As a strategic location for fostering business links with the mainland, Hong Kong's sound legal and financial infrastructure, coupled with a clear understanding of international commerce, ensures the city enjoys several competitive advantages. But according to a panel of veteran business leaders, Hong Kong must remain committed to maintaining a forward-looking approach by sustaining standards and raising skill levels.
Replying to questions at the first in a series of executive summits organised by Classified Post, a panel of Hong Kong-based business leaders identified the city's strengths and areas they believe would benefit from improvement.
According to Simon Nowroz, Travelport president and managing director for Asia Pacific, for an entrepreneurial city, there is a shortage of activity in the IT sector. "Hong Kong has a large pool of highly skilled home-grown talent capable of delivering customer service but, surprisingly, for some reason, the buzz to experiment in the IT space