Hong Kong is sending its CIO, Jeremy Godfrey, down under to boost bilateral ICT company partnerships.
Godfrey will be joined by a trade delegation that includes 10 Hong Kong and mainland China companies on a road show through Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney from November 10 to 14.
“The primary objective is to promote partnerships between Hong Kong and Australian ICT companies, and to explore common strategies and possibilities for co-operation to tap into the China market,” Hong Kong Trade Development Council A/NZ director, Bonnie Shek, said.
The main advantages of operating out of Hong Kong were a stable political situation, free flows of information and capital, an excellent legal system, and a culture that speaks both the language of international business, and that of the Chinese mainland, Shek said.
“Companies are encouraged to form partnerships with Hong Kong companies and to do business with them, before they consider seriously setting a business base in Hong Kong,” she said.
“We hope that both Hong Kong delegates and Australian companies can successfully identify some business partners and business models to follow up on.”
The mission to Australia is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong Software Outsourcing Alliance (HKSOA) and the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA).