Posted on October 1, 2020, 10:00 am, by Executive Director, under Webinars

“Webinar #4: Stepping into the Greater Bay Area”


Hong  Kong  Economic  &  Trade  Office (HKETO)  will organise their fourth Webinar as part of the Hong Kong House Webinar Series on 8 October (Thursday): Stepping into the Greater Bay Area, featuring Jacinta Reddan, Chief Executive, The Australian Chamber of Commerce in HK and Arnold Cheng, Director – Hong  Kong &  Pearl River Delta, John Swire & Sons (China) Limited.


The Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macao  Greater  Bay  Area  (Greater Bay Area  or GBA)  comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province. With the total area of around 56 000 km2, population over 72 million and a GDP the size of Australia, the Greater Bay Area promotes infrastructure co-ordination, greater connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bonds in one of the most vibrant parts of the world, and offers unprecedented opportunities for you and your business.


As the most open and best-connected international city in the Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong plays an important role in the Greater Bay Area Development. On the one hand, Hong Kong will facilitate and support the economic development of the region, with a view to enhancing the role and functions of the Greater Bay Area in the country’s two-way opening up; on the other hand, Hong Kong will facilitate the development of industries in which Hong Kong’s strengths lie in the Greater Bay Area, capitalising on Hong Kong’s strengths to serve the country’s needs.


In the latest instalment of the Hong Kong House Webinar Series, our experts, Jacinta Reddan, Chief Executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Arnold Cheng, Director – Hong Kong & Pearl River Delta of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited, will share with the audience how they see the market of Greater Bay Area, and analyse what has been achieved and provide perspectives on new opportunities. There will be a Q&A Session at the end of the webinar to address your questions on the subject.


Jacinta Reddan, Chief Executive,

The Australian Chamber of Commerce in HK

Jacinta has spent most of her career in Asia across a variety of industries and corporate cultures in regional brand, corporate reputation, marketing and communications roles. She has provided advice to C-suite & government leaders throughout her career and is a passionate advocate of the benefits of diversity.

Jacinta was appointed Chief Executive of Australia’s largest international chamber, the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong in 2017 after many years’ association with the chamber. The chamber actively leads dialogue on a range of key issues affecting corporates including innovation, sustainability, disruption and change.


Arnold Cheng, Director- Hong Kong & Pearl River Delta

John Swire & Sons (China) Limited

Arnold Cheng is Director of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited, overseeing Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta business. The business of Swire group ranges from property and aviation, to beverages, food, retail, shipping and marine services.

Prior to taking up his current position, Arnold was Director of Corporate Affairs at Cathay Pacific, looking after every aspect of the airline’s activities in respect of government and stakeholder relations, corporate communications, corporate social responsibility programme and environmental affairs. He was once General Manager Sales, PRD & Hong Kong, responsible for passenger sales for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon in Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta region.

Arnold joined Cathay Pacific in September 1992 as a Management Trainee and has held a variety of management role both in Hong Kong and overseas. He has worked for the airline in Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey and Chinese mainland.


Event Details:

Date: Thursday 8 October 2020
Time: Noon – 12:45pm AEDT (Melbourne/Sydney) [2.00 – 2.45pm New Zealand Time]

To ensure your place to this free webinar, we encourage you to register in advance via the link below. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register at:

We look forward to welcoming you to this informative and interactive event.

If you have any questions or in registering, please feel free to contact Antoine Ellis, HKNZBA’s Executive Director, at