WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd 2017
HKCBA MARKHAM BUSINESS NETWORKING MORNING WORKSHOP
7:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. - CITY OF MARKHAM CIVIC CENTRE
101 Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON, L3R 9W3
HKCBA organizes these workshops to encourage Canadian business – particularly small and medium enterprises - to take the opportunity and initiative to expand their business activities by taking advantage of the exciting opportunities that are available – now and increasingly in the future – in the rapidly growing Asia marketplace. These Workshops provide advice and examples as to how SMEs may do this, in confidence and safety, by using Hong Kong as their business platform to cover the regional markets in other parts of China and Southeast Asia.
This Workshop will cover such topics as:
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"Hong Kong - Your Super Connector to tap the Belt and Road Opportunities"
Canadian companies aspiring to increase their international business footprints in prospective markets are invited to this workshop to explore the emerging opportunities of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
BRI is a mega economic development blueprint designed to reinvigorate the flow of capital, goods and services in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. This Belt and Road region currently accounts for 30% of global GDP and over 35% of the world’s merchandise trade. By 2050, the region aims to contribute 80% of global GDP growth, and advance 3 billion more people into the middle class.
The Initiative offers global businesses – from multinationals to SMEs including Canadian companies – unparalleled opportunities to tap into new markets along the Belt and Road and gain deeper access to markets in China, ASEAN, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. These opportunities will initially cover such sectors as infrastructure, transportation, logistics, financing and investment. It will also lead to opportunities in many other sectors including e-commerce, technology, health care, and lifestyle products and services.
This workshop will provide information on the BRI and proposed action plans for interested Canadian companies to position themselves to tap the opportunities strategically.
Questions/Closing Remarks: Robert Armstrong