The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Australia/New Zealand is inviting businesses from the ICT sector of risk management, compliance, BPO, strategic and project management to look at partnership opportunities with Hong Kong and China.

A trade delegation to Australia, led by the chief information officer of the Hong Kong Government Jeremy Godfrey, together with the Hong Kong Software Outsourcing Association and the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association, are scheduled to visit Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne during the week of 10 November.

Various programs have been organised including meetings with several Australian companies and business seminars on ICT Collaboration and Partnership Opportunities with Hong Kong. Through the business matching, HKTDC can help Hong Kong ICT companies to sell and source innovative solutions in Australia, introduce their solutions to Australia and collaborate on knowledge and technologies to enter the China market.

To further strengthen the relationship within this industry between Hong Kong and Australia a Memorandum of Understanding has been set aside between Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association and Portable Film Festival.

In April, Hong Kong held its annual International ICT Expo, which attracted over 22,000 international buyers and 500 international exhibitors. In 2008 this included an Australian Pavilion supported by Austrade, Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) and the South Australian Government. Support is set to continue in 2009 for another Australian Pavilion.

The HKTDC is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers, with 40 offices worldwide. It promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia.