Hong Kong Trade Development Council Trade Fairs

HKTDC welcomes economic recovery measures in 2021/22 Budget

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 8:00am

HKTDC Chairman Dr Peter K N Lam said: "We welcome the economic recovery measures announced in the Budget, including fee waivers, tax reduction and optimising the 'SME Financing Guarantee Scheme' which would help relief the pressure on cash flow for SMEs.

Key Points: 
  • HKTDC Chairman Dr Peter K N Lam said: "We welcome the economic recovery measures announced in the Budget, including fee waivers, tax reduction and optimising the 'SME Financing Guarantee Scheme' which would help relief the pressure on cash flow for SMEs.
  • 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.
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Leon Lai returns as Ambassador for Entertainment Expo

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 6:00am

HONG KONG, Feb 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Hong Kong superstar Leon Lai has accepted the invitation from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to once again act as Ambassador for the 2021 Entertainment Expo, taking part in a photo shoot to introduce this year's event.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Feb 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Hong Kong superstar Leon Lai has accepted the invitation from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to once again act as Ambassador for the 2021 Entertainment Expo, taking part in a photo shoot to introduce this year's event.
  • Hong Kong superstar Leon Lai has once again accepted the invitation from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to act as Ambassador for the 2021 Entertainment Expo.
  • Commenting on being appointed into the role, Mr Lai said: "The pandemic has created a new normal for the local film and television entertainment industry.
  • I am proud to act as Ambassador for the expo during this particularly challenging period to continue promoting Hong Kong's entertainment industry."

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.

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 .

Key Points: 
  • 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.

SmartBiz Expo and Franchising Show open today

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 10:00am

The fourth HKTDC SmartBiz Expo and sixth HKTDC Hong Kong International Franchising Show are being held online from 2 to 4 December, bringing together more than 30 industry elite speakers to share their insights.

Key Points: 
  • The fourth HKTDC SmartBiz Expo and sixth HKTDC Hong Kong International Franchising Show are being held online from 2 to 4 December, bringing together more than 30 industry elite speakers to share their insights.
  • Both the SmartBiz Expo and Hong Kong International Franchising Show are very much focused on the new normal and the rise of the stay-at-home economy.
  • Under the theme "Reimagine, Reinvent", the SmartBiz Expo provides innovative business solutions to SMEs to help them maintain their competitiveness in the face of the pandemic and help them explore the stay-at-home-economy trend.
  • Held concurrently with the SmartBiz Expo, the Hong Kong International Franchising Show is also holding numerous webinars, with industry players such as Franco Lee, Chairman of the Franchising, Licensing & Franchising Association of Hong Kong, sharing the latest business information and offering tips for success in operating a cross-border franchising business.

Fifth Belt and Road Summit draws to successful close

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 12:00pm

HONG KONG, Dec 1, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The fifth Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew to a successful close today.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Dec 1, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The fifth Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew to a successful close today.
  • Under the theme "A Business Vision for a Sustainable and Inclusive Future", the fifth Belt and Road Summit brought together more than 6,000 participants from about 80 countries and regions.
  • China International Capital Corporation Ltd served as the Strategic Partner of the fifth Belt and Road Summit.
  • - Belt and Road Summit website: www.beltandroadsummit.hk/en
    - HKTDC Belt and Road Portal: https://beltandroad.hktdc.com/
    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.

Autumn Sourcing Week | ONLINE attracts 27,000 buyers

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 11:00am

Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC, said the number of exhibitors and buyers at HKTDC Autumn Sourcing Week | ONLINE (ASWO) doubled and grew more international compared to Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE held in July.

Key Points: 
  • Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC, said the number of exhibitors and buyers at HKTDC Autumn Sourcing Week | ONLINE (ASWO) doubled and grew more international compared to Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE held in July.
  • Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC, said the number of exhibitors and buyers at ASWO was double the number attending Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE in July.
  • "The HKTDC mobilised its network of 50 offices worldwide to invite quality international buyers to the event, arrange more than 9,000 online business matching meetings according to buyers' sourcing needs.
  • - Autumn Sourcing Week | ONLINE: http://asw.hktdc.com
    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.