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

Qingdao - Hong Kong Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference

To kick off Hong Kong, Macao, and Shandong Week 2023, Qingdao Municipal People’s Government held the “Qingdao-Hong Kong Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference on 29 May 2023 in Hong Kong.  The esteemed Zhao Haozhi, Mayor of Qingdao,  leaded a delegation of the city’s officials and business leaders eager to discuss joint development goals with all participants.

Webinar on Competition Ordinance

As part of its public engagement and advocacy efforts, the Competition Commission (Hong Kong) organises regular public seminars/ webinars on the Competition Ordinance throughout the year to familiarise businesses and members of the public with the key provisions of the Ordinance and the Commission’s work. The next webinar conducted in English via Zoom on 18 April 2023 (Tuesday).

RCEP Chambers Annual Lo Hei Dinner

For the past few years, MAYCHAM had taken the lead in organising a “Lo Hei” gathering to celebrate the arrival of the Spring Festival of the year with the support of all the participating chambers, making it a significant and successful event that members looked forward to every year. However, due to the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic, this has been disrupted for 2 years.

MAYCHAM was delighted to be announcing the resumption of this event in 2023!

For the uninitiated, “Lo Hei”, in Cantonese literally translates to “tossing up good fortune”, and it refers to the ritual adopted in Southeast Asia that involves a group of people gathered around a massive plate, tossing its contents while saying out auspicious phrases before eating it—it is popularly believed that the higher the toss, the better your prospects and fortune in the year ahead!

This year, in view of the 10th anniversary of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement in 2022, MAYCHAM was thrilled to co-host this with chambers from the RCEP countries, namely:

Australian Chamber
Indonesian Chamber
Korean Chamber
Myanmar Chamber
Singapore Chamber
Hong Kong - Thailand Business Council
Vietnam Chamber

This year’s Lo Hei Dinner was proudly sponsored by InvestHK and we are pleased to had Dr Bernard Chan, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development to be our guest-of-honour and speaker.

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.

Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH)

HKTDC cordially invited our members to attend the Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH), an event focused on health innovation and investment in Asia jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) on 17-18 May 2023 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 inclusive and sustainable future. In Asia, the tremendous demanded 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 second Summit was successfully concluded last November, featuring more than 80 internationally renowned speakers and welcoming more than 22,000 in-person and online participants from over 50 countries and regions. More than 280 one-to-one meetings matching investors with global healthcare projects were arranged. Coinciding with the Summit, the inaugural International Healthcare Week (IHW) was launched 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.

Riding on its success, the next Asia Summit on Global Health was scheduled for 17-18 May 2023 in Hong Kong, bringing 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 “Reimagining the Future of Healthcare”, the Summit comprised a high-level symposium covering a wide range of topics from global health issues and healthcare innovation to business and investment opportunities in Asia. A series of thematic tracks focusing on the latest trends
in different medical sectors, project pitching as well as deal-making meetings 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.

Joint Business Community Budget Speech Webinar: 2023-2024 Budget The Honourable Paul MP Chan Financial Secretary of the HKSAR

The Honourable Paul MP Chan, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered his 2023-2024 Budget Speech to the Legislative Council on 22 February 2023.

Every year, the Hong Kong business community hosted a luncheon for hundreds of executives to hear the Financial Secretary elaborate on the details of his latest Budget.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, we were not able to accommodate all guests to attend in-person this year. However, we deeply honoured that the Financial Secretary had accepted our invitation to speak to the Hong Kong business community online on 16 March. Attendees were able to hear Mr Chan discuss the Government's plans to steer its fiscal policy and enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness. Not least, he also discussed measures to help Hong Kong businesses rebuild and recovered as the pandemic recedes and Hong Kong reopens to the world.