HKTDC Twin Jewellery Show 2024

HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show

27 February -2 March 2024

HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show

29 February -4 March 2024

Hong Kong Trade Development Council was thrilled to share with us that the Twin Jewellery Shows held from 27 February to 4 March 2024. This year, the shows were expecting to attract over 4,000 international exhibitors, offering a vast array of stunning jewellery pieces at pleasantly competitive prices.

Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show (27 Feb – 2 Mar 2024) at AsiaWorld-Expo presented a magnificent collection of loose diamonds, precious and semi-precious gemstones, and the stunning elegance of fine pearl. Additionally, the concurrent Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (29 Feb – 4 Mar 2024) at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre was welcoming its 40th edition. The show was known for exhibiting jewellery of timeless quality, finest design and the most competitive price in a world-class environment.

 

HKGCC Guangdong Seminar

The Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province was going to host a Guangdong Seminar on 21 February at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong) to share the latest developments and potential for business opportunities in Guangdong Province. They invited members from the international Chambers to participate in the seminar to learn the updated information on Guangdong.

Mr. Zhang Jinsong, Director General of the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, attended the seminar and gave an introduction to the latest economic situation and policies in Guangdong and shared about business opportunities in the Greater Bay Area. The event was conducted in Putonghua with English Simultaneous Interpretation.

Seminar on “New Mechanism for Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments between the Courts of Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region”

To commemorate the coming into operation of the Mainland Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance (Cap. 645) as well as the Arrangement signed between the Supreme People’s Court and the HKSAR Government, the Department of Justice was co-organising a seminar with the Supreme People’s Court on “New Mechanism for Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments between the Courts of Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” (“Seminar”) on 29 January 2024.

 

Date: 29 January 2024 (Monday)
Time: 10:00am – 12:15pm; 2:30 – 5:45pm
Language: Putonghua, Cantonese and English, with three-way simultaneous interpretation
Mode:
Physically held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Theatre S421 and live broadcast on Zoom

The Seminar provided an excellent opportunity to enable one to have an overview of the operation of the new mechanism, the applicable rules and procedures and the safeguards built in the new mechanism. Distinguished speakers shared their expertise and valuable knowledge on how the new mechanism will be applied to specific areas of law such as the law of intellectual property and generally, how the new mechanism will better protect the rights of parties in resolving disputes, etc.

Asian Financial Forum

Asian Financial Forum (AFF), which held on 24 and 25 January 2024 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the AFF kicks off the year as the first flagship finance event held in Asia.

Since its reception in 2007, the AFF has gone from strength to strength in serving as Asia’s premier platform for thought leadership and deal-making. The 2023 edition featured 160 internationally renowned speakers and attracted over 2,500 in-person and 4,500 virtual global leaders and elites in government, finance and business from 71 countries and regions to gather intelligence, establish connections, and explore investment opportunities in Hong Kong.

AFF 2024 was spotlight the global business community, policymakers and regulators joining hands in fostering multilateral cooperation for a shared future for mankind. The event again featured some of the world’s most influential leaders, including but not limited to:

 H.E. Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
 H.E. Dr Muhammad Sulaiman Al Jasser, President, Islamic Development Bank
 Dr Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Société Générale
 Mr Fang Feng-lei, Founder and Chairman, Hopu Investment Management Co Ltd
 Ms Jenny Johnson, President and CEO, Franklin Templeton
 Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, President, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
 Mr Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
 Mr Chairul Tanjung, Founder and Chairman, CT Corp
 Mr Anil Wadhwani, Chief Executive Officer, Prudential plc

A broad array of topical issues including the global economic outlook, asset management, insurance & risk management, green finance, impact investing, and family office ecosystem was addressed. The dedicated session on opportunities in China will return, while a brand new session CIO Insights will be introduced where chief investment officers from banks, asset management and investment firms will dive deep into issues that underpin investment decisions and drive sustainable outcomes.

Alongside the conference programme, AFF Deal-making was continued to facilitate project owners and investors around the world to explore investment opportunities via one-on-one meetings. The exhibition, consisting of the Global Investment Zone, Fintech Showcase and InnoVenture Salon, were gather prominent financial institutions, tech companies and start-ups from around the world to present technologies and innovative business ideas across various sectors, helping businesses explore new opportunities.

Southeast Asia Chambers of Commerce x AmCham HK Networking Mixer

American Chamber invited our members to join the networking mixer on 11 January 2024, from 6pm to 8pm at the AmCham HK's Community Hub in Central.

This special event, co-hosted with The Indonesia Chamber of Commerce, The Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, The Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), The Hong Kong - Thailand Business Council, and The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, offered a relaxed setting for AmCham HK members and various ASEAN chamber members to connect, share insights, and build lasting professional relationships.

Thematic Forums of China International Supply Chain Expo

The inaugural China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE) was hosted by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) in Beijing from 28 November to 2 December 2023. This event is a concrete step in ensuring the stability and smooth operation of global industrial and supply chains, as well as a public good to promote the sound and sustainable development of economic globalization.

Under the theme “Connecting the World for a Shared Future”, CISCE stood as the world’s first national-level exhibition focused on the supply chain. As a convergence of trade promotion, investment cooperation, innovation cultivation, and knowledge exchange, the expo was dedicated to establishing an international, high-level collaborative platform that seamlessly links upstream, midstream, and downstream entities, facilitates communication between enterprises of varying sizes, fosters synergy between academia and industry, and encourages interaction between domestic and foreign companies. Spanning an expansive 100,000 square meters, the inaugural CISCE featured five major supply chain segments—Smart Vehicle, Green Agriculture, Clean Energy, Digital Technology, and Healthy Life—alongside a Supply Chain Service Exhibition Area.

During the CISCE, Opening Ceremony of CISCE & Global Supply Chain Innovation and Development Forum will be held, featuring six thematic forums – “Modern Smart Vehicles Shape New Industrial Landscape”, “Green Agricultural Development for Future Prosperity”, “International Collaboration for Clean Energy Supply Chains”, “New Technology and New Industry for New Life”, “New Trends, New Power, and New Vision for Comprehensive Health” and “Sustainable Development of Supply Chain Management”. Leaders from relevant government departments,
representatives of international organizations and well-known businesses, as well as experts and scholars convened to deliberate on development cooperation strategies and explore avenues to collectively shape a secure, stable, efficient, open, inclusive, and mutually beneficial global industrial and supply chain system.

Online Webinar with Chief Executive of the HKSAR - The Honourable John KC Lee GBM, SBS, PDSM, PMSM

The Hon John KC LEE, GBM, SBS, PDSM, PMSM, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered his Policy Address to the Legislative Council in October.

We were deeply honoured that Mr Lee had accepted our invitation to speak to the Hong Kong business community on 16 November. 

Attendees would be able to hear Mr Lee explain the priorities of his Policy Address, and learn more about his initiatives to tackle key issues such as the labour market, land and housing supply and the environment, as well as his plans for closer integration with the Mainland, and engaging young people more in the development of Hong Kong.

Business of IP Asia Forum 2023 &Entrepreneur Day (E-Day)

Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia) (7-8 December; Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Being one of the leading IP events in Asia, BIP Asia 2023 was back in physical format on 7-8 Dec 2023. Themed “IP & Innovation: Steering New Economic Growth”, the upcoming Forum discussed the transformative potential of IP and innovation in driving sustainable and inclusive economic growth and creating new opportunities for global economies and businesses, as well as trending topics in the landscape, including GBA IP market updates and IP development on the creative and biomed industries. World-renowned speakers will share insights on global IP and technology developments, including representatives from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Bulgari and 361 Degrees International. A one-day ASEAN session will also be held, providing an ideal platform for IP policymakers and businesses to gather and discuss the latest development and best practices in unlocking the value of trademarks through brand licensing. Under the theme of “Clean Technology”, the “Innovation & IP Market” will gather universities, R&D centres focusing on Green Materials, Carbon Monitoring, Waste Recycling, Robotics and AI, etc. to showcase the latest innovation projects from Hong Kong and provide a networking and partnership building platform.

Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) (7-8 December; Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)
E-Day was HKTDC’s anchor start-up event promoting entrepreneurship with a wealth of opportunities and supporting services tailor-made for start-ups. E-Day 2022 was held in hybrid format. The event brought together 138 exhibitors and attracted more than 3,400 physical attendees and 9,000 viewers from 44 countries and regions. 60+ speakers shared their business know-how and offered innovative responses to market changes for the benefit of start-ups and small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

This year’s E-Day was held in physical format under the theme of “Building Resilience · Boosting Collaboration” to engage participants all over the world. Over 250 start-ups and start-up supporting services will showcase their innovation and technology solutions and a series of seminars, workshops, start-up pitching, business matching meetings and networking events will also be organised to explore the development of international start-up ecosystem after the start-up boom. Latest technology trends and market insights was offered to facilitate start-ups to tap into global markets, especially GBA and RCEP member regions, and seek business partners.

Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC)

HKTDC cordially invited our members to attend the Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC). ALMAC this year took place at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on 21-22 November 2023.

Titled "Future-proofing Supply Chains: Diversification - Decarbonisation – Digitalisation”, ALMAC 2023 examined how the evolution of global trade and supply chains, international and regional collaboration, innovation and technology, and sustainability, were vital in solidifying future-ready business and helping them capture opportunities in Asia in the post-pandemic era. It will also cover opportunities brought by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), supply chain transformation, intermodal connectivity, etc. A series of thematic tracks focusing on air freight, maritime and supply chain management as well as an exhibition featuring logtech and supply chain solutions will be staged to showcase the trending issues and development for the industry.

Belt and Road Summit 2023 on 13-14 September 2023

Jointly organised by the government of the Hong Kong Special Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council annually, the Belt and Road Summit is a premier international platform for participants to capture promising business opportunities along the Belt and Road. Since its inception in 2016, the Summit has been gathering senior government officials and prestigious business leaders from countries and regions along and beyond the Belt and Road to exchange insights on multilateral collaboration and explore potential business opportunities. The seventh Summit attracted close to 20,000 onsite and online participants from over 80 countries and regions.

The summit serves as a superior platform for participants to establish solid business networks for long-term business cooperation. Project owners and operators, investors and service providers from around the world can build connections and realise new business opportunities with potential partners based on their shard areas of interest through pre-arranged online meetings. During the 2022 summit, over 800 one to one business matching meetings were arranged featuring more than 280 investment projects.

For the most updated information on the event and soft copy of the brochure, please visit  http://www.beltandroadsummit.hk/tc/index.html