ESG is trending among companies globally, helping them go green and achieve sustainable development, but in the eyes of Arthur Lam, CEO and Co-Founder of Hong Kong start-up Negawatt, that is far from enough to make an environmental impact.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), HSBC and the Greater Bay Area Business School recently organised a seminar to help service professionals enter the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), at which industry experts analysed demand for services and how individuals and firms could seize opportunities.
The Ningbo-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Forum 2023, jointly organised by the HKTDC and the government of Ningbo city, Zhejiang province, was held in Hong Kong last month. A Ningbo delegation comprising political and business leaders attended in-person, as the two cities explored collaborations to drive the nation’s high-quality development, as well as create new momentum for Hong Kong’s economy.
Organised by The Law Society of Hong Kong and supported by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), this webinar will invite prominent speakers from the legal profession and a leading e-commerce corporation from Mainland China to share their expertise and experience in regard to electronic commerce under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
Hong Kong showcased its innovation and technology (I&T) strengths at three fairs last week, including the first-ever InnoEX co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), held concurrently with the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition).
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.
Generative artificial intelligence has been much in the news and businesses continue to explore its potential and applications. Google Cloud strategy consultant Michael Yung – who has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT field, particularly in the Internet, e-commerce and travel technology sectors – believes generative AI and other AI technologies that can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially B2B firms.
Hong Kong earlier this month hosted its second Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH), as the city continues to garner international attention after further loosening COVID-19 restrictions. This year’s theme – “Charting a New Course in Healthcare through Collaboration” resonated strongly with Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab (main picture), Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organization. In her video speech at the event’s opening session, Dr Jakab said the pandemic had infected more than 600 million people globally and claimed 6.5 million lives, so there was an “opportunity and, indeed, an obligation to learn from this pandemic” and accelerate progress on universal healthcare through concerted efforts in science, research, innovation, data and digital technologies.
As Hong Kong reaffirms its role as a global financial and logistics centre, and works towards becoming an innovation & technology (I&T) hub, the city is hosting heavyweight events, including the Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit and Hong Kong FinTech Week.