Leech Tishman Lawyers Participate in Hong Kong Trade Development Council Mission in New York City

William F. Bresee, A. Bruce Bowden Attend “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” Technology Networking Event

PITTSBURGH, PALeech Tishman partners William F. Bresee and A. Bruce Bowden, recently attended the “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” technology trade mission and networking event hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in New York City on June 11, 2013.

“Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” was the largest HKTDC promotional event ever staged in the U.S. A delegation of 21 Hong Kong companies traveled to key cities in the East and West coasts during the month of June in order to seek partnership opportunities with US ICT (information, communication and technology) and digital entertainment firms. The mission spotlighted the unique advantages Hong Kong offers for U.S. companies that are looking to Asia, especially China, for business opportunities.  Over 1,200 people attended the New York event, taking part in many networking opportunities with companies and business associations. Attendees heard from various prominent business and government leaders about how Hong Kong can help American companies reach the world’s fastest-developing markets.

Leech Tishman’s Corporate Practice Group can assist U.S.-based and foreign companies in making investments, establishing joint ventures and setting up operations in China, as well as advise Chinese companies seeking to establish business operations in the U.S., engage in foreign investment, establish joint ventures, and obtain real estate funding and development.

Bruce was interviewed by the HKTDC during the event, and discussed how beneficial the mission was in helping further establish connections between Leech Tishman’s clients and businesses in Hong Kong. Bruce’s interview is available here (Bruce is interviewed at minute 3:34):

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) was established in 1966, and serves as a statutory body dedicated to promoting Hong Kong trade. Its mission is to create opportunities for Hong Kong companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, by promoting trade in goods and services globally. With more than 40 overseas offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a comprehensive business platform that is increasingly recognized as Asia’s central business district. Through a spectrum of promotional activities, the HKTDC offers a variety of platforms and business-matching services, connecting small and medium-sized enterprises in Hong Kong with business partners from all over the world. For more information, visit www.hktdc.com.


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