The Hong Kong Seminar in Europe 2022
June 9th, Lisbon
"The Hong Kong Seminar in Europe 2022" will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
The seminar will highlight the importance of the global trade system, provide an update on the business environment in Hong Kong, the opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), and the key role of Hong Kong as a gateway to Asia.
In Hong Kong
PHKCCI welcomes Estoril 8023 as its newest Supporting Member!
Estoril 8023 is a Portuguese financial holding company, involved in high-end Real Estate and hospitality market mostly as Investor, operator and developer.
It is a Founding Member of Atlanticorp, a Venture Capital Fund regulated by the Portuguese Securities Market Commission ("CMVM"), which aims to attract real estate and financial investors.
For more info about Atlanticorp, please go to https://www.atlanticorp.pt/.
We warmly welcome PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL as a new Supporting Member of PHKCCI!
With offices in Lisbon, Oporto, Algarve, Leiria, Ponta Delgada and Évora, PRA aims to ensure a professional network based on different markets, combining specialized local support with know-how of its clients' business.
The firm, recognized for its level of specialization, is organized into 12 practice areas and 6 economic units and currently has a team of more than 160 professionals. With strong growth at the national level, PRA takes on Competence, Responsibility and Client Focus as its values.
For more info about PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL, please go to https://www.pra.pt/.
PHKCCI warmly welcomes APCER as its newest Corporate Gold Member!
For over 25 years, APCER has based its certification activities, supplier audits and training on four basic principles for its success as an organisation: commitment, competence, integrity and agility. Every day, its employees, auditors, trainers and partners work with a sense of responsibility, aware that their activities have a direct impact on the performance of organisations and on the qualification of professionals. Aware that the future of any organisation depends on its capacity and agility to innovate, APCER has multidisciplinary teams that actively participate in the identification and development of new products and services.
APCER is an international brand, with physical presence in Portugal, Spain, Brazil and China, and representations and partnerships in the Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as Chile, Bolivia, Peru and the United Arab Emirates. Its international presence is strengthened by its participation in IQNet – The International Certification Network, on behalf of Portugal, which makes it possible to provide more than 200 certification services for management and assessment systems, anywhere in the world and with local auditors.
The entities of the APCER group have several accreditations and recognitions, national and international, which confirm their capabilities. An example of this is the recognition of APCER as an AAC (Affiliate Audit Company) by SEDEX. SEDEX is a world-leading collaborative platform for buyers, suppliers and affiliated auditing companies, where information regarding their performance in four sectors is stored, shared and reported: Labour Rights, Health and Safety, Environment and Business Ethics. Still within the scope of supply chain codes of conduct, APCER is recognized for carrying out amfori BSCI audits and is an effective member of APSCA - Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors.
For more info about APCER, please go to https://apcergroup.com/en/.
Portugal Legends China Tour 2022
Congratulations to FPF - Federação Portuguesa de Futebol for announcing the PORTUGAL LEGENDS CHINA TOUR 2022! The tour will take place in September of 2022 and include a stopover in Hong Kong.
PHKCCI, together with Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry - CCILC, will organise a business mission to promote Portugal in China while accompanying the football legends. This will be a unique opportunity to do high level networking and generate new business contacts in China.
If you would like to join this delegation as well as the legends, please send an email to email@example.com
Executive Breakfast with the Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas
We would like to thank all the participants at the Executive Breakfast held yesterday in Lisbon by PHKCCI in partnership with the Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry - CCILC!
Our honorary guest speaker was the Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas, who highlighted the centenary connection between Lisbon and Macau and underlined the importance of investing in people, in the values of freedom, transparency, loyalty and commitment, as well as reducing bureaucracy as a basis for attracting investment.
Bernardo Mendia, the President of the Board of PHKCCI, and General Secretary of CCILC, delivered the speech by Vera Pinto Pereira, President of the Board of CCILC.
The Q&A session was led by Óscar Alberto Madureira, Vice-President of PHKCCI. Among the issues discussed were the current plans for the creation of an innovation and entrepreneurship center in Lisbon, as well as the measures being implemented in Lisbon to effectively reduce bureaucracy and incentivize investors to choose Lisbon.
A special thanks as well to the event's main sponsor, Bison Bank, and the other sponsors Lektou Advogados and BEWG (PT), for their esteemed support.
PHKCCI and CCILC are working together to promote the Portugal-China relations under the motto of multilateralism and multiculturalism.
Europe Caucus 2021
The Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW) organised, together with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the "Europe Caucus 2021” on December 7, 2021.
The event was carried out via a webinar session. With over 30 participants from 20 business associations in Europe, as well as FHKBAW and HKTDC representatives, the meeting was opened, guided and closed by Mr. Hans Poulis, Chairman of the FHKBAW.
Carlos Torres, PHKCCI's General Secretary, shared with the other BAs some of the best events and initiatives organised by PHKCCI in 2021, as well as the Chamber's plans and expectations for 2022.
On December 7th, Abreu Advogados' China Desk held a business breakfast at their Lisbon headquarters, in partnership with PHKCCI and the Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry - CCILC. The invited speaker was Enrique Martinez-Galán, Alternate Executive Director at Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), who highlighted the role of AIIB in sustaining global value chains, driving green transition, supporting regional development and enhancing infrastructures.
The President of PHKCCI, Bernardo Mendia, was elected Honorary Secretary of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW)
We are very pleased to announce that the President of PHKCCI, Bernardo Mendia, was elected Honorary Secretary of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW). The list elected for the 2021-2024 term is also composed of Hans Poulis, Chairman, Alexandria Sham, Vice Chairman and Dixon Chew, Honorary Treasurer.
The election results were announced during the 22nd Hong-Kong Forum (30 November-1 December 2021), the main annual event of the FHKBAW. This year’s Forum programme was very useful in acquiring the latest updates on the changing economic landscape, as well as the business opportunities and challenges for companies under the new normal. For those of you who missed the online Forum, we are pleased to share the recordings of all sessions here below:
Opening and Keynote Session: https://lnkd.in/eYSpvEGZ
Main Session – Capturing New Business Opportunities via Innovation and Sustainability: https://lnkd.in/gSquAXtv
Announcement of the Newly Elected Office Holders and the Greater Bay Area Session – Opportunities from China’s Dual Circulation Policy and the GBA Development: https://lnkd.in/eYQfANte
Announcement of the Winners of Federation’s Awards Programme and Young Executive Programme – Opportunities Arising from Health Tech Innovation and Wellness: https://lnkd.in/erMRvddM
Executive Breakfast with the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira
PHKCCI started up again its Executive Breakfasts with esteemed institutional guests, now in partnership with the Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry - CCILC.
The first session took place at the Serralves Foundation in Porto on December 2nd, with the support of law firm Durham Agrellos. Our honorary guest speaker was the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, who highlighted the importance of Chinese investment and the city of Porto's relations with China, namely with the cities of Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.
More info at https://lnkd.in/efsBQvPN
Outstanding Membership Award by the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
We are happy and proud to share with you the news that PHKCCI has won the Regional Grand Prize of HK$9,000. This distinction is awarded by the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide. We’d also like to take this opportunity to reiterate our strong, continued commitment to developing the Portugal-HK commerce and business ecosystem.
On November 25th and 26th, PHKCCI participated in FIN 2021, which was held in a hybrid format this year. This was the fifth edition of FIN, a global networking event promoted by AJEPC– Young Entrepreneurs Association Portugal-China.
Bernardo Mendia, the President of the Board of PHKCCI, and General Secretary of Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry - CCILC, moderated the panel "Business Forum | Portuguese-Speaking Countries – 1 language that connects the world", featuring speakers Maria Brasil, José Manuel Almada Dias, Jorge Baptista and Weng Hei Tang.
We warmly welcome ASA Lawyers as a new Supporting Member of PHKCCI!
ASA Lawyers is a Portuguese law firm that was founded in 2018 with the motto “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships!”
Drawing upon a wealth of knowledge and experience, the company's drive to innovate enables its teams to deliver legal services of excellence every step of the way. Its professionals are carefully selected for their technical skills and, most importantly, for their business-minded approach. ASA Lawyers is committed to supporting the internationalization of individuals and companies in order to bring together different cultures and challenge the resolution of legal issues.
Two-year anniversary since the launch of PHKCCI
Thank you to all our Members for your continued support, and a special thank you to our Supporting Member Bison Bank for kindly hosting the celebration with a cocktail event at their Lisbon headquarters, and to Quinta do Côtto for serving their excellent wine.
Captain Jingkun Xu, a Chinese Paralympic athlete sponsored by PHKCCI Corporate Member #LevelConstellation, was in Portugal after completing a solo catamaran circumnavigation of the world. The Captain is now on a quest to qualify for #TheVendéeGlobe, a single-handed non-stop around the world yacht race. The race was founded by Philippe Jeantot in 1989, and has taken place every four years since 1992. It is named after the Département of Vendée in France, where the race begins and ends.
Good luck Captain!
PHKCCI warmly welcomes GED Ventures Portugal as its newest Supporting Member!
GED Ventures Portugal is a management entity of the GED group, dedicated to venture capital.
Under the #Tech4Purpose motto, the GED Ventures Portugal Funds will focus on technologies capable of transforming the world, promoting sustainability, and leaving a viable and promising legacy for generations to come.
The GED group is an independent and international financial group, established in 1996, with a unique value proposition, proven, consolidated and based on ESG-friendly ethos, present since its foundation and incorporated into the Fund's life cycle.
#Assets under management: €900m+
#25 years of proven experience in investment, development & divestment
#Investment model, based on ESG best practices, with proven, solid, and robust history of returns
#Group and Funds with presence in Europe, USA, and South America
For more info about GED Ventures Portugal, please go to https://gedventures.pt.
Belt and Road Global Forum Annual Roundtable 2021
PHKCCI participated in the "Belt and Road Global Forum Annual Roundtable 2021", held presentially and virtually on September 3rd, with the Theme: Driving Growth through Connectivity —Harnessing the new momentum of the Greater Bay Area (#GBA) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (#RCEP).
Visit to Hong Kong
For occasion of PHKCCI's President Mr. Bernardo Mendia two weeks visit to Hong Kong, the Chamber met with several of its partners and members - Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Invest Hong Kong, the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong SAR, CW CPA, SGS, MdME Lawyers and others.
Also had the chance to greet Comendador Ambrose So, Honorary Consul of Portugal in Hong Kong and Mr Patrick Huen - Vice-Chairman of Dr. Stanley Ho Medical Development Foundation.
And last but not least, PHKCCI's members got together at Club Lusitano for a very enjoyable evening. We thank #clublusitano for welcoming us.
PHKCCI participated in the first event of The HK Imported Food & Beverage Association Limited (IFBA), which took place at Cipriani Hong Kong. It was an excellent occasion for gathering and exchange of views between the executive committee members of IFBA, other members, institutional guests and our Vice-President Gonçalo Frey-Ramos.
The Portuguese Chambers of Commerce Network (Rede Das Câmaras de Comércio Portuguesas) has published an article by the President of the Portuguese-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHKCCI), Bernardo Mendia, urging the Portuguese government authorities to immediately allow for the collection of biometric data abroad for the purpose of the Residence Permit for Investment in Portugal.
By allowing the use of the biometric data collection equipment already installed and functioning at many international locations, such as at the Portuguese Honorary Consulate of Hong Kong and all over mainland China, would facilitate and speed up the investment process for foreign investors who currently cannot, or are hesitant to, travel to Portugal during the pandemic.
It is worth noting that Portugal's Residence Permit for Investment has generated, to date, close to 6 billion Euros of FDI, of which more than 90% is derived from real estate. This in turn has generated a transversal multiplier effect across various sectors of national economic activity and the well-being of local communities.
Link to full article: https://lnkd.in/grP4jYT
We warmly welcome SICASAL as a new Supporting Member of PHKCCI!
Sicasal is a traditional Portuguese company with origins in the 60s.
Its primary activity is the slaughtering and processing of pork meat.
The products are sold in the form of fresh meat, frozen meat and processed products, following the strictest hygiene and manufacturing standards, without forgetting the know-how of the products' original recipes.
Sicasal seeks to develop its activity with a strong motivation to expand into new foreign markets in order to sell its high quality products.
For more information, please visit https://www.sicasal.pt/.
Day of Portugal, of Camões and the Portuguese Communities
On June 10th PHKCCI had the chance to celebrate the Day of Portugal, of Camões and the Portuguese Communities with some of its members in Hong Kong. We were also honoured with the presence of Honorary Consul of Portugal in Hong Kong Comendador Dr Ambrose So and Mr Rafael Paulino - Brazilian Consul for Trade and Investment in Hong Kong and Macau.
The event took place at Casa Lisboa Portuguese Restaurant & Bar, with a special menu prepared by Chef Rodolfo Vicente.
We look forward for more chances to getting our members together, in Hong Kong and Portugal.
Europe Forum 2021
On June 1st the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) together with the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW) organised the "Europe Forum 2021".
The event, originally scheduled to take place in Portugal, was carried out via a webinar session due to the pandemic. With over 40 participants from 18 business associations located in Europe, as well as HKTDC representatives, this very useful meeting was opened, guided and closed by Mr. Hans Poulis, Vice-Chairman of the FHKBAW.
PHKCCI is looking forward to hosting the Europe Forum in Portugal in 2022.
On May 25th, 2021, PHKCCI participated in an online meeting together with other Chambers of Commerce and Industry around the world, looking to establish a representative office in China. Thank you to the European American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EAcham) for the opportunity!
PHKCCI looks forward to joining the United Office Platform of Global Chambers located in Qingpu District of Shanghai Municipality with the support from the Ministry of Commerce, in the event that PHKCCI members ratify the respective Board recommendation of initiating the procedures at the General Assembly.
FPF - Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (Portugal´s Football Federation) is the first National Football Association to enter a Strategic Partnership with Weibo Corporation. The partnership with Weibo follows the opening, in early 2021, of an official Portugal national team store at Alibaba Tmall.
“We hope that our team can inspire a new generation of young Chinese footballers to reach their full potential and to strengthen the connection with millions of Portuguese fans in China who, despite the distance, are constantly expressing support for our players”, highlights the FPF´s Chief Marketing Head, Nuno Moura.
Zhan Sheng, GM of Sina Sports, the company that controls Weibo, considers the partnership a milestone, since FPF is the first Football Association worldwide to create a Strategic Partnership with Weibo. “In the future, both parties will deepen the distribution of content, operation of events and commercial development. Weibo will actively collaborate with the Portuguese Federation to increase the volume of digital communication and optimize social media assets”, he underlines.
PHKCCI welcomes Elysium 8 Holdings as its newest Supporting Member
Elysium 8 is a property developer that creates and develops sustainable and high quality residence projects in the greater area of the beautiful coastal town of Lourinhã, Portugal. Lourinhã belongs to the district of Lisbon and is located on the coast only 63km northwest of the capital. Elysium 8 Holdings core beliefs are Value, Family, Affordability, Freedom, Quality Lifestyle, Sustainable Design, Convenience, and Yield. For more info about Elysium 8, please go to www.elysium8holdings.com
PHKCCI welcomes Durham Agrellos as its newest Supporting Member
Durham Agrellos was founded in 2017 to create a differentiated project of legal advice from its base in Portugal. The company is specialized in tax law and private clients. Their main objective is to place their experience at the service of their clients’ needs, providing solid, innovative and creative legal solutions to particularly complex matters. Their lawyers provide special guidance for sensitive and complex issues in the field of tax law and legal assistance to private clients. Durham Agrellos also have relevant experience in legal assistance to family-owned groups, notably in the field of inheritance planning and representing their clients in high-profile tax disputes. They assist clients worldwide, directly or in coordination with trusted advisors in Portugal, Brazil, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. For more info about Durham Agrellos, please go to https://da.pt/.
PHKCCI welcomes Joinco as its newest Supporting Member
Joinco is an international sourcing and trading company specialized in “door to door” solutions to retailers worldwide, with an average of 3,800 containers and 3,600 SKUs moved annually across the world. Headquartered in Portugal, and with offices in the Greater Bay Area, Warsaw and Bogotá, the company manages all aspects of the supply chain, supplying around 4,200 retail stores across Europe and South America. For more info about Joinco, please go to https://www.joinco.pt/.
Belt and Road Global Forum Annual Roundtable 2020
PHKCCI participated in the Third Global Forum Annual Roundtable, held on December 1, 2020 via an online meeting platform, with inspiring discussions regarding:
- Developing green, sustainable, pandemic-resilient infrastructure;
- Funding for infrastructure with focus on ESG, especially in developing economies;
- Building business resilience through technology co-operation under the current “new normal”;
- Manufacturing opportunities in restructuring global supply chain;
- Hong Kong as the conduit for ASEAN-Greater Bay Area Cooperation.
Watch the full video @ https://lnkd.in/enKi7rS
Hong Kong citizens are now officially allowed to travel to Portugal on essential and non-essential trips (namely tourism)
PHKCCI is delighted to inform that Hong Kong citizens are now officially allowed to travel by air to and from Portugal for both business and tourism purposes. In addition, it is not necessary to present a COVID-19 test on these flights, unless the destination is either the archipelago of Madeira or the Azores.
Regulation No. 12727-B / 2020, of December 31, 2020, authorizes air traffic to and from Portugal for all flights to and from EU countries, the Schengen Area and some other territories, including Hong Kong. Citizens of the countries mentioned above can travel to Portugal on essential and non-essential trips (namely tourism).
Read the regulation @ https://lnkd.in/gGK8Dya
More information @ https://lnkd.in/gEGTM4Q
Europe Caucus 2020
The Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW) organised, together with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the "Europe Caucus 2020”.
The event, originally scheduled to take place in Hong Kong during the Hong Kong Forum 2020, was carried out via a webinar session due to the pandemic. With over 50 participants from 18 business associations in Europe, as well as FHKBAW and HKTDC representatives, the meeting was opened, guided and closed by Mr. Hans Poulis, Vice-Chairman of the FHKBAW.
PHKCCI argued that both Health & Economy should be pursued and that both are essential.
Dr. Stanley Ho 99º birthday
The legendary Dr. Stanley Ho would have turned 99 today.
To celebrate his memory, PHKCCI sat down with various close friends and business associates in 2020 to remark on his impressive, unique legacy. Here is a compilation of all the in-depth interviews.
See the full interviews @ https://lnkd.in/e-7XTbx. Enjoy!
Honouring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Stanley Ho – Interview No. 7 with Mr. Patrick Huen
PHKCCI released today, on its YouTube channel, the seventh of several historic, in-depth interviews with selected personalities who were close to the legendary Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist Dr. Stanley Ho.
This conversation is with Mr. Patrick Huen. Click on the following link for access: https://lnkd.in/efrz8KD
PHKCCI 1st anniversary
Today PHKCCI celebrated, both in Hong Kong and Portugal, its 1st anniversary.
During a very challenging year for companies and individuals alike, we were fortunate to successfully establish the Chamber as a reference for the business relationship between Portugal and Hong Kong.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Members and Sponsors for their support and encouragement. We promise to continue the project with more initiatives and incentives to bring the two regions and their people closer to each other.
We welcome Quinta do Côtto to PHKCCI as a Supporting Member
We warmly welcome the wine brand Quinta do Côtto as a Supporting Member of PHKCCI!
Located in the heart of Douro – the oldest and most traditional demarcated wine region in the world, established by Royal decree in 1757 – the Quinta do Côtto estate has 70 hectares of vineyards and currently produces red, white and rosé.
For more information please visit https://www.quintadocotto.pt/montez_champalimaud/index.php.
Honouring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Stanley Ho – Interview No. 6 with General Vasco Rocha Vieira
The sixth of several historic, in-depth interviews with selected personalities who were close to the legendary Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist Dr. Stanley Ho, was released today on PHKCCI’s YouTube channel.
This conversation is with General Vasco Rocha Vieira, former Governor of Macau. Click on the following link for access: https://lnkd.in/ewF7w5n.
Honouring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Stanley Ho – Interview No. 5 with Dr. Mário Assis Ferreira
PHKCCI released, on its YouTube channel, the fifth of several historic, in-depth interviews with selected personalities who were close to the legendary Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist Dr. Stanley Ho.
This conversation is with Dr. Mário Assis Ferreira. Click on the following link for access: https://lnkd.in/euK5Qwe.
We welcome The Lakhani Group to PHKCCI as a Supporting Member
We warmly welcome The Lakhani Group to PHKCCI as a Supporting Member. TLG is a multi-generation, family-owned and operated business with offices in Portugal and Canada. It is currently the investment advisor to a Portuguese venture capital fund with a target of €35 million specifically for Golden Visa investments. TLG's expertise is in acquisition, rehabilitation, real estate development and raising private equity capital. For more info about TLG, please go to https://thelakhanigroup.com.
Honouring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Stanley Ho – Interview No. 4 with Dr. Jorge Ferro Ribeiro
PHKCCI’s YouTube channel has released its 4th historic, in-depth interview about the life and legacy of the legendary Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist Dr. Stanley Ho.
This time we had the honour of speaking with Dr. Jorge Ferro Ribeiro. Click on the following link for access: https://youtu.be/-9Xln1uZOLg
Honouring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Stanley Ho – Interview No. 3 with Dr. Carlos Monjardino
PHKCCI’s YouTube channel has released its third historic, in-depth interview about the life and legacy of the legendary Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist Dr. Stanley Ho. This time we had the great pleasure of listening to Dr. Carlos Monjardino. Click on the following link for access: https://youtu.be/JLwaEWxydrA
Honouring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Stanley Ho – Interview No. 2 with Dr. Diogo Lacerda Machado
Today PHKCCI released, on its YouTube channel, the second of several historic, in-depth interviews with selected personalities close to the legendary Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist Dr. Stanley Ho. This conversation is with Dr. Diogo Lacerda Machado. Click on the following link for access: https://youtu.be/YknlTucZpeA
We welcome FCLaw - Lawyers & Private Notaries to PHKCCI as a Supporting Member
We warmly welcome FCLaw - Lawyers & Private Notaries to PHKCCI as a Supporting Member. FCLaw is a Macau law firm and was founded in 2003 by Fong Kin Ip and Rodrigo Mendia de Castro. The firm has participated in several of the largest corporate transactions and finance and real estate projects over the past 18 years, representing some of the key local businesses, operators and international investors. With over 45 professionals, their team is truly local and multicultural at the same time. They make up some of the most experienced lawyers and university lecturers in Macau with renowned published work, combining a practical approach with a deep academic insight. For more info about FCLaw, please go to https://fclaw.com.mo/.
Honouring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Stanley Ho – Interview No. 1 with Dr. Ambrose So
Today PHKCCI released, on its YouTube channel, the first of several historic, in-depth interviews with selected personalities close to the legendary Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist Dr. Stanley Ho. This recorded conversation is with Dr. Ambrose So, the Honorary Consul of Portugal in Hong Kong. Click on the following link for access: https://youtu.be/w8tAfV_NY-Y
PHKCCI welcomes MdME Lawyers to our family as PHKCCI Supporting Member
We warmly welcome MdME Lawyers to PHKCCI as a Supporting Member. MdME Lawyers is a full-service Macau law firm, with offices in Hong Kong and Lisbon, which has built a solid reputation in Asia Pacific. Since its establishment in 2006, MdME Lawyers has put its particular brand of excellence, responsiveness and innovation at the service of major local and international clients, assisting them in some of the largest and most complex transactions, financings and disputes in Macau. MdME Lawyers is also a member of Lex Mundi, a leading worldwide network of independent law firms, as its exclusive Macau member firm. For more info about MdME Lawyers, please go to https://www.mdme.com.mo/en/.
Webinar - "Investing in Portugal - Your next location"
The Portugal-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHKCCI) organised a webinar in cooperation with AICEP Portugal Global – Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency, and with the support of the Consulate General of Portugal in Macau and Hong Kong. The topic was “Invest in Portugal – Your next location” and took place on July 30, 2020 at 9:00am GMT (4:00pm HK time). If you missed the webinar, please access the link below: https://youtu.be/M0TmhxnRUbg
The Portugal-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry highlights opportunities for companies at GBA
Following PHKCCI’s webinar, themed “Hong Kong & Portugal: Access to third markets – Greater Bay Area & Portuguese Speaking Countries", PHKCCI’s President, Bernardo Mendia, spoke with China’s largest news agency, Xinhua, about the opportunities and advantages that the Greater Bay Area Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau can bring to Portuguese companies in Hong Kong. See the complete article at http://portuguese.xinhuanet.com/2020-06/26/c_139168842.htm
The Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival is a holiday that takes place on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, near the summer solstice. This year that day falls on June 25th. It is an important day in Hong Kong, when people traditionally celebrate by eating sticky rice dumplings (zongzi) and participate or watch dragon boat racing along its beaches. A standard dragon boat is around 12 meters long and consists of a drummer, a steersman and 18 paddlers.
Webinar - "Hong Kong & Portugal: Access to third markets - Greater Bay Area & Portuguese Speaking Countries"
PHKCCI organised a webinar in cooperation with InvestHK, CW CPA and Bison Bank, and with the support of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The topic was “Hong Kong & Portugal: Access to third markets - Greater Bay Area & Portuguese-Speaking Countries” and it took place on June 18, 2020 from 9:30am to 10:30am GMT (4:30pm to 5:30pm HK time).
Webinar - “Startup Ecosystem in Portugal and Hong Kong”
PHKCCI organised a webinar in cooperation with Invest Hong Kong and Beta-i • , and with the support of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The topic was “Startup Ecosystem in Portugal and Hong Kong”. It covered the StartmeupHK Festival 2020, which is going virtual this year, and the Web Summit, probably the best tech conference on the planet. The webinar took place on June 12, 2020 from 9:30am to 10:30am GMT (4:30pm to 5:30pm HK time).
Belt and Road Global Forum
We are happy to announce that PHKCCI has joined the Belt and Road Global Forum – an organisation that promotes Hong Kong as the commercial hub for the Belt and Road Initiative. Its aim is to bring together local and international organisations, helping them to connect and create new business opportunities together.
Europe Forum 2020
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) together with the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW) organised the "Europe Forum 2020" on June 4th. The event, originally scheduled to take place in Porto, Portugal, was carried out via a webinar session due to the pandemic. With over 50 participants from 26 business associations located in Europe, and HKTDC representatives, this very useful meeting was opened, guided and closed by Mr. Hans Poulis, Vice-Chairman of the FHKBAW. PHKCCI is looking forward to hosting the meeting in Portugal in 2021.
Mr. Stanley Ho Hung-sun passed away
Mr. Stanley Ho Hung-sun passed away, at age 98, at the Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital in Hong Kong today. PHKCCI expresses its deep condolences to his family, staff and friends. Mr. Ho, born in Hong Kong, was the most prominent business magnate, investor and philanthropist in the Portugal-Hong Kong business community. PHKCCI will hold an homage to be announced shortly.
Webinar - "Best Practices to Boost the Economy"
The Portugal-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHKCCI) organised a webinar together with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in cooperation with BraveGeneration and Escolhe Portugal. The topic was “Best Practices to Boost the Economy” and took place on May 25, 2020 from 9:30am to 10:30am GMT (4:30pm to 5:30pm HK time).
Happy Europe Day! This day celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historic 'Schuman declaration', in 1950, when the French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union. For Hong Kong, a strong and cohesive European Union means a solid and reliable partner. In 2019, the EU has been Hong Kong’s largest trade partner after China. EU-HK bilateral trade reached an all-time high in goods and services. Likewise, Hong Kong is one of the EU’s top ten investments partners.
Webinar - "Best Health Practices to Overcome the Covid-19 Pandemic"
The Portugal-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHKCCI) organised a Webinar in cooperation with the Portuguese Association of Public Health Doctors (Associação Nacional Médicos de Saúde Pública), Invest Hong Kong and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office. The topic was “Best Health Practices to Overcome the Covid-19 Pandemic” and took place on May 14, 2020 from 09:30am to 10:30am GMT (04:30pm to 05:30pm HK time).
World Portuguese Language Day
Today, May 5th, we celebrate the World Portuguese Language Day, officially proclaimed by UNESCO. It highlights the important role the Portuguese language plays in linking countries, cultures and human civilization. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Portuguese sailors discovered numerous territories and maritime routes all around the world. As a matter of fact, the first European visitor to Hong Kong was the Portuguese explorer Jorge Álvares, who arrived in Hong Kong in 1513.