Consulate General Co-Hosts Showcase for U.S. Smart Manufacturing Companies with HKPC

From left to right: Dr. Lawrence Cheung, Director, Technology Development, HKPC; Mr. Willy Lin, Chairman, HKPC; Consul General Tong; Mr. Mohamed Din Butt, Executive Director, HKPC; Mr. James Cunningham and Mr. Geoffrey Parish, U.S. Commercial Service (Photo credit: Hong Kong Productivity Council)
From left to right: Dr. Lawrence Cheung, Mr. Willy Lin, Consul General Tong, Mr. Mohamed Din Butt, Mr. James Cunningham and Mr. Geoffrey Parish (Photo credit: Hong Kong Productivity Council)
From left to right: Dr. Lawrence Cheung, Director, Technology Development, HKPC; Mr. Willy Lin, Chairman, HKPC; Consul General Tong; Mr. Mohamed Din Butt, Executive Director, HKPC; Mr. James Cunningham and Mr. Geoffrey Parish, U.S. Commercial Service (Photo credit: Hong Kong Productivity Council)

The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau was pleased to initiate a new partnership with the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) by co-organizing a Smart Manufacturing Solutions Presentation and Networking Opportunities event on May 25 at the HKPC. As part of this new partnership, the Consulate General looks forward to working with HKPC in diverse areas such as smart industries, advanced manufacturing and smart cities technologies, by organizing a variety of useful events and programs.

The U.S. Commercial Service in Hong Kong and the HKPC organized today’s event to showcase U.S. smart manufacturing technologies and solutions providers, including Cisco, Lanco, Rockwell Automation, and SAS, to over 70 Hong Kong companies. U.S. companies provide state-of-the-art information and manufacturing solutions in the fields of big data, robotics, and industrial connectivity devices to support Hong Kong in its move towards smart manufacturing.

In his remarks at the May 25 event, U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong Kurt Tong said he was proud of the opportunity to highlight four world-class U.S. companies. “We applaud the Hong Kong Government’s vision to re-invigorate the local manufacturing sector. Smart manufacturing technologies are essential to this process. The United States is among the pioneers in smart manufacturing, and remains at the forefront of innovation in this space,” he added.

Mohamed Din Butt, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, said, “In support of the HKSAR Government Policies in Innovation and Technology, as well as Reindustrialization, HKPC is pleased to work with the U.S. Consulate General in bringing to Hong Kong Industry technology and solutions by U.S. providers. I am sure that it would strengthen Hong Kong Industry’s capabilities in smart manufacturing in competing in the world market.”

The U.S. Commercial Service is the primary trade promotion arm of the U.S. Government. Its office at the U.S. Consulate General here helps Hong Kong companies identify potential American business partners. One current focus of the office is to help local companies source U.S. products and services that contribute to Hong Kong’s technology objectives.