Hong Kong Trade Development Council

14th Asian Financial Forum opens today

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 10:00am

HONG KONG, Jan 18, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) opened today on a virtual platform.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Jan 18, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) opened today on a virtual platform.
  • In his welcoming remarks, Dr Peter Lam, Chairman of the HKTDC, said: "The Asian Financial Forum traditionally opens the new year by bringing together leaders from the financial industry and the corporate world to address the major issues of the day.
  • Given the huge challenges faced globally in 2020, our theme of 'Reshaping the World Economic Landscape' for this year's forum is especially meaningful.
  • We firmly believe Hong Kong will become more stable and prosperous in its role as a global financial hub.

FASHIONALLY and ITC STORE launch new collaboration

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 8:00am

HONG KONG, Jan 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - FASHIONALLY.com, a non-profit local fashion platform pioneered by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has launched a debut collaboration with the ITC STORE of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Jan 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - FASHIONALLY.com, a non-profit local fashion platform pioneered by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has launched a debut collaboration with the ITC STORE of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).
  • From now to 11 April, the ITC STORE X FASHIONALLY online store will feature a series of local fashion brand items including fabric face masks, women's knitwear, leather clothing and accessories, and much more.
  • The YDC aims to discover and nurture the next generation of young fashion talents in Hong Kong, providing a launch pad for them to showcase their designs.
  • For details please visit: www.fashionally.com/ydc_application/
    Address: HJ211, ITC STORE (Showroom), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.

14th Asian Financial Forum held online next week

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 9:00am

HONG KONG, Jan 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) will be held as an online event on 18 and 19 January (Monday and Tuesday).

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  • HONG KONG, Jan 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) will be held as an online event on 18 and 19 January (Monday and Tuesday).
  • Introducing the highlights of this year's Asian Financial Forum at today's press conference are: Duncan Chiu, Executive Director, Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association; Patrick Lau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director; Mary Huen, Chairperson, 2021 Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong, Standard Chartered; and Wilson Chow, Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry Leader, PwC [L-R]
    Under the theme "Reshaping the World Economic Landscape", the 14th Asian Financial Forum will be held on 18 and 19 January 2021 (Monday and Tuesday) on a virtual platform.
  • The picture shows one of the sessions at the 13th Asian Financial Forum.
  • The online forum will cover more than 50 sessions from 8:30am to 10pm, Hong Kong time, allowing people from different time zones to participate."

Hong Kong Innovation Takes Center Stage at CES 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 1:15pm

Hong Kong innovation and technology expertise will be on vibrant display at CES 2021, with 22 of the regions leading entrepreneurs and innovators exhibiting at the Hong Kong Trade Development Councils ( HKTDC ) 44th annual Hong Kong Pavilion at CES .

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  • Hong Kong innovation and technology expertise will be on vibrant display at CES 2021, with 22 of the regions leading entrepreneurs and innovators exhibiting at the Hong Kong Trade Development Councils ( HKTDC ) 44th annual Hong Kong Pavilion at CES .
  • Held virtually from January 11 14, this years exhibits will showcase why Hong Kong is the ideal incubator and launchpad for tech innovation and global business success.
  • This years Hong Kong exhibitors represent a broad spectrum of technologies, applications and industries, including:
    Artificial Intelligence & Big Data: Arical, Quikec, RaSpect, Wineworld Xplorer Limited
    To visit the Hong Kong Trade Development Councils CES showcase, click here .
  • The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.

Licensing Show and Conference held online next week

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 10:00am

The 19th HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show (HKILS) and 10th Asian Licensing Conference (ALC), both organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will run from 11 to 15 January 2021 in a brand-new online format.

Key Points: 
  • The 19th HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show (HKILS) and 10th Asian Licensing Conference (ALC), both organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will run from 11 to 15 January 2021 in a brand-new online format.
  • As the world's third-largest licensing market, Asia accounted for 12% of the global share of sales.
  • We expect that the Asian and mainland markets will continue to be growth engines for the licensing industry."
  • The "Licensing Academy" Channel will provide eight online workshop episodes targeting newcomers to the licensing field, covering some of the basic concepts of licensing such as IP protection and royalty fee management.

Updates to HKTDC event arrangements in first half of 2021

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 9:00am

The HKTDC is reacting to this new situation in a flexible way, launching a brand-new sourcing event, the HKTDC International Sourcing Show, that will consolidate seven HKTDC trade fairs originally scheduled to be held in spring.

Key Points: 
  • The HKTDC is reacting to this new situation in a flexible way, launching a brand-new sourcing event, the HKTDC International Sourcing Show, that will consolidate seven HKTDC trade fairs originally scheduled to be held in spring.
  • The seven exhibitions include the HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair, HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair, HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair, HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week, HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, and the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair (co-organised with CIEC Exhibition Company (HK) Limited).
  • In addition to the seven above-mentioned fairs, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show have been rescheduled to run at AsiaWorld-Expo from 2 to 6 July 2021.
  • These events include the Asian Licensing Conference and HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show (running from 11 to 15 January 2021), the Asian Financial Forum (18 and 19 January 2021), HKTDC Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) (15 to 18 January 2021) and MarketingPulse (to be held in March 2021).

HKTDC Export Index 4Q20: Hong Kong exports expected to grow 5% in 2021

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 9:00am

HONG KONG, Dec 9, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The HKTDC Export Index, published by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), increased further in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Dec 9, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The HKTDC Export Index, published by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), increased further in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Taking all these factors into consideration, the HKTDC forecasts Hong Kong's exports in 2021 will grow 5% by value year-on-year.
  • The HKTDC has also made an upward revision to its estimates for this year's total exports, from -10% to -3%.
  • - Hong Kong Export Index 4Q20: Exporter Sentiment Improves as Initial Covid-19 Shockwave Recedes https://bit.ly/2JpnkYX
    - Hong Kong Export Outlook for 2021: A Cautious, Fragile Recovery Awaits https://bit.ly/3g9NM4p
    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.

Asian E-tailing Summit opens

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 9:00am

Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the HKTDC, welcomed international delegates to the fourth Asian E-tailing Summit (AES) which kicked off today.

Key Points: 
  • Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the HKTDC, welcomed international delegates to the fourth Asian E-tailing Summit (AES) which kicked off today.
  • Today's online opening session was officiated by Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
  • This year's summit has been extended to three days to ensure more networking opportunities between industry players.
  • The second day of the summit will feature several topical issues including mobile commerce, personalised customer experiences and omnichannel retailing.

Business of IP Asia Forum closes

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 9:00am

In the keynote session at the Business of IP Asia Forum, Yancey Strickler, Co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter (top right), shared his experience in creating Kickstarter, a global crowdfunding platform.

Key Points: 
  • In the keynote session at the Business of IP Asia Forum, Yancey Strickler, Co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter (top right), shared his experience in creating Kickstarter, a global crowdfunding platform.
  • Business leaders and IP experts gave valuable advice on expanding business networks, building opportunities and the significance of IP in the post-COVID-19 era.
  • The forum is now available for viewing through video-on-demand on the BIP Asia Forum Online website.
  • - Business of IP Asia Forum: http://bipasiaforum.com/
    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.

Trendy Lifestyle Products take their Cue from Big Data

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 10:00am

Jason Tjiptadi, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International, provided his perspective on the current state of the industry through data analysis.

Key Points: 
  • Jason Tjiptadi, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International, provided his perspective on the current state of the industry through data analysis.
  • He pointed out that in regions such as Mainland China, India and Indonesia, millennials are now high-income earners who are willing to spend on quality products.
  • He said that ViuTV and Netflix are two of the media channels that have emerged rapidly among kids in Hong Kong.
  • With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub.