The Czech Republic is a starting point for China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Europe, with mainland companies like Hisense, Huawei and ZTE all present, says Ondrej Koc of Czech Invest. Equally, Czech projects in China include engineering, agriculture, healthcare and certification, say Klara Jurcova, the country’s Deputy Ambassador in Beijing. Ms Jurcova says Hong Kong is a safe and clear cut gateway for new Czech companies investing on the mainland.
Hong Kong is an important development location for Czech companies embarking on business in Belt and Road countries, says Ondrej Koc of CzechInvest. Hong Kong is also an excellent market itself, with some 80 percent of the glass and lights required by major hotels made by Czech companies. At the same time, the Czech Republic is attracting increasing numbers of Chinese mainland players, particularly in the technology sector.
Hong Kong’s highly rated Hotel ICON is a unique experience combining hospitality and learning for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, says Brian King, Associate Dean at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management. Students from the Chinese mainland, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka and Hungary evaluate their experiences while Professor King says the school and hotel engage prospective industry leaders of the future.More
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management is rated the best in Asia and second globally – linking hospitality, tourism and high quality education across China’s Belt and Road Initiative culturally, socially and economically. So says Brian King, Associate Dean, while students say they plan to use their expertise learned in Hong Kong to benefit their home countries on the Belt and Road.
With economic diversification top of mind for the Government of Alberta, Hong Kong offers many advantages as a base for connecting to Asian markets. In this podcast interview, Ron Hoffmann, Senior Representative for the Asia-Pacific Basin, Government of Alberta, discusses Hong Kong’s strengths as a regional hub to diversify trade opportunities and enhance economic partnerships across Asia.More
Learn more about how India’s potential as an alternative production base from HKTDC Research. Dickson Ho, Principal Economist (Asian and Emerging Markets), explains more following a recent field trip to India recently to evaluate the latest developments and market potential in the country.More
Hong Kong was the setting for the world’s most beautiful jewels, when it hosted the International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, and the International Jewellery Show. A record 4,480 exhibitors from more than 50 countries and regions attended the twin trade events held 28 Feb-6 March 2017.
Turkey-based Barsan Global Logistics is using its Belt and Road connections to reduce cargo transit times from Hong Kong to Turkey by more than half, according to Director Ebru Busra Tunca. It’s 35 global branches keep integrated operations running smoothly while Hong Kong acts a super connector for Asia.
There is enormous potential to expand fashion trade on traditional Silk Road routes between Pakistan and China, according to Richard West, Operations Manager, Umar Garments Printing. While exhibiting at the January 2017 HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, Mr West explains the logistical advantages for global fashion brands to partner with Pakistani manufacturers to tap Belt and Road opportunities.More
From bright colours to sunny opportunities for the future of Asia’s fashion industry, trend expert Michael Leow, Asia/Pacific Sales & Marketing Head, Fashion Snoops, shared his insights during the January 2017 HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. In this podcast interview, he outlines the borderless opportunities available to the fashion industry under the Belt and Road Initiative.More