Hong Kong Trade Development Council

CENTRESTAGE Virtual Runway Shows Begin Today

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:28am

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the CENTRESTAGE virtual runway shows premiere today (17 Sept) and run through to Saturday (19 Sept).

Key Points: 
  • Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the CENTRESTAGE virtual runway shows premiere today (17 Sept) and run through to Saturday (19 Sept).
  • Combining traditional fashion shows with computer-generated imagery, six unique runway shows feature the latest collections from more than 40 Hong Kong and Asian designers.
  • In addition to the virtual runway shows, the HKTDC has collaborated with Vogue Hong Kong to build a brand-new digital platform that introduces designers and their brands and collections.
  • In response to the current situation, CENTRESTAGE has successfully transformed into a digital fashion platform with a series of virtual runway shows, showcasing the latest collections from Hong Kong and Asian brands to fashion lovers and media from around the world.

HKTDC Export Index 3Q20: Exporter confidence rises for second consecutive quarter

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:00am

HONG KONG, Sept 14, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The HKTDC Export Index has risen for the second consecutive quarter, indicating that exporter sentiment continues to improve.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Sept 14, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The HKTDC Export Index has risen for the second consecutive quarter, indicating that exporter sentiment continues to improve.
  • The HKTDC Export Index reflects the prospects of the city's near-term export performance.
  • Ms Yim added that the Procurement Index, Offshore Trade Index and Trade Value Index all began to stabilise in the third quarter whereas the Employment Index dropped by 2.3 points to a four-year low of 39.8.
  • - Hong Kong Export Index 3Q20: Exporter Confidence Rallies Moderately While Spectre of Covid-19 Still Looms Large: https://bit.ly/2GKKiYx
    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.

Hong Kong Book Fair rescheduled for 16-22 December

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:00am

HONG KONG, Sept 3, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, including the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has been rescheduled to run from 16 to 22 December 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, following discussions with the fair's supporting organisations and relevant stakeholders.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Sept 3, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, including the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has been rescheduled to run from 16 to 22 December 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, following discussions with the fair's supporting organisations and relevant stakeholders.
  • The 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, including the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo has been rescheduled to run from 16 to 22 December 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director (left), and Elvin Lee, Chairman, Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited and member of Hong Kong Book Fair 2020 Cultural Events Advisory Panel (right), hosted online media briefings today to share the latest arrangements.
  • Hong Kong Book Fair website and mobile app: www.hkbookfair.com, www.hkbookfair.com/HKBookfairApp.html
    Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo Website: www.hkbookfair.com/hksportsleisureexpo
    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.

Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition winners revealed

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 3:00am

HONG KONG, Aug 10, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The results of the 21st Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition have been announced, with designer Lee Wing-yan, sponsored by Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited, taking the top prize with her entry "Freedom and Bondage".

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Aug 10, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The results of the 21st Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition have been announced, with designer Lee Wing-yan, sponsored by Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited, taking the top prize with her entry "Freedom and Bondage".
  • The Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Jewellers' & Goldsmiths' Association, Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association, Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association and the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China.
  • Organised by the HKTDC, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will take place from 1 to 5 March 2021 at AsiaWorld-Expo while the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will be held from 3 to 7 March 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • The 22nd Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition, with the theme "Light.

HKTDC Entrepreneur Day: Start-ups get insights into overcoming challenges

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 8:00am

Mr Leonhard explained that there would not be a post-COVID-19 return to normality, and that the new normal would be very different.

Key Points: 
  • Mr Leonhard explained that there would not be a post-COVID-19 return to normality, and that the new normal would be very different.
  • The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.
  • With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub.
  • The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels.

HKTDC launches advanced online virtual exhibition

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 10:00am

Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, hosted virtual media briefings today to introduce the virtual exhibition.

Key Points: 
  • Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, hosted virtual media briefings today to introduce the virtual exhibition.
  • The HKTDC has initiated various online promotions, including the Spring Virtual Expo in April and the Summer Virtual Expo in late June and July, to assist SMEs and international buyers overcome the challenges during this difficult period.
  • Now, to further boost business connections between global exhibitors and buyers, we are launching Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE, an advanced online virtual exhibition that runs for 12 days starting from today and features the AI-enabled Click2Match business matching platform to help SMEs forge more connections and opportunities."
  • The virtual exhibition offers multiple new functions that make it easy for buyers to source online.

Inaugural 'Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index'

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:00am

HONG KONG, July 23, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Standard Chartered and Hong Kong Trade Development Council ("HKTDC") released the inaugural "Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index" ("GBAI"), the first forward-looking quarterly survey in the market that looks at the business sentiment and synergistic effects across cities and industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area ("Greater Bay Area" or "GBA").

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, July 23, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Standard Chartered and Hong Kong Trade Development Council ("HKTDC") released the inaugural "Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index" ("GBAI"), the first forward-looking quarterly survey in the market that looks at the business sentiment and synergistic effects across cities and industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area ("Greater Bay Area" or "GBA").
  • (from left) Kelvin Lau, Senior Economist, Greater China, Standard Chartered and Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research, HKTDC at the online press conference of "Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index".
  • To download the report of the "Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index", please visit the website: https://sc.com/hk/gba/gba-index/.
  • Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index (GBAI) is the first forward-looking quarterly survey in the market that looks at the business sentiment and synergistic effects across cities and industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).

Brand New Virtual Exhibition in July - Summer Sourcing Weeks丨Go ONLINE

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:07am

With travel limitations in place across markets, it is difficult for international buyers to travel for visiting physical exhibitions.

Key Points: 
  • With travel limitations in place across markets, it is difficult for international buyers to travel for visiting physical exhibitions.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200715005405/en/
    Brand New Virtual Exhibition in July - Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE (Photo: Business Wire)
    Summer Sourcing WeeksGo ONLINE (SSWGO) organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) offers a one-stop sourcing online platform for buyers and suppliers to continue exploring business opportunities in industries including lighting, electronics, ICT, medical & healthcare, houseware, fashion, home textiles & furnishings, gifts & premium as well as printing & packaging.
  • Click2Match is a brand new AI-enabled business matching platform in SSWGO.
  • With tailor-made virtual meeting, meeting planner, live chat, instant video conferencing and online expert talks, this self-service platform allows buyers and suppliers to enjoy a hassle-free online sourcing and networking experience.

HKTDC Entrepreneur Day helps start-ups redefine industries

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 3:00am

HONG KONG, July 15, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - In light of the COVID-19 situation, this year's HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) has undergone a transformation in terms of format and content, with a series of seminars being broadcast live on 16 and 17 July.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, July 15, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - In light of the COVID-19 situation, this year's HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) has undergone a transformation in terms of format and content, with a series of seminars being broadcast live on 16 and 17 July.
  • HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Stephen Liang said: "Start-ups have been bearing the brunt of the unprecedented challenges, such as the impact on capital flow, brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • However, the new normal has given rise to business opportunities through the use of pioneering innovative technologies."
  • At the event's plenary session tomorrow morning, titled "Revive, Redefine", William Ip, Managing Director of Carousell Hong Kong, and Crystal Pang, Co-Founder of Pickupp, will share how their start-ups are working to redefine their respective industries through pioneering ideas.

Rescheduling of HKTDC Book Fair and other July public fairs

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 6:00am

The Government and the HKTDC understand the disappointment of the industry sector and exhibitors as well as the public with the postponement of this major annual event.

Key Points: 
  • The Government and the HKTDC understand the disappointment of the industry sector and exhibitors as well as the public with the postponement of this major annual event.
  • The Government has indicated that it will continue to provide its pledged support under the Anti-epidemic Fund when the fairs are rescheduled to a later date.
  • The HKTDC will be in contact with related parties to discuss rescheduling arrangements, and details will be available in due course.
  • With regard to the Book Fair, ticket holders of purchased tickets can request a refund upon presentation of valid tickets.