Primarily known as a high-end wine merchant in Hong Kong, Paulo Pong is Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Product and Events Committee. We asked him why he was chosen for the position…

For my knowledge of wine and food. I established Altaya Wines 2001 as a boutique wholesale wine merchant and I am also the co-founder of restaurant business Classified Group. I have sat on the board of the Hong Kong Tourism Board for four years and it needed my help.

Hong Kong is the event capital of Asia, with events such as the Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place every June. What kind of events are attracting tourists in the second part of the year?

Not to be missed is of course the Wine & Dine Festival which will run from October 25-28. The 10th edition of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival brings together world-class food, drinks and entertainment right next to the stunning Victoria Harbour skyline. Aside from wine-pairing meals designed by master chefs and tasting classes by industry experts, there will be more than 400 booths featuring everything from single malts to craft beer to keep your palate refreshed. We have events almost every month in Hong Kong.

Photos: Paulo Pong, Chairman, Product and Events Committee, Hong Kong Tourism Board.