In this file photo dated Nov 10, 2022, Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu (front row, fourth right) poses for a photo with other guests at the second Asia Summit on Global Health in Hong Kong. Standing from front row, third left are: Chairman of the Elderly Commission Donald Li, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Margaret Fong; Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Yin Zonghua, Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau, and other guests. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

HONG KONG – Leveraging Hong Kong's strategic role as an innovation and investment hub for the healthcare industry in Asia, the second International Healthcare Week kicked off here on Tuesday.

Driven by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and supported by a wide range of healthcare sector partners, the second International Healthcare Week will run through May 31.

The healthcare event will bring together a wide array of healthcare-related conferences and networking events in Hong Kong.

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The two flagship events of the healthcare week are the third Asia Summit on Global Health, co-organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and the HKTDC, and the 14th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair.

Margaret Fong, executive director of the HKTDC, said in a press release that as an international financial center, world-class research hub, and important connector within the Guangdong-Hong-Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong offers an ideal platform for global healthcare development, with the city playing a pivotal role in the rapidly developing industry in Asia.

Fong said that the second International Healthcare Week provides the perfect opportunity to attract the world's elite in medical, research, and other fields to Hong Kong.

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"Our partnerships make this event very meaningful and highlight the importance of collaboration to drive forward the healthcare industry," she said.