A particular mission of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum is to compare the technology of modern shipping with maritime travel of the past, according to Richard Wesley. The Museum’s Director says historical links with trade on the Maritime Silk Road are well illustrated while large numbers of today’s visitors want to understand why Hong Kong is “special”, with very many years of shipping expertise from shipbuilding to modern logistics.More
Big data can be a daunting topic for business owners to understand, let alone use. Making use of large information assets is in fact quite straightforward, according to Asian e-Tailing Summit 2018 speaker Patrick Steinbrenner (Managing Director for APAC, Insider). In this podcast, Mr Steinbrenner breaks down how companies can make use of large information assets, and why doing so is particularly helpful for e-tailing businesses.More
Hong Kong-based CALC is among the world’s top 10 aircraft leasing companies in the freight sector, says CEO Mike Poon. He says Hong Kong is an easy location for expertise in the sector, which also includes orders for aircraft parts, re-sale and recycling. CALC is connected to the Belt and Road Initiative through what is now called the “Aviation Silk Road”.
Speaking at the Asian e-Tailing Summit 2018, Cassandra Girard of online research organisation SAP Customer Experience describes Hong Kong as the hub for the region’s e-tailing development, while Emad Suhail Rahim of consumer trading company Robomart plans to open in Hong Kong in the near future. The Summit is described as a motivator for the over 1,400 attending business professionals and online retail experts.More
Robomart has designed a self-driving shop on wheels that it hopes will become the world's most accessible grocery store. Bringing that vision to life is Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Emad Suhail Rahim, who spoke at the Asian e-Tailing Summit 2018. In this HKTDC interview, Mr Rahim shares how the California-based start-up tackles cost, tangibility and time to deliver a fresh, fast shopping experience.More
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the second edition of DesignInspire was held from 6-8 Dec. Under the theme “Co-create a Happy city,” the show let members of the public experience how innovative designs can improve the quality of city life. As DesignInspire’s partner city this year, Melbourne is hosting a pavilion – titled “Shared Values” – to showcase how creative talents have helped to shape the city for the better.
The global economy may encounter increasing uncertainties and slower growth in the coming year. HKTDC is cautiously optimistic in Hong Kong’s export performance and expecting exports to grow by 5% in 2019. More
From online retailing and innovative solutions to franchising, the business of brands and cutting edge design, HKTDC’s five December fairs envelop talent to appraise the future. Comprising the Asian E-tailing Summit, SmartBiz Expo, the Hong Kong International Franchising Show, Business of IP Asia Forum and DesignInspire, the events have gathered together professionals, experts and exhibitors from around the world. More
Hong Kong is the strategic partner for ASEAN suppliers and producers said ALMC Keynote Speaker and ASEAN Secretary General, Dato Lim Jock Hoi. Maersk Line’s Mike Fang said the Belt and Road Initiative increased multimodal connections with Hong Kong while DAMCO’s James Savagar said Hong Kong’s connectivity enhanced growing technological applications in the Greater Bay Area. The ALMC strengthened Hong Kong’s trading role in the Asia Pacific, said Mr Fang.More
We are keen to tell the story of Italian wine to consumers in Asia, explains the CEO of Veronafiere S.p.A Giovanni Mantovani. Italy was represented by over 100 exhibitors at the Hong Kong Int’l Wine & Spirits Fair 2018, which marked the debut of the World of Olive Oil section at the Vinitaly pavilion. Cultivating a network of Italian wine experts in Hong Kong and Mainland China is essential in harnessing the region’s booming demand, says Mr Mantovani.More