29 May 2023
In spring this year Hong Kong’s art community celebrated the end of travel restrictions by holding an “art spring”, with exhibitions and cultural events including Art Basel (main picture), Art Central, HK Walls and other art collective events at venues such as the Tai Kwun and the Fringe Club.
As travel and trade between Hong Kong and Mainland China rapidly recover following the COVID-19 pandemic, the consumer market has picked up, boosting industries such as tourism, retail and exhibitions.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) set up the Hong Kong Fashion Pavilion at the third China International Consumer Goods Fair (Consumer Expo) and led 22 Hong Kong companies to the exhibition, promoting more than 50 high-quality brands of mid-to-high-end consumer goods, and expanding the huge domestic market.
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.
A coffee machine maker moving into its second-generation is looking at business opportunities in Mainland China, creating a brand specialising in coffee machines, grinders and coffee beans, and deploying them to enter the mainland market with the help of the T-box Transformation programme of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
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.
To introduce a technology brand well established in Europe, but new to Asia, Martino Criveller, Company Director, Passo Avanti Limited, made use of the shop window provided by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) trade fairs.
Boasting the longest life expectancy in the world, Hong Kong generates strong demand for medical and health services and products. Hong Kong company Enlighten developed a wireless home-care system to ensure elderly people could easily call for assistance. With the help of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's (HKTDC) Transformation Sandbox (T-box) programme, they successfully expanded into the UK market.
Noting the steady stream of disposable cutlery going to Hong Kong landfills, an architect turned industrial designer developed a pocket-friendly dining set for take-away eating city dwellers.
With this year’s Avant Garde theme, the 22nd Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition’s winning pieces reflected the creativity, sharp sense of style and boundless imagination of local designers. The competition aims to encourage innovation and enhance the design quality of Hong Kong eyewear products, identify new talents and promote Hong Kong’s creative products to international markets.