Hong Kong-based CALC is among the world’s top 10 aircraft leasing companies in the freight sector, says CEO Mike Poon. He says Hong Kong is an easy location for expertise in the sector, which also includes orders for aircraft parts, re-sale and recycling. CALC is connected to the Belt and Road Initiative through what is now called the “Aviation Silk Road”.
Speaking at the Asian e-Tailing Summit 2018, Cassandra Girard of online research organisation SAP Customer Experience describes Hong Kong as the hub for the region’s e-tailing development, while Emad Suhail Rahim of consumer trading company Robomart plans to open in Hong Kong in the near future. The Summit is described as a motivator for the over 1,400 attending business professionals and online retail experts.More
Robomart has designed a self-driving shop on wheels that it hopes will become the world's most accessible grocery store. Bringing that vision to life is Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Emad Suhail Rahim, who spoke at the Asian e-Tailing Summit 2018. In this HKTDC interview, Mr Rahim shares how the California-based start-up tackles cost, tangibility and time to deliver a fresh, fast shopping experience.More
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the second edition of DesignInspire was held from 6-8 Dec. Under the theme “Co-create a Happy city,” the show let members of the public experience how innovative designs can improve the quality of city life. As DesignInspire’s partner city this year, Melbourne is hosting a pavilion – titled “Shared Values” – to showcase how creative talents have helped to shape the city for the better.
The global economy may encounter increasing uncertainties and slower growth in the coming year. HKTDC is cautiously optimistic in Hong Kong’s export performance and expecting exports to grow by 5% in 2019. More
From online retailing and innovative solutions to franchising, the business of brands and cutting edge design, HKTDC’s five December fairs envelop talent to appraise the future. Comprising the Asian E-tailing Summit, SmartBiz Expo, the Hong Kong International Franchising Show, Business of IP Asia Forum and DesignInspire, the events have gathered together professionals, experts and exhibitors from around the world. More
Hong Kong is the strategic partner for ASEAN suppliers and producers said ALMC Keynote Speaker and ASEAN Secretary General, Dato Lim Jock Hoi. Maersk Line’s Mike Fang said the Belt and Road Initiative increased multimodal connections with Hong Kong while DAMCO’s James Savagar said Hong Kong’s connectivity enhanced growing technological applications in the Greater Bay Area. The ALMC strengthened Hong Kong’s trading role in the Asia Pacific, said Mr Fang.More
We are keen to tell the story of Italian wine to consumers in Asia, explains the CEO of Veronafiere S.p.A Giovanni Mantovani. Italy was represented by over 100 exhibitors at the Hong Kong Int’l Wine & Spirits Fair 2018, which marked the debut of the World of Olive Oil section at the Vinitaly pavilion. Cultivating a network of Italian wine experts in Hong Kong and Mainland China is essential in harnessing the region’s booming demand, says Mr Mantovani.More
World-renowned robot Sophia hosts an interview with her Hong Kong-based inventor, David Hanson. He says he set up Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong because it is the best place in the world to make robots. Besides being a centre for robot developers, Hong Kong is also a robotics marketplace, a well-established location for IP protection and encourages an AI eco-system for the Greater Bay Area.More
Peruvian Pisco unlocks hundreds of new flavours for Asia’s cocktail drinkers, says Erick Aponte of the Trade Commission of Peru in Hong Kong. Peru presented local pisco and wines at its first pavilion at the Hong Kong Int’l Wine & Spirits Fair 2018. Meeting knowledgeable buyers who know precisely what they are looking for made for a rewarding exhibitor experience, says Mr Aponte.More