HK trade office celebrates Chinese New Year in Oslo, Helsinki

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office has kicked off its 2015 Chinese New Year celebrations in countries under its purview by holding events in Finland and Norway.

Photo: Creative Commons/Wikimedia

Photo: Creative Commons/Wikimedia

The London ETO started celebrating the Year of the Ram with Chinese New Year receptions in Helsinki, Finland on February 4 and in Oslo, Norway on February 5. Both events were attended by representatives of the government, business and academic sectors, etc.In particular, the Oslo reception featured a music performance by renowned Hong Kong cellist, Mr Trey Lee.

The key speaker at the Helsinki and Oslo events was the Director-General of the London ETO, Ms Erica Ng. At both receptions, Ms Ng highlighted Hong Kong’s unique advantages and the strong links between Hong Kong and Finland and Norway.

In Helsinki, Ms Ng praised Finland’s flourishing information and communications technology as well as design industries.

“I believe that our shared passion for technology offers numerous and exciting opportunities for collaboration between Finland and Hong Kong,” she said.

In Oslo, Ms Ng described opportunities for Norwegian companies in Hong Kong’s maritime industry, infrastructure projects and environmental protection initiatives. She encouraged Norwegian companies to go to Hong Kong in order to capture the opportunities in Mainland China and other parts of Asia.

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