Chairmen’s messages
Executive Director’s message
Mr Vincent HS Lo


Five decades on, the HKTDC remains committed to navigating a world of new opportunities for Hong Kong businesses. The Belt and Road Initiative is where future business opportunities lie. The HKTDC will explore these, in particular infrastructure investment and trading opportunities in ASEAN, South Asia and Middle East countries, to help Hong Kong traders and services suppliers diversify their businesses.



Sir SN Chau
From 1966 to 1970

With Hong Kong's manufacturing sector developing at full throttle, the HKTDC explores business opportunities around the globe for Hong Kong companies, presenting to the world "Made in Hong Kong" products well-known for their fine quality and affordability.

Sir YK Kan
From 1970 to 1975 & From 1979 to 1983

Capturing the golden opportunities presented by China's opening-up policies and reforms, the HKTDC becomes the first mover among public bodies in Hong Kong to set up offices on the mainland. The Council leads the first Hong Kong delegation to the mainland to help Hong Kong businesses explore new opportunities.

Mr TK Ann
From 1975 to 1979
Hong Kong's manufacturing industries grow rapidly, in particular the toys, textiles, garment and electronics sectors, which win world acclaim. The HKTDC supports Hong Kong export business through staging international trade fairs and establishing a buyer database.
Baroness Dunn
From 1983 to 1991

At a time when negotiations on Hong Kong's future are causing jitters among the local business community, the construction of a convention and exhibition centre not only benefits Hong Kong's external trade and fosters the development of the exhibition industry, it is also a vote of confidence for Hong Kong's outlook. The HKTDC intensifies its overseas promotions, particularly in the mature markets of Europe and North America.

Dr Victor Fung
From 1991 to 2000

With the transformation of Hong Kong’s industrial landscape, the HKTDC encourages local companies to engage in original design manufacturing (ODM) and original brand manufacturing (OBM) to move up the supply chain.

E-commerce emerges as a new trend. The HKTDC pioneers the launch of the online platform to help Hong Kong merchants use new technology for business operation and product promotion. 

As Hong Kong’s economic transformation continues, the HKTDC, in support of the Government, takes the lead in promoting Hong Kong’s external services trade.

Mr Peter Woo
From 2000 to 2007

To capture the many opportunities arising from China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the implementation of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), Hong Kong strengthens ties with the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region by joining hands in promoting “Greater PRD” advantages to the world.

Keeping pace with the times, the HKTDC upgrades its service quality and maintains close communication with its stakeholders. The Council introduces a three-year planning cycle to better prioritise its objectives.

Mr Jack CK So
From 2007 to 2015

As China becomes the world’s second-largest economy, its domestic market expands and its industries enter an era of upgrading and transformation. Hong Kong serves as an effective two-way platform for mainland enterprises to “go out” and overseas companies to tap into the mainland market.

Seizing the opportunity, the HKTDC organises large-scale activities in mature markets to promote Hong Kong’s key advantages. At the same time, the Council stages international forums in Hong Kong to promote services-sector cooperation between Hong Kong, the mainland and overseas parties.

2015 to Present - Mr Vincent HS Lo
From 1966 to 1970 - Sir SN Chau
From 1970 to 1975 & From 1979 to 1983 - Sir YK Kan
From 1975 to 1979 - Mr TK Ann
From 1983 to 1991 - Baroness Dunn
From 1991 to 2000 - Dr Victor Fung
From 2000 to 2007 - Mr Peter Woo
From 2007 to 2015 - Mr Jack CK So