The fourteenth edition of Entertainment Expo Hong Kong opens 19 March and continues to 15 April. This year’s Expo will cover a global mix of film, TV, music and digital entertainment - through nine events including the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART). More
The HKTDC Hong Kong International Franchising Show 2017 offered a premium platform with over 110 global brands. Paul Mak presented a Korean hotpot chain, describing Hong Kong as the perfect place to launch ideas. Paula Bedford was pleased to show an Australian tutoring brand for the first time overseas in Hong Kong for Asian rollout, while Harry Chai said his technology-focused platform received numerous enquiries, exceeding his expectations.More
Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, BIP Asia Forum brings IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities. The 7th edition of the Forum was held on 7-8 December 2017, featuring over 80 prominent speakers sharing their insights and attracted more than 2,500 IP professionals and industry leaders to attend.More
The inaugural HKTDC SmartBiz Expo 2017 featured technology applications and innovative solutions, like “Pepper” a concierge robot speaking in different languages, from Hong Kong’s Win Win Industrial. Neat Limited came up with business fintech mainly aimed at SMEs, while JetOne Motion offered virtual reality (VR) opportunities in the branding arena. Peter Yu of JetOne Motion said SmartBiz Expo 2017 was a great showcase for new technologies. More
While the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has been developing ground-breaking air purification technology, Cathy Jim of Hong Kong marketing company RHT Industries has been promoting the solution to clients such as medical labs and factories in many Belt and Road countries. Ms Jim explains how Hong Kong’s role as a connecting point for advanced technologies is backing up HKUST’s research strengths.More
China’s new Belt and Road Initiative puts a fresh spin on East-West connectivity which many logistics companies have been exploring for decades, according to Siddique Khan, Chairman, Advisory Board, Kerry Globalink Logistics. Speaking at the November 2017 Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, Mr Khan said the process of further enhancing those links is enhanced by Hong Kong’s financial services, as well as prowess in fundraising, IPOs, trade facilitation and more.
The inaugural E-tailing Summit 2017 was “the right time in the right place” to feature borderless trade and online commerce, according to Anson Bailey of KPMG while Kiril Popov from Fung Global Retail and Technology said Hong Kong was a key node in e-tailing. The event featured plenary, breakout sessions, workshops and networking, with attendees praising its top-notch speakers and exciting atmosphere. More
Amid “enormous” consolidation in the sector, container shippers are buoyed up by growth seen in American, LaAm, European and Asian markets, according to Jeremy Nixon of Ocean Network Express. Speaking at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference 2017, he predicted continued positive growth due to the development of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and a continued strong role for Hong Kong as a value-adding hub in global trade.
Céline Dion’s branded fashion accessories were among the items in the spotlight at the 49th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter. Held 15-18 January 2018, the annual event attracted some 1,400 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, underscoring Hong Kong’s trendsetting role in the region. More