BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

The Chamber’s membership ranges from SMEs to large corporations, covering an exciting and diverse spectrum of business activities. This provides an excellent forum for networking, and many of the Chamber’s functions are designed for this purpose. We also organise a very successful programme of breakfast briefings, luncheon speeches, as well as training courses to keep our members informed and inspired.

 

The British Chamber is one of Hong Kong’s largest international business organisations. Our 1,000+ membership comprises major multinational companies, as well as a substantial number of SMEs, and represents a broad spectrum of British, Hong Kong, international and Chinese companies. Collectively, it makes a significant contribution to the Hong Kong economy and to employment, and constitutes a representative cross-section of business opinion in the SAR. 

Here are just a few of the ways membership could benefit you. If you are interested in joining the Chamber and would like to learn more about our membership, please contact silvia@britcham.com

 

British Business Directory

The British Business directory lists details of the Chambers of Commerce in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. It is published annually in May and as a member you will receive a free listing including your contact details and company profile. You will also receive a complimentary copy of the directory (usual price $1800) when you join and for every year of your membership. Your company details will also be added to on our online database, accessible to all members. Please click here for more details. The British Business Directory is a valuable resource for any company looking to find business partners across the region. There are advertising opportunities for both members and non-members. 
 

 

‘BrItain in Hong Kong’ Magazine

‘Britain in Hong Kong’, the highly regarded bi-monthly magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, has a readership of approximately 15,000. It is circulated to the Chamber’s full membership both in Hong Kong and overseas and can also be found in many of the main business centres  and private members’ clubs in Hong Kong, trade organisations in the UK, airport business lounges and onboard major airlines that fly between Hong Kong and London. The magazine features news and articles supplied by its member companies, as well as industry updates and business insights from the Chamber’s sub-committees on their latest initiatives. As a member you are entitled to submit news items, new appointments as well as informative articles. Both non-members and members are welcome to advertise in the magazine, please click here to learn more.

 

Provide Speakers for events or seminars

Members are entitled to host breakfast briefings or lunch seminars for free on topical and informative subjects relating to their business specialisation. The Chamber arranges all the logistics of the events and promotes the presentation to our full database of over 2000 professionals.
 

 

 

Networking 

The chamber runs over 200 events each year, many of which are a great opportunity to network with like-minded business people. These events include high-profile speaker luncheons, breakfast briefings, lunchtime seminars, informal cocktail evenings, and many more. As a member you can attend these events at members rates. To see a comprehensive listing of these events please visit our upcoming events page. Our events offer our members the perfect opportunity to cultivate business contacts within the international business community in Hong Kong and the region. Participate in our social events to network and meet new business contacts, or use them for client entertainment. There are also numerous opportunities to sponsor events at various levels, from title sponsorship to prize sponsorship. Click here for more details.

 

Commitees

The Chamber has 18 committees with over 200 active members. Getting involved is a great way to network with people in a specific industry, as well as contribute to shaping policy issues in Hong Kong and organising useful and informative briefings for the members. Click here to see a complete list of the committees as well as more information on how to get involved.

 

Advertising and Sponsorship

With over 1200 members, with 500 different companies as corporate members., the British Chamber provides the perfect platform to market your brand to a very targeted market. The membership covers a variety of sectors as well as larger businesses down to SMEs. The corporate membership is predominantly senior business people at management level. For more details on Advertising and Sponsorship opportunities please click here

 

"Virgin Atlantic values immensely the extensive networking opportunities the British Chamber of Commerce provides through meetings with respected members of its clientele. The British Chamber of Commerce events and briefings help keep our airline abreast of developments in our industry, and the organisation helps us considerably in publicising news of our services and other developments, for the benefit of travellers, via its website and various other channels. And, not least, our staff appreciate all aspects of Virgin Atlantic's membership of the Chamber, always finding our association stimulating and enjoyable. Virgin Atlantic looks forward to its continuing, mutually beneficial membership of the British Chamber of Commerce.

David Rose, Country Manager, China Virgin Atlantic
 

"Commercially the benefits of membership are rewarding; access to blue chip management and local professional assistance is made easy. Socially it’s refreshing, nourishing friendships with other ex pats with similar histories. The Chamber offers me a forum to do something within Hong Kong and within my market sector, and sitting on a committee gives me a strong sense of belonging and the ability to make a change"

Robbie Wood, Deputy General Manager, Schenker International (HK) Ltd
 
 
“BritCham has wonderfully efficient and gloriously charming staff!
 
Anne Kerr, Director, Mott McDonald Hong Kong Limited
 
 
As an SME business owner in Hong Kong, membership of the British Chamber has proved invaluable.  The chamber’s comprehensive program of events, lunches and briefings provide insights on the latest trends and developments across a range of industries, together with opportunities to hear from captains of industry from around the globe.  The wide-ranging committee structure enables sector-specific trends and issues to be explored across peer groups in a collaborative environment.  Through membership of the chamber, we also gain access to extensive networking opportunities, valuable for developing business opportunities including exploring potential partners for collaboration.  As chair of the logistics committee, I am privileged to lead a group of executives from across the industry in developing and delivering a program that includes briefings from guest speakers, site visits and industry position papers.
 
Mark Millar, Managing Partner, M Power Associates