robert fotheringham elected as first vice president of the hong kong canada business association
ROBERT FOTHERINGHAm delivers
ROBERT FOTHERINGHAm delivers
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.
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.
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