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.
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 M. Fotheringham was appointed First Vice President of the HKCBA, GTA Chapter. Robert has served on the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Canada Business Association since 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.
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.
Fotheringham & Fang group sponsors the HKCBA 18th Annual Golf Tournament at the Mandarin Golf & Country Club
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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Reel Asian Film Festival "Merry Go Round" Screening at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts with Actress Nora Miao (Chinese: 苗可秀)
CCC Imperial Ball 2013 "Panda Magic" Raising Funds to Build a Heritage Hall at Chinese Cultural Centre
The co-chairs of the Imperial Ball 2013 – Panda Magic: Mr Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President of the Toronto Stock Exchange; Mr John Man, Advisor of Asian Commercial Banking at RBC Royal Bank; and Miss Gloria Lo, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto; and Dr Ming-Tat Cheung, Chair of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto at the Imperial Ball 2013.
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Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto:
Robert Fotheringham speaking at the Imperial Ball "Bauhinia Night", organized by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto and the Hong Kong - Canada Business Association
Robert Fotheringham and Gloria Lo, Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, chosen to co-chair the annual Imperial Ball organized by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto [ “2012年华讌-洋紫荆之夜”]
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『华讌 — 洋紫荆之夜』为文化中心筹建华人历史纪念堂
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华讌筹善款建华史堂 料600人出席 贺香港回归 熊猫将抵多
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto