London’s Deputy Mayor James Murray has led a high level fact-finding delegation to ABP Global’s Hong Kong representative office during his 5 day visit to Asia.
He and his delegation held a private meeting with ABP Chairman, Xu Weiping, as well as ABP London CEO, Nancy Xu and COO, John Miu, to discuss how the London Royal Albert Dock can be a beacon for enterprises from Asia looking for a well-connected location for trading with Europe. During his ABP visit, James Murray also met representatives from leading Hong Kong businesses that are looking to invest in London.
Speaking during his tour of the ABP representative office, James Murray said: “The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has sent me with a clear message that London is open for business and is seeking to encourage businesses from Asia to come to London and to reach new markets. ABP has made great progress in London and I am delighted to see that the first phase of ABP’s Royal Albert Dock development is moving at a fast pace.”
ABP Chairman, Xu Weiping, said he believed the ABP London project was a perfect location for companies from Asia and especially for high tech enterprises. He also described ABP’s Hong Kong office as a bridge that links all ABP’s projects in China and in London with enterprises from Asia. Enterprises should look towards east London. The price of office space in Hong Kong’s Admiralty district is now ten times that of Royal Albert Dock.
London CEO Nancy Xu said: “Next month will be the 5th anniversary since we signed the Development Agreement with the Mayor and Greater London Authority but we have been friends and partners for longer than that. We have achieved another milestone with our structural completion of our first phase by working at Chinese speed and with UK quality.”