News in Category: 2024

Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH)

The fourth Asia Summit on Global Health on 16-17 May 2024 in Hong Kong, 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).

In recent years, global health issues such as ageing population, novel infectious diseases and climate-related health threats have led to increased awareness and greater emphasis on concerted efforts in enhancing healthcare and the need for innovation to build a more healthy and sustainable future. In Asia, the tremendous demand for healthcare, coupled with its emerging role as an innovation hub, points to the region’s growing significance in the global health landscape.

Since its launch in 2021, the Summit has developed into a signature event for the healthcare industry in the region. The Summit in May 2023 brought together more than 90 internationally renowned speakers and 2,500 participants from 40 countries and regions. More than 300 one-on-one deal-making meetings were arranged during the Summit and discussions on potential deals are being followed up by the HKTDC team.

The third International Healthcare Week organised from 15-31 May 2024 to solidify Hong Kong’s role as an innovation and investment hub for global healthcare. As anchor events under the Week, the Asia Summit on Global Health and HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair will be staged concurrently highlighting Hong Kong's strengths in the healthcare sector.

Themed “Innovation.Inclusion.Impact”, the 2024 Summit will bring together policy makers, healthcare experts, business leaders, start-ups and investors from around the world to exchange insights and explore opportunities for collaboration. It will comprise a high-level symposium covering a wide range of topics on global health, healthcare innovations and investment opportunities in healthcare in Asia. A series of thematic sessions focusing on the latest trends in different medical sectors, project pitching and deal-making meetings will also be organised to facilitate business discussions and investment partnerships. InnoHealth Showcase, a dedicated exhibition area for start-ups featuring global healthcare projects and technologies will be staged alongside the Summit.

Hong Kong International Licensing Show (HKILS) and Asian Licensing Conference (ALC)

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) invited our members to attend the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show (HKILS) and Asian Licensing Conference (ALC), which held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 27-29 April 2024.

HKILS is a flagship licensing event in Asia. It provides a one-stop platform for global licensors and brands to explore business opportunities with licensees, licensing agents and traders from all over the world, while ALC is a thought leadership event for keeping the industry players updated with the latest development of the licensing market, topical trends and opportunities.

In the HKILS and ALC, you would be able to:

  • Meet with the representatives from over 500 properties and brands covering various IP categories including arts and culture, animation, character, corporate, entertainment, gaming, lifestyle, sports, etc. under a one-stop platform
  • Visit regional pavilions including Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Mainland China, Taiwan and Thailand
  • Explore business collaboration with renowned properties and brands including Coca-Cola, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba, GUNDAM, FORMULA 1, League of Legends, McMug & McDull Family, Miffy, Moomin, Monopoly, Netflix, Paddington Bear, Peppa Pig, Porsche, Sesame Street, SPYxFAMILY, Sprite, Tamagotchi, TEKKEN, Transformers, Usagyuuun!!, ULTRAMAN, Palace Museum, National Museum of China and more …
  • Gain access to the latest market intelligence by attending the highly anticipated 13th ALC, bringing together licensing professionals from across the globe to share their expertise, insights and innovative strategies with the audience.  The conference will feature a wide array of trending topics, including Beauty in Licensing, Sustainability in Licensing, The Power of New IP Creators and more.

Concurrently held with the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, you will locate a rich source of business opportunities through cross-sectoral synergies.

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Art Central - Night Central

Art Central returned to Hong Kong's iconic Central Harbourfront from 28 to 31 March 2024. Discover 95 cutting-edge galleries located in an architect-designed bespoke structure in the heart of Hong Kong, showcasing contemporary art from Asia and beyond.

With over one-third of galleries joining for the first time and with the largest number of solo artist presentations to date, Art Central 2024 Fair reinforces its position as the destination for discovery during Hong Kong Art Week.

In addition to the galleries, the Fair was feature a dynamic four-day program with talks, performances, large-scale installations, video art, and some of the best dining options during Hong Kong Art Week.

Make the most of your Art Central experience by joining us at Night Central. This highly anticipated up-late event on Thursday 28 March, 5-9pm was feature performances, talks, DJs and local hospitality for one night only. With Art Central's pop-up dining terrace and bar offering stunning views of Victoria Harbour featuring a menu designed by renowned hospitality group Black Sheep, visitors can enjoy a unique dining experience complemented by signature cocktails from Soho House Bar, live music and coffee by Illy.

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
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.

Global Talent Summit • Hong Kong

To showcase and promote the attractiveness and opportunities of Hong Kong as a talent hub to the international community, and bolster the exchanges and cooperation in recruiting talents in the Greater Bay Area, the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region organized the Global Talent Summit • Hong Kong (the Summit) at Hall 3F-3G at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre during 7- 8 May 2024 (Tue – Wed).


Date: 7 - 8 May 2024 (Tue – Wed)

Time: 9:00 - 17:30

Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre,Hall 3F-3G 

The two-day Summit consists of three key components:

  • 7 May - The International Talent Forum
  • 8 May - The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area High-quality Talent Development Conference
  • 7- 8 May - The CareerConnect Expo (The Expo)

The Summit serves as a strategic platform to position Hong Kong as a Global Talent Hub and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among global experts in the areas of talent attraction and retention. In parallel with the forum and conferences, the Expo highlights Hong Kong's dynamic business landscape, and more than 80 companies, organizations and leading enterprises presented their business aspirations, talent needs and acquisition strategies and connect the talents from varied backgrounds.  For detailed programs, please refer to the Summit’s official webpage:

Discover NEOM Hong Kong - Belt and Road Office Talk

Belt and Road Office invited our members to attend the Discover NEOM Hong Kong - Belt and Road Office Talk, which held at The Grand Stair and Exhibition Space, M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, 38 Museum Drive, Kowloon on 20 April 2024.

The theme of the Talk is “Future City Development – Green and Digital”, to be illustrated by NEOM in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  We  also invited high-level business executives of Hong Kong enterprises to share their experience in collaboration with NEOM or in the market development in Saudi Arabia.

Joint Business Community Luncheon: 2024-2025 Budget The Honourable Paul MP Chan, GBM, GBS, MH, JP Financial Secretary of the HKSAR

The Honourable Paul CHAN Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered his 2024-2025 Budget Speech to the Legislative Council on 28 February 2024.

We are deeply honoured that Mr Chan had accepted our invitation to speak to the Hong Kong business community on 15 March 2024 about his Budget. This was the perfect opportunity for you to hear Mr Chan elaborate on the details of his latest Budget, which sets forth the Government’s plans to steer its fiscal policy and enhance Hong Kong's competitive edge. Not least, he will also discuss measures to gradually achieve a fiscal balance and attract more businesses, talent and capital to Hong Kong to sustain the city’s economic growth.