Held the CMA founding ceremony with Mr Yip Lan Chuen being chairman of the ceremony on 1 September.


Participated in the “1st Chinese Products Exhibition” in Singapore, which was the first overseas industrial products exhibition the CMA had ever taken part in.


Co-organised an industrial products exhibition at St Paul’s College in Central with the YWCA of Hong Kong on 4 February, which marked the beginning of the Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo (HKBPE).


Launched the monthly journal “Manufacturers’ Journal” on 13 August to promote industrial technology advancement and to disseminate news on the CMA.


Organised the biennial “Singapore Industrial Products Exhibition” in Singapore.


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).


Completed the reconstruction of the CMA Building and set up a showroom in the Building to showcase members’ products.


Established the Industrial Scholarship (now the CMA and Donors Scholarship Scheme) to foster industrial manpower training.


Organisd a seminar on Hong Kong industry with the Education Department. The seminar was attended by 1,400 secondary students.


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.


Opened a branch office in Mongkok and organised the first “New Product and Display Competition”.


Held a media conference to announce the suspension of the Hong Kong Industrial Products Exhibition (now is the Hong Kong Brands & Products Expo) as the Association failed to find a suitable outdoor venue.


Established the CMA Prevocational School (renamed as the CMA Secondary School in 1997). The opening ceremony of the School was officiated by Lady MacLehose.


Established the CMA Testing and Certification Laboratories in the CMA Building and set up the “CMA Industrial Development Trust” to foster the development of local trades and industries.


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.


Established the CMA Choi Cheung Kok Prevocational School (renamed as the CMA Choi Cheung Kok Secondary School in 1997). Chief Secretary Sir David Akers Jones was invited to officiate at the opening ceremony.


The CMA Testing and Certification Laboratories relocated to Fo Tan.


Appointed by the Hong Kong Government to organise the competition on machinery and equipment design of the Governor’s Awards for the Industry (now the Hong Kong Awards for Industries).


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.


Organised an industrial products exhibition in Guangzhou. It was the first time the CMA staged an exposition in the Mainland.


Organised the first “Hong Kong Top Brand Awards” to give recognition to outstanding Hong Kong brands.


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.


Donated HK$2 million, together with donations of over HK$1.7 million from its members, to carry out a series of SARS relief works.


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 Hong Kong Brand Development Council, and launched the Hong Kong Top Service Brand Awards to recognise local outstanding service brands.


Established the Guangzhou Representative Office to provide local support for members operating in Mainland China.


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.


Organised the first “Hong Kong Emerging Brand Awards” and “Hong Kong Emerging Service Brand Awards” to give recognition to new Hong Kong brands which have been established for less than 8 years.


Launched the “Caring for the Community Programme” to fulfill corporate social responsibility.


Organised “Bringing Warmth to Society Variety Show” for the first time to bring love and joy to the community.


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. 


Organised a series of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. 


The HKBPE took place in Beijing for the first time ever. It was part of the celebrations for the HKSAR 20th anniversary. 


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. 



Hosted a lunch reception to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the PRC and the 85th Anniversary of CMA.



CMA Testing revealed new branding and new development strategy, transforming from a third party testing assurance body into a global solution partner with diverse and advanced services for the betterment of the community.


Rolled out the “Take Your Shot” Incentive Campaign to encourage the public to get vaccinated during the Covid-19 pandemic.


To celebrate CMA’s 88th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR, CMA hosted a vibrant mix of activities and campaigns, for example organising industry forum, launching an ESG+ Programme, producing a series of TV programme etc.


Launched the inaugural “Hong Kong ESG Awards”.