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15 July - 18 August 2021

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels seeks Secretary

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels is seeking a secretary who is proficient in oral and written English and has a good command of French and/or Dutch, and preferably both; has completed secondary education, has a year of experience, good computer literacy and good communication and team skills.  Deadline for applications is 18 August 2021More information

24 June - 02 July 2021

Strong presence of Hong Kong films at Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy

A total of 14 Hong Kong films will be screened in this year's Far East Film Festival (FEFF) in Udine, with the support of HKETO, Brussels, CreateHK and the Hong Kong International Film Society.  Eight of the films will be presented under the Hong Kong New Talents Programme, giving viewers a glimpse of the creativity of the new generation of Hong Kong filmmakers. The FEFF this year is organised in a hybrid format with films in theatres and online, some of which can be viewed outside Italy. More information. 

07 June 2021

Job opportunities in the Greater Bay Area for young Hong Kong residents
Job opportunities are available in Mainland cities in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) for young Hong Kong residents with a bachelor degree or above (awarded by a Hong Kong or other university/tertiary institution in 2019 and 2020) under the Hong Kong SAR Government's Greater Bay Youth Employment Scheme (GBA YES)Participating companies include industry champions, large-scale I&T enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises and locally groomed start-ups.  As of 4 June 2021, over 1,300 I&T positions from around 220 companies have been provided by GBA YES. Eligible graduates will be engaged under Hong Kong Law, with a monthly salary of no less than HK$18,000, and receive on-the-job training.  More details.

21 May 2021

COVID-19: TRAVEL ADVICE

To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong has been implementing boarding, quarantine and testing arrangements for persons arriving in Hong Kong (including Hong Kong residents returning to Hong Kong) based on the epidemic situation in relevant overseas places. Moreover, for persons arriving in Hong Kong who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination course under the "vaccine bubble" concept, the boarding, quarantine and testing arrangements will be adjusted accordingly. Find out more

14 April 2021

Hong Kong's improved electoral system - how it will work

The Improving Electoral System (Consolidated Amendments) Bill 2021 was introduced into the Legislative Council on 14 April 2021.  Find a clear, concise layman's guide to Hong Kong's new electoral system here

21 April 2021

EDTECH IN HK: Join the education revolution in Asia ! Webinar

"Hong Kong is an ideal platform for Edtech companies. The city offers a world-class business environment, unmatched financial and operational support and excellent technical infrastructures to support innovation and business on a global scale." Learn all the details in our WEBINAR  EdTech in HK: Join the education revolution in Asia, at 10.00am CET on 21 April, organized by InvestHK and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Brussels, Berlin and London.   

 

 

19 March 2021

Business opportunities arising from Hong Kong’s carbon neutrality pledge

In light of Hong Kong's pledge to strive to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050, the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, discussed prospects for European technology in contributing to a greener and carbon-neutral Hong Kong during a webinar on 19 March 2021 with more than 170 entrepreneurs and business executives from different European countries. More information.

21 March 2021

Improving Hong Kong's electoral system

The National People's Congress, China's top legislature, on 11 March 2011 adopted a decision on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.  See details here.

10 March 2021

Hong Kong's art market continues to thrive despite the pandemic

The global art market, like every other industry, was greatly impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. Art fairs and auctions were cancelled, and artists and galleries saw sales decline. Hong Kong's art market and scene, however, remains remarkably resilient. With its dynamic art ecosystem, the city has maintained its position as Asia's art capital. See here how Hong Kong's art market and cultural scene not just survived, but thrived amidst the pandemic, as explained by art industry players. 

19 March 2021

Webinar: European technology for a greener and carbon neutral Hong Kong - electric vehicles and waste management

If you would like to know how to tap the green business opportunities in Hong Kong for European companies, don't miss this webinar at 10:00-11:00 on Friday 19 March 2021. Speakers will be Mr WONG Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government, who will introduce the first road map of Hong Kong on the popularisation of EVs, as well as the recent Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035. Two speakers will share their experiences in setting up state-of-the-art waste-to-energy/resources facilities in Hong Kong: Mr Ivan CHRISTIAENS, General Manager of Keppel Seghers Belgium NV, and Dr Axel SCHWEITZER, Chief Executive Officer of ALBA Group plc & Co. KG.  Sign up and send in your questions.  More information.

 

05 February 2021

Chief Executive addresses European business community

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mrs Carrie Lam, highlighted Hong Kong's unique advantages for doing business and shared prospects for overseas firms establishing in Hong Kong during an online dialogue with more than 700 entrepreneurs and business executives from different corners of continental Europe. Mrs Lam was joined by Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau; the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing; and the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Christopher Hui.   More information and video.

 

 

08 January 2021

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Brussels) - January 2021 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter highlights the key initiatives and measures which support Hong Kong to not only whether the unprecedented challenges, but also strive ahead with renewed perseverance.  We are also happy to present in the newsletter multi-faceted achievements of Hong Kong which showcase that the city is an international metropolis full of vibrancy, vitality, diversity and opportunities. 

We wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021!
 

25 November 2020

Hong Kong’s Green Deal – Carbon neutrality by 2050 / Chief Executive's Annual Policy Address

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Mrs Carrie Lam, delivered her annual Policy Address on 25 November 2020.  The HKSAR will strive to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050.  There are other measures to facilitate business to access the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) through Hong Kong.  More information.

25 September 2020

Global Financial Centres Index Report

Hong Kong was ranked fifth in the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) 28 Report published by Z/Yen (United Kingdom) and the China Development Institute (Shenzhen).   Hong Kong is one of the top five leading financial centres in the world, rising by one place from the March issue of the index this year.  More information.

26 August 2020

WE WELCOME THE NEW HEAD OF EU OFFICE TO HONG KONG AND MACAO

Mr Thomas Gnocchi (right) will take up the post as the Head of EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao in early September 2020.  Before Mr Gnocchi's departure for Hong Kong, Mr Eddie Cheung (left), the Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union, received him at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels.  Mr Cheung presented a souvenir to Mr Gnocchi, wishing him settling well in Hong Kong and looking forward to working closely with him to further the close ties between Hong Kong and the EU.

29 July - 31 August 2020

COVID-19 working arrangements for HKETO, Brussels

Due to the special measures announced by the Belgian government to halt the spread of coronavirus, most of the staff of this office are working from home.  We will try our best to respond to enquiries as soon as possible but there could be a certain delay due to the special circumstances.  We appreciate your kind understanding.

 

29 - 29 June 2020

New investment channel for the Greater Bay Area

A new cross-boundary Wealth Management Connect Pilot Scheme is set to boost the financial services industry in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and reinforce Hong Kong's role as the leading offshore Renminbi hub. It will become the fourth cross-boundary investment channel between Hong Kong and the Mainland, after those links in the stock and bond markets. It will also be the first scheme focussing on the GBA.  Press Release.

11 - 11 February 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection - latest situation

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has raised concerns worldwide. For details of the prevention measures being implemented in Hong Kong, as well as the latest situation of novel coronavirus infection in Hong Kong, please visit the website Centre for Health Protection of the Hong Kong Department of Health.

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