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The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC), in collaboration with InvestHK, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Shanghai Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT Shanghai), is pleased to inform that we are organizing the seminar "Hong Kong: Where Business Opportunities Connect".


The seminar, FREE of charge, is scheduled for February 22nd 2022, and will be held OFFLINE and ONLINE in the auditorium of the CICC Office in Shanghai (777 Weihai Road, Auditorium 10° floor, Jing'an District, Shanghai / 静安区威海路777号10楼会议室), from 14:00 to 17:00 (GMT+8).


How to Leverage Hong Kong as Springboard to Capture Business Opportunities?

The seminar will discuss:

• Hong Kong's business environment and Unique Advantages

• Hong Kong's Taxation System and Preferential Benefits

• Cross-border Financial Services and All-rounded Support to the Enterprises in Mainland and Hong Kong


Organizers

• Invest Hong Kong, HKSARG

• China-Italy Chamber of Commerce

• Shanghai Council for the Promotion of International Trade / Shanghai Chamber of International Commerce


Co-organizers

• Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai, HKSARG

• Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong & Macao


Language

English


Event Background


During the 6th Belt &Road Summit held on September 1st 2021, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and the Mainland have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on enhancing exchanges and co-operation in promoting Multilateral Co-operation along the Belt and Road initiatives and high-quality development of overseas Economic & Trade Co-operation Zones. The MOU was signed by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Ministry of Commerce. According to the MOU, both sides will leverage respective strengths to promote the zones' high-quality development, encourage enterprises of both places to invest and set up businesses at the zones, develop the zones jointly and explore international markets, following the principle of "government providing guidance, enterprises taking the lead, and market-oriented operation". Furthermore, the pact states that the two sides will encourage enterprises, business associations, trade and industry organisations and intermediaries of both places to jointly organise business missions to Belt & Road-related countries and seminars, and to establish exchange platforms and more. Both sides will also support exchanges and collaboration amongst the zones and Hong Kong to the SMEs.


Hong Kong is an important gateway under the B&R initiative and plays its unique role in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) region. Furthermore, it is the ideal place for investors to explore in wide range of diversity for their business development via Hong Kong and further expansion in the international market. It's encouraged to leverage Hong Kong as the Springboard for "Stepping out" to capture the business opportunities under Belt & Road initiative and explore the new market in the GBA.

The event targets to introduce HK's business environment and how best to leverage HK's unique business advantages such as low tax regime, leading financial services by providing diversified financing channels, international talents, professional services in different sectors, government support measures with funding scheme etc. to formulate business plan and foster tie with the clients from the global.


ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS


InvestHK


InvestHK is the government department of HKSAR responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment and supporting overseas and mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to support companies from the planning stage right through to the launch and expansion of their business succeeded in HK.


http://www.investhk.gov.hk


CCPIT Shanghai


Founded in November 1956, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council was the oldest local branch of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). In August 2002, with the approval of Shanghai Municipal People's government, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council also assumed the name of Shanghai Council for the Promotion of International Trade, which is directly affiliated to the municipal government.


With a mission to serve national economic and diplomatic strategy and Shanghai's overall development, CCPIT Shanghai's mission is to promote trade, investment, economic and technological cooperation and enhance mutual understanding and friendship between Shanghai and the rest of the world. The main functions of CCPIT Shanghai are to provide services to government and enterprises in fields of international liaison, conventions and exhibitions, legal arbitration and trade and investment consultation, and to undertake work entrusted by other government departments in accordance with the Charter of CCPIT. CCPIT Shanghai is also responsible for the operation of Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center) and Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai (World Trade Center Association Shanghai).


http://www.cpitsh.org/cpitsh


COIC Shanghai


Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai (COIC Shanghai) is a comprehensive non-governmental and non-profit social organization with legal person status. COIC Shanghai is made up of companies, public institutions and economic organizations engaged in international business activities. It is one of the most influential Chambers of Commerce in Shanghai. At present, COIC Shanghai boasts more than 3,000 members, provides services for over 110,000 companies, and has signed MOUs with 156 Chambers of Commerce, economic and trade organizations around the globe.


http://www.cpitsh.org/cpitsh


Kind Regards,

The CICC Team

Agenda

2

00PM

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2

30PM

2

30PM

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2

35PM

Welcome and introduction to guests

Moderator: Shanghai Council for the Promotion of International Trade

2

35PM

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2

50PM

Welcome remarks

Remarks by Mr Valtero Canepa, Vice Chairman of China-Italy Chamber of Commerce Shanghai Office Remarks by Dr Jimmy Chiang, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion (Business Development) , Invest Hong Kong (Online) Remarks by Mr YANG Dong Sheng, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Council for the Promotion of International Trade

2

50PM

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3

10PM

Hong Kong’s Business Environment and Unique Advantages

Speaker: Mr Philip Kung, Deputy Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai; Head of Investment Promotion at InvestHK Shanghai Office

3

10PM

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3

30PM

Hong Kong’s Taxation System and Preferential Benefits

Speaker: Mr Tony Xu, Senior Manager – M&A Tax Services, PwC Shanghai

3

30PM

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3

50PM

Cross-border Financial Services and All-rounded Support to the Enterprises in mainland and Hong Kong

Speaker: Ms Rebecca Fan, Senior Vice President of International Business, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited Speaker: Mr Paul Allen, Country Head of International Subsidiary Banking, HSBC Bank (China) Company LimitedMr Paul Allen, Country Head of International Subsidiary Banking, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited

3

50PM

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4

10PM

Hong Kong at the crossroad of Asian success cases from and towards the Mainland: Hawksford case and practice

Speaker: Mr Fabio Stella, China Head of Sales & Business Development, Hawksford Corporate Services Hong Kong Limited

4

10PM

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4

30PM

Speakers

  • Philip Kung (Deputy Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai, Head of Investment Promotion at InvestHK Shanghai Office)

    Philip Kung

    Deputy Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai, Head of Investment Promotion at InvestHK Shanghai Office

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  • Tony Xu (Senior Manager of M&A Tax Services at PwC Shanghai)

    Tony Xu

    Senior Manager of M&A Tax Services at PwC Shanghai

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  • Rebecca Fan (Senior Vice President of International Business at HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited)

    Rebecca Fan

    Senior Vice President of International Business at HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited

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  • Paul Allen (Country Head of International Subsidiary  Banking at HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited)

    Paul Allen

    Country Head of International Subsidiary Banking at HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited

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  • Fabio Stella (China Head of Sales & Business Development, Hawksford Corporate Services Hong Kong  Limited at Hawksford Corporate Consulting Services Shanghai Limited)

    Fabio Stella

    China Head of Sales & Business Development, Hawksford Corporate Services Hong Kong Limited at Hawksford Corporate Consulting Services Shanghai Limited

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