Under the theme “Reading the World,” the fair will feature specialised zones such as the General Books Pavilion, International Cultural Village and Chinese Mainland Publishers, as well as e-Books & e-Learning Resources.
Two decades since the 1 July 1997 official lowering of the British flag and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Hong Kong has emerged as Asia’s World City and the principal commerce and trade conductor between China and the world. More
Hong Kong was the world’s 7th largest trading economy in 2016 with international trade immensely facilitated by its efficient port amid a strong presence of ship owners, cargo owners and traders. Over the years, Hong Kong has seen a continual expansion of its maritime service cluster, comprising ship management, ship broking, ship finance, maritime insurance and law. More
A recent survey by the Institute for Information Industry (III), a non-governmental organisation reporting to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, found that mobile payments are still far from common across the island and are solely used for low-value transactions. More
The world economy got off to a good start in 2017 with a broadly synchronised recovery. Amid an improving global trade environment, Hong Kong exports are now expected to grow by 5% in 2017, vis-a-vis the zero growth forecast previously. US protectionism, political uncertainties in the EU, renewed faltering of emerging markets, disruptive slowdown of the Chinese economy and heightened geopolitical tensions are the major downside risks. More
Buyers and exhibitors were generally positive as to the likely sales growth in the gifts and premiums market, according to a survey conducted during the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair held in April 2017. This saw largely optimistic sentiments expressed towards the major overseas markets, with the Asian countries remaining the primary drivers of growth and promotional gifts and premiums seen as the category most likely to perform well. More