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HKTDC Celebrates 50 Years of Enterprise in Hong Kong

December 5, 2016 MICE No Comments Email Email

More than 1,000 government officials, business leaders and industry representatives joined a cocktail reception this evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Over the past five decades, Hong Kong has evolved from a manufacturing base into Asia’s business hub, regional trendsetter and international financial and investment centre. The HKTDC has always moved with the times, providing fresh initiatives to help Hong Kong SMEs overcome challenges and to capture new opportunities.

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In his welcoming remarks, Vincent HS Lo, Chairman of the HKTDC said: “In the past 50 years, the HKTDC has been partnering with many of you to create opportunities both at home and abroad. Looking at our city’s achievements today, I must thank you all for putting your trust in us, and for spreading the benefits of our partnership to the wider SME community.”

He added that Hong Kong’s entrepreneurial spirit should be carried forward by future generations. “To do so, we need to build a business-friendly and diverse community. This community should foster a global outlook to help us seize new opportunities like the Belt and Road Initiative. We should also encourage innovation and creativity.”

Top Hong Kong officials and business leaders attend

Officials attending the grand reception included Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam and Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So, as well as Qiu Hong, Deputy Director, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR and Tong Xiao Ling, Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Former HKTDC Chairmen Peter Woo and Jack So, former HKTDC Executive Directors Michael Sze and Fred Lam as well as HKTDC Council Members were among other guests. The international business community also gathered to support the Council’s work in promoting global business over the past five decades.

Twin exhibitions

A 50th anniversary exhibition emphasising the HKTDC’s “Golden Jubilee – Golden Partnerships” theme has been mounted from 1 to 3 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai alongside the World SME Expo. Featuring historic photos and success stories of Hong Kong’s entrepreneurs, the exhibition charts the city’s economic transformation, and covers stories of business succession, industrial transformation, new market exploration and success in the knowledge economy.

Concurrently, a three-day “Hong Kong Story” photo exhibition (1-3 December) features works by renowned Hong Kong photographers, Simon Yam, Stanley Wong (anothermountainman) and Kelvin Yuen, showcasing different scenes of the city.

Scaling new heights together

Another highlight of the evening was the unveiling for an installation work entitled “Fly Together” created by celebrated Hong Kong artist Simon Ma in collaboration with 500 children who took part in an Art Jam event in July. Symbolising the HKTDC’s logo, the work reflects the aspirations of our future generation to soar to new heights.

Related Websites
HKTDC 50th Anniversary Website: http://50.hktdc.com/
Photo Me: http://photome.hktdc.com/
Success Stories: http://50.hktdc.com/tc/success_stories/

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