The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has organized many trade delegations, and continues to do so when there is sufficient demand from its members. The missions act as a vehicle for Chamber members and their companies to establish important business links in the chosen region where the mission takes place.
The structure of the trade missions provide participants with the opportunity to meet with fellow delegates, potential business partners, and Municipal contacts. Due to both the high profile image of the missions, often including government officials, and also the aim to provide a forum for people to meet and discuss ideas, there are a limited number of places offered to keep the setting smaller and more productive.
Examples of previous trade missions include a mission to Beijing in advance of the Olympic Games in 2008, where Ministers from the UK attended, also Ministers from the Beijing Municipal Government and the Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games. Our most recent mission was to Macau in 2012, which included presentations from the trade and promotion organisation for Macao, IPIM, from a Partner at DSL lawyers, from a Partner at KPMG China, from the Managing Director of MSS Recruitment and from the General Manager of Zung Fu Motors. The mission continued with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Wynn Macao and ended over a cocktail function arranged jointly with members of The British Business Association in Macao (BBAM).
Historically, the Chamber has arranged missions all over China, including Beijing, Tianjin, Nansha, Yunnan, Fujian and Shanghai. The Chamber is looking to run more trade missions in Macau in future and is constantly exploring new markets that membership may be interested to learn more about for opportunities and investment in the future. If you have any suggestions for trade missions or would like to find out more information please email email@example.com