robert fotheringham elected as first vice president of the hong kong canada business association
Hong Kong Tourism Board in Canada is anticipating of a lucky Year of the Dog with the launch of a new Hong Kong - Canada travel marketing campaign and other initiatives.
On February 22, the HKTB was joined by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) for its annual Chinese New Year reception, held this year at Soho's Luckee by Susur Lee in downtown Toronto. The event included an appearance by the celebrity chef himself, who prepared a dish with a little help from the HKTB’s Canadian Director Michael Lim and HKETO Director Kathy Chan.
In her welcoming remarks, Director Kathy Chan, updated guests on the economic performance of Hong Kong in 2017 and stressed that the city continued to prosper under the “one country, two systems” principle. "Hong Kong has been crowned as the world’s freest economy for 24 consecutive years by the United States' Heritage Foundation. We also continued to top the Fraser Institute’s World Economic Freedom Index every year since its first report in 1995," Miss Chan said.
Miss Chan highlighted that Hong Kong is working to introduce a two-tier profits tax system, which will enhance Hong Kong’s attractiveness as a premier place to do business. Specifically, the corporate profits tax rate for the first HK$2 million profits (around CAD$300,000) will be halved from 16.5% to 8.25% and Hong Kong aims to implement this new tax rate within 2018.
For more information on Hong Kong economic performance and trade development, you can access the full version of the HKTDC/HKTB joint presentation below.
Ring in the Chinese New Year with #HKCBA Toronto, and party the night away while enjoying sumptuous bites, 5 course gourmet dinner and drinks. The best live bands, celebrity host and MC Theresa Kruze will make HKCBA Chinese New Year unforgettable grand affair for you and your guests. Lots of valuable prizes and, as every year, lots of fun!
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*Fotheringham&Fang Group is a returning Band Sponsor and a Corporate Partner of HKCBA CNY Ball.
More than 3,000 financial policymakers, financial elites and business leaders attended the two-day 11th Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong.
AFF 2018 was held under the theme "Steering Growth and Pioneering Innovation: Asia and Beyond," which examined the latest economic trends, industries with the greatest growth potential and investment opportunities presented by technology and innovation. More than 670 one-on-one meetings were arranged during the AFF Deal Flow Matchmaking Session, to help participants explore business and investment opportunities.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office organised a business seminar bringing together businesses, industry leaders and Government representatives from across Canada and Hong Kong to share how Canadian companies can tap into the vast opportunities presented by the rapid-growing Asia market through Hong Kong at the event.
July 1, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China and and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Business Association hosted a Gala Dinner at the Fairmont Royal York to celebrate the occasion. Over 200 distinguished guests attended the event and enjoyed the festivities. HK20 Gala Dinner Toronto
Since its return to China, the principles of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy have been successfully implemented in Hong Kong. The 20th anniversary of the return to China is a significant milestone in the history of the Hong Kong. To share the joy of the 20th anniversary with the whole community, Hong Kong has joined hands with different sectors to organize a wide variety of celebrations under the theme of "Together • Progress • Opportunity" which speaks about their vision of tomorrow.
The University of Toronto Scarborough rings the opening bell of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX) - Source: UofT News
With holidays upon us, we would like to extend our invitation to join the Hong Kong Canada Business Association in celebrating the Year of the Rooster! Our festivities will include:
Participation serves to strengthen and promote important bilateral relations between Hong Kong and Canada. Additionally, it provides valuable exposure to an important market segment represented by our HKCBA members and their clients, friends and business associates.
We look forward to celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Rooster with you!
Fotheringham&Fang Group's executive team attended the Canadian Institute of Mining Toronto Luncheon, hosted by the venerable National Club. The event's topic, Changing Landscape in the Mining Industry – How to Manage the Business and Projects in Uncertain Times, provided engaging and thought-provoking insights into the global mining industry's challenging situation, saddled with lower demand, lower commodity prices, and increased business and geopolitical risks. In the wake of Fukushima incident, the uranium industry, in particular, has been hit hard, with persistent oversupply and very low uranium prices, despite the aggressive building of new capacity in China and other parts of the world, and a brighter long-term outlook.
Robert Fotheringham, CEO of Fotheringham&Fang Group, joined Mr. Xue Bing, Consul General of P.R. China, MPP, Hon. Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade at the special invitation events, which marked the official commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the sister city relations.
The celebratory events, hosted by City of Markham and Wuhan Municipal People’s Government and organized by Culture and Economic Development Department, City of Markham, Canada Hubei Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Affairs Office, Wuhan Municipal People’s Government and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), attracted over 200 of senior executives and business owners representing sectors such as hi-tech, life sciences, real estate, investment & financial services, engineering, new energy, eco-tourism, fashion, fine arts and culture.
Markham’s Economic Alliance Program creates a global network of business relationships with communities and business groups in strategic market locations, in an effort to create an international awareness of Markham’s business assets and geographic benefits.
Hong Kong hosted the inaugural Belt and Road Summit on 18 May to explore business opportunities presented to the world by the Belt and Road Initiative. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, more than 20 senior government ministers from countries located along the Belt and Road routes as well as business leaders from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, ASEAN, Europe and other regions spoke at the summit, sharing insights from a wide range of perspectives. The high-level event welcomed more than 2,400 participants, including investors, project owners and services professionals.
Mr. Dongshang Lu, Vice Chairman of China Mining Association, Mr. Robert Kwauk Chief Representative & Partner, Beijing Blake, Ms. Maya Stano Partner in Gowlings LLP, Mr. Peter Zhang Counsel in the Toronto office of Gowlings LLP, Mr. George Gao President of Beijing Mining Exchange, Mr. Tony Guo, Chairman for the Association of Chinese Canadian Mining Professionals in Canada, Mr. Dan Colton Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP., Mr. Naishun Liu President and Chaiman of Canadian Dehua International Mines Group Inc.
China Mining Investment Symposium 2016 and Round-table Discussion, co-organized by Canada China Chamber of Commerce and China Mining Association with the support of Beijing International Mining City, were held on March 7 in Toronto during PDAC. Mr. Xiang Xia, Economic and Commercial Minister Counselor of the Chinese Embassy, and Mr. Dongshang Lu, Vice Chairman of China Mining Association delivered the keynote speeches.
More than 230 delegates participated in this event, which was followed by special guest reception and dinner.
The Belt and Road Initiative aims to build new economic, trade, financial and cultural links from China through Central Asia to Europe and Africa, backed by hundreds of billions of dollars of investment in railways, highways, pipelines, ports and other infrastructure projects. The concept is designed to attract partners from across the world and benefit the global economic community.
Robert M. Fotheringham was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Canada Business Association effective October 22, 2015.
The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA), one of the largest bi-lateral trade association in Canada, has more than 1,000 members in 8 active Sections in major cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax - and Representatives in Hong Kong, Regina Saskatchewan and London Ontario – together with strong dynamic connections to 33 similar trade groups in 24 countries around the world through the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW).
HKCBA exists to encourage two-way trade between Canada and Hong Kong, and through Hong Kong to the rest of China and Asia, and to provide a forum for discussion of trade issues involving Hong Kong and Canada, and to promote policies - by both governments - that will lead to expanded trade and closer ties between the two. It does this by sponsoring meetings and professional presentations on topics of interest, leading trade delegations, and by organizing cultural exchanges.
Fotheringham & Fang group sponsors the HKCBA 18th Annual Golf Tournament at the Mandarin Golf & Country Club
by Alexander Chechyotenko
On June 16th, Robert Fotheringham, CEO of Fotheringham&Fang Group, chaired a CERBA-hosted Business Brief with official business Delegation from Republic of Belarus. This event's discussions and presentations focused on many investment and joint venture opportunities in Construction, Engineering and Confectionery industries.
by Alexander Chechyotenko
The largest-ever Hong Kong promotional event in Canada took place on Monday, June 8 in Toronto. More than 1,500 business people from across Canada participated in the "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" symposium, which was organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in Toronto.
The even featured a number of prominent business leaders and government officials from Canada and China.
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for more information about this and future events.
by Alexander Chechyotenko
Dr. Fen Osler Hampson, Chancellor’s Professor, Carleton University; Distinguished Fellow & Director, Global Security & Politics, Centre for International Governance Innovation; Mr. Robert Fotheringham, Managing Partner&CEO, Fotheringham & Fang (Canada); H.E. Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Canada (Indonesia); Dr. Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Canada
robert m. fotheringham, a member of the Board of Governors of the Chinese Cultural Center of toronto, attends a welcome dinner for Consul General Xue Bing and Madam Zhao Jun
Kinross Gold, Fotheringham & Fang Group and Silver Bear co-sponsor the CERBA Holiday Reception at Rosewater Supper Club
by Alexander Chechyotenko
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