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SCED attends Harbin Hong Kong Week 2014 activities

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, attended activities at Harbin Hong Kong Week 2014 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province today (September 18). He also met with leaders of the Heilongjiang Provincial Government.

     Mr So attended and delivered a speech at the seminar on business opportunities in Heilongjiang and Hong Kong. One of the highlights of Harbin Hong Kong Week 2014, the seminar aimed to explore opportunities in economic and trade co-operation between Heilongjiang and Hong Kong, and to enhance understanding of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) among the enterprises in the two cities, so as to help their business development.   

     Harbin Hong Kong Week 2014 is co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the People's Government of Heilongjiang Province. It aims to promote Hong Kong's priority industries, encourage Mainland enterprises' investment in Hong Kong, and enhance local residents' understanding of Hong Kong through a series of seminars on various topics including the business environment and relevant policies in Hong Kong, as well as business opportunities in Hong Kong and Heilongjiang Province.
     In the afternoon, Mr So met the Governor of Heilongjiang Province, Mr Lu Hao, to exchange views on the latest developments of the two sides.

     Mr So will attend as guest of honour and speak at the opening ceremony of Harbin Hong Kong Week 2014 cum 2014 Hong Kong Trendy Products Expo, Harbin (the Expo) tomorrow morning (September 19). He will also attend the opening ceremony of the Harbin Hong Kong Brand Festival and deliver a speech.

     A joint venture between the People's Government of Heilongjiang Province and the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong (CMA), the Expo will present about 300 booths covering fashion and accessories, jewellery and watches, beauty and health products, food and beverages, household products, electrical appliances, children's products and authentic cuisine of Hong Kong.

     The Harbin Hong Kong Brand Festival, supported by the Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales, is co-organised by the Hong Kong Brand Development Council and the CMA. The Festival aims to help Hong Kong enterprises explore business opportunities on the Mainland, as well as promote the image of Hong Kong brands in an innovative manner.

     Mr So will return to Hong Kong tomorrow evening.

Ends/Thursday, September 18, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:46