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  • 1. Hongkong – business opportunities for Swedish companies Göteborg, 21 augusti 2013 Jörgen Halldin
  • 2. Cityscape
  • 3. Cityscape
  • 4. Escape
  • 5. Hongkong /Sweden • ”Stepping stone” to China • Important market in its own right, Sw exports 4,8 b SEK 2012 • CEPA – the free trade agreement with mainland China and Macau • Further integration with the Pearl River Delta • About 160 Swedish companies – all different sectors • Main exports: trucks and buses, telecom, machinery • 1200 + Swedes • Lars Nittve, M+, Madeleine Onne, Hong Kong Ballet • Keen interest for Swedish sustainable solutions, transportation solutions, telecom/ICT, higher education/university cooperation • HK in Sweden: MTR – Stockholm subway, Hutchison: ”3” and the container terminal in the harbour of Stockholm • Free trade friends!
  • 6. Business Sweden23 August, 2013 6 Why HK is an important business hub International Business Environment Low and Simple Tax Strategically Location Gateway to Mainland China World Class Infrastructure Efficient and Skilled Workforce
  • 7. Business opportunities • Banking and finance • Sourcing • Logistics-related businesses • Telecom/ICT • Real estate/buildings-related technologies • Business consulting • Forward focus: • Cleantech • Food and beverages • Design
  • 8. Environmental policy / cleantech
  • 9. HK environmental policy / cleantech • Waste management: today 50% landfill. Gov aims to invest 31 b HKD in entirely new waste management infrastructure. • Clean air: Gov aims for major reduction in roadside pollution and air pollution from the port. 10 b HKD to retire 88 000 pre-Euro-IV vehicles. 3000 new buses until 2017. • Energy efficiency in buildings: buildings consume 89% of electricity used in HK
  • 10. Business opportunities – waste management • Major business opportunities: • Technologies for waste management, separation, collection and incineration • Sludge and organic waste treatment facilities • Landfill gas and bio gas utilization • Public education and reach-out on environmental awareness • Consultancy services on efficient waste management systems
  • 11. Business opportunities – air quality / clean transportation • Major business opportunities: • Euro V and Euro IV vehicles and buses • Technologies for improved indoor and outdoor air quality • Transport infrastructure • Fuel switch and fuel mix solutions • Electric transport systems • Remote sensing systems • Consulting and testing services
  • 12. Business opportunities – energy efficiency in buildings • Major business opportunities: • Upgrading technologies for existing buildings, including cooling/heating, ventilation, insulation, etc • New technologies for optimizing energy and electricity usage in buildings • District cooling/heating systems • Revamping the fuel-mix for electricity generation • Consulting services on increased energy efficiency in buildings • New energy efficient buildings (and other clean technologies) in major government investment programs.
  • 13. Food and beverages • Visit by Eskil Erlandsson, November 2012 • Open market • Big market (US no 7 worldwide) • Major hotel, restaurant & retail chains • Purchasing delegations to Sweden • Swedish F&B network in Hong Kong • F&B fairs • Swedish food events at hotels, etc • Continued policy work for market opening
  • 14.  Visit by Anna-Karin Hatt, Minister for ICT and Energy, to Hong Kong and Canton, October 8-10, with business delegation  Eco Expo Asia, October 28-31, Swedish pavilion/booth and speakers  Prel visit by Stefan Attefall, Minister for Housing and Civil Affairs, end- November  Major design event, second half of 2014 Upcoming events
  • 15. TACK! Generalkonsulatet Hongkong Business Sweden Hong Kong Svenska Handelskammaren Hongkong