Introducing the GetGlobal Speakers

Chris Lo Director, Los Angeles, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

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Leveraging Hong Kong

As Director of Los Angeles, Chris leads HKTDC’s trade program and operation in the WestCoast, facilitating enterprises in the United States to invest, trade and do business in Asia, particularly in China and ASEAN, through partnership with Hong Kong.

Chris joined the HKTDC in 2000 and has proven experience in directing trade and investment promotion for prioritized manufacturing sectors, tech commercialization, financial services, infrastructure and development-related services and investment etc. Prior to his current role, Chris led HKTDC’s promotion for Hong Kong’s creative industries and was actively engaged in capacity building program for both Hong Kong-based start-ups and mainland Chinese enterprises to upgrade and transform.

Chris also worked for the United Nations, the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Tourism Board specializing in trade development, city branding and development. He was posted to HKTDC Paris Office from 2005-07 as Marketing Manager. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chris earned a master’s degree in public affairs (MPA) from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a master in e-business degree from Curtin UniversityAustralia. He is an amateur trail-runner, cyclist and an enthusiast in design, film and wine.