CW CPA is proud to be invited as a Supporting Member of Portugal-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHKCCI).  Mr. Goncalo Frey-Ramos, Vice President of PHKCCI, visited us at our Hong Kong office on 21 Jan 2020.  Our Partner, Mr. Thomas Wong received him and shared his ideas and experiences in the industry, especially in the Latin American markets. 

 

With this partnership with PHKCCI, we intend to help PHKCCI and its fellow members in their business endeavours in Hong Kong and Mainland China, with a special focus on the Greater Bay Area.

 

PHKCCI’s hyperlinks:

https://www.phkcci.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/phkcci

Written by Mandy Lau, Administration Department, CW CPA

Pacific Basin Economic Council is an institution that supports connectivity and cross-border regulatory standardization efforts within the Asia Pacific region for all technological advancements, through dialogue, engagement and collaborative efforts.

PBEC advocates and supports merging sustainability with affordability business models across APAC, with a “leave no one behind” social impact mantra, in the further advancement of economic growth in the region.

The Pacific Basin Economic Council provides a regional platform for meaningful connections/partnerships with like-minded business leaders, entrepreneurs and Government officials from across APAC through invitation only forums & events.

Functioning as an APAC connector, the Pacific Basin Economic Council is recognized by leaders, chambers of commerce, think tanks, consulates & government agencies throughout Asia & the Pacific.

Allowing members to access APEC’s regional governments via PBEC members’ credible network, resources and events, PBEC functions as a connection hub for the members’ business in the APAC region. With events organized in different regional cities, such as Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong, PBEC opens the opportunity for members to extend their network and deepen their knowledge on sustainability.

PBEC is the only cross border membership for business leaders connecting South America’s economies with the Asia Pacific, allowing them to gather the latest market insights from other members, key government sources and reports.

For more information, please download the presentation HERE.

Or get in touch with Michael Walsh, Chief Executive by michael.walsh@pbec.org. Please also visit the website: https://www.pbec.org/.

On 10 January 2020, we visited the Trade Representative of Dominican Republic, Myrna Josefina Pichardo Escoto, at the Commercial & Development Office of the Dominican Republic in Hong Kong (“the Office”), discussing how to help Dominican entrepreneurs dealing with different issues related to their business operations in China.

Written by Raul Chan, Latin Department, CW CPA

CW participated on the 2nd edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019

From 4 to 8 November 2019, several Latin Department colleagues traveled to Shanghai to attend the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE). David Barriga, our overseas consultant for South America, also attended the CIIE as part of a Colombian business delegation.  This was the first time Colombia has an official booth in the CIIE. Other countries that participated in the 2nd edition included Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador from Latin America and Spain and Portugal from Europe.

During the CIIE, Gabriela Lenis and Raul Chan, our Latin Department business advisors, attended the “Economic and Trade Fair for China, Africa and Latin America Cooperation”, which had the objective of creating a platform for fostering the trade between the respective regions. Our team also visited various country pavilions and got in touch with companies which were interested in entering the Chinese market.  In particular, among various industries, food and tourism occupied the largest expo areas which were our focus of visit.

Written by Marant Caballero, Latin Department, CW CPA

Colombian delegates of Central de Abastos de Bucaramanga S.A. visited Hong Kong Trade Development Council

On 4 November 2019, our Latin Department Senior Advisor, Victor Herrera, accompanied 27 delegates of Central de Abastos de Bucaramanga S.A. to visit the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (“HKTDC”).  Ms. Anne Chung, Manager, International Relations of the HKTDC was present to introduce the Belt & Road Initiatives to the delegates.  Besides, Victor introduced the business opportunities in Hong Kong as a gateway to the Asian market.

Central de Abastos de Bucaramanga S.A. is an agricultural wholesale market located in the city of Bucaramanga in Colombia.  To celebrate its 30th anniversary, a trade mission was organized to visit China.  Hong Kong is one of the Chinese cities visited by the delegates.

Written by Victor Manuel Herrera, Latin Department, CW CPA

 

MexCham Business Breakfast for FinTech Week

On 4 November 2019, Victor Herrera, Senior Advisor of our Latin Department, represented CW to attend the business breakfast organized by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (MexCham).

The purpose of the event was to receive a Mexican delegation visiting Hong Kong to attend the FinTech Week InvestHK.  Charles Ng, the Associate Director-General of InvestHK, was invited to the event, as well as numerous MexCham members.

MexCham was created in 2008 as an organization which provides a platform to connect businesses and individuals with interests in Mexico, Hong Kong and Mainland China.  CW has been actively involved in the MexCham activities for many years.

Written by Victor Manuel Herrera, Latin Department, CW CPA

 

CW stays active in Macao as a co-organizer of the “5th Young Entrepreneurs Forum of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”

CW CPA was gladly invited by the Portugal-China Young Entrepreneurs Association (“AJEPC”), to join the Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) (“PLPEX”) at the state-of-the-art Venetian Macao for the 3rd consecutive year.  For the first time, CW CPA also co-organized “The 5th Young Entrepreneurs Forum of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries” (“Forum”) as a major event at the PLPEX on 18 October 2019 (Friday), together with our two close business partners, Ren He Qi Bang (Heng Qin) Joint Law firm and Vong Hin Fai Lawyers & Private Notary. It was a full house with more than 200 businessmen and company representatives. 

Our partner, Mr Thomas Wong, was one of the panel speakers at the Forum.  Welcoming the guests in Portuguese, Mr Wong was enthusiastic about the strengthening of the business relations between mainland China and Portuguese-speaking countries, such as Portugal and Brazil.  When asked about the role of the newly opened Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macao Bridge, Mr Wong mentioned that the “economic and social matters have been brought closer, with trade, interaction, logistics and transportation facilitated”.

At our PLPEX booth, our three Brazilian colleagues, Rafaela Mendes Pieritz, Kelly Rolim Bosanquet and Kemelly Morais Vera, were present and explained to myriads of visitors about the distinct advantages of Macao as an investment destination.  Our booth served as an advisory desk where many interested businessmen got to learn about our firm and our advice regarding business set-up in the Greater Bay Area.

Macao is becoming a popular business location for Portuguese and Brazilian entrepreneurs.  Eyeing on Macao’s role as a platform for China’s economic and trade cooperation, CW is actively looking to assist them to route their investments to the Greater Bay Area (such as Zhuhai) through Macao.  CW will continue providing the keys that open the door to the region.

Written by Toby Wong, China Consultancy Team, CW CPA

Visit of Argentine MBA students to Invest Hong Kong office

On 17 October 2019, our colleague, Gabriela Lenis, accompanied a delegation of Argentine businessmen from the National University of Rosario to visit the office of Invest Hong Kong, where Mr. Dixon Wong, Head of Financial Services of Invest Hong Kong, and Mr. Gustavo Fazzari, Consul General of the Argentine Republic in Hong Kong, gave a presentation on Hong Kong’s competitive advantages as a market and financial center.  CW was grateful for the opportunity given by the Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in Hong Kong and Invest Hong Kong.

Special thanks to Mr. Jimmy Chiang, the Associate Director-General of Invest Hong Kong, who kindly shared a pleasant moment with the delegates. On this occasion, our colleague Gabriela Lenis was pleased to speak about the process of business set-up in Hong Kong.  As a keynote speaker, Mr. Dixon Wong introduced the latest development of the banking and financial industry in Hong Kong, answering questions and concerns raised by the delegates.

Written by Gabriela A. Lenis, Latin Department, CW CPA

 

CW wishes a Happy Spanish National Day 2019

The Spanish National Day was celebrated with excitement on 12 October 2019 in Hong Kong. Our Latin Department colleagues attended the celebration held by the Consulate General of Spain in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, our Senior Advisor, Victor Herrera, attended the celebration of Spanish National Day in Guangzhou organized by the Consulate General of Spain in Guangzhou.

Written by Marant Caballero,  Latin Department, CW CPA

 

Participation in the Global Tourism Economy Forum 2019 in Macao

Our CW Latin Department was very grateful for the kind invitation by the Argentine Consulate in Hong Kong, represented by the Consul General Mr. Gustavo Fazzari, to participate in the “Global Tourism Economy Forum 2019 ” (“GTEF 2019”) held in Macao. Great effort from both Argentine and Brazilian delegations presented themselves together on this occasion.  Our advisor, Gabriela Lenis, was present at the Forum.

 

As a platform for the world’s tourism industry stakeholders to exchange and collaborate, GTEF 2019 promoted the sustainable development of the global tourism industry with a focus on China. It engaged facilitated high-level exchanges on timely and thought-provoking topics, creating sweeping and rewarding opportunities for tourism promotion, investment and cooperation.

 

On this occasion, more than 1,500 attendees and 40 exhibitors attended with a strong presence of Latin America.  Representatives from nine Argentine travel agencies joined the Business Matching on 14 October. The Argentine delegation was headed by Mr. Jose Gustavo Santos, Secretary of State for Tourism of Argentina.

Written by Gabriela A. Lenis, Latin Department, CW CPA

 

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