Background The Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide is a unique network of 42 Hong Kong Business Associations in 31 countries and regions with over 13,000 individual associates. These Hong Kong Business Associations were started by overseas traders, buyers and professionals, who have strong business links to Hong Kong in their respective countries, for the purpose of networking and exchanging of business information and ideas. Each of these Associations has their own individual members who are top business people and SMEs in their home country. They are Hong Kong's closest allies and partners in the world market. With the help of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), these Associations formed the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide in November 2000. The Federation aims to achieve synergy among the global network of Hong Kong Business Associations. It provides an effective base for member associations to network and exchange information, thereby, generating business opportunities. The Federation is a non-profit-making organisation limited by guarantee. Our Mission To promote global co-operation, communication exchange and synergy among the Hong Kong business associations worldwide. To provide a unified global voice that will enhance business and investment opportunities in and through Hong Kong.