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Where Business
Goes to Grow
Luca De Leonardis
Head, Australia and New Zealand
Sharing Investment Promotion
Best Practice
• Spearhead HK’s efforts to attract and retain
foreign direct investment
• Promote HK’s enduring advantages and status as
...
• Brings new employment opportunities,
technologies, ideas, skills and in other spill-over
effects
• Foreign companies inc...
7,585 companies of which 3,784 are RHQs and ROs in 2014
(Source: 2014 Annual survey, HKSAR Government’s Census & Statistic...
3,440
Result Since Establishment
5
37,500
projects completed
jobs created
Up to Dec 2014…
Priority Areas Covered by Eight
Sector Teams
6
Eight Sector Teams Six Growth Industries +
Wine
Four Traditional Pillar
Ind...
InvestHK’s Worldwide Network
7
 Investment Promotion Units in Hong Kong
Economic and Trade Offices
香港經濟及貿易辦公室轄下的投資推廣小組
 ...
6,331
Investment Promotion –
Reaching Out to Companies to
Attract FDI
8
Overseas/ Mainland
Meetings
Prospects
757Live Proj...
Investment Promotion Events
9
In 2014, InvestHK has hosted 53 events in the Mainland, Taiwan and
overseas, with a total at...
Markus Kramer
President, Dispersions
and Pigments Division
(Global headquarters)
Global Operations in Hong Kong
John Rice
...
How We Can Help
Networking events,
introduction to service
providers
PR and marketing
support
for launch/expansion
Facilit...
• Multi-national organisations: UNCTAD, World Bank, IEDC, fDi Magazine
International Recognition
12
UNCTAD, Investment
Pro...
• Multi-national organisations: UNCTAD and
World Bank
• International chambers, trade commissions
and IPAs (non-competing)...
www.startmeup.hk
14
startmeuphk
www.facebook.com/startmeuphk
Get in Touch:
www.investhk.gov.hk
15
Tel: (02) 9283 3222
luca_de_leonardis@hketosydney.gov.hk
InvestHK
www.linkedin.com/co...
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Hong Kong has enduring advantages and status as a leading business hub in the Asian region. By breaking down Foreign Direct Investment and categorising by country, InvestHK supports Hong Kong's status as a premium investment location.

Originally presented by Luca de Leonardis, Head of InvestHK in Australia and New Zealand, at Australia-China BusinessWeek 2015 Melbourne,

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InvestHK: Sharing Investment Promotion Best Practice

  1. 1. Where Business Goes to Grow Luca De Leonardis Head, Australia and New Zealand Sharing Investment Promotion Best Practice
  2. 2. • Spearhead HK’s efforts to attract and retain foreign direct investment • Promote HK’s enduring advantages and status as a leading business hub in the region • Assist companies with potential to contribute to HK’s economy to set up and expand in HK • Provide aftercare support to the international business community in HK • Work with policy bureaux and departments on issues of concern to investors to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness as a business-friendly location Mission and Objectives 2
  3. 3. • Brings new employment opportunities, technologies, ideas, skills and in other spill-over effects • Foreign companies increase level of competition and improve an economy’s overall competitiveness • Hong Kong’s inward direct investment stock as ratio to GDP was 287% in 2000 and 534% in 2013 (Source: HKSAR Government statistics) • 19% of Hong Kong’s total workforce is employed by majority owned FDI companies (Source: The Foreign Affiliates Trade in Services Statistics – FATS 2010: June 2012, by C&SD) Importance of Foreign Direct Investment 3
  4. 4. 7,585 companies of which 3,784 are RHQs and ROs in 2014 (Source: 2014 Annual survey, HKSAR Government’s Census & Statistics Department) Prime Conduit for FDI Rank FDI Inflows (2013) US$ bn FDI Outflows (2013) US$ bn 1 USA 188 USA 338 2 China 124 Japan 136 3 Russia 79 China 101 4 Hong Kong 77 Russia 95 5 Brazil 64 Hong Kong 92 6 Singapore 64 Switzerland 60 7 Canada 62 Germany 58 8 Australia 50 Canada 43 9 Spain 39 Netherlands 37 10 Mexico 38 Sweden 33 4 Source: World Investment Report 2014, UNCTAD
  5. 5. 3,440 Result Since Establishment 5 37,500 projects completed jobs created Up to Dec 2014…
  6. 6. Priority Areas Covered by Eight Sector Teams 6 Eight Sector Teams Six Growth Industries + Wine Four Traditional Pillar Industries Creative Industries (CI) •Culture & Creative Industries Consumer Products (CP) •Trading & Logistics (trading) Transport & Industrial (T&I) •Trading & Logistics (logistics) Tourism & Hospitality (T&H) •Wine Industry •Tourism Financial Services (FS) •Financial Services Innovation & Technology (I&T) •Environmental Industries •Medical Services Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Business & Professional Services (BPS) •Education Services •Testing & Certification Services •Professional Services
  7. 7. InvestHK’s Worldwide Network 7  Investment Promotion Units in Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices 香港經濟及貿易辦公室轄下的投資推廣小組  Consultants 投資推廣署駐當地顧問 Wuhan 武漢 Mexico 墨西哥
  8. 8. 6,331 Investment Promotion – Reaching Out to Companies to Attract FDI 8 Overseas/ Mainland Meetings Prospects 757Live Projects 355Projects Completed 2014 (with 4,502 individual companies) 1,558
  9. 9. Investment Promotion Events 9 In 2014, InvestHK has hosted 53 events in the Mainland, Taiwan and overseas, with a total attendance of over 5,600 people. Numbers of events Number of attendees Mainland & Taiwan 26 3,300 Overseas 27 2,334 Total 53 5,634
  10. 10. Markus Kramer President, Dispersions and Pigments Division (Global headquarters) Global Operations in Hong Kong John Rice Vice Chairman (Global operations) Jean-Pascal Tricoire Global CEO Jeff Urwin Global Head of Investment Banking Roland Krüger President (Global headquarters) 10 Karen Fifer Global Managing Partner, Consumer Markets Practice Emma Sherrard Matthew Global CEO
  11. 11. How We Can Help Networking events, introduction to service providers PR and marketing support for launch/expansion Facilitation of visa applications, schooling Information to aid planning and evaluation 11
  12. 12. • Multi-national organisations: UNCTAD, World Bank, IEDC, fDi Magazine International Recognition 12 UNCTAD, Investment Promotion Award 2010 Rank Top IPIs at Inquiry-Handling 1 PRONicaragua (Nicaragua) 2 Hungarian Investment and Trade Development Agency 3 Invest in Greece Agency 4 Invest in Finland 5 Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency 6 InvestHK 7 ABA-Invest in Austria 8 Invest in Sweden Agency 9 aicep Portugal Global 10 Invest in Denmark Invest Hong Kong ranked TOP in Asia in World Bank Global Investment Promotion Best Practices 2012 IEDC Silver awards (corporate brochure) fDI magazine - HK - Asia Pacific city 2013/14 overall winner
  13. 13. • Multi-national organisations: UNCTAD and World Bank • International chambers, trade commissions and IPAs (non-competing) • MOFCOM, CCPIT, DOFTEC, BOFTEC, etc. • Hong Kong Inc members: ETOs, HKTDC, HKTB and HKEx • Private sector service providers: law firms, accounting firms, secretarial companies, etc. Partnership Approach 13
  14. 14. www.startmeup.hk 14 startmeuphk www.facebook.com/startmeuphk
  15. 15. Get in Touch: www.investhk.gov.hk 15 Tel: (02) 9283 3222 luca_de_leonardis@hketosydney.gov.hk InvestHK www.linkedin.com/company/ invest-hong-kong www.youtube.com/user/investhk www.flickr.com/photos/investhk Level 1, Hong Kong House 80 Druitt Street Sydney, NSW, 2000

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