Hong Kong Upcoming Events 2024-02-16 09:40:04


Hong Kong Design Showcase at Maison&Objet

Application Period – 22 December 2023 to 16 February 2024

‘Hong Kong Pavilion’ – part of Maison&Objet Fair,
5-9 September 2024, Paris, France

Call for Applications

Maison&Objet and Alliance Française de Hong Kong, with the support of “Create Hong Kong”, a governmental organisation that promotes Hong Kong creative industries around the world, are launching a call for proposals for a competition celebrating the creativity of interior, furniture, and object design from Hong Kong. 

“Hong Kong Design on Stage at Maison&Objet 2024” will highlight eight visionary designers or creative studios through a competition centred on conscious design. The winners will be selected by a prestigious international experts panel based on these designers’ ability to produce a sustainable design project and a personal manifesto that includes principles of circularity and sustainability, as well as responsible practices, all within a future-focused approach. 

Please visit https://www.maison-objet.com/en/landing-simple-logo-mo/hong-kong-design-on-stage-call-for-application for application details. Don’t miss the opportunity to unleash your creative prowess in the international scene!

Please contact Alliance Française de Hong Kong at designshowcase@afhongkong.org for enqirires. 

EU – Hong Kong Policy Discussion Series “Toward a More Circular Economy: Can we achieve green food and textile?”

22 February 2024

Invest Hong Kong Office – 24/F, Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

Food and textile emerge as major contributors to environmental impact, accounting for 30% of the global carbon footprint. The adoption of a circular economy in these sectors is crucial for both the EU and Hong Kong to achieve carbon neutrality.

In this open discussion, policymakers, key industry players, and civil society will explore strategies to integrate circularity concepts into our food and textile supply chains.

Please click event programme for details. 

 

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Web Summit Qatar

26-29 February 2024

Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC)

Web Summit Qatar will be held on 26-29 February 2024 in Doha. It helps to connect a new generation of founders in the Middle East to investors, journalists, customers, partners and more around the world, and represents a new opportunity to develop an already fast-growing tech scene in the region.

MWC Barcelona 2024

26-29 February 2024

Fira Gran Via, Barcelona

MWC Barcelona 2024 is one of the industry’s largest and most influential connectivity event. It gathers the global mobile operator, device manufacturer, technology provider, vendor, content owner. The event will be held on 26-29 February 2024 at Fira Gran Via, Barcelona.

Welcome to visit Invest Hong Kong booth at 6F68-06, Hall 6F68, Hong Kong Technology Pavilion. 

Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show

27 February – 2 March 2024

AsiaWorld-Expo

The HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will be held on 27 Feb to 2 Mar 2024. A showcase of exhibitors from across the world will enjoy front-row access to the industry’s top buyers, in search of spectacular high quality jewellery raw materials.

The Show is also home to a vast collection of industry expertise, putting exhibitors one step ahead of market developments. A captivating line-up of events, trend forecasts, seminars, buyer forums and jewellery parades, presents an elegant occasion for networking while unveils the industry’s hottest visionaries.

4th annual Technology for Change Asia

27-28 February 2024

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Reinvigorated and relocated to Hong Kong, Technology for Change Asia will delve into the latest technology solutions tackling social challenges for businesses and people. This event will showcase new technologies and examine how they can reduce digital and financial inequality, improve access to food and education, mitigate the effects of climate change and shape the future use of artificial intelligence.

Join 300+ technology pioneers from around the world at this exclusive knowledge-sharing forum and networking event.

Through an inspiring mix of keynote addresses, panel discussions and debates, understand the technology solutions that could help your business achieve positive social change.

Highlights
27 February 2024  10:10am-10:50am (HKT)
Panel – The role of the Greater Bay Area in applying technology for impact
The Greater Bay Area (GBA) is a financial and economic hub. How can this region lead the way in technological innovation? What are the next big investment opportunities in the GBA? Can Hong Kong become an international hub for the crypto industry under newly issued guidelines and licences? What’s the policy blueprint for the next decade?

Speakers:
● Andy Wong, Head of innovation and technology, InvestHK
● Arshad Chowdhury, Managing partner, Betatron Venture Group
● Brad Jones, Chief executive, PayMe HSBC
● Ruth A. Shapiro, Co-founder and chief executive, Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society
Moderator:
● Simon Cox, Senior economics writer, The Economist

Smart Mobility Forum

1 March 2024

JW Marriott Hotel

As the urban population continues to grow and demand for a reliable and efficient transport system is eminent, Hong Kong, similar to other metropolitan cities, has been implementing various ‘Smart Mobility’ initiatives to transform its transportation landscape. By leveraging its technology advancement and robust government policy support, Hong Kong will become a pioneer in ‘Smart Mobility’, offering a reliable, safe, smart, environmentally friendly and highly efficient transport system. It is with this vision that we organise this pivotal event with expert panels to share updates on the latest ’Smart Mobility’ developments. This forum will bring together approximately 150 industry practitioners for knowledge sharing and networking.

Event Programme

10:30am     
Opening remarks
Alpha Lau, Director-General of Investment Promotion, InvestHK

10:45am
Keynote address 
The Hon Lam Sai-hung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Transport and Logistics, The Government of HKSAR 

11:05am
Thematic Presentation 
Hong Kong’s Value Propositions for Smart Mobility Development
Andy Wong, Head of Innovation and Technology, InvestHK

11:20am    
Panel discussion 
Envisioning a smart city: the future of transportation in Hong Kong
● Adam Leishman, Chief Executive Officer, Bravo Transport
● Wang Miao, Chief Scientist of Baidu Vehicle-Road Collaboration and Head of Baidu AIR Intelligent Transportation System, Baidu
● Whisker Law, Head of Digital Development Center, Siemens Mobility
● Li Liangliang, Director, BYD Light Rail Transit Institute

Moderator: Karen Chiu, Production Editor, Technology, South China Morning Post

12:10pm    
Networking lunch

1:00pm
Panel discussion 
The electric leap: accelerating Hong Kong’s urban transport and modern logistics
● Dennis Cheung, Director of Business Department, UISEE
● Yang Ming, Vice President of Global Strategic Affairs, Westwell Technology
● Jake Tse, General Manager, Energy Management, NaaS
● Yang Weijia, Director of Business Planning Department, Azapa
● Alec Curley, Director of Future Mobility, Jacobs

Moderator: Zhou Xin, Technology Editor, South China Morning Post

 

Vegetarian Food Asia 2024

8-10 March 2024

Hall 3FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Join the Vegetarian Food Asia 2024 for 3 delightful days and explore over 300 exhibitors, 600+ brands, and 6,000+ vegetarian and green living products! As one of Hong Kong’s largest and most comprehensive vegetarian and green lifestyle exhibitions, it provides buyers with a wide range of nutritious and delicious vegetarian products. Vegetarian Food Asia offers an all-in-one platform with over 80 events. Get inspired by master chefs at the VFA Veg Kitchen, where they showcase the magic of plant-based cooking through live demonstrations. Gain the latest insights about the green market from top industry experts in the trade forum. Experience the exclusive opportunity to sample and explore the latest products at the Business Matching program, accompanied by insightful presentations from industry associations. Seize the opportunity in the vegetarian business and embark on a journey towards a greener future.

Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) and EntertainmentPulse

11-14 March 2024

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

One of the largest cross-media, entertainment content-trading marketplace in Asia, Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART) and the third edition of EntertainmentPulse will be staged from 11-14 March 2024 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The duo will serve as the one-stop platform for the industry to navigate the latest trends and opportunities in Asia and beyond.

For more information, please click here

Sustainability Week Asia

11-13 March 2024

The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok and virtual

Asia is critical to the transition to a sustainable future

Combating climate change is urgent. By taking the lead, businesses can help protect the region from some of the worst impacts of the climate crisis. But how can they move faster? What action can be taken now?

In its third year, Sustainability Week Asia will connect sustainability changemakers, purpose-driven consumers and business leaders to gain the tools needed to transition to net-zero, faster. Join us in Bangkok for case studies, in-depth panels, private roundtable discussions and networking opportunities, that support your journey to rapid business transformation. 

Highlight
12 March 2024 1:00pm-2:15pm (Thailand time)
Networking luncheon and fireside chat: Fostering green financing for net-zero innovations (Invitation only)

A few megatrends of note for business leaders over the next decade will shape society and organisations: amongst them the net zero transition and digitalisation. Forward-leading smart nations are committed to fostering the development of technological advancements to mitigate and adapt to climate change and drive resilience against other potential headwinds. Governments see that driving corporate action in sustainability and climate technology innovation takes finance, in the form of green bonds, loans, environmental risk assessments, insurance and other financial instruments. Where are the dynamic green financial hubs in the region? What new financial instruments can support the net-zero transition? What factors are improving the availability of green finance in Asia, and which are constraining it? To what extent can sustainable financing drive innovation? 

Speakers:

  • Panakorn Dejthumrongwat, Head of investment promotion, InvestHK and HKETO
  • Dana Barsky, Global head of sustainability strategy and net zero, Standard Chartered Bank

Moderator:

  • Andrew Staples, editorial director, initiatives and alliances, and head of policy and insights (APAC), Economist Impact

MarketingPulse & eTailingPulse 2024

13 March 2024

Hall 3DE, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

MarketingPulse and eTailingPulse is a 2-in-1 conference offering Asia’s marketers, agencies and e-commerce experts a knowledge exchange and partnership building platform to capture the business opportunities in the region. Since its inauguration in 2018, more than 270 internationally renowned C-suite level executives, creative and brand directors from leading enterprises had shared insightful and creative ideas at the event with over 10,100 marketing and eCommerce professionals from 64 countries and regions.

Themed “Envision the Next Level”, the upcoming edition of MarketingPulse and eTailingPulse will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to bring together the brightest marketing minds and ecommerce experts. It will stage inspirational talks for the participants to master new marketing and ecommerce trends and skills to design future-proof business plans. Key topics including AI & Martech Application, Sustainability, Silver market, Gen Alpha, Sensory Marketing and Customer Engagement, etc., will be discussed.  Alongside the conference, an exhibition will be staged to showcase the latest adtech, martech, ecommerce and digital solutions, etc.

Don’t miss the chance to stay on the pulse of global marketing trends and interact with industry peers! Register now with the discount code CHK15B4P to enjoy 40% off  (Limited quota and is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Valid till 16 February 2024.)

Check out here for the latest programme and speaker list. For more event information, please visit www.marketingpulse.com.hk

InnoEX

13-16 April 2024

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

As the premier business platform for next-gen smart solutions, cutting-edge technologies and disruptive innovations, InnoEX is the go-to place for regional and cross-sector collaborations with a special focus on Asia.

InnoEX brings together influential tech experts, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and investors from the region to discuss collaborations, share upcoming trends and exchange insights into future opportunities. Join us to gather first-hand market intelligence and meet your potential partners.

Web Summit Rio

15-18 April 2024

Rio de Janeiro

Web Summit Rio will be held on 15-18 April 2024 in Rio de Janeiro. It brings together the people and companies redefining the tech industry. 

Web Summit Rio is part of the roster of international events organized by Web Summit, taking to the world stage alongside Web Summit in Lisbon, Web Summit Qatar in Doha, Collision in Toronto and RISE in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong International Licensing Show and Asian Licensing Conference

27-29 April 2024

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Hong Kong International Licensing Show (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.

Running in parallel, the Asian Licensing Conference (ALC) brings together top-notch global licensing executives to keep the industry players updated with market intelligence, trends and opportunities. 

CIC Construction Digitalisation Award 2024

Application deadline (Hong Kong Time): 30 June 2024 5:00pm

Call for Applications

CIC Construction Digitalisation Award recognises outstanding local projects and local organisations for their contribution in the promotion and adoption of digitalisation tools and workflows and in bringing about innovation in these areas to improve productivity, quality, sustainability and safety, with measurable KPIs.

The knowledge and experience of the digitalisation leaders will be shared with the industry through post-award seminars and workshops. 

Please click here for details. For enquiries, please contact CIC at cdaward@cic.hk  or +852 2100 9000.