[SingCham HK Speaker Series] Luncheon Talk on "Navigating The Greater Bay Area and Hong Kong's Role" by Dr Jonathan Choi of HK Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (HKCGCC)

The Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong) (SingCham HK) is organising a luncheon talk on "Navigating The Greater Bay Area and Hong Kong's Role" as part of our SingCham HK Sixth Speaker Series this year. The event is on 8 December 2022 (Thursday) from 12 noon to 2 pm at Island Shangri-la Hotel Admiralty. We have invited Dr Jonathan Choi, Permanent Honorary President of Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce. Dr Choi will share his views on Hong Kong's role as that of a "CIO", meaning Hong Kong is both a connector and investor.

Hong Kong has been working closely with other GBA cities for over 40 years since the mainland's reform and opening-up, and more than 50 years with ASEAN members states. Owing to its long-standing involvement in both regions, Hong Kong is a highly desirable location for companies to jump from the GBA to Southeast Asian countries or the other way round.

One of Hong Kong's competitive edges is a robust modern service industry that accounts for up to 90% of the city's GDP. As a core pillar industry in the GBA, the modern service sector relies heavily on international involvement to maximize its influence and benefits. This is where Hong Kong comes into play.

Dr. Jonathan Choi will share his views on Hong Kong's role as that of a "CIO", meaning Hong Kong is both a connector and investor. Meanwhile Hong Kong is also an operator, managing and operating business activities among the region.

But Hong Kong isn't only at the giving end. The city has benefited in return from its "CIO" role. 60% of Hong Kong's capital market comes from the mainland as traditional companies in Shenzhen or other GBA cities come to Hong Kong for listing public. Onshore and offshore trading between the mainland and other RCEP participants is complete through Hong Kong, during which Hong Kong container terminal and transportation services also benefit considerably.

Topic: Navigating The Greater Bay Area and Hong Kong's Role

Date: 8 December 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 12:00 noon -2:00 pm

Venue: Tianshan Room, Level 5, Island Shangri-la Hotel, Pacific Place, Supreme Court, Hong Kong

Luncheon Talk Fees:

  1. Member: HKD 500 nett per head
  2. Non-member: HKD 550 nett per head
  3. Sponsored Table Ticket: HKD 6,000 nett per table with fixed seating of ten pax

Seats are limited and registration is required.

Closing date : 5 December 2022, Monday.

Should you have special dietary or food allergy, please email to SingCham HK at scc@scchk.com.hk

This event is in line of the latest COVID-19 restrictions, please note the following notice:-


  • All guests MUST use "Leave Home Safe" app at the venue and show your vaccine pass.
  • All guests must have at least 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccination completed.
  • Guests are required to provide the vaccination QR code on arrival and with the BLUE colour code.
  • A photo of rapid antigen test (RAT) with negative result within 24 hours is required.
  • All guests must wear masks at all times (except when eating or drinking)


  • Dr Jonathan Choi (Chairman of  Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce)

    Dr Jonathan Choi

    Chairman of Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce

    Dr. Jonathan Choi is Chairman of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group, Chairman of the Hong Kong-listed Sunwah Kingsway Capital Group and Chairman of the Vietnam VinaCapital.

    Dr Choi is active in community and international affairs which is evident in the wide range of public positions he holds. These mainly include: Standing Committee Member of the National Committee of CPPCC of the PRC; Hong Kong, China's representative to APEC Business Advisory Council (2015-2020); Chairman (Hong Kong) of Mainland China-Hong Kong Belt and Road Business and Professional Services Council; Co-Chair of the Belt & Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance (BRICA); Chairman of Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union; Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong - Vietnam Chamber of Commerce; Founding Chairman of Hong Kong - Korea Business Council and Chairman of the China Hong Kong Israel Technology Cooperation and Promotion Center etc.

    Dr. Choi has been awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) and Justice of the Peace (JP) by the HKSAR Government. He was conferred the ‘Friendship Order’ by the President of Vietnam, the ‘Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France’ by the French Government and Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendation for FY 2017 as well. Dr. Choi was appointed as the Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea (2015-2019). In 2019, The Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R.C. in Hong Kong awarded Dr. Choi the title of ‘Friends of Diplomacy’ for his tremendous contribution on implementing non-official diplomacy, promoting Chinese culture to foreign countries.

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Luncheon Talk by Dr Jonathan Choi on 8 December 2022


Member Price HKD 500
Luncheon Talk by Dr Jonathan Choi on 8 December 2022


Standard Price HKD 550
Sponsored Table Ticket for 8 Dec 2022 (fixed seating for 10 pax)

Sponsored Table

Standard Price HKD 6,000


Island Shangri-la, Pacific Place

Tianshan Room, Level 5, Island Shangri-la, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road
Central, Hong Kong SAR (China)

If you have any questions please contact SingCham HK

Contact Organizer

+852 28383733

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