Business Luncheon with the Chief Executive of HKSAR Mrs. Carrie Lam in Brussels on 14 June 2018

Host / Sponsor: The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels

Event Time: Thursday 14 June 2018 11:30 – 15:00

Venue: Bibliothèque Solvay Rue Belliard, 137 Brussels, Belgium


Mrs. Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (third left), Mr Didier Reynders, the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs (third right), Ms Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Trade (second left),  Ms Carmen Cano, Head of the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao (first right), Ms Shirley Lam, the Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union (second right), and Mr. Robert Agnew, the Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong pre-luncheon photo (first left). (Photo credit to HKSAR Government)

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels  co-organized a business luncheon with the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, in Brussels on 14 June 2018. The guests of honour of at the luncheon included Mrs Lam, as the keynote speaker, Mr Didier Reynders, the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs, and Ms Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Trade, as guest speakers. This luncheon marked the start of Mrs. Carrie Lam’s official visit to Europe.

The Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (EuroCham), Mr. Robert Agnew, warmly welcomed more than 80 guests in his opening remarks to celebrate the thriving Hong Kong-Europe strategic partnership. Mr Didier Reynders, the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister also stressed the promising future of Hong Kong-Brussels relations, holding an optimistic view of the bilateral trade partnership between the two.

Eurocham 14 June photo copy

Mrs. Lam delivered the keynote speech, recognising the stable and strong bilateral trade relations between Hong Kong and the European Union. As Hong Kong’s second largest trading partner, Mrs. Lam welcomed European companies to further expand business activities in Hong Kong as the territory has world-class infrastructure, deep connections with mainland China and the rest of the world, a strong talent pool of highly educated workers, a dynamic living environment, as well as being in the enviable position as an international, top-tier finance centre. Mrs. Lam concluded her speech with a video, “The Best Is Yet To Come”, that showcased upcoming projects and plans to develop Hong Kong as the best place in Asia to do business.

Lastly, Ms Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Trade also attributed the success of Hong Kong-Europe partnership and stable bilateral trade relations to the efforts of both sides to promote a free and open business environment. EuroCham celebrated the success of this business luncheon, and looks forward to the forthcoming luncheon with Mrs. Carrie Lam on 5th July, 2018 at Club Lusitano, Central, Hong Kong.

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