President's Message | HKCBA Vancouver

A Message from the President of HKCBA Vancouver

Dear HKCBA members and friends,
I would like to personally welcome you to our newly revamped website. Whether you are a corporate professional or entrepreneur working in Canada with operations in Asia; an Asian company or investor looking for opportunies in Canada, the HKCBA provides a great forum for networking and information exchange.
For the past 32 years, the HKCBA has been working continuously to promote Hong Kong-Canada bilateral trade. Our milestone anniversary this year is a great opportunity to review our past accomplishments and look forward to greater successes.
Vancouver was one of the first HKCBA sections founded in 1984 and grown to become a key organization within the local business community over the years. The increased focus on Canadian trade and investment with Hong Kong and Asia in the 80s and 90s resulted in the need to develop closer ties between the two regions. As a result, our organization was able to use this opportunity to provide a forum for our members and the business community to discuss trade issues, exchange international business best practices and promote bilateral trade policies. Today, the HKCBA is Hong Kong's largest and most active overseas trade association.
The HKCBA would not have been as successful without the support of our members and our strategic partners, including the members of our Hong Kong Family (comprised of a number of government and not-for-profit organizations as well as businesses based in Hong Kong).
Furthermore, we were pleased to host annual Hong Kong Connection Gala Dinner on March 10, one of the top five must attend business events in Vancouver. 
2016 promises to be an exciting year for the HKCBA Vancouver Section. We invite you to join us at our events or as a volunteer to celebrate this important milestone with us! Stay tuned for more details on our events and opportunities to get involved with the HKCBA.
We thank you for your continued support to the HKCBA. We look forward to reconnecting with our members and further engagement with the business community this year.
Paul Gibbons
President, HKCBA Vancouver Section