Cyberport is an innovative digital community with over 1,000 technology companies. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With the vision to become a main force in developing the digital tech industry as a key economic driver of Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing youth, start-ups and entrepreneurs to grow in the digital industry by connecting them to strategic partners and investors, driving collaboration with local and international business partners to create new opportunities, and accelerating digital adoption amongst corporates and SMEs. Cyberport focuses on building key clusters of digital tech, namely FinTech, Big Data/AI, e-commerce and IoT/Wearables, to foster the development of Hong Kong into a “Smart City”. With a committed team of professionals providing all rounded value added services to support our digital community and an array of state-of-the-art tech facilities, Cyberport is the flagship for Hong Kong’s digital tech industry.
For more information, please visit www.cyberport.hk
The Department of Justice ("DoJ"), headed by the Secretary for Justice ("SJ"), is the principal legal adviser to the Chief Executive and the bureaux and departments of the Hong Kong SAR Government. DoJ is responsible for upholding the rule of law and formulating the legal policy of Hong Kong, including that relating to the development of the law and legal profession in Hong Kong. DoJ also enhances Hong Kong’s status as a leading international legal and dispute resolution services centre in the Asia-Pacific region.
DoJ is entrusted with the constitutional power and function to control criminal prosecutions, free from interference. SJ, apart from representing the Government, is also the guardian of the public interest in the wider sense and represents the public interest in legal proceedings.
The FSDC was established by the HKSAR Government in January 2013 in response to the financial services industry’s call for a high-level government advisory body to support the sustained development of the industry. The FSDC engages the industry and formulates proposals to promote the further development of Hong Kong’s financial services industry and map out the strategic direction for the development of Hong Kong as an international financial centre. It acts as a focal point of views and melting pot of ideas, as a champion and ambassador of the industry, and as a capacity builder.
Barristers are specialist advocates in law with the right to appear at all levels of court. They also provide advice, draft documents and conduct hearings in contentious matters including in arbitrations. Barristers are professionally independent legal practitioners. This distinguishes barristers' individual independent practice from the partnership or joint-venture model used by solicitors, thereby avoiding issues of potential conflicts of interest arising from the plethora of clients shared amongst solicitors in the same firm, and ensures that the services of the best advocates are available to all.
The Hong Kong Bar Association is the governing body for barristers in Hong Kong. Established in 1949, the Bar Association has 1,462 members as of June 2018 including 104 "Senior Counsel". Many of our members are bilingual and able to provide legal advice and conduct hearings in English and/or Chinese, including in litigation, arbitration and adjudication as well as in mediations.
For more information, please visit www.hkba.org.
Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
As the representative office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in Japan, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) strives to promote closer economic and trade ties, understanding and cooperation, as well as cultural and tourism exchange between Hong Kong and Japan. We provide a focal point for Japanese people and organisations interested in knowing more about Hong Kong or in building up relations with Hong Kong. Apart from organising promotional activities in Japan, we also facilitate senior level visits of individuals and delegations between the two places.
HKEX is one of the largest financial market operators in the world.
From its home in the financial hub of Hong Kong and an additional base in London, HKEX provides world-class facilities for trading and clearing securities and derivatives in Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income and Currency.
It operates Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchanges as well as their three related clearing houses. It is also a leader in the trading and clearing of commodity derivatives through its subsidiaries, London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear. In 2013, HKEX established an OTC derivatives clearing house in Hong Kong.
HKEX is a leader in China connectivity. It has been the largest offshore listing destination for Mainland Chinese companies for three decades. Trading and clearing infrastructure of HKEX markets is fully RMB-enabled, and HKEX has more offshore RMB products than any other exchange. HKEX launched the ground-breaking Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, allowing international investors to connect easily with Mainland China’s stock market for the first time. The scheme was expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in December 2016 and extended to another asset class with the launch of Bond Connect in July 2017.
The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the only body authorized by law to register and grant practicing certificates to certified public accountants in Hong Kong. The Institute has more than 42,000 members and more than 18,000 registered students. Members of the Institute are entitled to the description "certified public accountant" and to the designation CPA.
The Institute operates under the Professional Accountants Ordinance and works in the public interest. The Institute has wide-ranging responsibilities, including assuring the quality of entry into the profession through its postgraduate CPA qualification programme and promulgating financial reporting, auditing and ethical standards in Hong Kong. The Institute has responsibility for regulating and promoting efficient accounting practices in Hong Kong to safeguard its leadership as an international financial centre.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is the government authority in Hong Kong responsible for maintaining monetary and banking stability. Its main functions are:
- maintaining currency stability within the framework of the Linked Exchange Rate system
- promoting the stability and integrity of the financial system, including the banking system
- helping to maintain Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre, including the maintenance and development of Hong Kong's financial infrastructure
- managing the Exchange Fund
The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is a multi-disciplinary organization established by statute in 1967. HKPC’s mission is to promote productivity excellence through the provision of integrated support across the value chain of Hong Kong firms, in order to achieve a more effective utilization of resources, to enhance the value-added content of products and services, and to increase international competitiveness.
HKPC is governed by a Council comprising a Chairman and 22 members. This Council represents managerial, labour, academic and professional interests, as well as related government departments. The operation of HKPC is supported by fee income from its services and government subventions.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is a Government-subvented body. Operating 15 offices around the world and representative offices in six different markets, its primary mission is to maximise the social and economic contribution that tourism makes to the community of Hong Kong and to consolidate the city’s position as a world-class destination. The HKTB works closely with the Government, travel industry and other partners to promote Hong Kong worldwide, widen the range of tourism products Hong Kong offers, elevate service standards, and enhance the visitor experience.
The HKVCA was established in 1987 as a not-for-profit making association representing the interests of the private equity and venture capital community and promoting awareness of our profession in Hong Kong and China. Today we have over 400 members engaged in venture capital and private equity investments at all stages and levels across Asia Pacific, including venture, growth, buyout, secondary, real assets, pensions, fund of funds and family offices. Our private equity member firms manage over US$1.5 trillion in assets and our venture partners are at the cutting edge of technology investment.
The Information Services Department serves as the Hong Kong SAR Government's public relations consultant, news agency, publisher and advertising agent. It provides the link between the Government and the media and, through the latter, enhances public understanding of government policies, decisions and activities.
The department comprises four divisions - Local Public Relations, Public Relations Outside Hong Kong, Publicity and Promotions, and Administration.
Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government Department responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong.
InvestHK has industry specialists in a range of priority sectors including: Business & Professional Services, Consumer Products, Creative Industries, Financial Services, Financial Technology, Innovation & Technology, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Tourism & Hospitality, and Transport & Industrial plus an overseas network of staff and representatives based in 30 key business cities worldwide covering its target markets.
Partners with clients on a long-term basis, InvestHK team is available to help at any stage of their business development in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy.
The Hong Kong Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1969, currently consisted by 650 companies. Our members organize 13 different committees, divided by industries, and gathering regularly for their activities, such as seminars and on-site viewing. We also hold a variety of activities including networking events and invite other chambers and organizations.
The Law Society of Hong Kong represents over 10,900 solicitors and more than 900 law firms in Hong Kong. Our pool of legal talents provide a full range of quality legal advisory services for global clients in areas of company incorporation, capital markets, corporate finance, syndicated loans, securities, intellectual property, labour law, litigation, conveyancing, mediation, and other cross jurisdictional transactions. Our members are well-positioned to service companies from worldwide intending to venture into the China market through Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.hklawsoc.org.hk