Robert R. Fragnito | Chief Operating Officer
MCF Capital Management attended “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” on Friday, September 20 by invitation from the conference's sponsor, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The business symposium was held at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. The event featured speakers, networking opportunities, and a taste of Hong Kong culture to develop business interest in Hong Kong as the springboard for commerce in China’s Greater Bay Area and all of Asia.
The one-day conference witnessed an attendance of over 2,500 US businesses and entrepreneurs. From artificial intelligence, venture capital and biotechnology, Hong Kong promoters were well represented.
For MCF, this was an opportunity to learn more about the city of Hong Kong and China as trade disputes and protests in the city are ongoing in the backdrop. We also felt that by attending this conference, we would be able to bring deeper insight on these developments for our clients.
We attended several sessions during the day covering Hong Kong as a dynamic area for business featuring trade officials and retired business executives from Boeing and Goldman Sachs. The second panel was on growing business in the new economy featuring Hong Kong as the place for start-ups in a fast-growing Asia market. Finally, we finished the day with a thematic session on “Think Finance, Think Hong Kong.”
The conference highlighted that Hong Kong bases its competitive advantage on being a unique point of entry into China’s Greater Bay Area, a footstep into the Chinese domestic market, and Asia's financial center.
“Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” brought a great deal of perspective and better understanding on Hong Kong and the role it will play in the future of trade and economics in Asia.
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