The second International Healthcare Week (IHW), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and supported by a wide range of healthcare sector partners, runs from 16 to 31 May in Hong Kong, leveraging the city’s strategic role as an innovation and investment healthcare hub in Asia.
With the theme of Reimagining the Future of Healthcare, the third Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) runs in Hong Kong on 17 and 18 May. The conference assembles stakeholders – from healthcare experts to renowned academia and influential business leaders, together with key industry players, innovative start-ups, investors and policymakers – from around the world to exchange insights, explore opportunities and collaborate on the diverse and dynamic healthcare sector.
Hong Kong brand The Wee Bean has made a name for itself with products for babies and kids made from bamboo and organic cotton. The items sell well in the United States, Canada, Singapore and other places. The firm plans to expand into Mainland China and seize opportunities brought about by the three-child policy.
Mainland China presents massive domestic sales opportunities. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) led Hong Kong companies to participate in the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai last year and helped Hong Kong companies find partners to introduce organic and healthy foods from countries along the Belt and Road to the mainland market.
Noting the steady stream of disposable cutlery going to Hong Kong landfills, an architect turned industrial designer developed a pocket-friendly dining set for take-away eating city dwellers.
The year opened with a flurry of activity for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) as the first events held after the reopening of the border with Mainland China and easing of COVID-19 restrictions on overseas travel drew heavy traffic.
Under the 2023 theme of Play To Bond ∙ Family and Beyond, the 1th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair will showcase a wide range of baby products, including strollers and baby gear, bedding and furniture, skincare and bath products, baby clothing and footwear and maternity products, providing a one-stop sourcing platform for buyers.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of surgical masks have been discarded every day in Hong Kong, putting a heavy burden on landfills and potentially posing a threat to the marine ecology.
As any geologist can tell you, fossil fuels are the remains of long-gone plants and animals, many of them predating the denizens of Jurassic Park. This raises an obvious question – since we now discard huge amounts of plant and animal waste, could we not use such material to displace fossil fuels as sources of energy as well as products such as plastics and flavourants?