Host / Sponsor: EUBIP / ECC / HKTDC
Event Time: Tue 22-May-2012 9:30 AM
Venue: Meeting Rooms S426 to S427, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, thanks to EU funding, and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council co-hosted a seminar on “European investment in China via Hong Kong” on 22 May 2012 to discuss the role of Hong Kong as a gateway for investment in China.

During the seminar, over 140 participants, learned from speakers, who had experiences in investing into China via Hong Kong as platform and sharing knowledge of using CEPA as a vehicle for investing into China. The guest speakers were from a variety of industry, thereby giving the audience a wide variety of knowledge and valuable experiences to take away from the fact-filled seminar.

The discussion was inaugurated with welcoming remarks by Ms. Margaret Fong, Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, introducing the distinguished guest to the attendees consisting of academics, senior executives and leaders from Hong Kong’s business community.

The seminar comprised of 3 panel session which covered the topics of:

  • Hong Kong as a platform to for investment in China.
  • Particular areas of due diligence when investing in China.
  • A view from European investors

The panel sessions were followed by an interactive discussion between the audience and the speakers which was moderated by Mr. Stefan Amarasinha, Head of Trade and Economic Section in the Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao.

The event was finally closed by Mrs. Maria Castillo Fernandez, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao who warmly thanked the guest speakers for sharing there views with the Hong Kong business communities.

Please find below the speakers bios and presentations:

Name and Position CV Presentation
Mr Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong icon Charles Ng – CV icon Charles Ng-Presentation
Mr Paul Au, Regional Head of Debt Capital Markets Syndication, UBS AG icon Paul Au – CV N/A
Mr Raymond Woo, Managing Partner, Greater China Operations, Ernst & Young icon Raymond Woo – CV icon Raymond Woo-Presentation
Mr Steve Vickers, Chief Executive Officer, Steve Vickers & Associates iconSteve Vickers – CV icon Steve Vickers – Presentation
Mr Ian Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Robinson Management Ltd iconIan Robinson – CV icon Ian Robinson-Presentation
Mr Sven Lautenshclaeger, Head of International Refinancing, L-Bank (Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg) icon Sven Lautenschlaeger – CV N/A
Mr Lorenzo Della Croce, Director and General Manager, Forall Asia Pacific Limited icon Lorenzo Della Croce – CV N/A
Mr Fredrik Åtting, Partner and Head of Asia, EQT Partners Asia Ltd icon Fredrik Åtting – CV N/A

This event is funded by the European Union

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