Hong Kong has been a trading capital for generations, and as one of the biggest international ports in the world, many business travelers reach this destination each year.
One of the best examples of a free market-enterprise based systems in the world, Hong Kong seems to always be booming in spite of any other economic changes in the world. With a per capita GDP of $38,000, the IMF ranks them fifth worldwide. The service industries employ more than eighty percent of the workforce and make up close to ninety percent of the GDP.
The financial sector is strong here as well. The stock exchange is the seventh largest in the world. 2006 saw the price of first-time public offerings here as the second largest globally, trailing only London.
Standards of dress for business people are a bit more stringent in Hong Kong with business people expected to be dressed to impress. Most local business people will speak excellent English.
Greeting Someone in Hong Kong
A handshake is the most common form of greeting among business associates. Avoid prolonged eye contact, and wait for your host to introduce you to other members of the party. You should address others by their honorific titles and their surnames.
Business Hours and Banking
General office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Punctuality is expected at all times and it is considered highly offensive to miss or be late for an appointment.
Hong Kong Smoking
It is illegal to smoke in public places in Hong Kong. Some outdoor areas uphold this ban too, so it’s best to ask before lighting up while you’re here.
As a courtesy you may consider having your business cards translated into Chinese on the opposite side. This is looked upon very favorably in the business community and seen as a sign of great respect.
Most of the better hotels are more than happy to provide you with business center services from translation to typing and duplication as needed.
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70 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
Description The InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong Hotel is nestled in the heart of lively Tsimshatsui East, commercial and entertainment hub of Hong Kong. Located just a 40 minute taxi ride from Hong Kong International Airport and close to many...
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18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel is among the internationally acclaimed best hotels for business or leisure travellers to enjoy. Located in the unique Kowloon waterfront, InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel features a variety of hotel services and facilities of unsurpassed...
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33 Sharp St. East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
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Pacific Place 88 Queensway Hong Kong
Rising gracefully into the Hong Kong skies, the Conrad Hong Kong hotel is conveniently located within Hong Kong’s central business district. Towering above Hong Kong’s most exclusive... more
1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
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199 Kowloon City Road Tokwawan Kowloon Hong Kong
The Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees features 702 tastefully designed guestrooms and suites including 104 suites. One large banquet room divisible to 9 meeting rooms with over 4,500-square-feet of space equipped with multi-functional room lighting... more
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
The JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong is the Marriott's flagship hotel in the Asia-Pacifi region, an award-winning hotel located in the heart of Hong Kong's city center that offers magnificent views of Victoria Harbor and The Peak. Adjacent to a world class,... more
555 Shanghai Street Mongkok Kowloon, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
Built to mix business and pleasure, the brand new 5-star Langham Place Hotel Hong Kong offers fantastic views across Hong Kong.Hong Kong is as fascinating and thriving as ever; with increasingly new opportunities coming up on the mainland.Luxuriously... more
5 Connaught Road Hong Kong, China
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281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
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Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR
The Peninsula Hong Kong has long been hailed as one of the finest hotels in the world. Created 75 years ago in the glamorous 1920s, the legendary "Grande Dame of the Far East" continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best of Eastern and... more
100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Le Meridien Cyberport is located in Cyberport complex - a unique architecturally dynamic information technology and digital city that combines intelligent offices, conference and entertainment spaces nestled in greenery by the blue waters of Telegraph Bay. Le Méridien... more
Harbour City Kowloon Hong Kong
The Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel is centrally situated among an abundance of shopping, entertainment and business in the district of Tsimshatsui. With easy access to Hong Kong International Airport via the Airport Express train, the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel provides... more
51 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, 0 HONG KONG
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The Marco Polo Prince Hong Kong Hotel is located in Harbour City, neighbouring Kowloon's bustling waterfront. Well served by all major transportation systems of the city, The Marco Polo Prince Hong Kong Hotel conveniently situated just 35 minutes from Hong Kong International... more
310 Gloucester Road Hong Kong SAR People's Republic of China
Enjoy affordable luxury in one of the world's most vibrant cities. The only hotel in Hong Kong to overlook the famous, glittering harbour and Victoria Park, The Park Lane offers unrivalled views. Great restaurants and bars allow you to indulge in modern international cuisine... more