Innovation and Technology Commission third Summit “Incubation and Commercialization Summit” (https://hkbgsp.hkust.edu.hk/) was going to be held on 6 December 2022 (Tuesday) at HKUST Campus. The first summit “Blue Marine Economy Summit” was held on 23 June 2022 at HKUST, which focused on ocean governance and safety. It attracted over 230 participants and honorable guests (including ~170 onsite and ~60 online). The second summit “Applied Fundamental Research” was held on 17 September 2022 at HKUST, which attracted over 200 participants and honorable guests. Both successful events had initiated active exchanges among different sectors.
HKTDC cordially invited our members to attend the Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) on 10-11 November 2022 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The evolving challenges brought by the pandemic have underlined the urgency for concerted efforts in bolstering global health and the need for innovation to shape a more sustainable future. In Asia, the tremendous demand for healthcare coupled with its emerging role as a vibrant innovation hub points to the region’s growing significance in the global health landscape.
The inaugural Summit was successfully concluded last November. It featured over 70 internationally renowned speakers and attracted more than 21,000 onsite and online participants from 54 countries and regions. Over 200 one-to-one meetings matching investors with global healthcare projects were arranged.
Riding on its success, the second Asia Summit on Global Health organised in hybrid format and extended to a two-day event on 10-11 November 2022 in Hong Kong, bought together all stakeholders - from policymakers to healthcare experts to renowned academia and influential business leaders, together with key industry players, innovative start-ups, and investors from around the world to exchange insights, explore opportunities and collaborate on the diverse and dynamic healthcare sector.
Themed “Charting a New Course in Healthcare through Collaboration”, the Summit will comprise a high-level symposium covering a wide range of topics from global health issues, policy dialogue on the future of public health, healthcare innovation to business opportunities in Asia. A series of thematic tracks focusing on the latest trends in different medical sectors, project pitching as well as deal flow matchmaking sessions will be organised to facilitate business discussions and investment partnerships. InnoHealth Showcase, a dedicated exhibition area showcasing global healthcare projects and technologies will be launched alongside the Summit.
Coinciding with this year’s Summit, the inaugural “International Healthcare Week” also organised to bring together a wide array of healthcare related events in Hong Kong, creating synergy in global partnership in healthcare leveraging Hong Kong’s role as an innovation and investment hub for the sector in Asia. As anchor events under the Week, the Asia Summit on Global Health and HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair staged concurrently to highlight Hong Kong's strengths in the healthcare sector.
HKTDC cordially invited our members to attend the fifth edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) on 5-10 November 2022 at the Shanghai National Exhibition & Convention Centre. CIIE is organised by Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The HKTDC continued to mount a Product Pavilion and a Services Pavilion, introducing Hong Kong’s international trade resources, products and professional services to the mainland market and beyond.
In 2021, the CIIE was the largest online-offline Expo organised in China amid the pandemic. It attracted more than 2,900 exhibitors from 127 countries and regions, with a total exhibition space of over 360,000 sqm. Cumulative intentional deals with a total value of over USD70 billion were reached.
According to the “Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan for the National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035” published in March 2021, the Central Government proposed the new dual circulation strategy to continue the economic sustainable growth, presenting new business opportunities for international collaboration. The Expo was therefore an ideal platform for Hong Kong companies and our international business communities to get connected with potential business partners worldwide and to acquire the latest market insights.
To further strengthen its attractiveness to foreign investors, the Mainland has been building a more transparent business environment and facilitating trade and investment through introducing various policies and initiatives recently. How will these impact on your business and how can you leverage all the emerging opportunities?
Invest Hong Kong, the HKSAR Government Department responsible for promoting the city as the two-way platform for foreign enterprises to tap into the Mainland market as well for Mainland enterprises to go global, would like to invite you to an investment seminar on “Opportunities for Foreign Investment in China: Policies of Comprehensive Deepening Reform and new High-Standard Opening-up in China” to be held on 14 October 2022 (Friday). You could get a first-hand update from senior Mainland officials on the latest foreign investment policy and business environment in the Mainland.
Date: 14 October 2022 (Friday)
Time: 11:00am – 12:00noon
- Major reforms in key fields and sectors
- Optimizing the business environment to facilitate foreign investment
- Trends and latest development of foreign investment
- Opportunities arising from the latest round of market opening-up
- Mr. Stephen PHILLIPS, Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
- Mr. JIANG Yi, Deputy Director-General of Department of Comprehensive System Reform, National Development and Reform Commission, the People’s Republic of China
- Ms. MENG Huating, Deputy Director-General of Department of Foreign Investment Administration, Ministry of Commerce, the People’s Republic of China o Triumph
There were simultaneous interpretation in English and Putonghua.
In early September, the HKTDC will organise three lifestyle events covering timepieces and fashion items in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair (7-11 Sept) was an all-encompassing timepiece showcase, featuring complete watches, smartwatches and clocks, as well as parts, components and equipment. Salon de TE (7-11 Sept), the prestigious gallery of timepieces, spotlights premium watch brands and unique watch designs. At the two fairs, you could find some of the best deals in town for renowned brands including world-famous collections fromPrince Jewellery & Watch, Armour, Doxa, FILA, Leonard Montres, Memorigin and Romago, etc. and join the product launch events of watch brands as well as watch auctions.
On the other hand, CENTRESTAGE (9-11 Sept) hosted local and international fashion brands, featuring the latest collections and creative designs for wardrobes. Apart from participating in an exciting range of fashion shows and parades, you can also seek high-quality fashion pieces at special prices from trendsetting designer labels like 112 mountainyam, CYNTHIA & XIAO, DEMO, HIDY NG, and many more.
Since its inception in 2016, the Summit has been gathering senior government officials and influential business leaders from countries along and beyond the Belt and Road to exchange insights on multilateral collaboration and explore concrete business opportunities. The 2021 Summit was staged online and attracted more than 18,000 viewers from over 80 countries and regions. The Investment and Business Matching Session also received overwhelming response, with more than 260 investment projects participated and over 770 one-to-one business matching meetings arranged.
Under the theme of “Heralding a New Chapter: Collaborate and Innovate” this year, the 2022 Belt and Road Summit was organized in hybrid format. It covered a wide range of topics including International Infrastructural Development, Green Finance, ESG and Sustainability, Digital Technology, Smart City and Smart Manufacturing. To cater for different time zones and further beep up business exchanges and opportunities, we extended our Investment and Business Matching Sessions beyond the event dates this year.
With the fullest enthusiasm from the HKTDC team, they are most pleased to inform us that the long-awaited HKTDC Simply Shopping Fest, HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show staged at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) during 29 July – 2 August 2022, and HKTDC cordially invited our members to visit.
HKTDC Simply Shopping Fest is an all-encompassing shopping festival that allows you to replenish your daily necessities (food & household essentials, health & beauty products) and upgrade your home with trending electronics, toys, and home décor products. As the much-needed social life is coming back, don’t forget to pamper yourself with fashionable jewellery and lifestyle items, as well as gourmet and wine from around the world.
Opening doors to jewellery lovers and laymen, the twin jewellery shows offer a vast array of stunning jewellery pieces, from fine jewellery to loose stones at pleasantly competitive prices. The visit experience is as enjoyable as if you were at a front row seat to appreciate exquisitely crafted with artistic excellence and the highest professional possible standards.
Shop with us in celebration of the arrival of the second batch of government consumption vouchers!
MAYCHAM invited our members to join this event in conjunction to the UN World Youth Skills Day.
Empowering our talent for the future
In the midst of the many issues impacting our society, our work place and our personal lives, the United Nations World Youth Skills Day is a great opportunity for us to gather thought leaders together to share views on the future of talent. This event was being organized in collaboration with the United Nations, the Chambers network and PwCas the Knowledge Partner, where the PwC's Global Workforce Hopes and Fears Survey 2022, representing more than 52,000 workers in 44 countries and territories around the world will also be shared.
Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, BIP Asia Forum bought IP professionals and industry leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and explored business collaboration opportunities. Last year, the two-day Forum featured over 70 prominent speakers to share their insights with more than 14,500 viewers from over 45 countries and regions.
The 12th edition of BIP Asia Forum hold on 1-2 December 2022 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in a brand new hybrid format (Day 1 in-person & online; Day 2 online). As one of the celebration events for the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, the upcoming Forum included a wide range of new initiatives including the debut of “IP Market”. Themed “Smart Manufacturing and Building”, IP Market was a one-stop platform which will showcase the latest technology projects by universities, R&D centres and start-ups from Hong Kong and provide networking and partnership building opportunities.
The Hon John KC Lee, 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 9 November.
Attendees would been able to hear Mr Lee explain the priorities of his first 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 improving governance, strengthening the momentum for development, tackling people’s concerns, and uniting the community in the year ahead.
The South China Morning Post was excited to launch an inaugural event - Hong Kong-Asean Summit 2022 which took place on 3 November (Thursday), from 9.20 a.m. to 1.10 p.m. at Conrad Hong Kong - bringing together business leaders, policymakers and entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, China and the regional community to discuss and debate what the immediate future hold for Hong Kong while considering the city’s long-term position within Greater Bay Area, China and ASEAN. Experts deliberated on Hong Kong’s future as a super-connector with China and ASEAN, with discussions around what a global financial centre will look like, benefits and challenges of Hong Kong’s accession to RCEP and tapping into Hong Kong’s green talent pool for China-ASEAN.
A growing list of high-calibre speakers have been confirmed as below, with more to be finalised in the coming days:
- Hon John KC Lee, SBS, PDSM, PMSM, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
- Dr Pichet Durongkaveroj, Former Minister of Digital Economy & Society, Thailand
- Daryl Ng, Chairman, Hong Kong - ASEAN Foundation
- Nicolas Aguzin, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited (HKEX)
- Hon Christopher Hui, Secretary for Financial Services & Treasury, Government of HKSAR
- Bernard Chan, Former Member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong
- Deborah Elms, Ph.D, Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre and President, Asia Business Trade Association
- Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
- Tammy Tam, Editor-in-Chief, South China Morning Post
- Eugene Tang, Business Editor, South China Morning Post
The 6th Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) Online Summit held on 13-14 October. Over 30 overseas speakers were presenting and sharing their views on the application and development of gerontech, agendas including Policy Frameworks for Enabling Gerontech, Tech for Dementia & End-of-life Care, Use of Art Tech to Enhance Social Care, Overseas Experience in Gerontech Adoption amid the Pandemic etc.
Jointly organised by the HKPC and leading information security organisations in Hong Kong, Information Security Summit (IS Summit) returned physically at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on 6-7 September 2022!
Revolving around the theme of "Security Transformation for the Next Normal - Evolution of Risk Management and Data Protection in a Post Pandemic World", IS Summit will cover how the enterprises can transform successfully under the cyber security challenges and the escalating cyber threats of the next normal through keynote speech and plenary sessions, expert panel discussion and showcase booths.
Enrol now to stay on the pulse of the paramount cyber security trends in the digitalised world!
GIFT was hosting the first of three virtual conferences, The 25th Anniversary: The Future of Hong Kong on 25th August 2022. This conference was part of the series Join the Conversation: China in the 21st Century and was held by GIFT with the support of the Commissioner’s Office of China’s Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong S.A.R.
The first conference was held in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Handover. Its goal was to bring together experts and opinion shapers to discuss how Hong Kong has remained a resilient and dynamic city despite the challenges the city has faced. The conference also provided an opportunity to have open conversations about what the future may hold, with a focus on Hong Kong’s place on the international stage.
There was two panels comprising of esteemed experts, scholars and leaders, each followed by Q&A sessions open to the audience:
• Panel 1: Hong Kong’s Emerging New Identity – Experiences from the First 25 years
• Panel 2: Hong Kong’s Place the International Stage
Organised by HKTDC and sponsored by Licensing International, the Conference is Asia’s flagship licensing event, which aims at facilitating participants to explore enormous licensing business opportunities in Asia. The Conference was an ideal platform to expand business networks and explore cross-sector collaboration.
This year, all conference programmes provided in video-on-demand format throughout the event period. In response to the ever-changing business environment and market trends, the ALC 2022 covered hot topics including but not limited to:
- • Latest developments in global licensing
- • The metaverse and NFTs: key trends
- • ESG in Licensing
- • Brands crossover
- • Licensing Merchandise tied to Original Content
- • Digital and Physical Brands Crossover
- • Live-action role-play (LARP) games and licensing
- • Beverages x IP: maximise the value of IP licensing to expand customer base through licensing
- • Health & Wellness x Licensing