The 20th Hong Kong Forum

Join the Hong Kong Forum on 3 and 4 December 2019.

  • Exclusive annual flagship event of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
  • A global network with over 13,000 members from the 43 Hong Kong business associations in 32 countries and economies
  • To keep members abreast of the latest market intelligence
  • To network with fellow associates from around the world!


360 participants from 28 countries and economies.

A video highlight of the last Forum here

The Speakers’ videos are available here

Photos taken at the last Forum here

More information about the 20th Forum can be found here

SAVE THE DATE : 3-4 December 2019



New in 2019:

Young Executive Programme

“Embracing Innovations and Technologies: A game-changing philosophy”

4 December 2019 (Wednesday), N106-108, HKCEC

“People find change uncomfortable, and many aren’t willing to change until it’s too late. For entrepreneurs, innovators, and all-around game-changers, though, successful disruption is the ultimate goal. If you want to disrupt your industry or the competition, however, you will likely have to disrupt your own business first.” – Robert Glazer

Young innovators will share their ideas and insights on how businesses could embrace innovations and technologies, and stay competitive in the digital era. Get to know how young minds and talents are creating new business models, improving operational efficiency, and fostering more business opportunities.

Confirmed Speakers:

  1. Andy Lam, Founder and CEO, A&A Limited
  2. Fiona Lau, Co-founder and COO, Starling Labs Limited – SHOPLINE

Other speakers to be confirmed.


10:00am – 10:05am Programme starts and guests to be seated
10:05am – 11:05am Panel Discussion
11:05am – 11:15am Q&A session
11:15am – 12:15pm Networking Session
12:15pm Programme Ends

Special offer to young executives (under 35):

First time attendees of the Hong Kong Forum pay HK$ 500

Repeat visitors of the Hong Kong Forum pay HK$ 998

deadline for registration is: 18 October.

Dongzhi Event 2019


Join the annual Dongzhi event of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association at Kasteel de Wittenburg in Wassenaar.

Attend this Mid Winter networking reception and meet fellow members and other persons interested in doing business in, with and via Hong Kong.

Special guest: Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions.

During the event the Hong Kong Shooting Star Award will Mrs Ruigrok, on behalf of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in HK to a Dutch-linked Start-up that is breaking ground in the Hong Kong market.

Programme (tbc)

16:30 hrs   Registration and welcome drinks

17:00 hrs   Opening speech by Mr Hans Poulis, Chairman of the NHKBA

17:10 hrs   Remarks by Representative of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels

17:20 hrs   Presentation by Representative of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council

17:30 hrs   Speech by Ms Annemieke Ruigrok, Consul General of the Netherlands in Hong Kong

18:00 hrs   Presentation of the “Hong Kong Shooting Star Award” to representative of a Dutch company in Hong Kong.

18:15 hrs  Acceptance speech of winner “Hong Kong Shooting Star Award”.

18:30 hrs  Testimonials by Dutch companies exporting to HK and China. Names tbc.

18:50 hrs  Presentation via Skype by a major Dutch company in Hong Kong (tbc).

19:00 hrs  Networking Reception

20:00 hrs  End of event

With special speakers and guests, the Dongzhi Event will be one of the highlights of the year.

We are expecting between 75 and 100 entrepreneurs, interested in the opportunities and chances Hong Kong has to offer, to join the event.

Please mark the date in your agenda.

This event is supported by:


Is Hong Kong Safe for Travellers? Find updates here.

Source: Brand Hong Kong website


Hong Kong remains a welcoming city for tourists and investors, and a safe place for travellers from around the world.

Hong Kong has a long tradition of peaceful and orderly processions. However, in recent months, some protesters have become violent, blocked roadways, vandalised property and confronted Police. 

Although the impact of these confrontations is generally not widespread, it may cause inconvenience to some visitors including disruptions to transport services.

The Airport Authority Hong Kong has obtained an interim injunction and implemented access control measures to ensure the smooth operation of the airport. Travellers are advised to check with their airlines before proceeding to the airport and to keep an eye on the Airport website.

The Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC) has obtained an interim injunction order to restrain people from unlawfully and willfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use and operation of the railway, damaging property or causing disturbance at any MTR station. Please check the MTR website for updates.

The HKSAR Government maintains close contact with the diplomatic corps and foreign chambers of commerce in Hong Kong about the situation.

Travel agents, hotels and business organisations are providing advice and making arrangements to minimise any possible disruptions to visitors.

The Government, the business sector – in particular the tourism, convention and exhibition, retail and food and beverage sectors – as well as the community at large, all stand ready to welcome and assist visitors to Hong Kong any time.

This online portal provides useful and timely information for travellers and residents and includes transport updates, clarifications of fake news, government press releases, and information on conferences and events.

The BrandHK website also contains a wealth of information about the strengths and advantages of Hong Kong in areas such as business, finance, innovation and technology and arts and culture.

Hong Kong Update on Brand Hong Kong site

Loyens & Loeff Webcast : Budget Day (withholding) Tax Proposals

On Budget Day in the Netherlands, the government will announce the next steps towards a sustainable investment climate and combatting international tax avoidance.

Loyens and Loeff expects proposals for the introduction of:

  • a conditional withholding tax on interest and royalty payments to low tax jurisdictions
  • (amendments to) substance requirements in international holding and financing structures
  • other tax related topics

Are you interested in the impact? Please join L&L for their webcast on 24 September 2019.

Imme Kam, Heiko Lohuis and Bert van der Poel

Contact Loyens & Loeff for more information and to register.

VMP named partner of EOS Group


NHKBA member VMP in Almere has been named a partner of the EOS Group, a leading international service provider of receivables management. 

The partner network of EOS encompasses 60 companies in 26 countries. Together, the companies have around 7,500 employees with some 20,000 clients.

The partners offer debt collection services to their clients in over 180 countries all over the world.

For a presentation visit: VMP EOS presentation 2019

26 Dutch companies exhibit at Asia Fruit Logistica 2019

A large delegation of Dutch companies from the potato, vegetable and fruit (in Dutch AGF) sector, will once again participate in the trade fair Asia Fruit Logistica 2019, which will be held at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong from 4 – 6 September,

Asia Fruit Logistica is the only annual international trade exhibition for fresh fruit and vegetable marketing in Asia which focuses exclusively on the fresh produce sector and related value chain for the whole Asian region.

Zuidkoop Natural Projects from De Lier is responsible for the booth design of the Dutch delegation.

Click here for more information

20% Early Bird Discount: Business of IP Asia Forum – Exhibition 5-6 December 2019

Business of IP Asia Forum
BIP Exhibition Hall:
The ideal platform to boost your IP business
About BIP Asia Forum
Jointly organised by the Government of the HKSAR, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, the 9th edition of the Forum will bring IP professionals and business leaders from around the world to discuss the latest developments in IP and explore business collaboration opportunities.
2018 Exhibition Highlights
Over 90 exhibitors from Australia, Brazil, Mainland China, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America!
BIP Exhibition 2019
Grab the chance to promote your products and services to over 2,600 industry professionals from all over the world!

Promote your IP services and business platforms
Showcase your technology achievements
Trade your IPs and/or IP portfolios
Explore business opportunities with IP industry professionals
Enjoy Special Offers!
20% Early Bird Discount before 30 August 2019 :

Panel Display/Booth – From HK$2,000 / US$260
Standard Booth – From HK$10,800 / US$1,390

Hong Kong SMEs are eligible to apply for the HKSAR SME Export Marketing Fund.
Please visit for more details!

Booths will be reserved on a first come first served basis.
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IP lawyer Technology transfer professional
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Tel : (852) 2584 4013 / (852) 2584 4051
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Address : 38/F Office Tower, Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
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