Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Association
Mr. Ho Yiu Hong, Henry – President
Mr. Wong Chung Chuen, Thales – Vice President
Mr. Yeung Chi Tat Rex – Vice President
Mr. Shiu Chun Man, Ivan – Vice President
Mr. Luk Yiu Man, Raymond – Vice President
Ms. So Yau Ping, Jojo – Vice President
Mr. Lam Ying Hung, Andy – Treasurer
Since its establishment in 2010, the Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Association have created a new force in the wine industry.
In 2008 the government abolished duty on imported wines, which had completely changed the wine scene locally; the number of people entering the industry has multiplied tremendously, and related businesses have also developed and grown. This created numerous opportunities for the commerce and job sectors. Furthermore, the tax free situation turns Hong Kong into a free port to create advantageous business opportunities for the locals, especially in terms of being a wine centre for China and other Asian countries.
Faced with rapid changes of global context, the greatest ideal of the Association is to unite all stakeholders of the industry, strengthening Hong Kong’s leading position in the wine business, thereby making contribution to the industry and Hong Kong as a whole.
In 2012 There were altogether 14 wine tours and exhibitions organized by the Chamber of Commerce in China during the past year. Among these tours, the most important was the “Hong Kong World Wine Carnival” in Chengdu in March this year, which was extremely successful. The Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Association used the “Hong Kong” branding to open and develop markets in China for our wine industry , drawing a lot of attention in China. In the coming year, the Association will organize many more exhibitions in different cities in China, as well as to develop new markets for export. The Association will also develop different products and services, to encourage the industry to make use of them to further advance their business. In this way Hong Kong will serve as a convenient bridge for doing wine business in China. This advantage will also attract overseas investment, ultimately benefiting the local economy.