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The 20th Hong Kong Forum

  • 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!

2018 HONG KONG FORUM HIGHLIGHTS

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

SAVE THE DATE : 3-4 December 2019

Exclusively for member associates of
the Federation of HK Business Associations Worldwide
Online registration begins in June

Please stay tuned!

China Business Awards 2019

The China Business Award Returns
Save the Date: 21 November

The Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association and the Netherlands China Business Council will jointly present the Chinese Business Award 2019 to two Dutch companies who have performed exceptionally well in the Chinese market in the past 24 months.

This year, companies will be nominated in the sectors Agro-Food and Hi-Tech. In addition, the Hong Kong Shooting Star Award will be presented by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in HK to the Dutch company with the best performance in the Hong Kong market.

With special speakers and guests, the China Business Award event will be one of the highlights of the year.
The ceremony will take place in Kasteel de Wittenburg in Wassenaar.

Hong Kong Establishment Day Seminar, Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Save the Date: 3 July

The annual Hong Kong Establishment Seminar, Cocktail and Dinner will be held in Rotterdam on Wednesday 3 July.

Please save the date in your agenda.
Information about speakers and the programme will be posted on the NHKBA website shortly.
Click here for a link to the NHKBA webpage with information about last year’s event in The Hague.

Newsletter InvestHK

The latest edition of the quarterly newsletter of InvestHK has been published. In this edition: a special feature on “New Business Opportunities under the Outline Development Plan of the Greater Bay Area”; the Hong Kong Budget 2019-2020; Focus on Hong Kong as leading Dispute Resolution Hub; and a number of case studies.

Click here to access the newsletter.

New HK Government website on Greater Bay Area

The Hong Kong Government has built a website with a great deal of information about the socalled “Greater Bay Area”. This Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province. The total area is 56 000 km2and the total population was around 70 million as at end 2017.

Click here to visit the website.

In Memoriam: Ronald Develing (1941 – 2019)

Former NHKBA member Ronald Develing, founder of Develing Trade in Bunschoten, passed away on 26 March in his home village of Zwartebroek.

The well attended funeral took place on 2nd April in Terschuur.

Ronald Develing, an inspiring and warm personality, was a Dutch business pioneer in China and a frequent visitor of both China and Hong Kong. In the late 1980s he was one of the first Dutch entrepreneurs to set up a wholly owned company in the PRC. He also maintained an office in Hong Kong for many years.

Develing International is a Dutch sales and distribution company (B2B) of high quality ingredients for the food, feed, pharmaceutical, chemical and paper industry in China and Vietnam.

Develing Trade was founded in 1983. In 1989, the company was taken over by Akzo Nobel. In 1997, Ronald bought a substantial part of Develing Trade back from Akzo Nobel and relaunched his own business.

In 2007, Ronald’s son Ernst Jan took over the management of the company.

Postponed: Members in the Spotlight Event with MosquitNo

 

Much to our regret we have, due to unforeseen circumstances, to postpone the “Members in the Spotlight” event with Mosquitno in Roermond on 12 April 2019.

MosquitNo founder Etienne Hendrickx has agreed to reschedule his presentation, probably to early June.

More news about the new date and venue will follow as soon as possible.

Chairman NHKBA Presents Cheque to Foodlink Foundation in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 21 March 2019

Hans Poulis, Chairman of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association and Vice Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide, and Ms Annemieke Ruigrok, the Dutch Consul General in Hong Kong, today presented a cheque of € 1888 to Ms. Alice De La Fuente Saez – Wong, Director of the Foodlink Foundation in Hong Kong.

The presentation took place at the office of the Foodlink Foundation in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong.

The amount was raised at the annual Chinese New Year Dinner of the NHKBA on 8 February in Amsterdam.

Founded in 2001, Foodlink Foundation is a registered Hong Kong charity dedicated to fighting hunger, building self-sufficiency, and fostering nutritional wellness among those in need, while simultaneously reducing food wastage in hotels and F&B outlets in Hong Kong.

To read more about the fantastic work the Foodlink Foundation is doing in Hong Kong, please visit their website by clicking here.

NHKBA Member Online Deluxe Studio introduces: “B-Spoken”

Fashion company Online Deluxe Studio (HK, Amsterdam, Shanghai) has introduced a new initiative: the “B-Spoken” fashion brand.  B-Spoken offers services to Corporate Companies and combines Personal Branding with Sustainable Corporate Collections, supported by High Tech.

According to Maureen Josef, CEO of Online Deluxe Studion, B-Spoken offers a unique educational opportunity for the staff members of corporations, from junior associates to C-Suite, combining three fundamental and dynamic programs, to enhance the performance of key assets: Presentation Coaching – Image Consultation – Leadership Coaching

In addition, the B-Spoken Circle Project supports the Circular Economy by:

– Developing Post-Consumer Recycled Collections, which will be the standard of Online Deluxe Studion for all consumer products it will offer in the future.

– Developing Technologies to reduce the waste

Online Deluxe Studio is would like to get in touch with Companies who can provide Innovative Solutions to support their Circular Economy Project.

Interested?  Have a look at http://www.b-spoken.com/

For more information, please contact:

Maureen Josef – CEO and Theo Wit – CSO

Online Deluxe Studio Ltd. Europe
Amsterdam Showroom: PC Hooftstraat 125- 2, 1071 BS Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tel NL: +(31) 20 370 65 26

Online Deluxe Studio Ltd. Hong Kong Office:
Suite 911, Starhouse, 3 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Mob: +(852) 6696 6405 |Tel: +(852) 2302 4468 | Fax: +(852) 2302 4418

 

 

 

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Cinemasia Film Festival

Four Hong Kong made movies will be featured in this year’s Cinemasia Film Festival in Amsterdam. 5 – 10 March

First Night Nerves

All eyes are on Hong Kong City Hall as the final week of rehearsals begin on Two Sisters, a stage production starring rival actresses Yuan Xiuling (Sammi Cheng, one of Johnnie To’s favourite actresses) and He Yuwen (Gigi Leung, Sylvia Chang’s Tempting Heart). When the two drama queens aren’t feuding about line counts and tabloid gossip, they’re swamped by personal problems.

Stanley Kwan, who gave Hong Kong classics like Rouge and Centre Stage, returns to his hometown after a 19-year hiatus, with a wickedly funny tale of backstage turmoil best explained as Birdman meets Almodóvar. While featuring divas galore in cameos, he examines their inner insecurities in an industry especially unforgiving to women. Kwan also proves why he’s still Hong Kong’s best directors of actresses, bringing out an electrifying performance from Bai Baihe (Monster Hunt) as Yuan’s lesbian confidant. The film has been eagerly embraced by prestigious festivals such as Torino, Busan and Tokyo Filmex.

Tue 5 March 21:30 – Kriterion K2 TICKETS

Sat 9 March 15:00 – Kriterion K2 TICKETS

The Lady Improper

Siu-man (Charlene Choi) scowls through her job as a gynaecology nurse, while trying to hide her mail-order dildo from her co-workers. Her marriage has fallen apart due to a non-existent sex life. When her father (legendary action star Lau Wing) is hospitalised, she is forced to run his cha-chaan-teng (Hong Kong style diner). But how can Siu-man, who’s been forbidden to enter the kitchen since childhood, recreate her father’s signature dishes? Unexpected help comes in the form of Chia-hao (Wu Kang- jen), a hunky Paris-trained Cordon Bleu chef who arouses both her appetite and her desire. She realises that she must tackle her fear of intimacy head-on. It starts with cooking and pole-dancing lessons.

Hong Kong may be a high-tech, cosmopolitan city, but old-fashioned Confucian morality dies hard. Independent filmmaker Jessey Tsang’s courageous and tantalising new work delves into sex phobia and female repression – subjects often swept under the carpet in Asian society. The film is also a love song to the humble yet heavenly flavours of Hong Kong cuisine.

Sun 10 March 19:00 – Kriterion K1 TICKETS

The Memory of Water

Melanie, a Canada-based filmmaker returns to her birthplace Hong Kong and gets entangled in a romantic fantasy. Stephen describes the diaspora experience in terms of an original “molecule” that cannot be erased after generations of dilution.

 

Sun 10 March 12:30 – Kriterion K2 TICKETS
Screens together with Turning 18

Tracey

Tai-hung (Philip Keung) seems to be living an ideal life with a successful business and a doting wife (Kara Hui). But when he learns that an old friend has died, he’s forced to come to terms with a secret that he’s been hiding all along – he’s really a woman trapped in a man’s body. Caught between his duties as a family man and his own destiny, he struggles to define the right thing to do.

Jun Li tells a powerful story of identity and acceptance with his directorial debut, a rare LGBTQ-themed drama from Hong Kong. Brimming with empathy and intellectual insight, Tracey is a trailblazing cinematic work from a society where transgender issues remain taboo or misunderstood. In addition to Ben Yuen’s brilliant Golden Horse-winning performance as an older transgender opera singer, longtime character actor Philip Keung gives a career-defining performance as a repressed soul. 

Thu 7 March 19:15 + Q&A with Trans Focus Screening – Kriterion K2 TICKETS

Sat 9 March 16:45 + Q&A with Director – Rialto Boven TICKETS