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.
April 25th marks the most transformative day of the last 100 years in the 900-year history of Portugal. On that very day in 1974 the Portuguese social and political structure was revolutionized. We share with you today’s speech by the President of Portugal at Today, on that same calendar day, marks three months since the beginning of Hong Kong’s official declared fight against Covid-19 on January 25th. See Mrs. Carrie Lam’s article with a pragmatic summary of what Hongkongers have successfully gone through in the last three months at
Level Constellation donation to SOS Vizinho
It is wonderful to see how our Corporate Gold Member Level Constellation is making a difference by supporting SOSvizinho with the donation of face masks. Thank you Level Constellation! Your restless solidarity to Portugal and positive energy will not be forgotten.
People arriving in Hong Kong by plane from Europe or the United States are required to immediately take a COVID-19 test and await results on-site at AsiaWorld-Expo. The new regulations came into effect on April 13. Those who test positive for the virus will be admitted to hospital immediately while those with negative results will need to wear a tracking bracelet and proceed to compulsory 14-day quarantine in their homes or other self-arranged accommodation. For extraordinary times, exceptional measures!
The General Assembly, Board of Directors and Audit Committee of PHKCCI advocate unanimously that the necessary way forward out of an economic depression is to halt expenses and print money. Public positions have been publicized by both the President of the General Assembly, Miguel Frasquilho, and the President of the Board, Bernardo Mendia. Please see full details, respectively, at and
PHKCCI grants the title of Honorary Member to Mr. Qi Zhu
The Board of the PHKCCI has conveyed and is, by unanimous resolution, proposing to the General Assembly of the Chamber to grant the title of Honorary Member to Mr. Qi Zhu. At a time of severe adversity and particular challenges for Portugal during this pandemic, PHKCCI is hereby making a public recognition. Having experienced the same hardships in his own country very recently, Mr. Qi Zhu understands the challenges that lie ahead for Portugal and wanted to help. THANK YOU Mr. Qi Zhu for offering 55,000 face masks to the Portuguese people. On behalf of all PHKCCI members, we are truly honoured to make you an Honorary Member of our Chamber.
PHKCCI and the Portuguese Medical Association analyze the impact of Covid-19 - Ni Hao Portugal
Executive Breakfast - Covid-19: Health, Economic and Diplomatic Impact
The world needs strong political leadership to overcome this crisis and assure minimum human casualties and financial and economic loss. PHKCCI would like to thank to the speakers and the Portuguese Medical Association for hosting and co-organizing PHKCCI’s Executive Breakfast themed “Covid-19: Health, Economic and Diplomatic Impact”. Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau offered Portugal enough time to prepare for the arrival of the virus. It is time to be proactive and respond with rapid, stringent measures. Well done Prime Minister Antonio Costa, well done Portugal. 🇵🇹
We warmly welcome Waratah Group to PHKCCI as a Supporting Member
Waratah consists of a solid sales and marketing team with a wealth of knowledge in the international property market – particularly in Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and the Golden Triangle in the Algarve region. Waratah is driven by customer care with the aim to source the right property for the right client at the right price. Waratah’s worldwide marketing exposes their portfolio of properties to an international clientele, from which their experienced team can select qualified buyers to execute an expeditious sale at an optimum market price. For more info about Waratah, please go to and
Executive Breakfast at ISEG
An insightful and captivating presentation on Scenario Planning and Strategic Innovation was held this morning by the renowned Professor Paulo Carvalho at PHKCCI’s Executive Breakfast hosted by ISEG - Executive Education. PHKCCI is also very pleased to share the news of its new Cooperation Protocol signed with ISEG - Executive Education´s Professor João Cantiga Esteves at this event. The agreement offers exclusive advantages to all PHKCCI members, including discounts when enrolling in any of ISEG - Executive Education programs, such as Executive MBA and post-graduate courses.
PHKCCI at the Chinese New Year celebrations in Frankfurt
PHKCCI joined the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in Frankfurt for the Chinese New Year celebrations. The Year of the Pig was a challenging year, but PHKCCI stands in solidarity with Hong Kong to show the rest of the world its resilience and the opportunities of Asia’s World City in the Year of the Rat.
We welcome JNJ Partners LLP to our family as PHKCCI Supporting Member
We welcome JNJ Partners LLP to our family as PHKCCI Supporting Member. JNJ Partners LLP is a young and energetic Hong Kong-based corporate and securities law firm, specialised in corporate & commercial related businesses, particularly in the areas of capital markets, corporate finance, M&A, and PRC related legal work. Their team consists of active players in the Hong Kong legal market, predominantly in relation to IPO, M&A, PE investment and regulatory compliance-related businesses. JNJ Partners LLP intends to expand its business footprint with the Portuguese speaking community. For more info about JNJ Partners LLP please go to
PHKCCI welcomes ORBIS to our family as PHKCCI Supporting Member
We warmly welcome ORBIS to PHKCCI as a Supporting Member. ORBIS is an international business firm headquartered in Hong Kong, taking its roots in Asia since 2006, grouping different offices with a dedicated focus in South-East Asia and Greater China. ORBIS team includes foreign and local partners working in synergy upon their respective expertise. As a provider of business advisory, legal and tax/accounting services (among others), ORBIS is also a premium partner for entrepreneurs and investors in Asia, offering personalized services and customized expertise in view of building lasting relationships with clients while their business evolves.
Today we had our second Executive Breakfast with the theme: Greater Bay Area – Opportunities in Science, Technology and Innovation. The event was co-organised by PHKCCI, SPI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, Lektou Advogados and Invest Hong Kong, and took place in Porto, Portugal. Thank you to all the attendees!
PHKCCI welcomes CW CPA to our family as PHKCCI Supporting Member
We warmly welcome CW CPA to PHKCCI as a Supporting Member. CW CPA has over 100 employees spread out between its Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Barcelona, London and Bogotá offices. With more than 30 years experience and a professional, dedicated multilingual team, CW CPA provides services such as Audit & Assurance, Accounting & Financial Reporting, China Consulting, Corporate Secretarial, HR Process Outsourcing and Tax Advisory. CW CPA intends to further expand its clients base into Portuguese-speaking countries, providing fundamental services in their endeavours and establishment in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and in particular in the Greater Bay Area.
PHKCCI at Club Lusitano in Hong Kong
The Club Lusitano invited the PHKCCI to introduce the Chamber to its members. The event took place earlier this evening with a full house. We would like to express our gratitude to the Club General Committee, and our deepest appreciation to all attendees, the Portuguese General Consulate in Macau and Hong Kong and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency.
PHKCCI kicked off 2020 with the launch of its monthly “Executive Breakfast” – a space for networking and debating the Portugal/HK business relation. We thank our Supporting Member, Bison Bank, for hosting our very first breakfast and we thank Portugal’s Secretary of State for Internationalisation, Mr. Eurico Brilhante Dias, for the prompt availability in joining us as our honorary guest.
13th edition of the Asian Financial Forum
The Asian Financial Forum 13th edition will take place in Hong Kong on 13th and 14th of January, 2020. This year’s theme is “Redefining Growth: Innovation ∙ Breakthrough ∙ Inclusiveness”. It will examine the most pressing issues of the day, including trade and supply chain finance, ESG, asset and wealth management, green finance, circular economy, fintech, cyber security, etc. A plethora of global leaders have already confirmed to join the event to share their insights and expertise, including Janet Yellen (former Chair of US Federal Reserve), Péter Szijjártó (Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary), Liu Liange (Chairman of Bank of China), Bill Winters (CEO of Standard Chartered), Mike Wells (CEO of Prudential) and Andrew Yan (Managing Partner of SAIF Partners). For further information, please visit and contact PHKCCI for special delegation packages.
20th edition of the Hong Kong Forum 2019
The President of the General Assembly and the President of the Board represented PHKCCI at the 20th edition of the Hong Kong Forum 2019. The event was held in Hong Kong and organized by the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (HKBAW) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The HKBAW is a unique network of 45 business associations in 34 countries and regions with over 13,000 associates who have strong business ties to Hong Kong.
Internship Opportunity for Hong Kong university students in Portugal
PHKCCI has the pleasure to announce that the Hong Kong government is offering an Internship Scheme for Hong Kong university students in Portugal from May to September 2020. If you are interested in further enhancing the bilateral ties between Portugal and Hong Kong, as well as tap into the fast growing Chinese and Asian markets, this is for your company. Please contact PHKCCI for more details.
The official launch of PHKCCI
The official launch of PHKCCI was commemorated at a luncheon in Lisbon on November 19, 2019. We thank the presence of the supporting organisations, sponsors, members and friends.
Our Board's President describes to the newspaper Hoje Macau how PHKCCI came about. Full interview at:
The 20th Hong Kong Forum
Contact us if you wish to join the Hong Kong Forum (HKF), which will take place on December 3 and 4 in Hong Kong. The HKF is the annual flagship event of the Federation of HK Business Associations Worldwide, which has grown to include 45 business associations in 34 countries and regions with more than 13,000 members across Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and Latin America. This is a unique opportunity to take part in inspirational conferences and networking sessions to connect with like-minded business executives from all over the world linked to Hong Kong. Full details at
PHKCCI welcomes SGS Hong Kong to our family as PHKCCI Gold Partner
PHKCCI welcomes SGS Hong Kong to our family as PHKCCI Gold Partner. SGS has more than 1,000 employees in Hong Kong primarily focusing on testing and certification activities. SGS Hong Kong also covers businesses in Macau and is the controlling partner of the construction laboratory The Lab Asia (TLA) which focuses on the infrastructure and construction sector. SGS HK intends to expand its business footprint with the Portuguese speaking business community, particularly in Macau.
PHKCCI presented its greetings to Ambassador Paulo Cunha Alves
PHKCCI presented its greetings to Ambassador Paulo Cunha Alves, General Consul of Portugal in Macau and Hong Kong, and to Mr. Ambrose So, Honorary Consul of Portugal in Hong Kong. Our General Assembly President, Mr. Miguel Frasquilho, and Secretary, Mr. Miguel Malaquias Pereira, as well as the Vice President and General Secretary of the Board of Directors, Mr. Gonçalo Frey-Ramos and Mr. Carlos Torres, formally introduced the Chamber, the objectives and plan of activities going forward.
The Portugal - Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry was dully registered, in Lisbon, on October 11, 2019. This day marks the beginning of the life of this new entity. PHKCCI is a platform for all business people and companies looking to learn more about Hong Kong S.A.R. and/or Portugal. Its members are interested in networking with likeminded individuals and companies, and finding new business opportunities within these markets.
The Portugal - Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry
After months of preparation, and before the official launching, the Portugal - Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHKCCI) kicked off works on September 24, 2019. The General Assembly, Board of Directors, and Audit Committee were all present. We also had the honor of our main supporter Hong Kong Trade and Development Center (HKTDC) attending the meeting through its representatives Mr. William Chui, Europe Regional Director, and Ms. Virginia Seoane from the Barcelona office. Various topics, such as PHKCCI’s cooperation with HKTDC and the upcoming planned events, were discussed.