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 Hong Kong Government Agency

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of Investment Promotion
Stephen Phillips
of Investment Promotion
Jimmy Chiang
Charles Ng
Agency Information
AffiliationCommerce and Economic Development Bureau
Headquarter24/F, Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
WebsiteOfficial Website
Simon Galpin (at the time the Deputy-Head of Invest HK), Stephen Bradley (the British Consul General in Hong Kong), Andy McRae (a Director of Hays plc) and Nigel Cumberland (a co-founder of St. George's Harvey Nash) at an official ceremony held at Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club in June 2006 to celebrate Hays plc buying St George's Harvey Nash

Invest Hong Kong (Chinese: 投資推廣署) is the department of the Hong Kong SAR Government responsible for Foreign Direct Investment, supporting overseas businesses to set up and expand in Hong Kong. Founded on 1 July 2000, its first Director General was Michael Rowse.

The Investment Officers are organized into nine specialist sector teams covering Hong Kong's four pillar industries and six new growth sectors: Business & Professional Services, Consumer Products, Creative Industries, Financial Services, FinTech, Information & Communications Technology, Innovation & Technology, Tourism & Transport, and hospitality, Infrastructure & Advanced Manufacturing.[citation needed]

Invest HK is headed by the Director-General of Investment Promotion who reports to the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.[citation needed]

Director-General of Investment Promotion

The current Director-General of Investment Promotion is Stephen Phillips.[1]

In August 2022, Phillips went to Australia and New Zealand to market Hong Kong's business attractions.[1] In November 2022, despite the 0+3 restrictions for inbound travelers, Phillips said that "Hong Kong is well and truly back open for business."[2]

National Security Law

In March 2022, Phillips claimed that the National Security Law was not a big concern for companies while investing in Hong Kong.[3]


Hong Kong FinTech Week

Hong Kong FinTech Week is an international fintech event, organized by Investhk; It is held in Hong Kong (and Shenzhen).[4]

Hong Kong FinTech Week brings together fintech communities from the East and the West that seek to expand their businesses to Hong Kong, mainland China and the Asia-Pacific region.[4]

Gay Games

In September 2023, SCMP reported that although Invest HK was a sponsor of the 2023 Gay Games, it had not provided support to the event.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Director-General of Investment Promotion visits Australia and New Zealand to promote Hong Kong's business opportunities". Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Summit shows HK is open for business: InvestHK – RTHK". Retrieved 2 November 2022.
  3. ^ "NSL not a top concern for investors: InvestHK chief – RTHK". Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Hong Kong Fintech Week to begin on November 4". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 17 October 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Are Hong Kong government agencies giving Gay Games the cold shoulder?". South China Morning Post. 2 October 2023. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
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