The 28th HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair will be held from 19- 25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. A central theme of the 2017 event will be travel, with an international lineup of authors scheduled to attend. More
Sara Wheeler is a prize-winning non-fiction writer behind international bestseller Terra Incognita, which tells the story of a seven-month journey in Antarctica, as well as The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle (winner of the Banff Adventure Travel Prize). Ms Wheeler spoke to the HKTDC ahead of her appearance at the July 2017 Hong Kong Book Fair.
A combination of Hong Kong’s multi-modal transportation model and IT solutions advantage allows On Time Express to cut freight transit times by up to 50 per cent. The Hong Kong-based logistics firm’s Spencer Lam says China’s Belt and Road Initiative also creates many new opportunities for traditional freight forwarding across the more than 60 countries under the Initiative.
In this podcast interview, Peter Wong, the HKTDC’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and India, discusses the latest developments in those regional markets, including growing investment opportunities for ASEAN infrastructure development. Mr Wong also previews what’s in store at the next In Style . Hong Kong event, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in September.More
Hong Kong’s success as an art hub for the Belt and Road includes “perfect” logistics, a proliferation of arts venues and international trade connections, says Kevin Ching of top auction house, Sotheby’s. With Hong Kong being Sotheby’s headquarters for Asia, he says the emergence of Chinese and Southeast Asian art in global markets are joined by work by other talented artists from Belt and Road areas that include the Caucuses and Central Asia. More
Even given the improving global trade environment, Hong Kong’s export performance has exceeded expectations. With both the developed and emerging economies showing steady expansion, overall foreign demand is set to remain robust. Despite this, the rise in Hong Kong’s export levels is expected to appear to moderate in the second half of the year on account of the higher comparison base.More
As the United Kingdom seeks to strengthen trade relationships beyond Europe, Hong Kong’s role as Asia’s business hub has never been more important according to David Marsden, Director, UK, Benelux and Ireland for the HKTDC. In this podcast interview, he also shares insights on the upcoming Think Asia, Think Hong Kong event returning to London in September. More
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) strives to help enterprises explore new opportunities along the Belt and Road route by promoting business cooperation and exchanging market intelligence through its global network. To this end, the HKTDC has launched the Belt and Road Portal, as a business facilitation and market intelligence platform for global enterprises to seize opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative through HK.More
The Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board (HKMPB) and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HTKDC) organised a delegation of representatives to visit London in the United Kingdom and Hamburg, Germany from 27 Feb-3 Mar 2017. The delegates showcased the city's rich maritime heritage and vibrant maritime services cluster which make Hong Kong a catalyst for those seeking opportunities related to China's new Belt and Road Initiative.More
Pakistan Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan says major Belt and Road infrastructure projects like Gwadar Port on the Persian Gulf would bring handsome returns to Hong Kong and Chinese mainland investors. On a visit led by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Mr Khan believes investors feel comfortable in Hong Kong, where Pakistan is also exploring energy stock listings. He predicts Hong Kong will be part of Pakistan’s growth story.More