For 50 years the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has been at the forefront of the economic and social transformation of not just Hong Kong, but also the entire Asia-Pacific region. Our nearly 1,500 members play a constructive role in helping this dynamic city build on its unique status and global importance.
In 2019, our anniversary year, we will be celebrating those historic achievements. Join us as we focus on the next 50 years with a series of high-level symposiums, events, and publications that will explore the challenges and opportunities for businesses operating in the world's most dynamic region, in an age of unprecedented transformation.
Cyberport is an innovative digital community with over 1,200 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 five key clusters of digital tech, namely E-sports/digital entertainment, FinTech, AI/big data, smart city/smart living, and blockchain solutions, 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 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.
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco is an office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. Established in 1986, the Office represents the HKSAR Government in the western part of the United States. It seeks to strengthen and broaden the economic, trade and cultural relationship with the 19 western states. For more than three decades, the Office has enhanced understanding of Hong Kong’s free trade policy. It also demonstrates the HKSAR’s unique position and advantages under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle as the two-way platform for overseas companies to access the China market and for Chinese companies to go global.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world's leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.
HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear. HKEX’s commodity offering was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange, in China, in 2018.
HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.
The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) is the statutory body established by the Professional Accountants Ordinance responsible for the professional training, development and regulation of certified public accountants in Hong Kong. The Institute has more than 43,000 members and 18,000 registered students.
Our qualification programme assures the quality of entry into the profession, and we promulgate financial reporting, auditing and ethical standards that safeguard Hong Kong's leadership as an international financial centre.
The CPA designation is a top qualification recognized globally. The Institute is a member of and actively contributes to the work of the Global Accounting Alliance and International Federation of Accountants.
For more information, please visit: www.hkicpa.org.hk
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is one of the world’s top four dispute resolution service providers. Specializing in arbitration, mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution, HKIAC maintains one of the largest caseloads in the Asia-Pacific region, having handled over 9,500 cases since its establishment in 1985. The HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (Rules) are a set of market-leading rules and can be strategically used to control costs and increase efficiency for complex disputes. The Rules are currently being amended to introduce innovative procedures which seek to set a new standard for global arbitration practice. HKIAC cases are handled by a multi-lingual and multi-cultural Secretariat that provides high-quality case administration services and tribunal secretary services. HKIAC also houses state-of-the-art hearing facilities, and regularly welcomes parties from across the globe to its top-rated premises. HKIAC awards enjoy an excellent track record of enforcement worldwide, particularly in Mainland China.
The HKMA 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 Tourism Board (HKTB) is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination worldwide and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived.
In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB works in partnership with relevant government departments and organizations, the travel-related sectors, and other entities related to tourism.
In order to communicate Hong Kong’s brand strengths to travel trade, media and consumers worldwide, the HKTB makes use of different channels, and organizes comprehensive campaigns and mega events, which also serve to enrich visitor experiences and provide a business platform for the travel-related sectors.
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.