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.
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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).
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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.
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.
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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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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
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:
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
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.
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.