Hong Kong Canada Business Association

Hong Kong Canada Business Association

December 18, 2013 09:00 ET

Cathay Pacific's Incoming Chief Operating Officer Rupert Hogg to Speak at HKCBA Luncheon

Rupert Hogg to present on "Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific: Continuing a Successful Journey" at the HKCBA Vancouver Luncheon, January 14, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 18, 2013) - The Vancouver Section of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association is pleased to host Cathay Pacific's incoming Chief Operating Officer and current Director Sales & Marketing, Mr. Rupert Hogg as a speaker at the HKCBA luncheon in January - his first North American speaking engagement since the announcement of his new role.

Mr. Hogg will be speaking at HKCBA's Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver on January 14, 2014 at noon. In his presentation, entitled, "Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific: Continuing a Successful Journey," Mr. Hogg will draw upon his experience of working for one of the world's leading airlines (with a 30-year history in Canada) and comment on the importance of Hong Kong as a global aviation hub; what it means to maintain Cathay Pacific's pre-eminent position and gateway to Greater Asia and China - the world's fastest growing market.

"Cathay Pacific has played a vital role in the Hong Kong-Canada bilateral trade, transporting people and cargo between the two regions," said HKCBA Vancouver President Paul Gibbons. "We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Hogg share with our members and guests Cathay Pacific's view on Hong Kong as a global aviation hub as well as a gateway to Greater Asia and China."

Speaker's Biography

Rupert Hogg has been Director Sales & Marketing since August 2010 and is responsible for all Cathay Pacific's sales and marketing activities worldwide. Prior to taking up his current role, he was Director Cargo from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Hogg joined John Swire & Sons in 1986 and has held various positions in Cathay Pacific and other Swire group companies.


Founded in 1984, the HKCBA is a non-government, non-profit, bilateral trade association with over 1,300 members in eight cities across Canada. Headquartered in Vancouver, it is one of the largest bilateral trade associations in Canada.

Our mission is to help Canadian companies expand their business to Asia through Hong Kong and Asian companies expand their business in Canada. In addition, we facilitate a network for professionals and entrepreneurs to connect and develop high-level business relationships at HKCBA events throughout the year.

Through our network of government organizations and businesses, the HKCBA provides a forum for members of corporations and SMEs to receive information related to Hong Kong-Canada bilateral trade policies and regulations as well as gain access to trade and investment opportunities in both regions.

If you would like more information on this event or on the HKCBA, please contact Carmen Lee at +1 (604) 684 2410 or email at vancouver@hkcba.com.

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