Chile-Hong Kong connection

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All the basics on the Chile-Hong Kong connection.


Chile in Hong Kong

HOW MANY CHILEANS?

There are about 115 Chileans and a dozen of Chilean companies in HK. The astonishing fact is that the average age of the Chilean community here is under 35, most of which young professionals and entrepreneurs seeking for new challenges, which is quite different mindset.

HOW BIG IS THE CONSULATE?

The Chilean Consulate General in Hong Kong has a small team of 6 staffs (3 Chilean and 3 local). They work closely at Unit 1712, West Tower, Shun Tak Centre, 168-200 Connaught Road, Central, HK

CHILE’S NO-NONSENSE CREDENTIALS

Chile is considered Latin America’s Most Competitive Economy (2011 World Competitiveness Yearbook and World Economic Forum), the Most attractive to do Business in Latin America (Economist Intelligence Unit) and the highest ranking Latin American country in 2010 Human Development Index (UNDP). Chile is also South America’s first and only member of OECD, with established trade agreements as many as 21 with 58 countries.

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CiC Artaza with Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. With Hong Kong youth in traditional Chilean rural husao attire.

UPCOMING CHILEAN EVENTS:

May: The Presentation of the Chilean Navy’s historic training ship, the General Baquedano at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Sept: The Chilean Food and Wine Festival at the Hong Kong Jockey Club

Nov: The Flavours of Chile at the Grand Hyatt

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HK in Chile

Alvaro Echevarria has been the HKTDC consultant since the establishment of the Santiago office in 1994. His duties involve promoting Hong Kong’s business advantages to Chile, while helping identify opportunities for Hong Kong companies in Chile.

His contacts info:

Tel: (56-2) 2244 3864

Email: alvaro.echeverria@hktdc.org.

Office:

Tel: (56-2) 2225 5015,

Fax: (56-2) 2225 1044

E-mail : santiago.consultant@hktdc.org

Address: Fidel Oteiza 1916 Of 701, Providencia, Santiago, Chile