"Riding Ups and Downs: Hong Kong-Indonesia Partnership" Webinar
The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Hong Kong jointly organised a webinar titled “Riding Ups and Downs: Hong Kong-Indonesia Partnership” on 18 August 2020 to strengthen partnerships in trade, investment, professional services and technology, etc.
With more than 900 registered business leaders and professionals from Hong Kong, Indonesia and beyond, the webinar was part of a series of government-to-government collaboration initiatives to explore ways to capture business opportunities under the “new normal” and enhance our people-to-people bond. The CEDB held the first webinar in this series with the Thailand Board of Investment in June 2020.
The event began with the Welcome and Opening Session, at which Mrs Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of HKSAR, Mr Mahendra Siregar, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Mr Xie Feng, Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the HKSAR, and Mr Xiao Qian, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the PRC to Indonesia addressed the audience. It was then followed by the introductory remarks by Mr Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR Government, who also concluded the webinar with the Consul General of Indonesia in Hong Kong, Mr Ricky Suhendar, with closing remarks.
Moderated by Mr Denis Yip, Commissioner for Belt and Road of the HKSAR Government, a panel discussion session with the theme of “Discovering New Partnership Opportunities” was held. The panel comprised business leaders from both places, including the Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Dr Peter Lam; the Chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong (CGCC), Dr Jonathan Choi; the President of The Law Society of Hong Kong, Ms Melissa Pang; the Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council, Mr Laurence Li; the Vice Chairwoman for International Relations of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), Mrs Shinta Widjaja Kamdani; the President of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (INACHAMHK), Mr James Hartono; and the President of Bukalapak, Mr Teddy Oetomo. Based on their areas of expertise, the panelists shared on how partnership could be built on the use of innovation and technology application in combating COVID-19 and addressing corresponding livelihood needs under the “new normal”; as well as professional partnership in infrastructure projects and business undertakings.
In addition, presentations were made by Mr Liao Changzheng of the China-Indonesia Economic and Trade Co-operation Zone (ETCZ) and Mr Frank Sun of the CFLD International-Karawang New Industry City. They both shed light on business advantages of the industrial parks concerned and encouraged interested Hong Kong enterprises to partner with them.
The webinar was co-organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Jakarta, HKTDC, CGCC, KADIN and INACHAMHK, and supported by the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the HKSAR.
More details can be found in the press release.
Please click here to watch the“Riding Ups and Downs: Hong Kong-Indonesia Partnership” Webinar video.