''To be a great venture investor now, going forward is going to need a certain amount of geographic agnosticism'' says Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit & Seven Seven Six. Attending virtually at the 2021 Asian Financial Forum , Ohanian provided an overview of the mid-pandemic investment landscape, while sharing his experience of venture investment and discussing the shifts in investment priorities and the challenges emerging in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.More
Luc Julia, co-creator of the Apple Voice Assistant, SIRI regarded the notion of AI promoted by mass media as highly misleading, seeing actual AI more in terms of “augmented intelligence”. Virtually attending the 2021 Asian Financial Forum, Julia discussed the different perspectives on the nature and application of AI while exploring its future potential.
The Entertainment Expo (EE) will be held from 15 March to 12 April 2021 and comprises six events covering a global mix of film, TV, music and digital entertainment. The HKTDC also invited multimedia director “Tsui Brothers” to shoot the promotion video under this year’s theme “Gazing to the Future”. The video encourages the public to show support to the entertainment industry’s extra production effort throughout the difficult year.More
The 10th Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference went online for the first time – a solution to overcome restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-day virtual event attracted more than 12,000 viewers from nearly 60 countries and regions, to participate in the global live streaming. Attendees expressed confidence in how the online format enabled information sharing and networking under the new normal.More
The 4th edition of SmartBiz Expo (2-4 December, 2020) organised by the HKTDC concluded on a high note. 12 core webinars attracted over 10,000 virtual attendees from 40 countries and regions. Under the theme “Reimagine ‧ Reinvent”, industry leaders and experts shared their insights on how SMEs can utilise innovation technology, e-commerce and other business solutions to seize business opportunities under the pandemic.More
Addressing the importance of open innovation and collaboration in corporate development in times of change, the 10th Business of IP Asia Forum was held online from 3th to 4th December 2020. Jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong Design Centre, the event features more than 60 international IP experts and business leaders sharing on the latest industry trends.
Gathering over 160 thought leaders and 63,000 viewers from around the world, the 14th Asian Financial Forum has concluded successfully after the 18th and 19th of January 2021.Watch this video to revisit some of your favourite moments at AFF 2021 Online.
International kitchenware distributor Meyer started its adventure in Thailand as early as in the 1980s. As a forerunner of setting up manufacturing plants in ASEAN countries, Joseph Lo, General Manager of Meyer, shares his insight into identifying production bases overseas. While local tariffs and labour costs are key factors for investors to ponder, Joseph thinks social stability and cultural inclusiveness should also be taken into consideration. Thailand offers a good balance in all.More
During the 14th Asian Financial Forum held on the 18th and 19th of January 2021, over 160 global thought leaders, including Eddie Yue, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Amy Lo, Chairman and Executive Committee of the Private Wealth Management Association; Head and Chief Executive of UBS Hong Kong Branch and Philippe Brassac, Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole S.A, shared their insights about tapping vast opportunities in the ever-changing business world.More