Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive-Elect
CE-Elect Mrs Carrie Lam responded to AmCham in addressing the international business community's concerns ahead of her inaugural. AmCham is pleased to hear reassurance from Mrs Lam that she will safeguard the core values of HK as a world class city; bring back more US and international businesses; and strengthen US-HK cultural ties.
Kurt Tong, U.S. Consul General
US Consul General CG Tong noted HK remains an attractive place for US businesses because of the rule of law, transparency and commitment to free trade in the "One Country Two Systems"
When Gage McAfee first set eyes on Hong in 1969 he saw little more than a sleepy British Colony. But that all changed in the late 1970s as China’s economy began to open up: a development that would transform the face of Hong Kong. As AmCham Chairman in 1985 Gage served as an adviser to the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee. Here he recounts AmCham's role in the formation of what would become the blueprint for Hong Kong's post-colonial future.
At this special inaugural luncheon, AmCham Chairman Walter Dias continues his tenure as Chairman for second year. He will draw the threads of past Chamber successes and ‘defining moments’ into a roadmap for achievement in 2017 and beyond.
The United States has long enjoyed and continues to enjoy productive cooperation with Hong Kong and Macau in a variety of areas, from trade and bilateral investment to educational and cultural exchanges. Kurt W. Tong is the new Consul General representing the United States to Hong Kong and Macau. In his first month, he is meeting with a wide range of government officials, business leaders, educators, and cultural and civil society organizations in the two Special Administrative Regions.
In his address, Consul General Tong will reflect on his first month on the job and discuss the importance of a strong relationship between the United States and Hong Kong and Macau.