Rakesh Biyani, Joint Managing Director of Future Retail Ltd, says Indian companies look to Hong Kong for sourcing value-added products, which will see greater demand from India’s growing aspirational consumers.More
A new Hong Kong online platform connects jobseekers and employers across Asia’s multi-faceted hospitality sector. At the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2017, May Chan of AsiaHospitalityCareers.com says China’s Belt and Road Initiative will have a positive effect while Co-Founder Danny Li aims to establish a “digital connector”. Bangladesh and Cambodian exhibitors also expect to leverage on Belt and Road education and careers opportunities.
Andrew Hevia, the Academy Award-winning Co-Producer of “Moonlight” was among the influential speakers talking up the virtues of dreaming and thinking big at the FILMART in March 2017. The 21st edition of the event featured virtual reality (VR) and other immersive platforms with an exclusive zone, and attracted many industry players eager to find opportunities including those among the 16 exhibitors from countries along China’s new Belt and Road initiative.
Oscar-winning film Moonlight was a passion project that focused on craft over spectacle according to Co-producer Andrew Hevia. In his powerful presentation at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), Mr Hevia explains why “the reasons people don’t want to fund your movie are the reasons you should make it.”More
The Czech Republic is a starting point for China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Europe, with mainland companies like Hisense, Huawei and ZTE all present, says Ondrej Koc of Czech Invest. Equally, Czech projects in China include engineering, agriculture, healthcare and certification, say Klara Jurcova, the country’s Deputy Ambassador in Beijing. Ms Jurcova says Hong Kong is a safe and clear cut gateway for new Czech companies investing on the mainland.
Hong Kong is an important development location for Czech companies embarking on business in Belt and Road countries, says Ondrej Koc of CzechInvest. Hong Kong is also an excellent market itself, with some 80 percent of the glass and lights required by major hotels made by Czech companies. At the same time, the Czech Republic is attracting increasing numbers of Chinese mainland players, particularly in the technology sector.
With economic diversification top of mind for the Government of Alberta, Hong Kong offers many advantages as a base for connecting to Asian markets. In this podcast interview, Ron Hoffmann, Senior Representative for the Asia-Pacific Basin, Government of Alberta, discusses Hong Kong’s strengths as a regional hub to diversify trade opportunities and enhance economic partnerships across Asia.More
Hong Kong’s highly rated Hotel ICON is a unique experience combining hospitality and learning for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, says Brian King, Associate Dean at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management. Students from the Chinese mainland, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka and Hungary evaluate their experiences while Professor King says the school and hotel engage prospective industry leaders of the future.More
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management is rated the best in Asia and second globally – linking hospitality, tourism and high quality education across China’s Belt and Road Initiative culturally, socially and economically. So says Brian King, Associate Dean, while students say they plan to use their expertise learned in Hong Kong to benefit their home countries on the Belt and Road.
Learn more about how India’s potential as an alternative production base from HKTDC Research. Dickson Ho, Principal Economist (Asian and Emerging Markets), explains more following a recent field trip to India recently to evaluate the latest developments and market potential in the country.More