Hong Kong Upcoming Events 2024-05-30 01:00:08

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. 

BIO International Convention

3-6 June 2024

San Diego Convention Center, California

The BIO International Convention is the largest and most comprehensive event for biotechnology, representing the full ecosystem of biotech with over 20,000 industry leaders from across the globe.

Please click here for more information. 

Money2020 Europe

4-6 June 2024

RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Launched by industry insiders in 2012, Money20/20 is the heartbeat of the global fintech ecosystem. Some of the most innovative, fast-moving ideas and companies have found their feet (and funding) on our show floor. From J.P. Morgan, Stripe, and Airwallex to HSBC, Deutsche Bank, and Checkout.com, Money20/20 is the place where money does business.

Please click here for the event programme. 

Asia-Pacific Superyacht Summit 2024

5-6 June 2024

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong

The inaugural Asia-Pacific Superyacht Summit will be taking place on 5 and 6 June 2024 in Hong Kong, with the goal of developing the Asian superyacht market in a bid to attract more yachts to the region.  There will be discussions from key decision-makers from the different Asian regions and global superyacht industry professionals.  The Summit will focus on the development of Asia as a superyacht cruising destination and how to get more Asian clients interested in the construction, purchase, and charter of yachts.

Invest Hong Kong is thrilled to take part and support the event. Please click here for detailed programme.  Please contact Ms Kathy Chan (kathychan@investhk.gov.hk) for enquiries.

Enabling the Ecosystem for Resource Circularity in the MICE Industry

6 June 2024

Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong

The seventh Knowledge Primer (KP) titled “Enabling the Ecosystem for Resource Circularity in the MICE Industry” under the “Partnership for Sustainability Leadership in Business” (PSLB) project, initiated by the Centre for Civil Society and Governance (CCSG) of HKU with full support from the Hongkong Bank Foundation, will be held on 6 June 2024.

Leveraging the knowledge and practical experience of speakers from the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry, this Knowledge Primer will take a close look into the necessary conditions–be they infrastructure, policy change, industry support or innovative collaboration models–for resource circularity to take root in business events.

The event will also celebrate the launch of “A Practical Guidebook to Circular Economy (Volume 2): Collaborating with Value Chain Partners for Organising Circular Events and Exhibitions”. The Guidebook is a consolidated self-learning resource for the MICE industry practitioners to integrate resource circularity principles in the business operation through the value chain-based event frameworks. A well-thought step-by-step guidance and templates are made available to help readers putting ideas into action. 

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 15 May 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.

Navigating the GBA Market: Capturing Opportunities in Food Services and Trading

7 June 2024

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

Join us for an insightful event where industry experts share their knowledge on the dynamic food services and trading landscape in the Greater Bay Area (GBA). Explore key market trends, growth potential, and consumer preferences across cities like Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and throughout the GBA.

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend an informative and interactive event focused on financing and banking solutions tailored for companies seeking to expand in the GBA. Gain valuable insights into successful market entry strategies, overcoming challenges, and capitalizing on opportunities within the vibrant food services and trading sector of the Greater Bay Area. Navigate the GBA market and empower your restaurant or food trading company with the expertise shared at this event.

Please click event programme for details. 

InvestHK Breakfast seminar at London Tech Week

11 June 2024

Investor Lounge at London Tech Week, Olympia London

The seminar will explore business opportunities, funding for startups in Asia, models for corporate innovation, and tips for Hong Kong market entry and expansion. The seminar offers a unique opportunity to hear from market experts and network with leading Hong Kong ecosystem partners, corporations, and investors.

The event will include panellists from InvestHK, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, HKEX, ASTRI, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, as well as leading Hong Kong corporations and investors.

SMART CITY INSIGHTS : How is Technology Evolving to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow?

13 June 2024

Level 39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London

This London Tech Week fringe event is brought to you by Tech West England Advocates (TWEA) in collaboration with the Tech London Advocates Smart Cities and PropTech Working Groups.

The event has been curated for Smart City Tech Innovators, Researchers, Investors, Property Developers, City & Urban Planners.

Join fellow tech founders, investors, other experts and practitioners from cities across the UK & Global Tech Advocates eco-system to explore the latest research, innovation, trends and technologies transforming our cities now and into the future.

The event is hosted by L39, sponsored by InvestHK London and grateful to our panellists, co-sponsors and partners who have supported us to make our London Tech Week fringe event possible.

Programme (London Time)

Welcome and Introduction – Richard Lowe, Founder, Tech West England Advocates

Welcome to L39 – Amy French, Director at L39

Panel 1 – Smart Cities Research & Trends – What areas of academia and research are currently informing the latest thinking around Smart Cities?

● Professor Theo Tryfonas , Chair of Infrastructure Systems and Urban Innovation Academic Team Leader, Infrastructure Systems Management and Design, University of Bristol
● Dr Wanru Yao, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Bath Business School, Bath Spa University
● Ayman Elhalwagy, Doctoral Researcher, Centre for AI: Social & Digital Innovation, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Brunel University
● Moderator: Richard Lowe, Founder, Tech West England Advocates

3.45pm Q&A

Panel 2 – Smart Cities Latest Technologies – What are the latest technologies being integrated into today’s Smarter Cities and those under development? Includes a demonstration of each technology by Tech Founders.

● Kai-Tse (KT) Lin, Co-Founder, Bellwether Industries
● Richard Godfrey, Founder & CEO, Rocketmakers
● Paul Sheedy, Founder & CEO, Unifi.id
● Moderator: Sandeep Arora, Group Co-Lead, TLA Smart Cities Working Group

4.30pm Q&A

4.45pm Coffee & Tea Break

Panel 3 – Smart City Practitioners – How are practitioners applying the latest Smart City technology to improve our lives and our living environments?

● Trevor Dorling, CEO & Board Member DG Cities Limited, Director, Digital Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich
● Sandy Tung, Principle Policy Officer, Innovation and Technology, Greater London Authority
● Rene Perkins, Founder & CEO, CityMaaS
● Moderator: Mark Jenkinson, Group Co-Lead, TLA PropTech Working Group

5.15pm Q&A

5.30pm Plenary

UK & Hong Kong Tech Trade Corridor: UK Tech Mission to Hong Kong announcement – Richard Lowe, Founder, Tech West England Advcoates & Jayne Chan, Head fo Startups, InvestHK

5.45pm Introduction by Hong Kong Science & Technology Park

TWEA Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Working Group soft launch – James Savage, Chair, Finance Working Group, Tech West England Advcoates

6.00pm Networking, drinks and refreshments

8.30pm Close


“Flying High” Exhibition in Paris

25 June – 1 July 2024

7 Rue Notre Dame des Victories, 75002 Paris, France

2024 marks a special year of Paris Summer Olympics Games, as well as the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is hosting an exclusive exhibition in Paris to showcase their research and innovations with the themes of Style in Motion and Sustainability in Innovation. It will feature projects across fashion design and textiles to sustainable material technology.

Digital Insurance APAC 2024

26-27 June 2024

Hotel Alexandra

Digital Insurance is a rapidly growing event brand with global footprints in MENA, APAC and more regions to come. It’s committed to building platforms as well as communities around the world to connect, inspire and promote digital transformation in insurance industry. We are especially keen to help the insurers to transform and succeed in the digital revolution by innovating on their own, cooperating with insurtechs, and building digital ecosystems for win-win. 

We will start the 2nd edition of Digital Insurance APAC this year with 150+ speakers and 1000+ attendees from insurers (60%+), insurtechs, investors, and solution providers. With the unparalleled speakers, topics, and branding & networking opportunities, we will bring the digital innovators-thinkers and doers, across the APAC region and around the world to gather in Hong Kong to connect, inspire and promote insurance digital transformation!

IOE&IT MemberCon24

4 July 2024

Aspire Leeds, 2 Infirmary Street, Leeds LS1 2JP, UK

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) supports UK businesses in growing their international markets and trade by providing education and training to professionalise the UK’s international traders. The Institute is the leading association of exporters and importers.

Organised by the IOE&IT, MemberCon24 is the essential event to discover practical international trade insights. It will be a full day of industry panels, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities. Invest Hong Kong will have a stand onsite to meet with businesses and provide participants the latest opportunities await you in Hong Kong.

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.