The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) helped the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) reach a research agreement with AI Medical Service (AIM) – a Japanese medical start-up which develops artificial intelligence (AI) endoscopic diagnostic technology – to accelerate development, promote it in Hong Kong and enhance clinical application in other Asian economies.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a giant trade area extending from the fringes of the Arctic (Hokkaido, Japan, main picture) to the Antarctic (New Zealand) and encompassing the giant economy of Mainland China as well as Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia.
As the global trading environment continues to reshape following the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong exporters across a wide range of industries, including watches and jewellery, are looking towards the Middle East.
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), The 39th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and 9th HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, running from 1 to 5 March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, will draw more than 2,500 exhibitors following the end of travel restrictions.
Stepping into a world-class exhibition of timeless elegance, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is recognised as the preeminent annual marketplace for stunning masterpieces, timeless classics and visionary creations. The event includes a line-up of industry seminars, jewellery parades and networking sessions delivering exceptional insight.
This showcase of exhibitors from across the world will give front-row access to the industry’s top buyers, in search of spectacular high-quality jewellery raw materials. The show is also home to a vast collection of industry expertise, putting exhibitors one step ahead of market developments. A captivating line-up of events, trend forecasts, seminars, buyer forums and jewellery parades, presents an elegant occasion for networking and unveils the industry’s foremost visionaries.
Hong Kong and Japan have a had long and fruitful business relationship. In addition to their mutual strengths in areas such as electronics and information technology, much of the recent business between the two places has focused on food, beverages and crafts.
As an international financial centre, Hong Kong is an ideal development base for many overseas enterprises – and the city’s attraction is enhanced by the comprehensive protection its intellectual property laws provide. Some well-known Japanese chain drugstores have chosen to open stores in Hong Kong, and have applied for trademark registration to enhance consumers' recognition of their brands.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Export Index increased a further 1.9 points to 32.8 in the third quarter this year, indicating a sustained improvement in confidence in the short-term export performance. However, exporters face downward pressure on prices, with the Trade Value Index falling 11.5 points to 40.2.