Donated $1 million to the Hong Kong Government for the establishment of a Craft College in the Hong Kong Technical College (now the Hong Kong Polytechnic University).
Staged the Silver Jubilee Industrial Products Exhibition (now the Hong Kong Brands & Products Expo). The Hong Kong Government participated for the first time by setting up a grand display centre.
Authorised by the Hong Kong Government to issue the Certificate of Origin and Certificate of Processing.
Opened a branch office in Kwun Tong.
Appointed as a functional constituency of the Legislative Council (LegCo). The CMA members have the voting right to elect a representative to sit in the LegCo since then.
Held the opening ceremony for the re-developed CMA Building on 5 March and invited Governor Sir Edward Youde to attend as the Guest-of-Honour.
The CMA Testing and Certification Laboratories relocated to Fo Tan.
Organised the first “Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong’s Trade and Economic Forum” in collaboration with the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and Taiwan’s Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
After the Hong Kong Industrial Products Exhibition had been suspended for 20 years, the CMA organised the Hong Kong International Industrial Products Exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to celebrate its 60th Anniversary.
Set up the “Hong Kong – Mainland Joint Business Liaison Committee” with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries to provide support for Hong Kong enterprises operating in Mainland China.
The “Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong's Trade and Economic Forum” was renamed the “Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau's Trade and Economic Forum” with the addition of the fourth co-organiser Macao Chamber of Commerce.
The CMA Insurance Agent Limited and the CMA Exhibition Services Limited were established to provide professional insurance intermediary services and exhibition-related services for members.
Established the CMA Secretarial Services Limited to provide one-stop professional and quality secretarial and commercial services to SMEs.
Conducted a survey on the Pearl River Delta Business Outlook for the first time to gain insights into the situation of members operating in the region and their strategies for tackling the challenges.
The 1st Hong Kong Food Carnival was held at Kwai Chung Sports Ground in April. The 12-day exhibition attracted 450,000 visitors in total.
The CMA organised a series of activities to celebrate its 75th anniversary. These included a large-scale cocktail reception, a racing cup, a golf tournament, and the publication of a book about the Hong Kong’s industrial development.
Launched “Business-School Partnership Programme” to offer secondary school students summer internship positions.
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Ya’an County, Sichuan Province, on 20 April 2012. The CMA donated $2 million to support the relief activities.
Signed a memorandum of understanding with the Carbon Trust to develop a product carbon footprint and labeling scheme for businesses in Hong Kong.
Staged a series of celebration activities to commemorate CMA’s 80th anniversary.
Donated $30 million to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In recognition of this generous support, the PolyU named its CD-wing as the “CMA Building”.
A high-level CMA delegation visited Beijing and met with national leaders.
CMA jointly held the Job Fair for Rehabilitated Offenders 2014 for persons in custody for the first time with The Correctional Services Department and Merchants Support for Rehabilitated Offenders Committee Limited.
Hong Kong Brand Development Council staged a series of activities under the theme of “Leading the Way, Branding for Excellence” to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
CMA brought along a group of 62 tertiary students for an inspection tour in Tianjin. The following year it organised another exchange tour for university students to visit Dalian.
The “Multiple Pathways to Success” programme was launched. Through a series of activities such as job shadowing, university life experience, and visits, the programme aims to help secondary school students better plan and prepare for the future.
The 40th General Committee decided to offer a total subsidy of HK$30 million to all local tertiary institutions in support of various educational projects. The donations have benefited 9 institutions, including Lingnan University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, The Open University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, HKU SPACE, the Education University of Hong Kong and Hang Seng Management College.
A delegation of 50 visited Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. This was one of the first trade missions to discover the business potential in the countries along the “Belt and Road” Initiative.
CMA for the first time sponsored the Lunar New Year Fireworks Display. It also hosted an unprecedented dinner reception and received 1000 underprivileged.
Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo made its debut in Macau.
Rolled out a series of activities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up. A book to review the contributions of Hong Kong’s manufacturing industries to the motherland and Hong Kong in the past 40 years was produced.