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Director promotes Hong Kong in Four States


Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) Steve Barclay visited four states - Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana - between August 24-27, calling on government officials and business and academic leaders, to update them on the latest developments in Hong Kong and to strengthen business and trade relations between Hong Kong and the respective states.

Mr. Barclay called on West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on his first official visit to the Mountain State on August 25. He also called on Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear in Frankfort (KY), on August 26 and met with Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann in Indianapolis (IN) on August 27. During the meetings, Mr. Barclay highlighted the mission of HKETONY and discussed items of mutual interests in the areas of business and trade.

In his meetings wtih the respective business communities of Columbus (OH), Charleston (WV), Louisville (KY) and Indianapolis (IN), Mr. Barclay spoke about Hong Kong’s role as a ‘super-connector’ between mainland China and the rest of the world. He also discussed Hong Kong’s four key industries - financial services, trading and logistics, tourism and professional services.

On this visit, Mr. Barclay also met with academic leaders of Ohio State University (OH), University of Louisville (KY) and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IN). Speaking to students at Ohio State University, Mr. Barclay pointed out business and economic prospects in Hong Kong as well as work and study opportunities in the city.


Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay (left) with West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay (left) with West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
 
Mr. Barclay (right) with Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.
Mr. Barclay (right) with Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.
     

 
Mr. Barclay (right) meets with Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.
Mr. Barclay (right) meets with Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.
 


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