Official launching, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 https://www.hkfederation.org.hk/hkforum
Our Board's President describes to the newspaper Hoje Macau how PHKCCI came about. Full interview at: https://hojemacau.com.mo/2019/11/19/bernardo-mendia-presidente-da-camara-de-comercio-portugal-hong-kong-o-mercado-de-hk-tem-muitas-vantagens/