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2021 HKETONY Activities

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Hong Kong - An International Arbitration Center

More than 100 people from around the world learned more about the latest developments in Hong Kong and its role as a global arbitration and dispute resolution center at a June 28 webinar, co-organized by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY). Delivering opening remarks, Director of HKETONY Candy Nip said Hong Kong, with abundant opportunities for businesses, is an ideal entry-point for companies wanting to increase their footprints in Asia. With Hong Kong positioned as an international hub in the fast-growing Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, there will also be enormous development opportunities for different business sectors in Hong Kong, including the legal services segment. During the discussion led by Patrick Pearsall, Partner at Allen & Overy, Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General of HKIAC and David Rivkin, Co-Chair of HKIAC and Partner of Debevoise & Plimpton highlighted the successful tradition of HKIAC, supported by Hong Kong’s independent judiciary and legal infrastructure, as well as the ability to adapt quickly to new situations or issues that arise. The full program can be viewed here.

Hong Kong - An International Arbitration Center
   
Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival goes virtual

The 42nd Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), was celebrated virtually on June 13. The virtual program featured colorful cultural performances by local, national and international groups, greetings from dragon boat racing teams, and memorable moments of races from the past years. Among the highlights is the video footage of the music ensemble performance "Dragon Boat" by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. The Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is the oldest dragon boat festival in the United States, making its debut in 1979. It is now the largest Asian cultural festival in New England, attracting, more than 30,000 people to the banks of the Charles River annually. Join in the celebration of this traditional Chinese festival and dragon boat racing at the event’s website or YouTube channel.

Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival goes virtual
   
Digital opportunities in Greater Bay Area

Business leaders across the US and in Asia were briefed on the latest developments and new business opportunities brought by e-commerce in the GBA during a webinar jointly organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council and CW CPA on April 22. Delivering closing remarks at the “China’s Greater Bay Area: Updates and Digital Opportunities” webinar session, Director of HKETONY Candy Nip said the GBA Initiative sets out the strategic blueprint to develop market integration, infrastructure connectivity and cooperative platforms across Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong Province, boosting economic growth in the region. Pointing out that Hong Kong plays a key role in the GBA, Ms Nip highlighted the various institutional strengths of Hong Kong, under the “one country, two systems” framework that makes Hong Kong the ideal location to tap into the huge GBA market. These include the city’s full range of mature professional services, its status as an international financial center and offshore Renminbi hub and fintech center, along with the city's excellent infrastructure as a logistics hub. Other speakers were Director of New York of Hong Kong Trade Development Council Anna Fan; Christin Leung of Source Network Media; Thomas Wong, Partner of Hong Kong-based CW CPA; as well as Robert Lee and Hernando Gomez from Hong Kong Association of Florida.

Digital opportunities in Greater Bay Area
   
Hong Kong plays key role in global supply chain

Despite the challenges in the past year, Hong Kong continues to turn in an impressive performance in the logistics sector, playing a key role in the global supply chain. Addressing the Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities on April 2, Director of HKETONY Candy Nip said Hong Kong, with its prime geographical location, institutional strengths and international connections, remains a robust international aviation and maritime center and a regional logistics hub. The city is set to benefit from regional growth opportunities in Asia along with developments in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Ms Nip also highlighted the various initiatives implemented by the operators at Hong Kong’s airport and seaport in improving the efficiency and reliability in supply chain management. These included the use of GPS trackers, blockchain software, robotics and automated systems to provide real-time information that help move packages through the supply chain.

Hong Kong plays key role in global supply chain
   
Updates and digital opportunities in the Greater Bay Area

Apr 22, 2021 - Business leaders across the US and in Asia learned more about the latest developments and business opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) during the "China’s Greater Bay Area: Updates and Digital Opportunities" webinar session today. Delivering closing remarks at the session, Director of HKETONY Candy Nip said the GBA Initiative sets out the strategic blueprint to develop market integration, infrastructure connectivity and cooperative platforms across Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong Province, boosting economic growth in the region. Pointing out that Hong Kong plays a key role in the GBA, Ms Nip highlighted the various institutional strengths of Hong Kong, under the "one country, two systems" framework that makes Hong Kong the ideal location to tap into the huge GBA market. These include the city's full range of mature professional services, its status as an international financial center and offshore Renminbi hub and fintech center, along with the city's excellent infrastructure as a logistics hub.

Updates and digital opportunities in the Greater Bay Area
   
HKETONY x HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA x MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC = MOZART

Three Hong Kong students studying in New York’s Manhattan School of Music and two master musicians from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, in a cross-generational and transcontinental collaboration, performed Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio, a lively and playful piece written for clarinet, piano and viola, This unique collaboration, in conjunction with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), is the best testimony that the present challenges during the pandemic cannot stop young Hong Kong musicians from pursuing their dreams, and that the friendship between Hong Kong and the United States will not fade away.

HKETONY x HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA x MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC = MOZART
   
New film talents shine at Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema

The HKETONY collaborated with Asian Pop-up Cinema (APUC) in Chicago to present five newly released Hong Kong movies from the city's emerging film directors in its spring season film festival (Mar 15 - May 7). In her video remarks, Director of HKETONY Candy Nip thanked the APUC and US audiences for their support for Hong Kong movies. The five selected films showcase the energy and dynamics of Hong Kong’s film industry, and the outstanding talents of emerging directors. The “Made in Hong Kong” series kicked off with the online streaming of two films "Keep Rolling" and "Elisa's Day". The US premiere of the documentary “Keep Rolling”, a directorial debut from veteran art director Man Lim-chung, probes into the idiosyncratic world of Ann Hui, one of the most influential filmmakers in Hong Kong. “Elisa’s Day”, the first feature film directed by Alan Fung, had its North American premiere at APUC. It is a winning project of the First Feature Film Initiative, funded by Hong Kong Film Development Council. Also featured at the festival were the Centerpiece screening and US premiere of “One Second Champion” by Sin-hang Chiu, the North American premiere of “I Still Remember” by Lik Ho, and the Closing Night quirky rom-com “Ready O/R Knot”, from first time director Anselm Chan.

New film talents shine at Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema
   
Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) ushered in the Year of the Ox with a curated program of three virtual performances in collaboration with Hong Kong-based performing arts groups. They included an audio and visual extravaganza "Dragon Phoenix" by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the contemporary “12 ZODIACS AND BABY POLAR BEAR” by children and youth performers of the Hong Kong Dance Company and a riveting and energetic percussion and drum performance by Refiner Drums. Director of the HKETONY Candy Nip delivered online Chinese New Year greetings to interlocutors and business contacts on the east coast of the US during this Chinese New Year virtual celebration.

 
   

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