Thank you for your participation at the HK-China Forum, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
The China Factor
China is reaching a tipping point!
China’s emerging middle class has been experiencing economic change and social transformation - Chinese living standards and income levels have been rising and the country’s GDP has been steeply increasing over the last decade. In the next two decades, domestic consumption is expected to overtake investment as the largest contributor to China’s GDP growth. Yet bigger changes are coming to the nation’s way of doing business in this century. The China government is keen to expand the service sector and reduce reliance on manufacturing for economic growth.
Why Matter ?
A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate - taking their fortunes with them. The United States is a favorite destination.
Additionally, China has become the third-biggest recipient of tourists in the world and the biggest contributor to global tourism revenue. “Chinese tourists spent more than $102 billion last year on overseas trips.” According to Shao Qiwei, Head of China’s National Tourism Administration, “United States received 1.47 million Chinese visitors in 2012, and the number is increasing by 35 percent each year, a figure that puts it far ahead of any other country. Chinese travelers also spent $8.8 billion last year in the US, making America the top spending destination for Chinese tourists.”
Chinese Outbound investment in the U.S. is anticipated to remain robust and also increase in the number and size of deals. Sectors of interest include clean technology, energy, mining, consumer products, financial services and property development.
Why Hong Kong-China Forum?
The potential is here!
The 2014 Hong Kong-China Forum is about gaining insights on things you need to know to do business in Hong Kong and China, establish new contacts and find business opportunities. The Forum’s program will help you stay ahead of the curve and develop a winning strategy, and know how to take advantage of Hong Kong, as a platform to enter the China market.
Being here enables you to meet the right people!
The 2014 Hong Kong-China Forum will bring together industry leaders, professional and government leaders from the East (Hong Kong and China) to the West (Canada and United States) to meet and do business by focusing on the expert insights and advice delivered through this oneday conference. The program is designed to help you gain the latest market intelligence and business opportunities for the region.
Who should attend?
- Business and Professional Services: business management, consultancy, accounting, legal services
- Financial Services: banking and finance / investment, asset & fund management, private equity / venture capital and insurance industries
- Architecture, Engineering, and Interior Design
- Real Estate & Development: real estate brokerage and property management, property owner and developer, construction company
- Consumer, Retailing and Sourcing: manufacturing, retail, shopping center and department stores
- Trading / Import / Export / Wholesale & Distribution
- Tourism and Hospitality: hotel, travel agency, food and beverage
- Medical Services: medical and dental services
- Media and Communication Services: advertising, public relations, marketing
- Transport and Logistics: airline, cargo and shipping
- Trade Promotion & Government Agency
- Education & Training
- Environmental Protection Services
- Energy & Infrastructure Sectors
- IT, Technology and Information Technology: E-commerce, telecommunication, electronic and biotech industries
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Wednesday, June 4
18.00 - 21.00 Welcome Dinner Sponsor
Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
Thursday, June 5
12.30 - 14.30 Sponsored Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
Venue: The Pacific Club
15.00 - 17.00 Concurrent Workshops
Venue: Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership at ‘Iolani School
Friday, June 6 | The Forum
08.00 - 09.00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
Tapa Conference Center , HHV
08.00 - 16.30 Business Consultations with U.S., Mainland China and Hong Kong Services Providers
09.00 - 09.30 Opening Session
09.30 - 10.30 Plenary Session
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 - 11.30 China Dialogues
11.30 - 12.30 General Session
12.30 - 14.00 Keynote Luncheon
14.00 - 15.15 General Session
15.15 - 16.30 Concurrent Sessions
16.30 - 17.00 Business, Tourism, Technology & Investment Runway
17.00 - 18.00 Power Meeting
`Iolani Suite HHV
18.00 - 20.00 Networking Reception
Rainbow Suites & Patio, HHV
Saturday, June 7
11.30 - 14.00 Sponsored Luncheon & Seminar
Venue: Wolfgang’s Steak House
16.30 - 21.00 Luau Dinner