Hong Kong trade official speaking in Sacramento on Thursday

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Hong Kong’s new commissioner for economic and trade affairs with the United States will be in Sacramento on Thursday to speak about Hong Kong’s standing as an international financial, trade and logistics hub.

Clement Leung will be speaking to regional public officials and business leaders at a noon luncheon at the Esquire Plaza building, 1215 K St., downtown. The private event is sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco.

Leung also will discuss international arbitration, wine trade, innovation/technology and the creative industries. As commissioner, Leung directs the Hong Kong government’s efforts to promote U.S.-Hong Kong economic/trade ties, and constituency-building activities in the United States. He also oversees the work of the three Hong Kong economic/trade offices – in San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C.

China has emerged over the past several years as an increasingly important trading partner with California businesses that export to foreign lands.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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