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.
Hong Kong has long been a shopper’s paradise drawing people from all over the world for retail therapy and over the past two decades the fastest growing segment has been consumers from nearby parts of Mainland China.
SmartHK, a flagship event of Guangdong-Hong Kong Cooperation Week, drew about 2,000 business elites to Guangzhou this week, boosting cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland centres of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
As travel and trade between Hong Kong and Mainland China rapidly recover following the COVID-19 pandemic, the consumer market has picked up, boosting industries such as tourism, retail and exhibitions.
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.
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.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) set up the Hong Kong Fashion Pavilion at the third China International Consumer Goods Fair (Consumer Expo) and led 22 Hong Kong companies to the exhibition, promoting more than 50 high-quality brands of mid-to-high-end consumer goods, and expanding the huge domestic market.
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.
Business confidence in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area rallied to a record high in the first quarter of this year after the Mainland China-Hong Kong borders fully reopened.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) this week launched the Foshan GoGBA Business Support Centre for Hong Kong businesses, a facility co-organised by the HKTDC and Foshan Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment.
China’s active promotion of multilateralism through such measures as the Belt and Road Initiative, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has contributed to its own economic transformation and given impetus to economic development in the Asia-Pacific region.