Hong Kong-based Branded, a live media company, increasingly holds festivals and other events in Belt and Road countries and CEO Jasper Donat sees the Initiative as enhancing business, while Hong Kong is an easy and entrepreneurial centre for operations. With many events like music and YouTube festivals in Southeast Asia, Branded has most recently initiated events in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.More
The world’s biggest watch and clock fair opened its doors at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to a record number of exhibitors from 24 countries and regions. The world’s most desired time-pieces were on display as well as the latest smart watches featuring game-changing technology. Industry forums investigated the future of time as the prestigious Swiss brands reported Hong Kong and China showed continued growth in sales. More
In this podcast interview, Hong Kong designer Polly Ho introduces her brand’s pre-spring collection, shown at the HKTDC’s CENTRESTAGE fashion event. Ms Ho explains how she strives to preserve Hong Kong and Chinese traditions and evoke nostalgia through her designs. More
Asia’s design edge was in the spotlight at CENTRESTAGE 2017. The show’s second edition was held, 6-9 September, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where the highlight CENTRESTAGE ELITES showcased the latest creations of Hong Kong’s FFIXXED Studios and Korea’s Juun.J. While some of the city’s leading designers featured their works at the “Fashion Hong Kong” runway show.
On the heels of a recent Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Thailand’s Office of SMEs Promotion (OSMEP), a stronger presence of Thai traders was seen at the 28th edition of the HKTDC Food Expo in August 2017. In this podcast interview, Akkarabhong Srisupandit, Deputy Director Gen, OSMEP, Thailand, explains why Thai traders were drawn to the event in Hong Kong.More
The Czech Republic has some of the best flight connections of any Central and Eastern European Country (CEEC), including the new all-cargo flights between Hong Kong and the Czech capital Prague. Following a boom in the manufacturing and IT sector in recent decades, many Czech enterprises are ripe for development and become M&A targets.
New media venture LKFtv is tapping into Hong Kong’s youth culture to create and curate the coolest content in the city. In this podcast interview, Yaron Jacobs, CEO of LKFtv, explains how LKFtv is applying a localised approach to create authentic content for its audience.
Writer, entrepreneur and arts supporter Sir David Tang is being remembered for his contributions to Hong Kong including the popular “Open Forum” he hosted at the HKTDC’s annual Hong Kong Book Fair since 2010. Sir David flew the likes of Stephen Fry, Jung Chang, Erica Jong and Frederick Forsyth to Hong Kong to join in lively exchanges, reflected in this sample. More
Boasting the highest per-capita car production in the world, Slovakia has become a magnet for export-oriented manufacturing industries such as automotive and electronics, and a hotspot for shared services centres (SSCs) and business process outsourcing centres (BPOs). As a transit hub on the New Silk Road, Slovakia is actively developing and upgrading its infrastructure to prepare for the expected increase in cargo traffic between Europe and Asia. More
As a champion of Chinese investment in Central and Eastern Europe(CEE), Hungary has long been an important partner for China in the latter’s “going-out” strategy. Hungary was also the first European country to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Belt and Road co-operation with the Chinese mainland, an indicator of the strong Asian orientation of its policies on trade and international affairs. More