"the global financial crisis"
- expect to shift their focus -
...real growth today was being driven by a developing Asia, and especially China.
Chinese mainland’s 200 million middle-class consumers were generating demand for consumer goods and creating new opportunities for manufacturers worldwide.
The two-day Hong Kong Forum is the annual event of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide.
The event will be followed by the World Small Medium Enterprises and Innovative Design Tech Expo.
More than 380 business leaders from 24 countries--
...making a big push into the mainland’s domestic market, focusing on the services sector and on Hong Kong-branded products. It will also expand promotional efforts in new and emerging markets, including India and ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand,”