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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.   

 

 

06 - 18 April 2021

BIFFF screens critically-acclaimed thriller "Shadows"

With the support of HKETO, Brussels and the Belgium-Hong Kong Society, critically-acclaimed film Shadows is being screened in international premiere at the Brussels International Fantasy, Fantastic, Thriller and Science Fiction Film Festival (BIFFF).  Glenn Chan's first feature about a forensic psychiatrist whose special gift enables her to solve cases that baffle the police is a breathtaking psychological thriller about the terrifying consequences of what could happen if evil that hides within our subconscious is unleashed. Stylish cinematography, razor sharp acting and an intense and a moving story make Shadows one of the most remarkable movies to come out of Hong Kong in recent years.  The film can be viewed online for the duration of the festival.

25 March 2021

Technology Leaders of Tomorrow Programme 2021 – Exceptional opportunity for graduates

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Park's InnoAcademy has started recruiting talents for its Technology Leaders of Tomorrow Programme 2021.  The programme aims to provide an exceptional full-time R&D career opportunity for science and engineering graduates and nurture them to become the next generation of I&T leaders in Hong Kong. The first programme in 2020 attracted more than 600 applications from university graduates around the globe, out of which eight top talents were selected to join the programme.  The application deadline is 15 April. More information.

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.

12 - 13 March 2021

Cyberport Virtual Career Fair 2021
One of the major projects of the Cyberport Academy which aims to provide a platform for Cyberport's 1,600 community members to recruit local or overseas talents who are interested in joining the I&T industry. Similar to 2020, the career fair will be conducted in a virtual and interactive format. A series of elements, including virtual booths, career-related webinars, recruitment talks, as well as other career development resources (e.g. CV Clinic and career assessment) will be delivered. Details.  

18 - 24 March 2021

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park CAREER EXPO 2021

Over 240 tech companies in the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) will participate in the expo to offer about 2,000 jobs in AI & Robotics, BioTech, Data & SmartCity and FinTech. This career expo, which went virtual for the first time last year, is one of the largest of its kind for tech talents and the 2020 edition attracted 1,800 participants, 40% of whom were based overseas. Information and registration 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.

 

 

23 January 2021

NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR BRAZIL AND IRELAND

Travellers from Brazil and Ireland including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents will not be allowed to board Hong Kong-bound flights from 23 January. Similar bans are already in place for travellers from the United Kingdom and South Africa. More details Hong Kong Update  COVID-19 webpage of Hong Kong  

05 February 2021

Invitation to a Direct Dialogue with the Chief Executive of Hong Kong

We have the pleasure to invite you to a Direct Dialogue with Mrs Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, on Friday 5 February at 10:00 CET.  The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Brussels and HKETO in Berlin, together with our partner business chambers in various European countries, are organising this interactive online event on business opportunities offered by Hong Kong to European businesses. With Principal Officials in charge of commerce and economic development, environment and financial services respectively joining the event as well, you will get first-hand updates on the latest situation in different aspects of Hong Kong, its economic prospects and impetus for future developments. Do not miss out this unique opportunity to have a direct dialogue with Mrs Carrie Lam.  See the flyer for more informationWe look forward to seeing you at the event.  Register Now.  

 

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!
 

24 December 2020

COVID-19: TRAVEL ADVICE
All travellers arriving in Hong Kong who have stayed in places outside China on the day of arrival in Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day have to undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days at a designated hotel and provide an additional Covid-19 test sample on the 19th or 20th day after arrival. All persons who have stayed in the United Kingdom (UK) or South Africa for more than two hours in the past 21 days will not be allowed to board for Hong Kong.  There are additional travel restrictions for people coming from specified high-risk places, which are Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland (from 23 January 2021), Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, the UK and the USA. More information.
 

28 November 2020

COVID-19: TRAVELLERS TO HONG KONG FROM VERY HIGH-RISK PLACES
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has imposed additional travel restrictions on travellers coming to Hong Kong from very high-risk places to reduce the health risk they may bring to Hong Kong. High-risk places include Belgium, France, Turkey and Romania.  From 00:00hrs on 23 January 2021, the measure will also apply to all persons who have stayed in Ireland for more than two hours on the day of boarding or during the 21 days before that dayMore information
 
 

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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