Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

May 29, 2006 15:00 ET

Canadians advised to use Hong Kong to turn China into opportunity

Steve Alexander of HKTDC shares views on Canadian companies' "China business stratgies" at Winnipeg Luncheon Attention: Business/Financial Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, CAPTIONED RELEASE--(CCNMatthews - May 29, 2006) - Steve Alexander, Deputy Executive Director of The Hong Kong Trade Development Council, at the HKCBA Business Forum Luncheon in Winnipeg today (Monday, May 29, 2006) encourages Canadian companies to make use of the Hong Kong business platform to "turn China into opportunity".

"Western companies looking towards China are faced with many issues that are often beyond their understanding or management experience, unless they have had extensive experience in the market," Alexander says, "One of the biggest decisions they will face is how to start and where to enter since China is so enormous and culturally diversified from one place to the next. Canadian business leaders, faced with developing models for a very challenging environment, can partner with Hong Kong companies, which understand both China and international business practices. Hong Kong's ideal location is an important advantage because it is the international city with direct access to mainland markets, providing the best of both worlds. Canadian companies are also encouraged to use the services of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) that are fully accessible to them to assist their efforts in building business models or looking for potential partners such as TDC Market Intelligence reports, TDC Premier Connect ~ business matching service, TDC Sourcing Guide for products and our award winning tdctrade.com Internet trade service, which is a recommendable first step in seeking China and Asia market opportunities." /For further information: Andrew Yui, Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Tel: (416) 366-3594, email: andrew.yui@tdc.org.hk/ IN: ECONOMY, TRADE

Contact Information

  • Andrew Yui, Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
    Primary Phone: 416-366-3594
    E-mail: andrew.yui@tdc.org.hk