Home / Knowledge / News / HKPC Chairman: HK industry to emerge stronger from adversity
HKPC Chairman: HK industry to emerge stronger from adversity
Jul '09
The Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), Mr Clement Chen, said assuming the HKPC chairmanship at this critical moment is an honour yet he never underestimates the responsibilities ahead, in particular, supporting industry to upgrade and transform amid the current economic challenges.

Chairing his first Council meeting (21 July 2009), Mr Chen said, “Local manufacturers understand that to upgrade and transform to high value production is the key to business survival. Leading HKPC in providing timely support to enterprises is thus all the more important at present. In addition to providing a full spectrum of services to assist industry, in particular SMEs, to enhance their competitiveness, HKPC is also en route to help them tap business opportunities accompanying the Government's drive to develop the new economic areas for Hong Kong.”

“While the Cleaner Production Partnership Programme is gathering momentum with increasing participation from Hong Kong-owned factories in the PRD, HKPC is seeking support from the Government to further gear up our flagship programme – 'TURN', to assist industry to upgrade and transform through various improvement projects. We have also enhanced our services in the PRD in areas of advanced technologies, creative industries, branding and domestic sales,” he said.

Looking ahead, Mr Chen will continue to build on HKPC's strong network to foster strategic partnership with industry. He said, “The newly established consultation platform, Hong Kong Industry Network Clusters (HK-INC), actively gauges the development needs of industry through regular theme-based meetings.

Following the inaugural meeting held last month on the strategy of domestic sales in the Mainland, the next meeting focusing on environmental issues is in the pipeline. On the technology front, we would continue to step up efforts in commercializing the R&D results of industry to benefit the community at large. It was agreed at the Council meeting today to promote a wider adoption of LED green lighting technology.”

In striving to bring new contributions to industry, Mr Chen said, “With its professional team, I am confident that HKPC is poised to fulfil its mission in serving the needs of industry, enhancing the value of its products and services, and boosting the international competitiveness of Hong Kong.”

Hong Kong Productivity Council

Must ReadView All

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani addressing at the Texprocil Annual Export Awards. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

Govt to extend special package to home textiles segment

The Central government is likely to extend the recently approved Rs...

Reebok Liquid Speed Grey. Courtesy: Business Wire

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Oct 2016

Reebok’s Liquid Factory brings sneaker creation to US

Reebok, a pioneer in the sporting goods industry, has brought sneaker ...

Courtesy: GHCL

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

GHCL to invest Rs 67.25 crore in textile division

Chemicals and textiles firm GHCL will invest Rs 67.25 crore in its...

Interviews View All

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search