Seminar on “New Markets, New Channels: Meeting the Challenge of ASEAN’s Economies”
Cantonese (No simultaneous interpretation)
The global economic slowdown and the uncertainties arising from the ongoing US-China trade war has inevitably seen Hong Kong businesses keen to identify new markets and determined to embrace the burgeoning number of digital sales channels. One trading bloc that represents a huge and expanding market – as well as one that is increasingly e-commerce-oriented – is ASEAN. This seminar will consider how best to leverage the advantages of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) and the Hong Kong-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement. Attendance is recommended for any business serious about targeting this region and keen to get an understanding of each individual economy’s digital ecosystem.
Capitalise FTA Opportunities between ASEAN and China/Hong Kong
• Mr Wing Chu
Business Advisory Manager, Research Department, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Mr Wing Chu is responsible for the HKTDC Research Department’s Business Advisory Unit. The Unit partners with a number of institutions in Hong Kong and on the Mainland China in order to provide research resources and market intelligence for public reference. His recent research areas include the Belt-and-Road topics and changes in China’s regulatory system.
Government Funding Schemes Help Explore New Markets
• Ms Victoria Yu
Manager, SME Export Marketing Fund Unit of Trade and Industry Department
Ms Victoria Yu is the Manager of SME Export Marketing Fund Unit of Trade and Industry Department. The SME Export Marketing Fund (EMF) aims to encourage SMEs to expand their markets outside Hong Kong by providing financial assistance to SMEs for participation in export promotion activities.
Free Trade Agreement Transhipment Facilitation Scheme
• Mr Issac Lai
Senior Inspector, Free Trade Agreement Transhipment Facilitation Unit, Ports and Maritime Command, Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department
Mr Lai Kai Pong, Issac is a Unit Commander of the Free Trade Agreement Transhipment Facilitation Unit of the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department. He is responsible for overseeing the operation and promotion of the FTA Scheme. The scheme facilitates transhipment cargo in Hong Kong to enjoy preferential tariff of concerned economies through the provision of Customs supervision services and issuance of Certificate of Non-manipulation.
Cross-border E-commerce Opportunities (Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia)
• Miss Jacqueline Yuen
Economist, Asian and Emerging Markets Research Team, Research Department, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Miss Jacqueline Yuen’s major research areas are market developments, trade policies and business opportunities in ASEAN.
Strategies for Hong Kong Enterprise Tapping the ASEAN E-commerce Opportunity
• Mr Lee Kei Chuen, Stanley
Founder, Cross Border E-Commerce Service Group
Lee was determined to start the technology business since he was very young. With his vision and insight, Lee took the pioneer advantage before the blooming of e-commerce and successfully found himself a breakthrough for his business. He finally decided to trust his vision and engage in e-commerce industry. He got many recognition such as HKCIEA Import and Export Business Award and eBay Best Seller of the Year (Logistics) etc.
Enquiry: 1830 668