The Alliance 's In-depth Exchanges with Dr. Bernard Chan Pak-li, Under Secretary of Commerce and Economic Development Bureau under The Government of HKSAR
Dr Bernard Chan Pak-li, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (second from left), Kevin Or, Founder of IIPA (second from right), Gary Ng, Co-founder of IIPA (first from left), and Jason Fung Secretary General of IIPA Secretary (first from right).
On August 14th, the Alliance has joint the seminar of "Winning the Belt & Road Opportunity with State-owned Enterprise - Industrial Park Investment Environment Exchange Forum” in Hong Kong to exchange with the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) and the Hong Kong Commerce and Economic Development Bureau. After that, on August 24th, we had another meeting with Dr. Bernard Chan, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (CEDB), at the Central Government Offices to further discuss the development of the Alliance and Hong Kong's role as an international metropolis in the industrial park economy.
Dr Chan believes that industrial parks are one of the entry points for enterprise investment in the domestic market and the national market of countries along the Belt and Road. In the future, CEDB will continue to organize related activities to promote business communication and interaction with the theme of industrial parks.
In fact, CEDB has joined forces with the five major chambers of commerce in Hong Kong, the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (CICA), SASAC, the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China (NDRC) and related institutions. It is to build an official exchange platform and actively invite companies to join, particularly those interested in investing in and expanding their domestic market and the national market of countries along the Belt and Road. Currently, the platform has been linked to more than 70 central enterprises and more than 100 state-owned enterprises. On behalf of its industrial park members and partners of professional service firms, the Alliance will utilize the platform to actively facilitate external communication, pursue complementary advantages, and seek for room of cooperation.
The Alliance also shared with Dr. Chan the resources the Alliance can provide for the members of industrial parks to optimize their business. For example, for recruitment of high-end talents, Alliance’s exclusive human resources partners - Mclaren Consultancy Limited and Robinson Consultancy Limited – has rich experience in recruiting for Fortune 500 companies and an extensive network of cross-industry international management experts. They can help domestic industrial parks and enterprises to recruit international talents from Hong Kong and inject new management philosophy. In the area of professional services, the Alliance can connect industrial parks with Aedas, a world-class architecture consultancy. Building on their successful experiences of building Chengdu Alibaba Industrial Park, Shanghai Ali Center, and Rookie Network Hong Kong Airport Logistics Center (under Alibaba), they can help optimizing architectural project planning for industrial parks.
Dr. Chan said that the concept of the Alliance is identical to Hong Kong government's active support for exporting professional services to foreign markets. For instance, when making visits abroad, Hong Kong Government also invites Hong Kong industry leaders to visit the local market. Furthermore, CEDB has launched the Professional Services Co-operation Support Scheme (PASS) to support professional groups to exchange abroad. Regarding the upcoming Alliance’s event of networking with professional service firms to be held in Hong Kong, Dr. Chan indicated that he would represent CEDB to attend the event and shown his support.