Hong Kong Upcoming Events 2024-06-10 09:00:08

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.

HKSTP x ARROW Hardware Lab Innovation Day

12 June 2024

Grand Hall, 13 Science Park W Ave, Science Park, Hong Kong

HKSTP and Arrow Electronics have joined forces to bring the world-class Hardware Lab and offer extensive insights and business networks to take your innovations to new heights. HKSTP and Arrow Electronics accelerate Micro-E/EE technologies and nurture future leaders, aiding 40+ start-ups and collaborating with top universities for training and internships.

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


Smart City Forum

13 June 2024

Blueprint, 2/F Dorset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

The Smart City Forum is set to be an annual forum, bringing together seasoned experts, policymakers, industry leaders, and technology enthusiasts. This forum serves as a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas, and experiences related to the development and implementation of Smart City solutions in Hong Kong and Asia, showcasing the latest innovations and breakthroughs.

Hong Kong – Your Fundraising Platform

26 June 2024

Ten Trinity Square Private Club, London

Hong Kong boasts a highly open and internationalized market, underpinned by a regulatory regime aligned with major overseas markets, the rule of law, the linked exchange rate system, and the free flow of information and capital. These factors collectively establish Hong Kong as an ideal hub for global operations and a compelling destination for listings.
As part of its ongoing efforts, Hong Kong is committed to enhancing its role as a leading global fundraising venue. This entails expanding opportunities across various sectors, including emerging and innovative industries such as pre-revenue biotechnology firms, entities with weighted voting rights structures, and qualifying companies seeking secondary listings. Moreover, the Hong Kong market offers an integrated platform encompassing diverse asset classes across multiple currencies.

● Ms Daisy Ip, Head of Investment Promotion, InvestHK London
● Mr. Chris Roberts, Managing Director and Head of EMEA Issuer Services,
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

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!

ESG XChange 2024: ESG for Climate Actions International Summit

27-28 June 2024

Hall 5G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai

ESG Xchange 2024, a premier ESG event that offers unparalleled access to the minds driving the ESG revolution, providing insights that will shape the future of ESG best practices, Sustainable supply chain management, Carbon trading and Corporate’s carbon neutrality strategy. Don’t miss out on this transformative gathering that promises to redefine the industry. Engage with international leaders, regulators, industry leaders, listed companies and SMEs, expand your knowledge, explore business opportunities and forge game-changing connections.

“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.

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. 

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