Hong Kong

Hong KiongFresh back from my trip to CERN, I’m repacking my bags to jet off to Hong Kong tomorrow!

I must stress, this is a one-off. Before this week my only foreign jaunt in three years as a journalist was a 24-hour stay in Brussels!

The trip is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and focuses on three Expos – World SME ExpoInno Design Tech Expo and (of personal interest) Business of Design Week.

In case anyone is interested, below is a rough itinerary.

 Monday:
Arrive in Hong Kong

Tuesday: 

8:30am Gather at hotel lobby for shuttle pick-up
9:30am Meeting with Mrs. Helen Chan, Principal Economist, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
11.45am Visit to Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
1.00pm Lunch.
3.00pm Visit to Hong Kong International Terminals.
5:45pm Briefing by Mr. Parker Robinson, Head of Corporate Communication, Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
7:00pm Welcome Dinner, Top Deck, Jumbo Kingdom.

Wednesday:

8.30am Gather at hotel lobby for pick-up by Andrea Chung
10.00am Opening Ceremony of World SME Expo and Inno Design Tech Expo
(Time tbc) Joanna Lavan, China Connect
3.00pm Ian BaileyTrade Commissioner, British Consulate-General

Thursday:

World SME Expo / Inno Design Tech Expo / Business of Design Week.
Please proceed directly to the events.
3.00pm Brigadier Christopher Hammerbeck, Executive Director, The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Friday:    

World SME Expo / Inno Design Tech Expo / Business of Design Week.
Please proceed directly to the events.

Saturday:

Depart Hong Kong.

If there are any Hong Kong/West Midland related issues anyone thinks I should be checking out, let me know!

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