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Director Barclay promotes business and trade ties in Louisiana

 

On his first official visit to Louisiana, April 13 - 14, Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Mr. Steve Barclay, met with a number of senior government officials and business leaders in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, further strengthening business and trade relations between Hong Kong and The Pelican State.

Last year, Hong Kong was Louisiana’s 12th largest Asian export destination, with exports totaling US$61 million. From 2004 to 2014, trade between Hong Kong and Louisiana grew over 30 percent.

Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), Steve Barclay (left) receives the Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge Proclamation from Mayor Kip Holden (right).Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), Steve Barclay (left) receives the Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge Proclamation from Mayor Kip Holden (right).


Visiting New Orleans on April 13, Mr. Barclay met with Chief Executive Officer of World Trade Center (WTC) New Orleans Mr. Dominik Knoll and Commercial Manager of the Port of New Orleans, Ms. Janine Mansour as well as members of the WTC New Orleans. Mr. Barclay gave an update on the latest developments in Hong Kong and discussed potential partnerships and collaborations between the two cities. He also visited the Port of New Orleans.

During his April 14 visit to Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana, Mr. Barclay met Executive Director of the International Commerce Louisiana Economic Development, State of Louisiana, Ms. Kathe Falls and called on Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, who presented Mr. Barclay with an Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge Proclamation.

Mr. Barclay also spoke to students at Louisiana State University highlighting Hong Kong's economic and business prospects as well as the city's plans to attract talents and professionals from overseas. He encouraged the students to explore study and work opportunities in Hong Kong.

Mr. Barclay is on a three-state visit to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

     

Mr. Barclay (center) meets with Chief Executive Officer of World Trade Center New Orleans, Mr. Dominik Knoll (right) and Commercial Manager of the Port of New Orleans, Ms. Janine Mansour (left).
Mr. Barclay (center) meets with Chief Executive Officer of World Trade Center New Orleans, Mr. Dominik Knoll (right) and Commercial Manager of the Port of New Orleans, Ms. Janine Mansour (left).
 

Mr. Barclay (left) with Executive Director of the International Commerce Louisiana Economic Development, State of Louisiana, Ms. Kathe Falls (right).
Mr. Barclay (left) with Executive Director of the International Commerce Louisiana Economic Development, State of Louisiana, Ms. Kathe Falls (right).
     
Director of HKETONY, Steve Barclay gives a presentation to students at Louisiana State University.
Present at the Director of HKETONY, Steve Barclay gives a presentation to students at Louisiana State University.
 
 
 
     


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