SmartHK, a flagship event of Guangdong-Hong Kong Cooperation Week, drew about 2,000 business elites to Guangzhou this week, boosting cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland centres of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
As the post-pandemic world takes shape, exhibitors and buyers are flocking back to physical exhibitions. At the same time, lifestyle and licensing-product suppliers are adapting to profound shifts in buyers’ tastes and priorities.
Say “Chile” to most Hong Kongers and the first thing that springs to mind will be supermarkets – the range of wines and out-of-season fruits brought in from the Southern Hemisphere country that spans 39 degrees of latitude and nearly 7,000 metres of altitude.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) this week launched the Foshan GoGBA Business Support Centre for Hong Kong businesses, a facility co-organised by the HKTDC and Foshan Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment.
As face-to-face events ramp up in Hong Kong following the end of travel restrictions, the marketing world flocked to the city for two marketing and sales conferences held in hybrid digital-physical form. The conferences ran in parallel with the HKTDC Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART) and associated Entertainment Expo Hong Kong.
Co-organised by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Development Office of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council GoGBA Business Support scheme, the GoGBA Greater Bay Area Development Day this month helped Hong Kong people grasp development opportunities in the GBA.
The post-pandemic workforce is changing as independent contractors and full-time employees demand more flexible hours or remote working. Payroll and compliance provider Deel, which set up operations in Hong Kong earlier this year, is a one-stop platform for global hiring, payroll and compliance, collaborating with partners including co-working space WeWork, cloud-based accounting software firm Xero, and information technology consultants Hofy to localise compliance and payments.
More than 200 Thai business leaders joined a lunch seminar organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in Bangkok yesterday (21 November), affirming the Thai business community’s confidence in Hong Kong’s role to help businesses in the region grow and tap into opportunities in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Summertime this year came with celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), as well as the city’s continued recovery following the fifth wave of the COVID-19 epidemic.
With online shopping becoming a way of life for many consumers across Taiwan, this – coupled with the global drop in footfall occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic – has made life tough for many of Taiwan’s conventional retailers, particularly those in the department-store sector.
Hong Kong-based artist and fashion designer Leanne Claxton - who made her name with silk scarves and accessories showcasing her floral prints - started making face masks from leftover silk in March as COVID-19 swept through Europe.