HK welcomes overseas people: FS

January 19, 2023

Financial Secretary Paul Chan seized the opportunity during a breakfast meeting at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Switzerland yesterday to welcome people from all over the world to come to Hong Kong to explore development opportunities.


With the theme of "Hong Kong Perspectives: Connectivity in an Evolving World", the breakfast meeting was co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing.


It was attended by over 70 participants, including senior management personnel of multinational companies, business leaders, entrepreneurs and representatives from the financial and investment sectors.


Speaking at the event, Mr Chan pointed out that with the unique advantages under "one country, two systems", Hong Kong serves as the bridge between the Mainland and the rest of the world in many areas such as finance, professional services, aviation, transport and logistics, as well as arts and culture.


As convenient access to the Mainland and the world has fully resumed, Hong Kong now stands at a new start with ample opportunities of development, he added.


The finance chief emphasised that the Hong Kong SAR Government is actively attracting enterprises and talent to the city with the aim of upgrading and nurturing industries.


Mr Chan then attended the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders luncheon.


He also met Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development Secretary-General Mathias Cormann, as well as World Economic Forum Executive Committee member and Head of Internet of Things & Urban Transformation Platform Jeff Merritt to exchange views on issues including the global economy and technological development.


Meanwhile, the Financial Secretary met the senior management of a multinational company and the founder of a startup company, during which he encouraged them to capitalise on Hong Kong's strengths in connectivity and explore the global market.

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