In Portugal

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

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5 - 8 July 2022

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5 - 8 July 2022

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5 - 8 July 2022

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5 - 8 July 2022

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21 - 24 July 2022

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29 July - 2 Aug 2022

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11 - 15 Aug 2022

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10 - 12 Nov 2022

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1 - 2 Dec 2022

 

Past Events/Activities

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PHKCCI warmly welcomes its newest Supporting Member Blue Stay!

Blue Stay is a real estate and property management company headquartered in Lisbon. Blue Stay’s engagement in property management for Local Accommodation is intended to provide quality service to its clients. Client satisfaction is what they cherish most and their knowledge and experience in property management enables them to meet all owners’ needs from purchase and sale of property to maintenance of property for accommodating tenants.

For more info about Blue Stay, please go to https://www.bluestay.pt/.

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The Hong Kong Seminar in Europe 2022 and Europe Forum

Lisbon welcomed "The Hong Kong Seminar in Europe 2022", and "Europe Forum" with wonderful summer weather and a range of activities to entertain over 200 guests during the 3-day event coordinated by PHKCCI and the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide.

Heads of HK Business Associations worldwide were received on June 8th for a welcome cocktail and dinner at SMY Lisboa Hotel.

June 9th began early morning with a business seminar that included the following speakers and moderators:
- Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union, Mr. Eddie Cheung;
- Regional Director for Europe, Central Asia & Israel of the HKTDC, Mr. Silas Chu;
- Former Portuguese Secretary of State of Internationalization, Mr. Jorge Costa Oliveira;
- Deputy CEO of HSBC Continental Europe, Mr. chris davies;
- Acting Director-General of Trade and Industry, Mr. Francis Ho;
- Vice-President of the PHKCCI, Mr. Óscar Alberto Madureira;
- President of the PHKCCI, Mr. Bernardo Mendia;
- Minister of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Mr. Peng Gang;
- Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong, Mr. Stephen Phillips (傅仲森);
- Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide, Mr. Hans Poulis;
- CEO of Trilogi, Mr. Màrius Rossell;
- Portuguese entrepreneur, Mr. Tim Vieira;
- Chairman of the China Chamber of Commerce to the European Union and Chairman of Bank of China (Europe) SA, Mr. Haifeng XU; and
- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Portuguese Republic, Mr. Zhao Bentang.

After a networking luncheon hosted by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Brussels at Sana Epic Marquês Hotel, HK Business Heads visited JOINCO to learn about a successful, Portuguese company with close relations to HK. Furthermore, the day could not end any better as Portugal’s football team won by 2-0 against the Czech Republic in the Nations League.

June 10th began early morning as well with the Europe Forum and ended with a farewell lunch hosted by Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

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FIN2022

Carlos Torres, the General Secretary of PHKCCI, participated in the panel "Business Forum | Paths that unite the world" at FIN2022, together with speakers Daniel Uritu, Yulia Stark and Rocio R. Aguiar. The panel will be moderated by Michele Orzan.

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Portuguese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Congratulations to the Rede de Câmaras de Comércio Portuguesas for another milestone towards the formal establishment of a common platform for the Portuguese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCIs). The CCIs are the largest network of Portuguese entrepreneurs worldwide, and which contributes to the Portuguese exportation and Portugal’s FDI.

Congratulations also to Federação das Câmaras Portuguesas de Comércio no Brasil and Camara Brasil Portugal no Ceara CBPCE for organizing this year’s event and warmly welcoming participants worldwide.

PHKCCI is looking forward to next year’s annual meeting, in Santa Catarina, Brazil, and also to 2024, when the event will finally take place in Hong Kong!

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We warmly welcome Optylon Krea as a new Supporting Member of PHKCCI!

Optylon Krea is a Pan-Mediterranean real estate and investment management group with offices in Lisbon and Istanbul. The group has managed more than €1.7 billion in real estate investments in Portugal, Turkey and Romania. It is currently advising 4 funds in Portugal with a total equity of €160 million and also has subsidiaries operating in the serviced apartment business (Ando & Lovelystay). The Group’s management team has won prestigious international awards over the years, such as ULI, MIPIM and Euromoney Awards.

For more information, please visit https://www.optylonkrea.com/.

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Webinar: “How well do you know your suppliers in China?”

On May 30th at 11:30AM (PT time) / 6:30PM (HK time) APCER, PHKCCI's gold corporate member, shared their solutions on how to get to know and evaluate your suppliers in China.

Bernardo Mendia, President of PHKCCI, also joined to discuss trade relations between Portugal and China.

This event was organized by APCER, in cooperation with Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry - CCILC and PHKCCI.

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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/.

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Bernardo Mendia, President of PHKCCI, contributed with an opinion piece for the popular Caderno País Positivo, distributed monthly by the newspaper Jornal SOL. The article was written by occasion of the 465th anniversary of the Portuguese presence in Macau. On the same page you may also read an opinion piece by Mr. Zhao Bentang, Ambassador of China to Portugal.

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Financial Opportunities for Portuguese Companies in the Macau Bond Market

The MdME Lawyers' Lisbon Office, the Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry - CCILC and PHKCCI co-hosted a “Portugal-China Business Breakfast for a discussion on the topic of “Financial Opportunities for Portuguese Companies in the Macau Bond Market” at Macau Economic and Trade Delegation in Lisbon.

This innovative topic brought together various stakeholders to share insights on the financing avenues afforded by the Macau bond market, in a hybrid event which counted with the participation of various financial institutions and #Chinese enterprises in #Portugal. The attendees had a fruitful discussion with the speakers Carlos Fan, from MOX (the local bond market regulator), Luís Valença Pinto and André Castanheira Pinto from HAITONG, and Tirso Olazabal from MdME Lawyers.

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CREATIVE SMART CITIES

PHKCCI attended the first annual scientific conference on CREATIVE SMART CITIES, organized by Rede do Empresário in cooperation with Audax-ISCTE and ITMA at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

Carlos Torres, PHKCCI’s General Secretary, participated in the panel “The importance of ecosystems in the dynamics and future of cities” and informed the audience of the excellent initiatives that are being developed by Hong Kong in recent years under the vision “Embrace innovation and technology to build a world-famed Smart Hong Kong characterised by a strong economy and high quality of living”.

The event was aimed to be an international reference in the study of new perspectives of the digital revolution, promoting the connection between universities, the business community and the Government.

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Meeting with the Portuguese Secretary of State of Internationalization

It's not an easy task to take on the role as Secretary of State of Internationalization after Eurico Brilhante Dias's exceptional tenure. However, Bernardo Ivo Cruz did just so by inviting the Chambers for an open dialogue at the Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros.

PHKCCI is looking forward to working closely with the new Secretary of State, himself a former President of a Chamber of Commerce and Industry — the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

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International Forum – Export and Internationalization

The “International Forum – Export and Internationalization” took place on April 21st at Lisbon Marriott Hotel, with over 300 participants. It was a successful initiative of the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Luso-Française, co-organized by PHKCCI and fellow Chambers.

It was inaugurated yesterday evening with a Gala Dinner chaired by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Portugal, Prof. Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The Forum was initiated this morning by the Secretary of State for Internationalization, Mr. Bernardo Ivo Cruz, followed by the speech of the President of AICEP, Mr. Luis Filipe de Castro Henriques. PHKCCI General Secretary, Mr. Carlos Torres, presented the Hong Kong market outlook and opportunities in the Greater Bay Area.

We would like to thank Mr. Eddie Cheung, Hong Kong Special Representative to the European Union, Dr. Alexis Tam, the Chefe da Delegação of the Macau Economic and Trade Office in Lisbon, as well as all PHKCCI members and guests who honored PHKCCI with their presence.

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Plano de Recuperação e Resiliência – PRR

The online seminar "Plano de Recuperação e Resiliência – PRR" (Resolution and Resilience Plan) took place on March 30th at 9:00AM (Lisbon time) / 4:00PM (Hong Kong time) with over 140 participants.

The event was organised by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Portugal, in cooperation with PHKCCI, Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry - CCILC and Associação das Empresas Chinesas em Portugal (Association of Chinese Companies in Portugal).

Various distinguished speakers participated, such as Dr. Zhao Bentang, the Chinese Ambassador to Portugal, Dr. Fernando Alfaiate, President of "Estrutura de Missão Recuperar Portugal", Dr. Jose Pedro Farinha and Dra. Claudia Rodrigues, representing Viseeon Portugal, Eng.º Carlos Fernandes, President of IP Engenharia and Vice President of Infraestruturas de Portugal and Dr. Wang Yaojun (Deputy Governor of the Bank of China in Portugal), President of the Association of Chinese Companies in Portugal.

The President of the Board of PHKCCI and General Secretary of Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry - CCILC, Bernardo Mendia, closed the seminar.

There was also time for Q&A, where Mr. João Pinheiro, Team Leader of the Corporate Finance Department at Bank of China in Portugal, Mr. Joao M S Monteiro, Commercial and Investment Department at CHINA STATE CONSTRUCTION (CSCEC) Portugal, and a representative of China Overseas Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (COVEC) raised several questions regarding PRR.

View the entire seminar at https://lnkd.in/dS6kE4hK
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For more information regarding PRR, visit https://lnkd.in/g2jWw_F
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Alibaba.com - Portugal Tour

PHKCCI, the Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry - CCILC and aicep Portugal Global organised 3 conferences with Alibaba.com. The aim was to present the E-commerce Platform and its potential as an online tool for buying and selling products worldwide.

The platform is comprised of a business area with around 200 countries and regions, more than 40 industries and 180 million products online and registers an average of 300,000 commercial approaches daily, considering that it aggregates more than 26 million active buyers from all over the world.

The sessions featured Ana Chiappetta, Senior Channel Marketing & Client Success Manager of Alibaba.com
, who introduced the platform and clarified all participants' questions.

The event took place on:
- February 19 in Albufeira
- February 21 in Lisbon
- February 23 in Porto

The sessions were free, in Portuguese and sponsored by Roma Andrade Despachante Oficial – Official Broker and Customs Representative.

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Asian Financial Forum (AFF) 2022

After having joined in-person the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) in Hong Kong with a Portuguese Delegation back in January 2020, this year PHKCCI joined the Forum virtually on January 10 and 11, 2022. This event continues to provide great network and information. We also learned the following:
—> Last year, the daily turnover in HK stock market averaged over US$21 billion, up 28.8% over 2020.
—> HK also continues to be a global fundraising hub. Last year, HK raised US$42 billion in funds through initial public offerings (IPOs), ranking fourth globally.
—> Hong Kong's fund management business is also flourishing. It grew 21%, year on year, to around US$4.5 trillion at the end of 2020.

Video-on-demand of the 60 speeches and panel discussions, as well as the online exhibition of the AFF 2022 are available on https://www.affonline.hk/
till 11 March 2022.

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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/.

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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/.

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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 info@phkcci.com

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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FIN2021

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.

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Web Summit 2021

PHKCCI had a busy day at the Web Summit 2021 in Lisbon. After two Web Summit Masterclasses during the day, we spent the evening at a productive Networking Cocktail event at Tivoli Hotel.

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Guided tour at the Cristiano Ronaldo Academy

PHKCCI has gracefully been invited by Sporting Clube de Portugal to visit the Cristiano Ronaldo Academy in Alcochete on Saturday, October 30th, 2021.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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).

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On Friday, September 3rd, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels and Invest Hong Kong hosted a joint cocktail gathering at Hotel The Oitavos restaurant Verbasco in Cascais to celebrate the relaunch of Hong Kong. The event turned out to be a success with a great turnout.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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/.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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/.

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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/.

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PAIIR – Portuguese Association of Immigration, Investment and Relocation

PHKCCI has established a cooperation agreement with PAIIR – Portuguese Association of Immigration, Investment and Relocation. PHKCCI looks forward to cooperate with PAIIR and develop initiatives benefiting all members.

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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

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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
and https://lnkd.in/gg6KYmZ

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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/.

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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