How would you characterise consumers in Asia? “Highly-demanding and mobile-first” says Cassandra Girard (Global Vice President and Head of Consumer and Travel Industries, SAP Customer Experience). Brands must therefore grasp their customer’s journey in order to make a mark on the region, where digital-first organisations are transforming different sectors. Ms Girard spoke at the Asian E-tailing Summit 2018 to help industry players navigate the evolving e-tailing ecosystem.More
The transparency and predictability of English law as practiced in Hong Kong underpin huge opportunities for developing Belt and Road projects and transactions, according to the co-authors of a book published by legal firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Also, the Belt and Road Initiative has built significant momentum in a short time to already prove very successful.More
Hong Kong-based Taiping Reinsurance is involved in risk assessment and abatement for multi-billion US dollar projects across the Belt and Road Initiative, including an oil extraction project in Myanmar, metro rail development in Malaysia and hydroelectric power in Pakistan. General Manager Polly Ho says the company is a “protection provider” for clients, while Hong Kong can build on its role as a re-insurance centre for international firms.More
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
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
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.