USPAACC continued to strengthen its connection with key trade and business organizations in Asia to help U.S.-based companies establish strategic business relationships, to bring more American products and services to the dynamic region and investments into the United States, and explore joint venture opportunities in Asia.
Recently, USPAACC leadership met and had a substantive discussion with high-level representatives of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in New York. HKTDC was established in 1966 to help Hong Kong’s small and medium-sized enterprises connect with business clients and partners around the world.
(Photo: USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au Allen and USPAACC Northeast Region Chapter President Anisa Balwani with Hong Kong Trade Development Council representatives Anthony Mak and Ralph Chow in New York)
USPAACC, which celebrated its 30th Anniversary in June this year, began its annual Asia Trade Mission in 2005, and has since brought U.S.-based businesses to mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, and Vietnam to establish strategic relationships and connections.
“USPAACC welcomes the opportunity to join forces with HKTDC,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO. “When I was growing up in Hong Kong, I never thought that I would someday become an integral part of the bridge that connects two continents and peoples through business and friendship. It’s a full circle and I’m proud to be part of the work that ensures a positive economic outlook for the United States and the Asia-Pacific region.”
Among the topics discussed between USPAACC and HKTDC were: heightened collaboration in business development programs in the Northeast Region including USPAACC’s popular Top 10 Asian American Business Awards, the 2016/17 Asia Trade Mission, Advisory Services, the Hong Kong Forum 2015 and other USPAACC national events such as the largest Procurement Conference convened by Asian American businesses, Chamber Training Institute, nationwide webinar for start-up and small businesses, business executive coaching.
The Hong Kong Forum is a two-day global event hosted by HKTDC, the annual flagship event of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide, a unique network of 40 Hong Kong Business Associations in 29 countries and regions with more than 11,000 individual business executives and professionals from around the world as member associates.