A business-matching session on HKTDC Belt and Road Summit was held in Changsha on March 26. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) invited Changsha enterprises to join the inaugural HKTDC Belt and Road Summit, saying that it will play the role of catalyst in Hong Kong’s position as a “super-connector” under the national “Belt and Road” Initiative and help Changsha enterprises to go global.
The session was co-hosted by the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Changsha Municipal People’s Government, the Commission of Economy and Information Technology of Changsha Municipality and the HKTDC.
The Summit co-organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the HKTDC will take place on May 18, 2016. More than 20 international thought-leaders, senior ministers from countries along the Belt and Road will offer their insights during the Summit. Over 1,000 participants, including key figures of international institutions, corporate leaders, project owners, global investors, and service professionals, are expected to attend the event, providing networking opportunities.
HKTDC Deputy Director of Research Pansy Yau said Hong Kong is in an advantageous geological position along the Belt and Road and enjoys world-class teams engaging in infrastructure, finance and professional services. It is willing to assist Changsha enterprises in exploring business opportunities and conduct cooperation in transportation, culture creativity, and engineering machinery, so as to expand domestic and overseas markets for enterprises on both sides.
Deputy Secretary of Changsha Municipal People’s Government Tu Wenqing remarked that Changsha has positioned itself as an engine driving open economy in mainland China. Hong Kong is Changsha’s main source of foreign investment and a gateway for Changsha enterprises to go global, added Tu. He hoped that enterprises on both sides would make full use of the session to strengthen mutual cooperation and improve competitiveness.
For more information about the HKTDC Belt and Road Summit, please visit http://www.beltandroadsummit.hk/en/index.html
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Translator: Xiao Juan
Chinese source: hn.chinanews.com