People browse at a booth during the annual Hong Kong Book Fair on July 17. International meetings, conferences and exhibitions brought 2.3 million visitors to Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: AP People browse at a booth during the annual Hong Kong Book Fair on July 17. International meetings, conferences and exhibitions brought 2.3 million visitors to Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: AP
People browse at a booth during the annual Hong Kong Book Fair on July 17. International meetings, conferences and exhibitions brought 2.3 million visitors to Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: AP
Janet Pau
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Janet Pau

How safe international meetings can help Hong Kong achieve an economic reset

  • Hong Kong has managed the logistics of holding a major international art fair, book fair and industry conferences during the pandemic without seeing outbreaks
  • Holding one or two premier events with visitors from low-risk locations will boost confidence and cement Hong Kong’s status as a hub for safe meetings

People browse at a booth during the annual Hong Kong Book Fair on July 17. International meetings, conferences and exhibitions brought 2.3 million visitors to Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: AP People browse at a booth during the annual Hong Kong Book Fair on July 17. International meetings, conferences and exhibitions brought 2.3 million visitors to Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: AP
People browse at a booth during the annual Hong Kong Book Fair on July 17. International meetings, conferences and exhibitions brought 2.3 million visitors to Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: AP
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Janet Pau

Janet Pau

Janet Pau is executive director of the Asia Business Council. Previously, she was director of The Economist Group's Corporate Network in Hong Kong, program director of the Asia Business Council, and manager at Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council in Washington D.C. She is co-author of the book "Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation". She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.