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Hong Kong Maritime Week

The Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, together with its co-organisers the Hong Kong Shipowners Association and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and its partners Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Invest Hong Kong, will organise the seventh Hong Kong Maritime Week from 19 to 25 November 2023 to “Propel Hong Kong” as a renowned international maritime centre with the collaboration of the support organisations. The theme this year is “Recharging the Maritime Industry”. The Hong Kong Maritime Week unites and showcases the Hong Kong maritime industry as a strong cluster, raises the community’s awareness of the economic contributions of Hong Kong’s maritime and port industries, and promotes Hong Kong as a preferred base for maritime business. International and local industry luminaries and practitioners will participate in various physical, online and/or hybrid activities ranging from conferences and seminars, ceremony to maritime-themed visits, tours and competition.


Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board

The Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board was established on April 1, 2016. The Board provides a high-level platform for the Government to work with the industry with a view to setting the direction for the long-term development of Hong Kong's port and maritime services, fostering the development of maritime manpower and devising promotion strategies and initiatives to enhance Hong Kong's status as an international maritime centre. The industry is widely represented in the Board with Members from industry sectors, academia and industry bodies, enabling close communication and collaboration between the Government and the industry. (website https://www.hkmpb.gov.hk/en/index.html)


Hong Kong Shipowners Association

The Hong Kong Shipowners Association was incorporated in 1957 by 11 local shipowners with the purpose of creating a forum for shipowners resident in Hong Kong. Over the years, the Association has grown into one of the world’s largest shipowner associations, its members owning, managing and/or operating a fleet with a combined carrying capacity of over 223 million deadweight tonnes. The Association seeks to promote and protect members’ interests, augment Hong Kong as an international maritime centre and as China’s “super-connector”, actively participate in the global regulatory arena, and encourage engagement between the local shipping community and the general public. (website http://www.hksoa.org/)

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) is a vibrant, cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the stories of Hong Kong’s relationship with the sea, including the trades between Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta and the World, as well as the vital roles of ships in those stories. A non-profit registered charity founded in 2003 by members of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, the HKMM opened in September 2005 at Murray House in Stanley and relocated in 2013 to Pier 8, in the heart of the Central Harbour Waterfront. Today the HKMM displays over 1,200 objects in 15 galleries, attracting about 130,000 visitors annually. (website https://www.hkmaritimemuseum.org/)


Hong Kong Trade Development Council

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub.

The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels.

The HKTDC and HKSAR Government jointly organise the annual Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC), the largest event of its kind in Asia, which brings together logistics, maritime, air freight and supply chain management services providers and shippers, including manufacturers, traders and distributors, to exchange market intelligence and explore business opportunities in the region. (website https://www.hktdc.com/)

Invest Hong Kong

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) is the HKSAR Government Department responsible for attracting Foreign DirecInvestment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. InvestHK has industry specialists in a range of priority sectors including: Business & Professional Services, Consumer Products Creative Industries, Financial Services, Financial Technology, Innovation & Technology, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Tourism & Hospitality, and Transport Infrastructure & Advanced Manufacturing plus an overseas network of staff and representatives based in 30 key business cities worldwide covering its target markets. Partners with clients on a long-term basis, InvestHK team is available to help at any stage of their business development in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy. (website https://www.investhk.gov.hk/)