8,300+ Attend “In Style • Hong Kong” On First Day
Jakarta Promotion fosters Hong Kong-Indonesia Business Links.
18 September 2015 :More than 8,300 people participated on the first day of “In Style • Hong Kong” in Jakarta, Indonesia, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
A business symposium and expo are highlight events of the “In Style • Hong Kong” promotion at the Jakarta Convention Center. Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) CY Leung officiated at the opening ceremony and attended last night’s “In Style • Hong Kong” gala dinner. Indonesia’s Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Yasonna Laoly, was also guest of honour at the gala dinner.
Speaking at the gala dinner, Mr Leung said “In Style • Hong Kong” highlighted the best of Hong Kong’s creative, trendsetting and design-driven advantages. “And that’s what “In Style • Hong Kong” is all about. It’s why the Hong Kong Trade Development Council put together this gala evening; why it organised the lifestyle product expo on show through Saturday, the citywide “In Style • Hong Kong” promotion, today’s [yesterday’s] well-attended business symposium and much more. It’s why I’m here in Jakarta with you,” said Mr Leung.
HKTDC Chairman Vincent HS Lo said: “We continue to celebrate the spirit of cooperation and business entrepreneurship.”
The gala dinner included a “Batik Crossover” fashion parade, with Hong Kong designers creating pieces using traditional batik fabric. “This ‘Batik Crossover’ symbolises the friendship between Hong Kong and Indonesia and demonstrates what can be achieved when Indonesia and Hong Kong meet,” Mr Lo said.
Hong Kong’s services advantages spotlighted
The day-long services symposium (17 September) featured heavyweight speakers, including Secretary for Justice of the HKSAR, Rimsky Yuen SC; Armando Tolomelli, CEO of Prada Asia Pacific; YK Pang, Director, Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd; Royce Yuen, Founder & CEO of New Brand New Ltd and Kent Wong, Managing Director, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd. More than 2,000 people attended the symposium.
As well as the main symposium, five thematic sessions were held to highlight ways Hong Kong services, including financial services, legal and arbitration, design and branding services, digital marketing and ICT services can help Indonesian companies expand their business in Asia, and especially the Chinese mainland.