To :

Association & Chapter / Section heads, Member associates and Forum participants


Cc :

Office Holders, Federation Coordinators, HKTDC Regional & Branch Directors, Chris Lo, Irene Hau, Fiona Chan, Alex Fung, Kyle Li, Ningla Chiu, Kelly Yeh, Adi Poon, Bethany Wong


From :

Federation Secretariat


Date :

15 December 2021


Subject :

Thank you for Supporting the 22nd Hong Kong Forum


Dear Association / Chapter heads / Member associates / Forum participants,

Thank you once again for your continued support to the Federation’s annual flagship event, Hong Kong Forum.  Hope you have found this year’s Forum programme most useful and informative for acquiring the latest market trends and business opportunities in different sectors and markets.

Enclosed please find a post-event report for your kind reference. Recorded videos of the panel sessions can be reviewed at the Hong Kong Forum website

For us to plan the next Forum’s programme, we would appreciate if you could share your comments and thoughts with us by completing the online questionnaire here by 22 December 2021.  Every piece of feedback is of paramount importance to us. 

Once again, your participation at the Forum and the great support to the Federation are very much appreciated. We look forward to working closely with you in promoting Hong Kong!

Happy holidays and wishing you a prosperous 2022!

Best regards,

Irene Hau
Federation Secretary

Co-organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (Federation), the 22nd Hong Kong Forum concluded successfully on 30 November-1 December 2021.   

For extending the coverage and reaching out to worldwide Hong Kong Business Associations' members, the annual Hong Kong Forum was again held online this year.  More than 750 participants from 37 countries and regions, with total 1822 viewers joining the Forum this year. The Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was our keynote speaker to share the latest economic development of Hong Kong and the SAR Government’s initiatives in enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness in doing business and developing new growth areas through innovation. In addition, 15 top-notch Hong Kong speakers shared about the new business landscape and potentials in Hong Kong with special highlights on “innovation and sustainability”. Dedicated sessions on the Greater Bay Area and the Young Executive Programme were held to examine the latest opportunities in GBA and to cultivate exchange and partnership among young members around the globe. 

The newly elected Office Holders for 2021-2024 were announced at the Hong Kong Forum, namely Mr Hans Poulis (Federation Chairman), Ms Alexandria Sham (Vice-Chairman), Mr Dixon Chew (Hon Treasurer) and Mr Bernardo Mendia (Hon Secretary).

To recognise the outstanding achievements of the business associations and individual members in the past year, a total of 17 winners were awarded under the category of ‘Best Initiative Award’, ‘Young Development Award’, ‘Excellent Start-up Award’ and ‘Outstanding Membership Award’ in this year’s Federation Awards Programme. Please refer to the details here.  

16 prominent speakers

Over 750 business leaders covering 37 countries and regions

Over 1,800 viewers

Over 190 participants took part in Young Executive Programme (YEP)

Live Networking Sessions were arranged after each session via online platform Remo

Video replay of all panel sessions to cater participants from different time zones

Offline viewing sessions of the Forum were arranged for some HKBAs

17 winners were awarded under the four categories of Federation’s Awards Programme.


The Hon. Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR, gave his keynote speech on 30 Nov 2021.


Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, apart from making the opening remarks, she moderated the Q&A session in the Keynote Session where the Financial Secretary answered the questions from the worldwide Federation members.


Dennis Chiu, Chairman of the Federation (2018-2021) delivered his Welcome Remarks in the Opening Session.


Hans Poulis, the Chairman of the Federation (2021-2024) delivered a Brief Remarks after the announcement of the newly elected Office Holders.


Speakers from Sequoia Capital China, Airwallex and Blume Global shared why innovation and sustainability to be the key to succeed in the post-pandemic era and how their companies identified and captured new and exciting opportunities.


Speakers from PwC, Chevalier AOC Freight Express, Standard Chartered Bank and PCI Technology, exchanged views on the latest development and opportunities arising from the Greater Bay Area (GBA).


Speakers from Gense Technologies, Bowtie Life Insurance and LIFY Wellness shared their stories of entrepreneurship and insights on the development of health tech and wellness businesses.


Offline viewing sessions of the Forum were arranged for some HKBAs to further facilitate exchange and networking amongst members.


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