LOS ANGELES — More than 1,500 business leaders and participating companies, representing a broad spectrum of industries, are expected to attend Think Asia, Think Hong Kong (www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/2019), a one-day symposium taking place on Friday, September 20th at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles. Hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the event provides a seamless and thorough guide to help American businesses with a global focus use Hong Kong as a platform to successfully enter the Asian marketplace.
The event will see industry leaders from the US and Hong Kong share their insights on the city’s business advantages and offer advice on how US companies can seize global opportunities through the Hong Kong platform. Among the speakers are top entrepreneurs, investors and start-up executives.
Hong Kong remains the Asian business center most closely aligned with US business values and interests, offering low taxes, no tariffs, a vibrant stock market and ease of access for overseas companies looking to do business in the city.
The symposium’s morning program will feature two panel discussions – “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” and “Growing Businesses in the New Economy” – featuring prominent US and Hong Kong business leaders, including Ray Conner, retired Boeing Vice Chairman and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Ken Hitchner, retired Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs, Asia Pacific; Kent Ho, founder and general partner, S28 Capital; Yangbin Wang, chairman, executive director and CEO, Vobile Group; and Jimmy Tao, CEO & managing director, Vitargent Biotechnology Limited. The panelists will address the current economic outlook and share their experiences having successfully leveraged Hong Kong’s platform and international business network for global success.
Top executives and thought leaders representing a cross-section of industries and disciplines − including finance, food, logistics, technology, e-commerce, fashion/lifestyle and business investment − will share their experiences, success stories and best practices for capitalizing on opportunities in Asia.
Attendees at the “Doing Business in Asia” breakout session will learn insights on pan-Asian branding and marketing, e-commerce and setting up a business in Hong Kong. Other important and fast-growing business topics to be highlighted include digital entertainment, health innovation and biotech, fintech, and legal services, intellectual property protection, fundraising, smart living, design and technology, and more.