HKCBA Milestones

Year

Description

2009
      Celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

      Organized the Fifth Annual National Canada-Hong Kong Business Forum in Vancouver with over 470 participants, including Keynote Speakers His Excellency Lijun Lan, Ambassador of People's Republic of China to Canada, and Mr. John Tsang, JP, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government.
      This forum won the "Best Conference Award" by the BC Event Industry and also the "Best Initiative Award" by the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide. 
    2008
      Organized the Fourth Annual National Canada-Hong Kong Business Forum in Edmonton with over 300 participants.
      Led the largest delegation to join the Hong Kong Forum and won the Best Attendance Award.
    2007
      Organized the Third Annual National Canada-Hong Kong Business Forum in Toronto.
    2006
      Organized the Second Annual National Canada-Hong Kong Business Forum in Winnipeg.
      Retiring HKCBA National Chair Barry Macdonald is elected Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide.
    2005
      Organized the First Annual National Canada-Hong Kong Business Forum in Ottawa.
      Led the largest delegation to join the Hong Kong Forum. Won a “triple crown” including The Best Attendance Award, Outstanding Initiative Award and Outstanding Membership Award.
    2004
      Celebrated its 20th Anniversary with an array of activities across the country.
    2000
      HKCBA led in establishing the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide; Maxwell Brotman, the National Chair of the HKCBA, elected as first chairman of the Federation.
    1999
      Celebrated its 15th Anniversary.
      Participated in the Pacific Rim Forum organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, which brought together seven Pacific Rim Hong Kong Associations (Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hawaii, Southern and Northern California and Canada).
    1998
      HKCBA National Web Site - hkcba.com - launched
    1997
      Celebrated the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
    1993
      HKCBA holds its annual general meeting in Hong Kong for the first time, visits Shenzhen special economic zone in China. Alternate year annual meetings have been held in Hong Kong.
    1992
      “Festival Hong Kong” in Canada, sponsored by the Hong Kong government.
    1991
      First official HKCBA delegation to Hong Kong for Festival Canada, a trade promotion sponsored by the Canadian government.
    1989
      New section formed in London Ontario.
    1988
      New section formed in Halifax - HKCBA now has 10 sections in every region of Canada
    1987
      New section formed in Ottawa
    1985
      New sections formed in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon/Regina, St. John's and Winnipeg
    1984
      First Sections (Chapters) organized, inaugural meetings held, in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal
    1984
      Incorporated as a non-profit corporation.
    1983
      First discussions about forming the HKCBA.