ESG is trending among companies globally, helping them go green and achieve sustainable development, but in the eyes of Arthur Lam, CEO and Co-Founder of Hong Kong start-up Negawatt, that is far from enough to make an environmental impact.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) four food- and home-focused events wrapped up on Monday, bringing together more than 1,000 exhibitors and attracting over 430,000 eager-to-spend visitors.
Bespoke gourmet shops marketing through platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are proliferating. Hong Kong start-up Calioo saw the pain points boutique caterers were experiencing – from receiving orders to delivery – and decided to address the issue, developing an online-to-offline (O2O) platform to help them solve problems and increase turnover.
Japanese cuisine is a firm favourite with diners in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. Data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan shows that the mainland has, for the first time become the leading market for Japanese food exports.
The information technology revolution continues to transform our lives, and IT is now at the heart of every area of business. Underlining this trend, the entrepreneurs making their pitches for one of Hong Kong’s leading start-up development programmes came from a very wide range of tech-focused sectors.
In the 20th century, the “roaring 20s” became famous for the birth of the jazz age and the arrival of “talkie” movies. In the 2020s, the defining feature so far appears to be uncertainty – which to optimists also means opportunity.
Looking back on a career with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) that began amid the financial meltdown of 1983 and ended with the COVID-19 pandemic storm, Retiring Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau counts another challenge as one of his career highlights.
The COVID-19 pandemic has fast-forwarded technology-driven transformation across the globe and many commentators have said since much technology work can be done anywhere geographically, technology hubs are declining in importance.
In its 30th edition, this platform for education institutions, government departments and private enterprises to communicate directly with the public by disseminating up-to-date information on further studies and career opportunities.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) had to think on its feet and move quickly to adapt early this year as the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to international travel and even movement between Hong Kong and Mainland China.