think ASIA, think HONG KONG

The global economy is increasingly driven by the dynamic markets of Asia, particularly the Chinese mainland. Hong Kong's special relationship with both the mainland and the United Kingdom, and its status as Asia's international trade and financial centre, makes it the preferred platform for British companies looking to tap new business opportunities in the region.

To help UK businesses realise those opportunities, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council organised a major Hong Kong promotion, Think Asia, Think Hong Kong, in London during September 2011. More than 50 Hong Kong partners and local British organisations took part in the week-long event.

"Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" featured a main symposium in London on 13 September, as well as a range of seminars from 13 to 15 September in London, Leeds and Edinburgh. These seminars were led by high-profile speakers from Hong Kong and the UK. Corporate leaders, small and medium-sized enterprises, services providers, economists and academics joined these events to discuss developments, trends and new business opportunities. Alongside the main programme, selected Hong Kong films were screened from 12 – 16 September. The Hong Kong Tourism Board also organised a Hong Kong street carnival from 12 – 18 September and food-and-wine promotion from 12 – 25 September in London.

The "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" project report can be located here.


Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Hong Kong Partners:

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong KongCreateHKDevelopment BureauHong Kong Design CentreHong Kong Economic and Trade Office, LondonHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing LimitedThe Hong Kong Film Development CouncilHong Kong International Arbitration CentreHong Kong  Logistics Development CouncilHong Kong Maritime Industry CouncilThe Hong Kong Monetary AuthorityHong Kong Port Development CouncilHong Kong Science & Technology Parks CorporationHong Kong Tourism BoardInformation Services Department, Hong Kong SAR GovernmentThe Innovation and Technology CommissionInvestHKThe Law Society of Hong Kong

Supporting Organisations:

The 48 Group ClubAsia HouseThe Bar Council of England and WalesBioIndustry AssociationBritish Chambers of CommerceBritish Design InnovationBritish ExpertiseThe Cambridge NetworkChamber InternationalChina-Britain Business CouncilCity of London CorporationCoventry & Warwickshire Chamber of CommerceDesign Business AssociationecoConnectGreater Manchester Chamber of CommerceHong Kong AssociationThe Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, UK ChapterHK-UK Business ForumInstitute of Chartered Accountants in England and WalesThe Institute of ExportInstitution of Civil EngineersInternational Federation of Warehousing and Logistics AssociationsThe Law Society of England & WalesLondon Chamber of Commerce and IndustryOne NucleusRoyal Institution of Chartered SurveyorsScottish Council for Development and IndustryTransport Intelligence LtdUK Trade and Investment

Diamond Sponsors:

China Resources Enterprise, LimitedJardineSwireKerry Logistics

Silver Sponsors:

Bank of China (Hong Kong)Bank of CommunicationChina Telecom

Carrier Sponsor:

Cathay Pacific

* Listed by alphabetical order