Webinar on opportunities for SL in HK
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, to further promote trade and investment between Sri Lanka and Hong Kong, will be organising a Webinar on ‘Business and Investment Opportunities for Sri Lanka in Hong Kong and Beyond’ on 10 March 2021 via MS Teams. InvestHK Director General Stephen Phillips will be the keynote speaker.
This would be an ideal opportunity for the companies interested in penetrating into a country with over 7.5 million population and the gateway to Macau Islands and China. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the seventh-largest in the world, with a market capitalisation of HK$30.4 trillion (US$3.87 trillion) as of December 2018 and the tenth-largest trading entity in exports and imports (2017). Over half of its cargo throughput consists of transshipments (goods travelling through Hong Kong). Products from mainland China account for about 40 per cent of that traffic.
Hong Kong is part of the Maritime Silk Road that runs from the Chinese coast via the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean and thereafter to the Upper Adriatic region of Trieste with its rail connections to Central and Eastern Europe.
Hong Kong is one of the market leaders in Asean for Automobile and Transport, Electronics, Fashion, Clothing and Accessories, Food and Beverage, Gifts, Toys and Sports Supplies, Health, Beauty and Baby Care, Home Products, Lights and Constructions, Industrial Machinery, Parts and Raw Materials, Jewellery and Watch, Printing and Packaging, Stationery and Office Equipment and Professional Services.