Think Asia, Think Hong Kong ~ Growing Your Business in Global Markets!
Wisconsin Food, Beverage, and Specialty Product Exporters are cordially invited to a dinner information session on resources and growing exports via Hong Kong and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Meet with and hear from Ms. Bridget Lee, HKTDC to learn how Hong Kong expedites access into the Chinese Mainland and Asia markets as well as a lucrative market for your product.
Hong Kong is a mature and sophisticated market with a growing demand for gourmet foods, beverages, and specialty products. Hong Kong is the 4th largest market for U.S. consumer-oriented food products with a record level of US $3.4 billion exported in 2015, an increase of 12% over 2014. Top U.S. exports of processed food products in 2015 included other processed foods; ingredients and beverages bases; wine; prepared/preserved beef; sausage casings and sausages; cheeses; ginseng roots; dog and cat food; and chocolate.
About the Speaker:
Ms. Bridget Lee, Director Chicago, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Ms. Bridget Lee is Director Chicago at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and has over 25 years of international marketing experience.
With a global network of over 40 offices, the mission of the HKTDC Chicago Office team is to create and facilitate opportunities in global trade for Hong Kong-based companies. Ms. Lee is responsible for the promotion of Hong Kong’s product and service industries, HKTDC tradeshows, conferences, and outreach to 20 States located in the Central and Midwest USA.
Since joining HKTDC in 2001, she has been involved in the Council's U.S.- China, US-Asia trade and investment initiatives through engagement with private sector and key stakeholder groups located within the Central and Midwest US States.
Prior to HKTDC, Ms. Lee spent over a decade in the Asia Pacific region as a marketing professional, with expertise in IPO and B2B market entry strategy execution for US, French, German, Australian JV companies in the e-commerce, IT, financial services, biotech, industrial and travel hospitality sectors. (US companies included: INCYTE Genomics, Swisslog, CIGNA, Principal Financial Group, Radisson Hotels, CA Computer Associates)
Ms. Lee is a Member of the Internationalization Advisory Group of the Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business, Executive Committee Member of the Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association (CITCA), and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITAGC).
Ms. Lee is a graduate of Loyola University and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, with B.A. Honors in International Relations & Philosophy. A resident of Illinois since Winter 2000, Bridget and her husband, Stephen, reside in Chicago with their teenage son and daughter.