Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is one of the world’s busiest airports, with an extensive global air network reaching over 220 destinations.
Being the world’s third busiest international passenger airport and the world’s busiest cargo airport, HKIA is one of the few in the world that is busy in both passenger and cargo traffic. Over the past 20 years, passenger volume has increased over 160% to 75 million, and cargo has grown 209% to over 5 million tonnes.
Through continuous development of passenger and cargo services, cross-boundary transport networks, and a wide range of commercial facilities in and surrounding the airport, HKIA is transforming from a city airport into an Airport City. The Airport City vision will strengthen HKIA’s status as an international aviation hub, enhancing its ability to capture the increasing traffic demand from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, China’s most open and wealthiest economic region with a population of around 70 million.
Catering to increasing air traffic demand, HKIA is undertaking a series of development projects to increase capacity and enhance services, including the expansion of the airport into a three-runway system.
In addition, a new premium logistics centre is being built to capitalise on the growth opportunities in high-value air cargo and cross-border e-commerce. A brand new commercial development project, SKYCITY, is being developed which will comprise a full suite of retail, food and beverage and entertainment facilities, as well as hotels and offices.
HKIA is operated and managed by the Airport Authority Hong Kong. Since its opening in 1998, HKIA has been voted the world’s best airport more than 75 times.
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.
Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated agency set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in June 2009. It is under the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and dedicated to spearheading the development of creative industries in Hong Kong. Its strategic foci are nurturing talent and facilitating start-ups, exploring markets, and promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s creative capital and fostering a creative atmosphere in the community.
The Department of Justice plays a significant role in the legal system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The Department gives legal advice to other bureaux and departments of the Government of the HKSAR, represents the Government in legal proceedings, drafts government bills, makes prosecution decisions, and promotes the rule of law. It is an important policy objective of the Department to enhance Hong Kong's status as the deal-making and dispute resolution hub in Asia Pacific and beyond.
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.
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
Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is a non-governmental organisation, and was founded in 2001 as a strategic partner of the HKSAR Government in establishing Hong Kong as an international centre of design excellence in Asia. Our public mission is to promote wider and strategic use of design and design thinking to create business value and improve societal well-being, with the aim of advancing Hong Kong as an international design centre in Greater Bay Area and in Asia.
HKDC’s flagship programmes include Business of Design Week, DFA Awards, Knowledge of Design Week, Design Incubation Programme, Fashion Incubation Programme, and FASHION ASIA HONG KONG. Learn more about us at www.hkdesigncentre.org
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.
To unite professionals of the Hong Kong IT industry in promoting and fostering support for Hong Kong as the I.T. hub in the region.
Through the professional knowledge and experience of our members, we
- Contribute towards the formulation and sustaining of the professional standard and practice of the HK IT Industry;
- Co-ordinate and provide objective and constructive advisory input from the HK IT industry and professionals in relation to the IT policies and infrastructural strategies of the HKSAR Government and make recommendations to the HKSAR Government on IT related issues;
- Strengthen the communications and develop synergetic co-operation among professional/industrial groups and individuals of the IT Sector in Hong Kong;
- Provide the effective and mutually beneficial bridge and liaison between the HKSAR and China and other international IT professionals at all levels, i.e. Government, corporate, professional bodies and individual professionals.
On 3rd September, 1956, 27 architects gathered and formed The Hong Kong Society of Architects. As the membership of the Society increased, recognition was given by Royal Institute of British Architects as an Allied Society. The change of name from Society to Institute was effected in 1972 and had initiated a new phase of activities for the Institute.
In 1990, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects Incorporation Ordinance (Chapter 1147) was enacted which governs the running of the Institute since then.
Today The Hong Kong Institute of Architects ( HKIA ) has more than 4,000 members and more than 190 architectural practices as corporate members.
Apart from the Hong Kong office, the Institute also operates a representative office in Beijing since 2006.
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 Productivity Council (HKPC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation established by statute in 1967, to promote productivity excellence through integrated advanced technologies and innovative service offerings to support Hong Kong enterprises. HKPC is the champion and expert in facilitating Hong Kong's reindustrialisation empowered by Industry 4.0 and Enterprise 4.0 – focusing on R&D, IoT, big data analytics, AI and Robotics technology development, digital manufacturing, etc., to help enterprises and industries upgrade their business performance, lower operating costs, increase productivity and enhance competitiveness.
HKPC is a trusted partner with all-rounded innovative solutions for Hong Kong industries and enterprises, enabling them to achieve resources and productivity utilisation, effectiveness and cost reduction, and enhanced competitiveness in both local and international marketplaces.
In addition, HKPC partners and collaborates with local industries and enterprises to develop applied technology solutions for value creation. It also benefits a variety of sectors both locally and internationally through product innovation and technology transfer, with commercialisation of multiple market-driven patents and technologies, bringing enormous opportunities abound for licensing and transferring technology.
For more information, please visit www.hkpc.org.
Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.
Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, ICT, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services.
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.
HKVCA is a member-based trade association which was established in Hong Kong in 1987 currently with over 430 members of whom 250 are private equity managers across the full spectrum of the industry from venture capital, through growth capital and growth buyouts to institutional fund investors, fund of funds and secondary investors. HKVCA represents small teams investing in start-ups as well as top 10 largest global private equity firms.
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 Law Society of Hong Kong represents over 11,400 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