Bay area fair promotes trade

December 7, 2023
Boosting trade
Boosting trade:

Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui speaks at the sub-forum.

The Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau, the Guangdong Department of Commerce and the Zhuhai Municipal Government today jointly held the Hong Kong Sub-forum of the 2023 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Fair for Trade in Services.

The sub-forum facilitated exchanges of views on boosting the financial services industry across the bay area. Under the theme of “High-quality Development of Finance in the GBA”, it involved keynote speeches and a round-table discussion.

Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui, Guangdong Department of Commerce Director-General Zhang Jinsong, Zhuhai Mayor Huang Zhihao and Guangdong Financial Supervisory Authority Director General Yu Haiping all delivered speeches.

In his speech, Mr Hui highlighted that Hong Kong’s financial services industry has been receiving strong support nationally.

He said: “As an international financial centre of our country, Hong Kong can play a leading role in the arena of finance in the GBA, and strengthen complementary and mutually beneficial co-operation with other GBA cities, thereby enhancing the efficiency and ease of capital flow within the GBA.

“This is conducive to facilitating our country’s efforts in enhancing the capability of finance to serve the real economy, internationalising renminbi, and deepening the reform and opening up of the financial markets.”

The Guangdong Department of Commerce and the Zhuhai Municipal Government have collaborated with the Hong Kong’s Commerce & Economic Development Bureau and Macau’s Trade & Investment Promotion Institute in hosting the fair, which opened yesterday and will conclude tomorrow.


The fair included events held in three places. In addition to those at the main venue in Zhuhai, sub-forums were held in both Hong Kong and Macau. About 150 participants from the financial regulatory bodies, industry organisations and financial sectors of the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau attended the Hong Kong sub-forum, which was held at AsiaWorld-Expo.

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