Europe Forum Programme

08 Jun 2022 (Wednesday)
15:00 Arrive in Lisbon and check in at hotel

Hotel: Smy Lisboa

18:30 Dinner
09 Jun 2022 (Thursday)
08:30 Hong Kong Seminar in Europe 2022

Venue: Epic Sana Marquês

08:30 - 09:00 Guest Reception and Coffee
09:10 Introductory Remarks

Mr Hans Poulis
Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide

09:20 Welcome Speech

Mr Eddie Cheung
Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union

09:25 Round Table: Global Trade System

 

Speakers:

  1. Francis Ho, Acting Director-General of Trade for HKSAR Government;
  2. Peng Gang, Minister in charge of economy and trade at the Chinese Mission to the EU;
  3. Ambassador António Martins da Cruz, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Portugal;
  4. Jorge Costa Oliveira, former Secretary of State of Internationalisation

Moderator:
Bernardo Mendia
President of Portugal-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry

10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Speech by Mr Silas Chu

Regional Director, Europe, Central Asia & Israel, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

11:10 Speech by Mr Stephen Philips

Director General, Invest Hong Kong

11:30 Round Table: Business Opportunities in Hong Kong and the Asia Market

 

Speakers: 

  1. Chris Davies, Deputy CEO at HSBC Continental Europe;
  2. Màrius Rossell, CEO at Trilogi;
  3. Xu Haifeng, Chairman China Chamber of Commerce to the EU and Chairman Bank of China (Europe) S.A.

Moderator:
Óscar Madureira
Vice-President of Portugal-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry

12:35 Perspectives of an Entrepreneur

Tim Vieira
Portuguese entrepreneur on the importance of free trade and business multilateralism

12:50 Closing Remarks

Zhao Bentang
Ambassador of China in Portugal

13:00 Lunch Reception
15:00 Company visits
18:30 Dinner

(Self-arranged)

10 Jun 2022 (Friday)
09:00 Europe Forum (for Federation Member only)

Venue: Smy Lisboa

09:00 - 09:06 Opening Remarks

Mr Hans Poulis
Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
Chairman, Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association

Mr Silas Chu
Regional Director, Europe, Central Asia & Israel
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

09:06 - 09:08 Welcome Message

Mr Bernardo Mendia
President, Portugal-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHKCCI)

09:08 - 09:10 Brief Introduction of the New Association

Mr Manuel Moutinho
President, Hong Kong South Africa Chamber of Commerce

09:10 - 09:30 HKTDC’s Promotional Activities in HK and New Initiatives for the Region

Mrs Man-Linh Swan
Director of France, Spain and Portugal, HKTDC Paris Office

09:30 - 10:35 Update from the Federation and HKBAs

 

Moderator:
Mr Hans Poulis
Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
Chairman, Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association

Speakers:
Heads and representatives of Hong Kong Business Associations in Europe,  
By chronological order of country name, 3 mins each for a brief remark on the following three points:

  1. Development of local Associations & members
  2. Special live events in 2022
  3. Any other topics you like to share with fellow BA Heads

Engaging Young Business Communities

  1. Background of the Youth Committee
  2. Introducing nominees from Europe
  3. Engaging and recruiting young members to join HKBA

Presenter:
Mr Bernardo Mendia
President, Portugal-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHKCCI)

10:35 - 10:40 Update on Hong Kong Forum

Mrs Man-Linh Swan
Director of France, Spain and Portugal, HKTDC Paris Office

10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break and Photo Session
11:00 - 11:55 Interactive Session: Way Forward for HKBAs

 

Speakers:

Mr Hans Poulis & Heads of Hong Kong Business Associations in Europe and South Africa
 

Suggested topics:

  • Local business and media sentiments
  • Impact of Russia-Ukraine conflict on local businesses
  • Post-COVID strategies and business plan
  • Strategies and new initiatives to enhance virtual engagement under the hybrid new normal  
  • Leverage HKTDC events to promote HKBAs and foster recruitment
  • Any other topics as suggested by BA heads
11:55 - 12:00 Closing Remarks

Mr Hans Poulis
Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
Chairman, Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association

12:30 - 14:00 Farewell Lunch

Venue: Smy Lisboa

14:00 Local sightseeing (optional)
14:00 Self-arranged activities / Depart Lisbon