Regular Dialogues with Government Officials
AmCham maintains regular contacts with HKSAR Government at the highest echelons, including the Chief Executive, the Chief Secretary for Administration and other Secretaries on strategic directions concerning Hong Kong’s competitiveness and the status as an international business city. AmCham also engages dialogue with members from the Executive Council, Legislative Council, as well as political leaders on topics that are relevant to the AmCham’s focuses and advocacy.
AmCham, as a non-government affiliated organization, works closely with the United States Consulate – Hong Kong & Macau on issues concerning the American business community in Hong Kong, ranging from trade, education, smart city to work inclusivity, to promote trade and investment activities between Hong Kong, Mainland China and the US.
AmCham also receives frequent US Administration and Congressional visits, including some 20-30 high-level delegations of visiting members and staffers per year, as a way to promote dialogue and mutual understanding; and provides briefings to visiting universities from the United States.
Since 1990, the AmCham leadership visits Washington DC and meets annually with policy makers and relevant interlocutors to obtain an on-the-ground perspective of affairs related to Hong Kong, and to share our local insight and knowledge from operating in the major business hub of Asia. These important visits and dialogues represent the voice and influence of American and international business that are based in Hong Kong for the Indo-Pacific region.
To offer insight of the latest developments in China and expand members’ network across the border, AmCham hosts 30 meetings a year with Chinese government officials and business representatives from various regions of Mainland China.