About the Event:
For over a decade Hong Kong has been ranked the "World's Freest Economy" by the Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal and Fraser Institute. Nowhere else in the world is the economy more free and liberal, plus attractive to foreign companies with low tax rates, uncomplicated regulations for company formations and a transparent finance and service sector. It comes to no surprise, that many multinational companies choose Hong Kong for their regional headquarter for Asia. With no trade barriers, low level of government intervention and in addition, an expansion and encouragement in its service sector, Hong Kong's position is strengthened even further. In 2009, Hong Kong was home to 1,252 Regional Headquarters and 2,328 Regional Offices. As well as Hong Kong's many other advantages, these are the top 3 reasons why leading businesses have chosen to set up their regional operations in Hong Kong;
1. Best Location and transport links across Asia Pacific and Internationally
2. Gateway to China
3. The third lowest tax in the world
"Hong Kong - A Business Platform to China" - With the ongoing demand for products and resources in China, there is an ever important need to understand the complexities of trading in the China market and whether it can be simplified by utilizing Hong Kong as a hub as so many multinationals and SME's do before them. Is there really a need to establish a presence in China or can one eliminate this step and handle everything from Hong Kong? This is the key question being raised by many SME's today. This question will be answered during this seminar as well as providing case studies and business models in relation to optimizing your business activities in China.
About the Speaker:
Kristina has worked in the Chinese legal and accounting industry since 2003 when she joined Klako Group as its China Director. Fluent in English, German, French and Mandarin, Kristina advices and represents Western clients (mainly European, North & South American and Australian) with their business interests in China. She has worked on numerous complex transactions including foreign direct investment including corporate (re)structuring and company liquidations, M&A deals and frequently advices on and represents foreign clients in tax, accounting and trade related matters.
Kristina is co-author of Klako Group's monthly magazine, ChinaInvest.biz - which provides insight into investment, tax and operational issues for foreign companies entering and expanding throughout China. Kristina has also contributed to numerous other publications all relating to the Chinese legal, accounting and business practices and in addition frequently holds seminars, presentations and webinars at business groups and government institutions around the world.