Four major business events in Hong Kong – organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) – saw the participation from more than 1,000 exhibitors and attracted over 430,000 visitors, highlighting the importance of Hong Kong in global trade.
First, The International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine and Health Products was held in a hybrid format under the theme Innovative Drug Development and Clinical Research in Chinese Medicine. It featured 17 keynote speakers from all over the world, who discussed research results and shared successful case studies integrating Chinese and Western medicine.
The conference was organised by the Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association, together with the HKTDC and eight scientific research institutions.
Meanwhile, the three exhibitions include The HKTDC Food Expo, HKTDC Home Delights Expo, HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo and HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair.
Numerous group pavilions participated at this year’s Food Expo through local representatives. From Mainland China, the Agricultural Trade Promotion Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chongqing Municipality presented local specialities and shared culinary cultures, along with the Aomori Prefecture of Japan, the Japan External Trade Organization and Indonesia.
The HKTDC and the Aomori Prefectural Government of Japan also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to carry out economic exchange programmes in the future. Besides expanding bilateral trade and investment, the MoU will also strengthen the economic partnership and create new business opportunities.
The Trade Zone of the Food Expo and the Hong Kong International Tea Fair also targeted industry and trade buyers. In addition to inviting and organising local buying missions, the HKTDC also arranged more than 700 virtual business matching meetings. Exhibitors and buyers could also continue to schedule and conduct more online meetings through Click2Match within seven days after the physical exhibitions.