President's Message | HKCBA Ottawa

A Message from the HKCBA Ottawa President

Dear HKCBA Ottawa Members and Friends,

For the past 32 years, the HKCBA has been working continuously to expand commercial relations between Canada and Hong Kong as well as throughout Asia using Hong Kong as the platform for advancing this objective. We also promote a strong business and community network through the eight Sections of HKCBA across Canada.  

The Ottawa Section has grown to become a key two way trade facilitating organization within the local business, government and academic communities. In the context of this, the “Century of Asia”, the increased focus on Canadian trade and investment with Hong Kong and Asia in recent years is a natural progression for Canada. HKCBA Ottawa takes great pride in playing a role in developing the relationships needed to ensure closer ties between Canada and Asia. At HKCBA Ottawa, we are continually striving to provide a forum for our members and the business community to discuss trade issues, exchange international business best practices and promote bilateral trade policies.  

The HKCBA Ottawa Section would not have been as successful without the support of our Members and our strategic partners, including the Hong Kong Family (comprised of a number of government and not-for-profit organizations as well as businesses based in Hong Kong). The Hong Kong family has greatly helped us in providing value to our members and we look forward to presenting you with exciting opportunities for networking and engagement; information exchange; and for celebrating the success of Canadian companies that have successfully expanded to Hong Kong and Asia.

As we move forward in 2016, I would also like to recognize and thank our HKCBA Ottawa Directors, many of whom are new to the role, for their great support and commitment in 2015 and for their participation in the 2016 Chinese New Year celebration which was celebrated at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.  

2016 promises to be an exciting year for the HKCBA Ottawa Section as Ottawa and Canada moves forward to more fully engage with Hong Kong and Asia. We invite you to follow our activities on our new Website and we all look forward to seeing you at our events in Ottawa, our National Forum in Calgary and the Hong Kong Forum in Hong Kong.  

Thank you for your interest, support and participation in our activities and we look forward to helping you do business with and through Hong Kong.

Marvin Hough

HKCBA Ottawa Section