2023 Septmeber
Visiting Kyushu to Explore Asian Opportunities

In order to explore business opportunities for cooperation between the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) and various Asian countries, the Chamber, together with the Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union and the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, jointly organized a visit to Kyushu. Led by Jonathan Choi, the Chamber’s Chairman, as the head of the delegation, a total of 23 people embarked on the visit to Kyushu.


During the visit, the delegation held separate meetings with the Kyushu Economic Federation and the officials of the Fukuoka Prefectural Government. They also attended a banquet with the Kyushu Japan Hong Kong Association. In addition, the Chamber, together with Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union and the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, co-organized a networking luncheon, where they had the opportunity to meet with 60 representatives from the Japanese political and business sectors. They also invited Winsome Au, Principal HK Econ & Trade Representative in Tokyo, to deliver a speech.In his address, Choi pointed out that Vietnam is currently one of the most vibrant economies in Southeast Asia, and Japan is one of the largest investors in Vietnam. The Greater Bay Area can facilitate access to the vast Chinese market for both countries, creating opportunities. He believes that the cooperation between Japan, the Greater Bay Area, and Vietnam can generate significant synergies and has enormous potential.




Furthermore, the delegation, in collaboration with Kyushu University, organized a seminar that brought together over 70 participants from the business and academic sectors. They invited Lu Guijun, Chinese Consul General in Fukuoka, Vu Chi Mai, Consul General of Vietnam in Fukuoka, and Kimihide Namura, Director General of Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI. Choi delivered a keynote speech, sharing his recommendations on enhancing economic cooperation among Japan, the Greater Bay Area, and Vietnam, and expressing his concern for young entrepreneurs and technological innovation. Subsequently, the delegation also visited an Innovation and Technology Center, Food Museum, and the Kushida Shrine.