IMPEX Managing Director Joseph Buccheri was honoured to join leading Australian and Hong Kong business and government dignitaries including former Federal Minister Philip Ruddock and Australian Consul General in Hong Kong Michaela Browning on the occasion of the visit to Sydney by Mr Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Minister equivalent) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO) for a business luncheon with a keynote speech by Secretary Yau on Hong Kong’s 2019 economic outlook and the limitless trade and investment opportunities between Australia and Hong Kong and its signing on the day of the historic HK/Australia Free Trade Agreement.
Secretary Yau assumed the post of the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development on July 1, 2017. His portfolio covers policy areas from trade, commerce to telecommunications and broadcasting, and from promotion of creative industries, intellectual property and consumer protection to boosting inward investment and tourism development. Before taking up the current post, Mr Yau was the Director of the Chief Executive’s Office from 2012 to 2017, assisting the Chief Executive in formulating policies and setting policy goals and priorities. He was the Secretary for the Environment from 2007 to 2012, overseeing policies on environmental protection, energy, nature conservation and sustainable development.
26 March 2019