Why Invest & Locate Low Carbon Business in Hong Kong?
03 June 2014
ECCI joins forces with Invest Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Science & Innovation Park to host a joint seminar exploring the opportunities for investing & locating low carbon business in Hong Kong.
The session will allow Simon Galpin, Director General of Invest Hong Kong to discuss the new 'Start-me-up' initiative launched in London the previous day, and also introduce ECCI's plans for a new Hong Kong Knowledge Exchange Centre, due to open in early 2015 that will act as a hub for Scottish enterprise and organisation's interested in exploring and locating their low carbon products and services in Hong Kong.
The event will be attended by organisations and enterprises interested in trading and developing a base in Hong Kong and will be attended by the new Director General of the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office for Europe and Russia, Erica Ng.
ECCI HK Knowledge Exchange Centre
The event follows last month's soft launch of ECCI's plans for a HK Knowledge Exchange Centre, developed as part of a wider 'team Scotland' partnership approach will be based at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park (www.hkstp.org) and is planned to open early in 2015.
The Centre will act as a hub for Scottish partnership projects, enterprises and activities, will host staff specifically employed to develop projects and enable and support Scottish enterprises and organisations seeking to enter and create local partnerships and introduce new and innovative products and services. Centre staff will engage with Government, Academic and Enterprise focused organisations to forge new projects and create two way resource and knowledge exchange opportunities.
In May 2014 ECCI with its partner RBS Group 'soft-launched' the centre as well as the Hong Kong chapter of the global carbon network, the Association for Carbon Professionals (ACP) in Hong Kong.
Why Hong Kong?
Known as the Gateway to Asia, Hong Kong is the number one business city in Asia and a great base for companies that want to do business in Mainland China and across the Asia-Pacific. The Hong Kong Government is enterprise friendly with a keen interest in supporting investment and low carbon/green initiatives with tax incentives and public projects.
In summary, Hong Kong offers:
• Strategically located for business in Asia
'• Low and simple tax regime'
• International, transparent and efficient'
• World-class business infrastructure'
• Strong supply of skilled staff'
• Strong cultural & historical links to Scotland
Scotland & Asia: Working Together
The recent Memorandum of Understanding between the Hong Kong Government and the Scottish Government aims to develop closer partnerships between Hong Kong and Scotland to address the key challenges presented through climate change and our transition to a lower carbon economy.
Scotland is increasingly viewed as having a leadership role in the design and implementation of creative and effective policy, innovation and learning practices to help regional and national progression to a lower carbon society and economy.