Hong Kong – FS visits 56th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo with Consuls-General of five ASEAN countries (with photos)

FS visits 56th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo with Consuls-General of five ASEAN countries (with photos)


     The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, today (December 22) invited Consuls-General of five countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Hong Kong to visit booths at the 56th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo at Victoria Park.
     Those who toured the Expo included the Consul-General of the Philippines in Hong Kong, Mr Raly Tejada; the Consul-General of Indonesia in Hong Kong, Mr Ricky Suhendar; the Consul-General of Vietnam in Hong Kong, Mr Pham Binh Dam; the Consul-General of Malaysia in Hong Kong, Mr Muzambli Markam; and the Consul-General of Thailand in Hong Kong, Mr Chaturont Chaiyakam, together with staff members of the Consulates-General and representatives of business chambers of the relevant countries.
     Mr Chan visited various booths at the Expo with the Consul-General delegations. The exhibitors include some Hong Kong  brands and products that are currently scaling and expanding their business into the Southeast Asian market, and some distributors of Southeast Asian products in Hong Kong. Mr Chan also invited the Consuls-General and delegation representatives to taste some local food and drinks, as well as signature food from ASEAN countries.
     “The Expo is an important annual event to promote Hong Kong brands and products. ASEAN is Hong Kong’s second largest trading partner, and our bilateral trade relationship is becoming more important. This joint visit is an opportunity to enhance the promotion of Hong Kong products to ASEAN countries, so as to explore more room for Hong Kong enterprises to develop. At the same time, this visit also demonstrated that products of Southeast Asian countries have huge potential in the Hong Kong market. We welcome more enterprises and products in the region to expand their marketing and development in Hong Kong. Such interactive exchanges and mutually beneficial development will help further promote bilateral trade and friendship between Hong Kong and the ASEAN,” Mr Chan said. Joining the delegations of Consuls-General were the President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, Dr Allen Shi, and several committee members.
     Mr Chan said that, to further consolidate Hong Kong’s status as an international trade centre, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is seeking the support of members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) for Hong Kong’s early accession. The RCEP, which consists of 15 member economies, including ASEAN, is currently the world’s largest free trade agreement, covering more than 30 per cent of the world’s population and total gross domestic product.

Authentic Brands Group Finalizes the Acquisition of Reebok

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Reebok from adidas. As it ushers in its largest acquisition to date, the global brand development, marketing and entertainment company is charting a new path for Reebok.

“Reebok is a brand that needs no introduction,” said Jamie Salter, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ABG. “The Reebok team has done an incredible job of cementing Reebok’s place in the minds and hearts of consumers. Through ABG’s operating model, Reebok will have the ability to evolve and embrace its iconic creativity, quality and innovation. It’s time to let Reebok be Reebok.”

With Reebok, ABG is taking a page from its playbook, connecting strong brands with best-in-class partners and a global network of operators, distributors, and retailers to optimize value in the marketplace. An essential pillar of ABG’s strategy is preserving Reebok’s DNA and a commitment to the brand’s heritage through the formation of Reebok Design Group (RDG) in partnership with SPARC Group. RDG is the global brand hub for the design, development and innovation for footwear and apparel servicing partners around the world.

“Product has always been at the forefront of Reebok, and we are committed to upholding the standard that our brand fans and consumers have come to expect,” said Matt O’Toole, President of RDG. “2021 was a banner year for Reebok, and in part that was a credit to our focus on the iconic silhouettes that immortalize the brand. Under new ownership, we have an exciting opportunity to reclaim our place in the market and take Reebok to even greater heights.”

Reebok has inspired, connected and created great products for athletes and consumers across the world for generations. The brand is deeply rooted in professional sports, sneaker culture and performance apparel and will continue to deliver on its mission of providing each and every consumer with the opportunity, products and inspiration to achieve and exceed their potential.

From creating the first spiked running shoe over a century ago, to its breakthrough THE PUMP™ technology, to today with its award-winning Nano and Floatride models, Reebok has pioneered in the athletic space and continues to introduce innovations that propel the industry forward. The Reebok Classic Leather and Club C have cemented itself as icons within the footwear industry with their timeless and classic designs that first debuted nearly 4 decades ago and continue to be reimagined through unexpected collaborations with world-renowned creatives and design houses.

“Reebok is one of the few super brands that has the permission to play in any space,” said Nick Woodhouse, President and CMO of ABG. “Its position at the intersection of fashion, sports and culture allows Reebok to be elastic while staying true to its celebrated ethos and unmistakable DNA.”

To support the new global structure for Reebok, ABG has assembled a roster of key players from around the world who will drive distribution and further Reebok’s business in key territories while upholding the brand’s integrity and values. Since announcing its definitive agreement to purchase Reebok in August 2021, ABG has secured a slate of trusted partners including New Guards Group, SPARC Group, Tristate, Trend Marketing, Al Boom Marine, Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Limited, The Falic Group, Accent Group, MGS, Bounty Apparel, Distrinando, SM Retail, CRC Sports, HSV Group, PT Mitra, JD Group and Foot Locker, Inc. More information on Reebok’s global partner network can be found below.  

About Authentic Brands Group

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is a brand development, marketing and entertainment company, which owns a portfolio of global media, entertainment and lifestyle brands. Headquartered in New York City, ABG elevates and builds the long-term value of more than 30 consumer brands and properties by partnering with best-in-class manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Its brands have a global retail footprint across the luxury, specialty, department store, mid-tier, mass and e-commerce channels and in more than 7,800* freestanding stores and shop-in-shops around the world.

ABG is committed to transforming brands by delivering compelling product, content, business and immersive experiences. It creates and activates original marketing strategies to drive the success of its brands across all consumer touchpoints, platforms and emerging media. ABG’s portfolio of iconic and world-renowned brands includes Marilyn Monroe®, Elvis Presley®, Muhammad Ali®, Shaquille O’Neal®, David Beckham®, Dr. J®, Greg Norman®, Neil Lane®, Thalia®, Sports Illustrated®, Reebok®, Eddie Bauer®, Spyder®, Volcom®, Airwalk®, Nautica®, Izod®, Forever 21®, Aéropostale®, Juicy Couture®, Vince Camuto®, Lucky Brand®, Nine West®, Jones New York®, Frederick’s of Hollywood®, Adrienne Vittadini®, Van Heusen®, Arrow®, Tretorn®, Tapout®, Prince®, Vision Street Wear®, Brooks Brothers®, Barneys New York®, Judith Leiber®, Herve Leger®, Frye®, Hickey Freeman®, Hart Schaffner Marx®, Thomasville®, Drexel® and Henredon®.

For more information, visit authenticbrands.com.

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Pentland Brands launches new 100-1-0 sustainability strategy

2032 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Pentland Brands business. We’ve shared our plans on how we plan to deliver on our commitment to support both people and planet, through various sustainability initiatives and charitable actions.

Our ‘100-1-0′ positive business strategy sets out three major targets to be reached by 2032:

  • To help 100 million consumers live positive, active, sustainable lifestyles
  • To improve the lives of one million people in our communities
  • To be a net zero business by 2032


Our family of brands, including Speedo, Berghaus, ellesse, Endura, Canterbury and Mitre, will increase their drive to create more sustainable products and services, including those which support emotional and physical wellbeing. They will also accelerate their focus on bringing communities together and supporting causes that matter to their consumers. By 2032, these actions will help 100 million consumers live positive, active, sustainable lifestyles.


We have committed to having 100% transparency across our supply chain, to help protect human rights and the environment. In a world where discrimination, prejudice and injustice is dividing societies, we’re dedicated to being champions for social mobility, diversity and inclusivity. We will give 1% of profits to charity every year and, over the next ten years, our brands will donate half a million products to those most in need. By 2032, these actions will help improve the lives of one million people in our communities.


Through science-based carbon emission reductions and off-setting initiatives, our brands will achieve net zero between 2024 and 2032. Initiatives include planting 50 million trees by 2032 to restore healthy forests, increase biodiversity and reduce extreme poverty.

Sara Brennan, Positive Business Director at Pentland Brands, says: “For nearly one hundred years we’ve been a pioneer of brands that make life better. But our world has changed, and we need to accelerate our actions.  

“We know there’s much more work to be done, but everyone within the Pentland Brands family is passionate about helping to create a world that’s better, fairer and greener. Our teams are already working together on the initiatives that will help us to achieve our ambitious 2032 targets.” 

Find out more about some of the actions happening across our brands here.