At the invitation of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office – Berlin (“HKETO”), our representatives Vice President Amirali Nasir and Council member Cecilia Wong spoke at a one-day conference in Gdansk, Poland on 29 June.
The conference (co-organised by HKETO, Consultative Office of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in Warsaw and the Bar of Attorneys in Gdansk (“Gdansk Bar”)) was entitled “China – Hong Kong – Poland: Opportunities for Polish Businesses” and attracted Gdansk lawyers and entrepreneurs who are interested in doing business with Hong Kong/China businesses. It is worth noting that Poland was the only European country to have achieved uninterrupted GDP growth from 2009 through 2016. Hong Kong’s total exports to Poland grew by 10 percent to US$1.3 billion while its imports from Poland increased by 9 percent to US$345 million in 2016.
Under the witness of Ms. Zhao Xiuzhen, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Gdansk, a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) was signed with the Gdansk Bar at the occasion. The Law Society looks forward to fostering a closer relationship with the Gdansk Bar and creating more opportunities for professional exchanges among our respective members.
The conference was well-attended by over 100 legal practitioners and businessmen.
The Law Society and the Gdansk Bar signed a MOU during the conference.