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Forum aims to strengthen business ties with China, Hong Kong

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 4:09 p.m. HST, May 12, 2014

The Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii is looking to strengthen ties between businesses in Hawaii and those in China and Hong Kong with a four-day forum in  Honolulu in early June.

The event, scheduled to run from June 4-7 at the, will be highlighted by an all-day conference June 6 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village featuring a host of high-level officials, including Yanjun Li, the director of China's Ministry of Commerce; Daniel Fung, the former solicitor general for Hong Kong; and Yuying Wang, chairman of the Tianjin Sister City Council for the Promotion of Enterprises.

"The Hong Kong-China Forum is about economic exchange between Hawaii, Hong Kong and China. Overseas speakers are directors leading economic growth at the national and provincial levels, and are all highly credible and valuable resources," said Barinna Poon, president of the Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii.

Poon said the event will provide participants with the latest market intelligence on how to do business in Hong Kong and China, and opportunities to establish new contacts and find business opportunities.

"We are excited about helping From delegates meet and interact with one another," Poon said. "We hope that the active participation will result in partnerships and business leads," she said.

The lead sponsors are the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco and the international business consulting firm Orangefield ICS.

Online registration is available at There is discount for early registration by May 21.

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