AACC Leads Trade Mission to Hong Kong

Hong Kong 2014 (1)At the invitation of the Hong Kong Trade Development Corporation (HKTDC), the AACC of St. Louis led a group of business leaders and professionals to Hong Kong from December 1-6, 2014. The purpose of the trade mission was to develop relationships and contacts with businesses and professionals in Hong Kong to support the growth of commerce between Asia and St. Louis.

The group, led by Johnny Wang, President of the AACC, met with the HKTDC, Law Society of Hong Kong, and State of Missouri Office of Hong Kong, and attended the Business of Intellectual Property in Asia Forum, the Design Expo and the World Small and Medium-size Enterprise (SME) Expo.

The World SME Expo had 17,000 attendees from over 60 countries around the world. The AACC delegation was comprised of 12 professionals and business owners, as well as award winners from the Arch Grants program. Delegates were also able to set up individual meetings with existing and potential clients, suppliers, and visit manufacturing facilities in Shenzhen, China. In the evening, participants were able to enjoy some down time as tourists including visits to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong’s famed night markets, and a ferry ride to Kowloon.

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AACC President Johnny Wang explained, “this mission is a prime example of how the AACC serves as ‘connectors’ between Asia and the St. Louis business community. Our attendees developed strong and long-lasting relationships in Hong Kong that will be a strong foundation for the future growth of commerce between our regions.”

AACC Past President Alex Lee added, “we were excited to build valuable relationships with Hong Kong business leaders we hope will lead to great opportunities for St. Louis in the future.” Wang concluded, “Our partnership with the HKTDC was invaluable in putting those program together and we are most appreciate of the Director of the HKTDC Chicago Office, Bridget Lee, for helping us put together such a meaningful visit.”

To learn more about the AACC of St. Louis and to participate in future trade missions, please visit us at or contact Johnny Wang at

Our vision is to be instrumental in connecting Asian American businesses and organizations in the St. Louis region as well as positioning this region to be internationally competitive.