On 24 September Moscow will play host to the first in a series of business meetings and events organized as part of the official visit of The Better Hong Kong Foundations delegation to Russia. The Better Hong Kong Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen and develop international economic cooperation between East and West, has formed a delegation of businesspeople and investors from Hong Kong who are interested in carrying out business projects with Russia, but do not have any experience in dealing with the country.
The delegation is made up of a number of prominent Hong Kong businesspeople, including: Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, which is one of the largest developers creating world-class commercial complexes in the main cities of China; Pansy Ho, Chairman of Shun Tak Holdings, a conglomerate with core business activities in real estate, transportation, hospitality and investment in Greater China; Sebastian Man, Chairman and CEO of electrical products manufacturer Chung Mei International Holdings Limited; Winnie Ng, Executive Director of The Kowloon Motor Bus Co., one of the largest bus companies in the world; David Chiu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Fast East Consortium (FEC), a leading regional conglomerate in the property development and hospitality sectors in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Hungary; and Diana Chou, Founder and Chairman of Dragon General Aviation Group Ltd.
Adviser to the President Anton Kobyakov, Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin and Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko will all hold meetings with the delegation, as will the heads of major Russian companies that are developing strategies for cooperation with Hong Kong.
«The prospects for developing economic cooperation between our countries are great. Numerous sectors are open to cooperation, and the potential financial benefits from new joint projects are huge. There are promising areas of joint activities that have yet to be explored for example, produce trade (which has great potential) and industrial and high technologies. Retail, real estate and many other areas that offer consumer goods and services are also looking for opportunities for cooperation. You will all learn more about these opportunities during the course of our working meetings with the heads of Russian ministries, departments and leading businesses,» Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov explained in his welcome address to the members of the delegation.