Marking the resumption of all transport links between Hong Kong and Mainland China, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has concluded its first full business mission to mainland cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) since border restrictions ended.
Social commerce is a well-established concept – the term appeared nearly two decades ago – but this branch of e-commerce is continually evolving, leaving marketing and sales professionals navigating through a shifting maze.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) began running its SmartHK programme in major cities in Mainland China (including Guangzhou, Jinan, Chengdu, Fuzhou and Hangzhou) in 2011. This year's SmartHK is the first large-scale HKTDC in the mainland since border reopening with Mainland China. It is of special significance to connect enterprises from the two places.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a giant trade area extending from the fringes of the Arctic (Hokkaido, Japan, main picture) to the Antarctic (New Zealand) and encompassing the giant economy of Mainland China as well as Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia.
A flagship event in the Hong Kong-Guangdong Cooperation Week, Chic Hong Kong will introduce Hong Kong’s excellent brands and characteristic designs to consumers in Shenzhen and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, including consumer electronics and technology products, smart home products, food and beverages, trendy clothing, hygiene and epidemic prevention products.
SmartHK is the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) annual promotion event held in leading cities in Mainland China (including Guangzhou, Jinan, Chengdu, Fuzhou and Hangzhou) since 2011. The conference-oriented forum offers interactive sessions and business matching services for enterprises.
Say “Chile” to most Hong Kongers and the first thing that springs to mind will be supermarkets – the range of wines and out-of-season fruits brought in from the Southern Hemisphere country that spans 39 degrees of latitude and nearly 7,000 metres of altitude.
For helpful tips, a webinar and panel discussion on prospects in two major cooperation platforms in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Rea – Qianhai and Nansha – look no further. This afternoon-long session features practical tactics and a chance to learn everything you need to know about the latest developments, commercial potential, ways to set up your business and expansion strategies as well as information on support schemes and services.
The key role of Hong Kong has always been that of connector – between Mainland China and the world, and between East Asia and the world; disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and global upheaval brought the need to strengthening this role.
Business policies and regulations in Mainland China are different from those of Hong Kong – how should Hong Kong companies enter the mainland market and what should be paid attention to before opening?
In a fast-changing world the Middle East has become an economic hot-spot with many fast-growing economies which are rapidly diversifying beyond their traditional reliance on energy exports.
Hong Kong fully opened its doors on 6 February, admitting travellers without PCR tests or COVID vaccine requirements, reviving the city’s role as a global financial hub and gateway to Mainland China.