Hong Kong Business Association of HawaiiHONOLULU, HAWAII—The Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii (HKBAH) presents the 2014 Hong Kong-China Business, Tourism, Technology and Investment Forum, June 4-7 in Honolulu.

The 4-day conference is anchored by the Forum on June 6th at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, with speakers including, Director of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Yanjun Li, distiguished attorney and former Solicitor General for Hong Kong, Mr. Daniel R. Fung, Chairman of the Tianjin Sister-City Council for the Promotion of Enterprises from Tianjin, China, Mr. Yuying Wang, Associate Director General of Invest Hong Kong, Mr. Andrew Davis, and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rhombus International Hotels Group Hong Kong, Mr. Calvin Mak, among other leading experts from China, Hong Kong, and North America.

Focusing on this year’s theme, “China’s Next Chapter: How to Tap into the New Opportunities,” seminar highlights include the practical aspects of setting up and doing business in China, leveraging Hong Kong’s deep knowledge and experience in China, engaging potential Chinese investors, and discussing China’s growth sectors including tourism, investment, and technology.

“The HK-China Forum is about economic exchange between Hawaii, Hong Kong and China. Overseas speakers are directors leading economic growth at the national and provincial levels, and are all highly credible and valuable resources,” said Barinna Poon, HKBAH’s President.

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office San Francisco and Orangefield-ICS are lead sponsors, and HKBAH in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development of the City and County of Honolulu has opened participation to Hawaii businesses interested in attending. Online registration is now available at www.HK-ChinaForum.org, featuring an early-bird rate through May 20th and special prices for military, government, groups, and students.

Other events hosted by the HKBAH during the week include a special session titled “Honolulu Today,” which will provide overseas delegates an opportunity to meet with Hawaii’s major developers to learn about Oahu’s real estate development plans, as well as a panel discussion on EB5 programs, U.S. immigration law, and tax implications for the overseas investor.

“We are excited about helping Forum delegates meet and interact with one another. We hope that the active participation will result in partnerships and business leads,” Poon said.

The 2014 Hong Kong-China Forum will provide the latest market intelligence on how to do business in Hong Kong and China, and opportunities to establish new contacts and find business opportunities. The Forum’s program will help Hawaii businesses stay ahead of the curve, developing winning strategies to enter the China market by bringing together industry leaders, professional and government leaders from Asia and North America.

Online registration for the 2014 Hong Kong-China Forum events is now available at www.HK-ChinaForum.org. For more information, visit the Forum website or contact Ms. Barinna Poon at (808) 383-5008 or bpoon@hawaiiantel.net.


Founded in 1996, the Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii (HKBAH) is a non-profit, politically neutral business organization. It is dedicated to promoting positive trade relations between Hawaii and Hong Kong and engaging in worthy programs that support the community. It is a founding member of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide. The Federation is a powerful alliance and unique network of 35 Hong Kong Business Associations in 24 countries and regions with over 11,000 members.



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