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2020 HKETONY Activities

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Support for firms to tap new markets and opportunities

June 26, 2020 - Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and global trade frictions, the HKSAR Government, a staunch supporter of free trade, continues to assist Hong Kong  companies to explore new ventures and markets, said Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu at the World Trade Day 2020 Virtual Conference, organized by World Trade Center Atlanta, today. She said US firms with a presence in Hong Kong can also leverage on various Free Trade Agreements Hong Kong has signed to expand their market presence and tap new business opportunities. Ms Chu also highlighted the business opportunities in innovation and technology, particularly in biotech and fintech, in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. HKETONY also hosted a virtual booth at the conference to interact with attendees online. Details here.

Support for firms to tap new markets and opportunities
   
Global supply chain post-COVID-19

May 14, 2020 – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, Hong Kong maintained its global connectivity to ensure the continued flow in trade in the global supply chain, said Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu at a webinar today, organised by the Hong Kong Association of New York. During the session, Professor Yossi Sheffi of MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics shared his insight on post-COVID-19 global supply chain and Anna Fan, Director, New York at HKTDC spoke on the support available for businesses and trade. Details here.

Global supply chain post-COVID-19
   
Efforts continue to contain virus and support businesses

April 8, 2020 - Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu highlighted the measures Hong Kong has implemented in flattening the curve during the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak earlier this year along with the additional actions taken to contain the viral outbreak as the city sees a second wave of the outbreak. Speaking at the Apr 8 webinar organized by the Hong Kong Association of New York, Ms Chu also spoke about the economic measures the Hong Kong SAR Government has rolled out to help residents and businesses, including the US$17.6 billion package to help businesses stay afloat and keep workers employed. Details here.

Efforts continue to contain virus and support businesses
   
Hong Kong film kicks off film festival in Chicago

March 11, 2020 - Acclaimed Hong Kong film "i'm livin’ it" kicked off the opening night of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema in Chicago with a full house. Attending the opening night screening, HKETONY Director Joanne Chu said the Hong Kong Government has continued to support the film industry in Hong Kong, including allocating funding to encourage more local film productions and launching a new Scriptwriting Incubation Programme. This is the fifth year HKETONY has partnered with Asian Pop-Up Cinema to promote Hong Kong films and talents in the Windy City. Details here.

Hong Kong film kicks off film festival in Chicago
   
Promoting exchanges and collaboration in Pittsburgh

March 4, 2020 - During her two-day (Mar 3-4) visit to Pittsburgh, Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu met with government officials, business executives and academics, highlighting the unique advantages and opportunities that Hong Kong offers for US companies interested in expanding their business in Asia. She also gave an update on the latest developments in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong SAR Government’s efforts to promote innovation & technology development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Representatives from Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Invest Hong Kong also participated in the various meetings in Pittsburgh. Details here.

omoting exchanges and collaboration in Pittsburgh
   
Hong Kong’s advantages

February 12, 2020 - Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu spoke on the latest developments in Hong Kong, including the measures implemented to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak, during a panel discussion organized by the World Trade Center Delaware. She also highlighted the various business opportunities in innovation & technology, agricultural, and financial services sectors in Hong Kong and the Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Greater Bay Area. Representatives from the US Commercial Service and the US-China Business Council also spoke at the event. Details here.

Hong Kong’s advantages
   
Cityscape artist presents works in New York

February 12, 2020 - Hong Kong watercolor artist Elaine Chiu introduced her vivid artwork, depicting Hong Kong’s vibrant cityscape to New York audience for the first time (Feb 12) at the HKETONY. She specializes in capturing the energy and colours of Hong Kong’s iconic neighborhoods in her paintings. A fine arts graduate from the University of Hong Kong, Chiu shared her passion and discussed her artistic journey with New York audience. Details here.

Cityscape artist presents works in New York
   
Hong Kong fashion shines in New York

February 8, 2020 - Thirty six unique creations by three leading Hong Kong fashion brands - Harrison Wong, Heaven Please+ and Sun=Sen - took to the runway at New York Fashion Week, . Aside from the showcase of the city's vibrant fashion and style at the Fashion Hong Kong show (Feb 6), industry elites and style influencers learned more about the latest in Hong Kong’s fashion at the after-show event - Fashion Hong Kong Night. To further promote the city’s fashion brands and foster exchange and collaboration between Hong Kong designers and international buyers, emerging Hong Kong fashion accessories and apparel brands are featured in Fashion Hong Kong Showroom (Feb 4 - Mar 5). Details here.

Hong Kong fashion shines in New York
   
New York-area students gather at HKETONY

February 7, 2020 - HKETONY hosted a gathering for Hong Kong students studying at different universities in New York (Feb 7), where they shared their study abroad experience. Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu welcomed the students and introduced to them the role and work of the office. Head of CreateHK Victor Tsang, who was in town for Fashion Hong Kong events, also joined the gathering and shared the Hong Kong SAR Government’s policies in nurturing the next generation of creative talents. Details here.

New York-area students gather at HKETONY
   
Hong Kong's institutional strengths upheld

January 30, 2020 - Hong Kong’s institutional strengths and core values, most notably the rule of law, continue to be upheld in the city, said Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Mr Eddie Mak, in New York (Jan 30). Speaking at a Chinese New Year reception, Mr Mak stressed that Hong Kong’s judiciary continued to administer justice without fear or favor. Addressing the challenges faced by Hong Kong, including the current global health crisis, Mr Mak said that Hong Kong had faced adversity before, yet every time Hong Kong had found ways to persevere, adding that time would once again testify to the resilience of the city. About 300 guests from the academic, business, cultural and political sectors attended the reception. Details here.

Hong Kong's institutional strengths upheld
   
Ushering in the Year of the Rat in Atlanta

January 23, 2020 - Over 200 guests from the political, business, academic and cultural sectors in Atlanta joined Hong Kong Commissioner to the US Eddie Mak and Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu to welcome the Year of the Rat at a reception (Jan 23). Welcoming guests to the reception, Commissioner Mak gave an update on the latest developments in Hong Kong and highlighted the broad and close ties between Hong Kong and the US. He also mentioned the various opportunities for American businesses to tap into in Hong Kong. Speaking at the reception, Ms Chu reaffirmed the office's commitment to foster closer economic and cultural ties with academics, arts and culture, business and government in the US to promote a better understanding of Hong Kong. Details here.

Ushering in the Year of the Rat in Atlanta
   
Two Hong Kong arts activators start art residency at Yale

January 21, 2020 - Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu welcomed Hong Kong cross-disciplinary artist-curator Wong Chi-yung and filmmaker Jeremy Hung to New Haven to start their six-month residency program at Yale University under the Hong Kong Arts Activators Fellowship program of the HKETONY. Speaking at a welcome reception (Jan 21), Ms Chu said this is the second consecutive year of HKETONY's partnership with the Yale-China Association in the arts activators program. Previously, from 2015 to 2017, HKETONY had also partnered with the Association to provide another fellowship program for Hong Kong artists. Wishing the two activators a rewarding experience, Ms Chu said she hopes they can further broaden their horizons and enrich their professional skills in arts administration during their six-month residency at Yale University. Details here.

Two Hong Kong arts activators start art residency at Yale
   
Reception to welcome first Hong Kong chair of ISPA

January 17, 2020 - Hong Kong, a thriving and vibrant arts and cultural hub, welcomes talents from around the world, said HKETONY Director Joanne Chu at the reception welcoming Tisa Ho, the first Hong Kong chair of the International Society for the Performing Arts, in New York (Jan 17). The Director also updated some 80 guests from the cultural and business sectors on the latest developments in arts infrastructure in Hong Kong, including last year’s opening of Xiqu Centre and Freespace at the West Kowloon Cultural District and the reopening of the Hong Kong Arts Museum. Details here.

Reception to welcome first Hong Kong chair of ISPA
   

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