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International Luncheon Forum on Hong Kong

  • 06 Feb 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
  • CalChamber, 1215 K Street, 14th Floor, Esquire Plaza Building, Sacramento, CA 95814
Hong Kong – Your Access to China and Asia

You are invited to this international luncheon forum with Clement C. M. Leung, JP, Hong Kong Trade Commissioner, USA.

China is the world’s second largest economy and Asia houses half of the world’s population.  The region is attractive both as a market and a source of investment.

How does one gain access to the lucrative business opportunities blooming across the Pacific?  Hong Kong has long been Asia's international financial, trade and logistics hub.  More recently, Hong Kong has also become the launching pad of Chinese enterprises venturing onto the global stage. 

The Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States will share his insights into the fast changing economic landscape of Hong Kong, China and the Asian region, and the exceptionable advantages that Hong Kong offers to California businesses looking to establish a foothold in Asiaatest developments are measures to stimulate the economic performance amid the global economic turmoil and promote business opportunities.

Hong Kong is developing into a wine trading and distribution hub in Asia, resulting from the elimination of a wine duty in February 2008 and other supportive measures, such as the facilitating of movement of wine into mainland China.


Mr. Clement C. M. Leung, JP

Mr. Leung will assume the post of Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA the most senior representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in North America, in February. The Commissioner directs the Hong Kong Government’s efforts in promoting US-Hong Kong economic and trade ties, and constituency-building activities in the US.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Leung was Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene from 2010 to 2014, responsible for food safety and the delivery of a wide range of municipal and public hygiene services. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Deputy Secretary of the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, and was in charge of revenue and taxation policies, and investment in corporations.

While serving in the Trade and Industry Department as Deputy Director-General from 2003 to 2007, Mr. Leung’s portfolio covered bilateral trade relations with the United States and the Mainland of China. Mr. Leung is a graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and holds a master’s degree in business management from Stanford University.


Noon Refreshments

12:15 p.m. Lunch served

1:30 p.m. Adjournment


Fax:  (916) 325-1284

Phone:  (916) 444-6670 ext. 233


Deadline:  Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at noon


The California Chamber of Commerce


Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office


California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

Inland International Trade Association

Northern California District Export Council

Northern California World Trade Center

Sacramento Regional Center for International Trade

U.S. Department of Commerce

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