HKRU WELCOMES FINANCE MINISTER’S COMMENTS ON CATHAY PACIFIC/HSBC HONG KONG SEVENS

16 Mar 2022

The Hong Kong Rugby Union warmly welcomes today’s comments from Finance Minister Paul Chan Mo-po at the South China Morning Post’s “Redefining Hong Kong” seminar, said HKRU Chief Executive Robbie McRobbie.

“The prospect of helping Hong Kong host a senior delegation of international business leaders during the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens from 4-6 November is exciting.


“The Sevens has helped put Hong Kong on the sporting map for over 45 years and is widely regarded as one of the world’s premier corporate hospitality events, generating jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars for the city every year.


“Given the rapid pace of vaccination in Hong Kong, we are confident that by working diligently with World Rugby and relevant Government authorities - and following the protocols in place at numerous professional sports events worldwide, we can host a fantastic event eight months from now.


“Hosting senior executives from the IOC to the Sevens was an instrumental part of getting rugby into the Olympics. We are confident that the Hong Kong Sevens can be a similar catalyst for the business community; after all, Sevens weekend is an advertisement for Hong Kong like none other.


“Our slogan has always been that we are the event 'where the world comes to play'. The HKRU would be thrilled to be the event that helps the world come 'back' to Hong Kong to work and play this November," added Mr McRobbie.

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