AICD delegation in Hong Kong

Thursday, 01 February 2001


    In November 2000 six AICD members from around Australia travelled to Hong Kong for a three-night site visit to inspect services and facilities. 

    The visit, organised by Hong Kong Tourist Association and Cathay Pacific Airways in conjunction with the AICD, resulted from an invitation in the May issue of Company Director. From numerous responses the six delegates were provided with a unique opportunity to experience the latest that Hong Kong has to offer and meet with relevant business contacts with a view to holding future meetings and incentives there. Hong Kong is world-renowned as a business centre and convention, exhibition and incentive destination. Recent statistics indicate that 35 percent of travellers from Australia visit the city on business, of which 12.2 percent are convention and incentive delegates. The AICD membership initiative was conceived as a unique opportunity for members to actively consolidate business objectives in Hong Kong. The group's itinerary included meetings with some of Hong Kong's key business leaders including senior representatives from the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, InvestHK and the Australian Chamber of Commerce. This provided significant networking opportunities with allied professional bodies and provoked serious discussion on securing future business relations that undoubtedly will serve to strengthen business ties between Australia and Hong Kong.

    The AICD group, staying at Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, experienced many facets of the dynamic metropolis, including site visits to key tourist attractions arranged by PC Tours and Travel. They also enjoyed a helicopter tour combining the best of Hong Kong from the air, sea and land. In addition a site inspection of the Convention and Exhibition Centre provided an experience Hong Kong's premier convention and exhibition venue. The success of the Hong Kong Tourist Association's inaugural membership offer has ensured that the program will continue, providing further occasions for AICD members interested in capitalising on Hong Kong's corporate climate.


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