Increasing bilateral trade between Hong Kong and South Africa...
Increasing bilateral trade between Hong Kong and South Africa...
The Hong Kong - South Africa Chamber of commerce (HKSACC) is an independent,
non-profit organization, incorporated in the Republic of South Africa since 2020.
Our mission is to increase bilateral trade between Hong Kong and South Africa,
through 1-on-1 business matching meetings, business networking, events, and exhibitions.
Mr Ernie Blom
Ernie is the Owner of Ernest Blom Diamond Cutting Works since 1978 and has a long and distinguished CV, a few ( not all ) highlights include: President of World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Economic Diplomacy Advisor to Belgium in South Africa, Honorary Life President of World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Chairman of Diamond and Jewellery Federation of South Africa, Director and founding member of the Dubai Diamond Exchange.
Ernie is a seasoned business associate of ours and comes with great experience in dealing with Hong Kong.
Mr Conrad Hendry
Mr. Hendry is the HKTDC’S Johannesburg (South Africa) Consultant since 1996, with 25 years’ experience in bilateral trade between Southern Africa and Hong Kong as well as China, successfully helping Hong Kong companies open new markets in South Africa. Consultant on business opportunities in the Hong Kong - Guangdong Greater Bay Area. Advisor to companies setting up a business in Hong Kong in collaboration with HKTDC and InvestHK.
Mr Manuel Moutinho
Manuel Moutinho, a co-founder and past president of the HKSACC is a business executive and major shareholder of a group of companies in South Africa, in the electrical and electronics distribution sectors, since 1987.
Manuel has associated with Hong Kong and China for four decades and is currently a director in the MOBICON group of companies, listed on the HK stock exchange.
Mr Terry Gale
Mr. Gale is a very experienced global logistics professional, with many years of bilateral trade between South Africa and Hong Kong. Terry is the Managing Director of GLFC (Gale Lotheringen Freight Consultants) is also; Chairman of Exporters Club Western Cape, Vice Chairman of the Cape Town Port Liaison Forum, Freight Industry Representative on Port Consultative Committee (PCC).
Mr Ricardo de Freitas
Ricardo de Freitas CA (SA), specializes in consultations on technical audit and accounting matters, project management, liaising with regulators as well as the learning and development of various levels of staff. He has audit and accounting experience in various industries in South Africa, Portugal, the United States of America and Ireland.
MRS. JENNIFER KANN MANAGING DIRECTOR, LINGO COMMUNICATIONS
All founding members have very strong ties with the Hong Kong Business Community
as mentioned above in their respective backgrounds.
Hong Kong has been recognized as one of the world’s most competitive economies. The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitive Yearbook 2021 ranked Hong Kong 7th out of 64 economies.
With all of Asia’s key markets less than four hours’ away, it is easy to see why over 9,000 businesses and companies have made Hong Kong their home.
Over 100 airlines offer easy and efficient travel to 190 locations from Hong Kong whilst half of the world’s population can be reached within five hours by plane.
• World’s busiest international air cargo hub. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been ranked as the World’s busiest cargo airport for ten years. In 2019, total cargo throughput reached 4.8 million tones.
• Hong Kong port was ranked the eighth busiest container port in the world in 2019
In the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI) released in 2018, Hong Kong’s ranking in terms of the depth of global connectedness in 2017 was second best in the world, after Singapore.
• As one of the world’s top four international finance centres, Hong Kong is a prime location for conducting financial services business. 77 of the world’s top 100 banks call Hong Kong home (as at end Jan 2021), World's largest offshore RMB hub with total deposits of RMB757 billion (as at end 2020). No.2 in equity fund raised through IPO globally in 2020.
As Asia’s business hub, trade-fair capital and convention hub, Hong Kong attracts plenty of international buyers, suppliers and companies to participate in the range of events taking place here. Hong Kong’s free port status and easy customs procedures makes it easier for businesses and companies to operate.
Hong Kong’s strengths include: A rich pool of world-class talents and professionals, open and efficient market, Business-friendly environment, Fully convertible currency, Free flow of capital, talents and goods.
One Country, Two Systems
Hong Kong has maintained its own currency, political and legal systems. This has allowed the city to continue to flourish as an international business city whilst enjoying the benefits of unrivalled access to opportunities in Mainland China.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is strategically positioned to be a vibrant world class city cluster, a globally influential international innovation and technology hub. Hong Kong enjoys an ideal location in Asia that enables businesses to tap into the multitude of opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area and throughout the rest of the region.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province. The total area is around 56 000 km2.
THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS WORLDWIDE
The Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide is a unique network of the Hong Kong Business Associations in all countries and regions with over 13,000 individual associates.
These Hong Kong Business Associations were started by overseas traders, buyers and professionals, who have strong business links to Hong Kong in their respective countries, for the purpose of networking and exchanging of business information and ideas.
Each of these Associations have their own individual members who are top business people and SMEs in their home country. They are Hong Kong's closest allies and partners in the world market.
With the help of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) , these Associations formed the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide in November 2000.
The Federation aims to achieve synergy among the global network of Hong Kong Business Associations.
It provides an effective base for member associations to network and exchange information, thereby, generating business opportunities. The Federation is a non-profit-making organisation limited by guarantee.