hong Kong is hosting the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, this meeting offers a unique opportunity to be updated on these developments and discuss them with key experts from the European Commission.
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is turning 20 this year!
To celebrate this grand occasion our Anniversary Cocktail will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017 at the luxurious Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with a large number of high profile individuals and representative from the international business community in Hong Kong.
The Belt and Road Summit will explore the tremendous potential of the economies along the Belt and Road. It will also provide in-depth insight into Hong Kong’s unique ‘super-connector’ role which helps companies unlock the massive opportunities offered by the Initiative. The Summit also offers an excellent platform for business leaders and officials to exchange idea and explore prospects of collaboration.
Belt and Road Initiative
The Belt and Road Initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, a significant development strategy launched by the Chinese government with the intention of promoting economic co-operation among countries along the proposed Belt and Road routes. The Initiative has been designed to enhance the orderly free-flow of economic factors and the efficient allocation of resources. It is also intended to further market integration and create a regional economic co-operation framework of benefit to all, offering numerous new business opportunities to companies around the world.
The European Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support the APAC Innovation Summit 2017 Series – Smart City. Connected City.
This conference will focus on how technology can drive City Transformation. On both the city and regional levels, we will explore the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong and how smart resilient planning can successfully be realised in neighboring countries.
On Day 2, we will further the discussion of how sensor technologies can connect for a wide range of applications including smart lighting, home automation, smart parking, surveillance, air and water quality monitoring, wellness monitoring and other novel applications.
Join us as Lord Mandelson discusses the outlook for relations between the UK and the European Union in light of the start of the Brexit negotiations; and the UK and Europe’s relations with China.
Lord Mandelson is a former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State where he effectively deputised for the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown between 2008-10. As Trade Commissioner between 2004 and 2008, he negotiated trade agreements with many countries and led European negotiations in the WTO Doha World Trade Round.
The European Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support the APAC Innovation Summit 2017 Series – Robotics.
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) rarely has a physical format but it penetrates into wide segments of our daily lives, with huge implications for a wide range of industries, such as industrial automation, services, transportation and wellness. Any robotics without A.I. is just a tool; only solutions embedded with A.I. would become intelligent, just as human with a brain has the ability to self-learn and even learn from each other. While A.I. is taking the world stage and transforming it in the process, this conference will bring together a world cast of leading experts including academia, decision makers and thought leaders to exchange insights on the latest trends.
The Information and Communication Technology Business Council (ICTBC) of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong would like to cordially invite you a knowledge sharing session on the Trends in the Mobile Everything World.
Following the recent Mobile World fair in Barcelona, we would like to invite you to join us for a peer-to-peer exchange to catch up on the latest trends and developments. Mobile technology affects most business sectors, and Internet of Things, content & media, services, apps, devices, games and regulations shape future services and business models. We have invited delegates of Mobile World to reflect and share some of their insights.
In Hong Kong, land scarcity and waste management remain the pressing issues endangering the local environment and economy. Hong Kong’s daily per capita domestic waste generation rate is still high in comparison to other Asian cities with similar economic development. Government and business sector are proactively looking at new business models, strategies and innovations that can bring waste under control, treat waste as a resource for addressing sustainability challenges, while enhancing the competitiveness and growth of local economy.
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is turning 20 this year!
To celebrate this grand occasion our gala dinner will be held on 22nd September 2017 at the luxurious Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with a large number of high profile individuals and representative from the international business community in Hong Kong.
For this occasion, a special collective sponsorship arrangement has been organised. All sponsors will be acknowledged at various distribution channels in varying degrees. This opportunity allows sponsors greatest multiple exposure throughout the event, before and after. It is undoubtedly a very cost-effective promotional plan for any company, given its value. Please consider this opportunity to receive further exposure.
The Finland 100 Expo is FinnCham’s Flagship event of the year to celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence. It will bring the Finnish business community in Hong Kong together under one roof to showcase our innovations, culture and expertise. The Expo will honor the centenary year of Finnish independence and is held in collaboration with the Consulate General of Finland and InvestHK.
In line with the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong’s (ECC) contributions to the European Union Business Information Programme (EUBIP), the ECC’s Business Councils have produced Position Papers for 2017.
The Financial Services Business Council of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (EuroCham) launched a strategic concept paper, “Leading Asia’s Financial Future - Hong Kong Green Investment Bank”.Read more...
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is turning 20 this year! To celebrate this grand occasion our Anniversary Cocktail will be held on 22nd September 2017 at the luxurious Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with a large number of high profile individuals and representative from the international business community in Hong Kong. Read more...
Following the recent Mobile World fair in Barcelona (27 February - 2 March 2017), the ITCBC organized a peer-to-peer exchange to catch up on the latest trends and developments. The event was led by the ITCBC members who made the trip to the Mobile World fair.Read more...
On 21 April 2017, the Financial Services Business Council of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (FSBC) organised breakfast seminar called the "Opportunities for FinTech presented by the EuroCham Financial Services Business Council". Read more...