Webinar: Discovering and Realising New Opportunities in Asia

Webinar: Discovering and Realising New Opportunities in Asia



Hong Kong and the United Kingdom (UK) have long been in close business ties. In 2020, Hong Kong was UK’s 12th largest trading partner in the world and 2nd in Asia (after only the mainland). Over the years, Hong Kong has also been the business hub connecting the UK and the Mainland China. Around 6.8% or US$6.3 billion of the total trade between the two countries routed through Hong Kong in 2020.

Aiming to strengthen the long-standing relationship between Hong Kong and UK businesses, this webinar will update on the latest development of Hong Kong and examine Hong Kong’s unique role as a multi-faceted hub which UK businesses can leverage to capture new opportunities in the dynamic Asian market, in particular the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and ASEAN, spotlighting on topical issues in finance, business expansion in Asia and healthcare.




Opening Remarks

Dr Peter K N Lam, GBS


Hong Kong Trade Development Council


Keynote Speech

The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Moderated by

Mr Peter Burnett


The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong


Capitalising on New Opportunities of the Financial Sector in Asia

Way forward for Hong Kong as an international financial centre and asset management hub
Rising opportunities related to green and sustainable finance, with focus on GBA and ASEAN

Mr Christopher Hui Ching-yu, JP

Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

Sir Douglas Flint, CBE


abrdn plc

Mr David Liao

Co-Chief Executive



Ms Kim-See Lim

Regional Director

East Asia & Pacific

International Finance Corporation

Mr Bill Winters, CBE

Chief Executive Officer

Standard Chartered PLC

Moderated by

Mr K C Kwok, BBS, JP

Chief Executive Officer

Hong Kong Academy of Finance


The Future is Now: Expanding Your Business in Asia

Hong Kong’s role as a trading and investment hub
UK businesses leveraging on the Hong Kong platform to capture rising opportunities in Mainland China and ASEAN

Mr Francis Belin

President, Asia Pacific


Ms Elisa Harca

CEO and Co-founder

Red Ant Asia

Dr Y. K. Pang, GBS, JP

Deputy Managing Director & Chairman of Hong Kong

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Moderated by

Mr Peter Burnett


The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong


Winning the Healthcare Sector in Asia

Prospect of the Asian healthcare market and the vast opportunities it offers
Hong Kong’s strengths on R&D capabilities and fundraising

Professor W. John Kao

Head of Institute for Translational Research

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Mr Danny Yeung

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Prenetics Group

Moderated by

Ms Irene Chu

Partner, Head of New Economy and Life Sciences Hong Kong

KPMG in China



Platinum Sponsors


Supporting Organisations

Tech South West England Advocates

Contact us:

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (London Office)


16 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 7PL, England


44-(20) 7616 9500


44-(20) 7616 9510




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