A business seminar on the theme "Rotterdam and Hong Kong make One Belt, One Road work for you", was co-organised by the Netherlands-Hong Kong Business Association, HKETO Brussels, InvestHK, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the City and Port of Rotterdam.
In her welcoming remarks, Deputy Representative of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels, Miss Alice Choi, encouraged Dutch companies to make use of Hong Kong's advantages to tap Belt and Road opportunities.
"You will hear today why Hong Kong, with its vast experience, expertise and connections in financial, professional and business services has what the Belt and Road needs to play a critical role in its progress."
Miss Choi noted that the Port of Rotterdam, as the premier destination in Europe for Chinese cargo arriving by sea, and the Chengdu-Tilburg-Rotterdam-Express, the first rail shuttle between China and the Netherlands launched in June 2016, already made the city part of the new Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-century Maritime Silk Road.
The Head of Consumer Products at InvestHK, Ms Angelica Leung spoke about "Sourcing operations in Hong Kong" in the panel discussion on "Growing your company using the new Silk Road'.
The seminar was followed by a HKSAR 20th Anniversary Dinner with Mayor of Rotterdam Mr Ahmed Aboutaleb and Chinese Ambassador to the Netherlands HE Mr Wu Ken as the guests of honour.