Hong Kong Upcoming Events 2024-04-25 01:00:04

Let’s Cut the Plastics in Catering Premises – Preparation for Regulation of Disposable Plastic Tableware and Other Plastic Products

26 April 2024

24/F, Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

Prepare to say goodbye to disposable plastic tableware and other plastic products in catering premises with the new regulation!

Hong Kong Government is taking a step towards prohibiting the use of disposable tableware in all catering premises. The first-phase regulation will commence on 22 April 2024, i.e. Earth Day. The new regulation requires restaurants, retail stores and hotels to reduce the use of disposable tableware at source. 

Invest Hong Kong invites the Environmental Protection Department and Hong Kong Productivity Council to hold a session for operators of catering premises to focus on the impact of the new legislation and provide appropriate suggestions. We hope to help the industry players make changes within a grace period of 6 months in compliance with the new regulation as stipulated.

And, there will be a marketplace showcasing the alternatives and solutions available in the market.

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. 

Greenway 2024: The Dialogue

29 April 2024

Conrad Hong Kong

Join the vanguard of the green revolution with Greenway 2024: The Dialogue, co-organised by Invest Hong Kong, The European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macau, The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

The EU and Hong Kong have committed to ambitious targets for achieving climate neutrality. Now in its third iteration, this annual flagship event unites industry leaders, government officials, academic pioneers, startups, and visionaries to carve the future of sustainability. Greenway: The Dialogue aims to foster industry-specific dialogues that culminate in actionable recommendations for governmental action, enhancing sustainability and green practices within our communities.
Please save the date and you are welcome to express your interest in the upcoming event.

Acorns of APAC – Emerging Manager Outreach 2024

30 April 2024

27/F, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road, Central

Acorns of APAC is an AIMA outreach program for emerging managers in the region. Acorns returns on 30 April 2024 as a joint APAC hybrid forum.

This event is part of AIMA’s initiative to support the growth of the fund management industry in the region, so AIMA has designed the forum to cover important considerations new managers may have. Topics covered will include the legal and operational toolkit required for starting up a fund and raising AUM.

Leveraging Legal Strengths for
Business Growth Cocktail

6 May 2024

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

This cocktail reception offers an opportunity for participants of the 26th International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress to meet and network with members of the business, legal and dispute resolution sectors in Hong Kong, and to foster collaborative exchanges in celebration of the successful hosting of the ICCA Congress in Hong Kong.


7-9 May 2024

Hong Kong

The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) invites you to attend ISTAT Asia, 7-9 May, at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. This premier gathering of aircraft leasing and commercial aviation professionals offers unparalleled networking opportunities and educational sessions featuring the top minds in the industry. 

Mediation Conference 2024

10 May 2024

Room S220, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

In line with the Department of Justice’s Policy Initiatives 2023 to deepen the mediation culture, the Department of Justice is committed to developing and promoting the wider use of mediation to resolve disputes where appropriate. The Mediation Week is our biennial flagship event to promote mediation in Hong Kong. It offers an excellent opportunity for international distinguished experts to gather together for an insightful sharing of views and experience on the latest development of mediation and dispute resolution with the participants. 

This year, under the theme “Mediate First: Bridge Cultures, Build Futures”, the Mediation Week 2024 comprises a range of seminars from 6 May to 9 May 2024 to explore the use of mediation in the areas of school, consumer, workplace and family court disputes. The Mediation Conference 2024 is to be held on 10 May, during which renowned speakers will share their insights on various topical issues on mediation, including “Connecting the Dots: Mediating Across Boundaries in the GBA”, “International Mediation: What Hong Kong has to offer?” and “Bots v Humans? The Future of Mediation”.

Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH)

16-17 May 2024

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

The Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council is a one-stop cross-disciplinary platform that will bring 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 “InnovationInclusionImpact”, ASGH 2024 will comprise 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 featuring global healthcare projects and technologies will be staged alongside the Summit.

Our Food Our Future Unconference 2.0

31 May 2024

EY wavespace™, 22nd Floor, Citic Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty, HK

Create your Food Sustainability Plan in 1 day and hear from the best in the industry

In light of the findings from COP28, which emphasised the importance of changes in diet, agriculture, and a reduction in global meat production and consumption to combat CO2 emissions, this year’s Unconference holds even greater significance. 

This will be a day filled with exciting discussions, design-thinking workshops and networking opportunities with like-minded professionals. Walk away with real-life case studies to inspire you to take action and Future Green’s signature Food Vision template to help align your team and budget holders. This is an event you don’t want to miss. 

The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute – 25th ACRU

7 June 2024

N101 (New Wing), Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The most anticipated annual regulatory conference, the 25th Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU), will be held on 7 June 2024. Connect directly with regulators and gain insights into crucial corporate and regulatory themes and enforcement trends. The lineup includes six key regulators discussing recent changes in company and securities law, listing regulations, competition law, GBA cross-boundary personal information flow, and ethical governance perspectives, all aimed at advancing “better governance, better future”.

To take advantage of the early-bird discount, please register before 30 April 2024. For details and programme rundown, please visit the designated website: https://acru.hkcgi.org.hk/

For enquiries, please contact the Professional Development Section at (852) 2881 6177 or email cpd@hkcgi.org.hk.

Hong Kong ICT Awards 2024

Enrolment Period: 22 April – 12 July 2024

Organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), the Hong Kong ICT Awards (HKICTA) aims to recognise and promote outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) inventions and applications, thereby encouraging Hong Kong’s ICT elites and enterprises to strive for innovation and excellence. Through concerted efforts of the ICT sector, academia and the Government, the HKICTA has always been highly regarded by the information technology industry.

The HKICTA 2024 consists of eight award categories. There will be one Grand Award in each category, and an “Award of the Year” will be selected from the eight Grand Awards by the Grand Judging Panel. In addition, in a bid to foster the innovative use of artificial intelligence (AI), each of the eight categories will establish a new distinguished accolade: the “Best Use of AI” award, magnifying and honouring outstanding achievements in harnessing the power of AI in respective areas.  The HKICTA 2024 is open for enrolment from 22 April to 12 July.

Please click here for details. For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat Office of the HKICTA 2024 at hkictawards@ogcio.gov.hk or +852 3974 5224.