Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, CENTRESTAGE returns to the spotlight from 9 to 11 September. The three-day event will open to fashion buyers and also the general public, featuring a number of in-person as well as virtual exhibitions, with visitors able to immerse themselves in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) interactive experiences.
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 38th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, the eighth HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the inaugural Simply Shopping Fest concluded successfully early this month.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted bricks-and-mortar retail businesses but provided new opportunities for Hong Kong start-up AEfolio Limited, which expanded its online presence to offer its customisable homeware and artisan glassware pieces.
A strong showing at the 32nd HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair in July has cheered organisers, who now expect good attendances and robust business at its string of summer shows, led by the ever-popular Food Expo.
As Hong Kong gradually eases restrictions following the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city, large-scale public events are making a comeback. The HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair. which in previous years drew as many as a million visitors, marked the largest such event held in the city so far this year.
When the COVID-19 pandemic kept purchasers at home and curtailed international trade, jewellery and gem suppliers turned to developing the domestic and online markets. This year’s hybrid twin jewellery shows organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) cater for recent changes in market focus along with the growing interest in reviving physical events.
Japanese cuisine is a firm favourite with diners in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. Data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan shows that the mainland has, for the first time become the leading market for Japanese food exports.
Aiming to make fine wine investment as effortless as drinking a quality vintage, Cult Wine Investment manages assets of £265 million (about HK$2.4 billion) for investors globally and has 83 countries in its global client network.
When COVID-19 scuttled her plans to open a restaurant in Hong Kong, food-focused entrepreneur Simran Savlani switched to authoring and sauce-making, resulting in the publication of her first vegetarian cookbook, A Spark of Madness, and the launch of a sauce range under the Spark name. Taiwan-born but a long-time Hong Kong resident, Ms Savlani had already switched careers to follow her passion – and she explained how it all came about.
Witnessing a growing ready-to-drink market worldwide, and noting a niche for healthier alcoholic drinks in Hong Kong, Flora Ma and Jonathan Der left their respective careers in finance and real estate to launch Only Drinks last year.
As industry in Mainland China moves up the value chain and Hong Kong’s gateway role updates in tandem, cultural and creative enterprises are becoming increasingly important, particularly for young people starting out in their careers.
As people’s enthusiasm to engage in sports and quality leisure time continues to climb, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is bringing together suppliers of sports goods and leisure activities at its annual flagship summer event. Sports categories at the expo, which is open to the public, include ball games, camping, hiking and climbing, e-sports, fitness and yoga, health and wellness products, marathons and cycling, sportswear and accessories and water sports. Leisure categories include board and party games, crafts, cultural appreciation, DIY items, drawing and painting, hobby classes, music, photography equipment, smart play and accessories (including coding education, 3D printing and virtual reality), and museums.
Rubies, red spinels and rubelites all draw healthy interest at jewellery auctions organised by Bonhams Hong Kong, while jade continues to be popular even among the younger crowd according to Stewart Young, the company’s newly appointed Director of Jewellery and Head of Jewellery for Asia.