Join NGO as Volunteers
If there are causes (i.e. environmental conservation, poverty, women empowerment, etc.) that you are passionate about, joining an NGO in Hong Kong might be a good option for you to establish new friendships and expand your business network. In Hong Kong, there are plenty of NGOs available, some examples are Food Angel, Hong Kong Red Cross, World Vision, and Plan International. Don’t be afraid to take the first step to expand your social circle and business network in Hong Kong while making a constructive contribution to the growth and development of society. It will be worth it.
Friends of friends
It is even better if you have some Hong Kong’s friends in your country. Local knows Hong Kong the best, don’t you agree? Make the first move to connect with your long-lost friend, say hi, and arrange a meetup. If they do not base in Hong Kong, get them to connect their friends to you before you move to Hong Kong. They will be more than happy to introduce you to their friends if you have some things in common with their friends. Who knows your friends of friends will be your best business partner in Hong Kong?
Picking up a new sport or joining a sports team is another good way to meet new people and expand your business network in Hong Kong. As one of the former British colonies, Hongkongers are still much into western sports like swimming, cycling, badminton, basketball, and football. Sport is huge in Hong Kong, if you have no clue where to start, YMCA and YWCA are probably some good choices for you.
Join a class
If sport is not your kind of thing, you might consider joining a class and develop new skills in Hong Kong. No matter you sign up for a cooking class or a painting class, you can easily meet like-minded people and form a friendship or even build a business network with them. Hong Kong is a very diverse city, whatever you want to do or learn, you’ll be able to find it in Hong Kong.
International Schools Events
Hong Kong is a popular hub for international schools. That’s why an international school’s event is also another good place for you to meet new people and establish a business network if you constantly show up at international schools’ events.
If you are a party animal, Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) is probably a good place for you to meet new people in Hong Kong. Hit up any night clubs or bar at LKF and strike up a conversation, you might be able to craft a new friendship or expand your business network in Hong Kong by having a conversation over a cocktail. Or else, Wan Chai, home to a range of British-styled bars, is another good spot to meet new people.
In short, Hong Kong is a metropolis city filled with international talents from all over the globe. There are many people from different nationalities called Hong Kong a home away from home. Don’t be shy, use one of the recommended mediums to meet new people, have endless fun…and find your business network!!