Adding tech elements to traditional gifts is an important trend, according to Christine Ma, Manager, Nu Design Ltd. In this podcast interview, Ms Ma introduces her latest travel gift innovation and discusses product trends at the April 2017 HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair. More
New patient “temperature management” control, a revolutionary hospital meal tray and a better way of saving energy were among ground breaking technological innovations presented at the opening day of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair 2017. An increasingly international perspective saw four new Group Pavilions and new exhibitors from around the world presenting devices and supplies.
Understanding India’s diverse consumer base is key for retailers looking to enter the local e-commerce market, according to Jagjeet Harode, Director & Business Head - Home, Flipkart. In this podcast interview, Mr Harode offers insights for selling to Indian online shoppers and highlights opportunities for Hong Kong companies to become online merchants. More
Russia’s inward and outward investment includes the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, according to speakers at a first seminar of its kind in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is seen as Russia’s B&R investment connector. The Chinese mainland’s largest private equity player also rates Hong Kong as a “comfort zone” while underlining Russia’s investment importance.
During a recent trade mission to Jakarta (March 2017) led by the Hong Kong Government and HKTDC, PC Lau, Convenor, Professional Services Working Group, Hong Kong Economic Development Commission, offers his thoughts on the role Hong Kong can play as a “super-connector” to support Belt and Road Initiative partners in both China and Indonesia.
Growing trade and cultural links with Indonesia were explored by a mission to Jakarta led by the Hong Kong Government and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The March 2017 trip put a focus on opportunities created under China’s new Belt and Road Initiative, and in particular how Hong Kong can help open doors with its expertise in infrastructure and professional services.More
Environmental protection is critical to China’s Belt and Road Initiative to parallel economic goals, says Steve Wong of Hong Kong’s BillionGroup Technologies. The firm develops solutions like waste-generated energy, solar power and industrial efficiency projects in Belt and Road locations including the Chinese mainland, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Dubai. He sees Hong Kong as an ideal location for green solutions to replicate in Belt and Road countries. More
The value and power of the Belt and Road Initiative were well illustrated at FILMART 2017 in a Hong Kong joint venture to develop and distribute animated series aimed mainly at children under Russia’s famous Riki brand, said Christine Brendle. The CEO of Hong Kong’s Fun Union, an affiliate of Riki, believed the SAR’s talented people, animation expertise and regional connectivity were “star factors” for success.
The Netflix epic Marco Polo about the Silk Routes reflected Malaysia’s 500 years of history related to the Belt and Road Initiative, said Rezal Rahman of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studio at FILMART 2017. Iranian producer and actor Alireza Shaja-Nuri and Singapore producer Lim Teck spoke of developing collaborations tapping Hong Kong talent while Norman Abdul Halim of Malaysia’s KRU Studios said Hong Kong’s “connector role” would help access larger movie markets.
Hi-tech updates of classic gifts impressed at the 32nd edition of the Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, the world’s largest such event. Also popular were the new hair ornament zone – and another for corporate gifts. The 27-30 April 2017 event featured 4300+ exhibitors from 31 countries and regions.More