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3,500+ finance, business leaders join Asian Financial Forum
Jan 15, 2020 19:00 JST
More than 3,500 distinguished speakers and influential global financial experts, policymakers, business leaders, economists and investors attended the 13th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), a two-day event that concluded yesterday.
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13th Asian Financial Forum opens today
Jan 13, 2020 21:00 JST
The 13th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) opened this morning and runs for two days at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
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Close to 108,000 buyers visit first four HKTDC fairs of 2020
Jan 09, 2020 19:00 JST
The HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair and the HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair, both organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair, organised by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, drew to a successful close today.
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Hong Kong International Licensing Show draws to a close
Jan 08, 2020 19:00 JST
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 18th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show, Asia's flagship licensing event, drew to a successful close today.
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Toys Conference examines latest industry trends
Jan 08, 2020 16:00 JST
E-commerce is driving transformation in the toys industry but bricks-and-mortar stores still have a unique role to play, delegates at the Hong Kong Toys Industry Conference 2020 heard. The conference covered a plethora of the industry's pressing issues, trends and aspirations - from the persistence of global trade tensions to the pros and cons of relocating production out of Mainland China, and from STEM to CE marking - under the theme "Get Powered Up - Opportunities in the Toys Industry".
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Asian Licensing Conference gathers global experts
Jan 07, 2020 19:00 JST
In recent years, manufacturers, retailers, edu-tainment companies and food and beverage businesses have been actively seeking collaborations with brands to add value to their products and services, while the range of brands seeking licensing collaborations has diversified from characters and animations to art, culture, corporates, collegiate and music properties.
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13th Asian Financial Forum opens next Monday
Jan 06, 2020 19:00 JST
The 13th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) will be held on 13 and 14 January (Monday and Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
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Asia's flagship licensing show and conference open today
Jan 06, 2020 18:00 JST
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show and the Asian Licensing Conference serve not only as Asia's flagship licensing events, but also as important platforms for global licensors and brands to explore new business opportunities.
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Toys & Games, Baby Products and Stationery fairs open today
Jan 06, 2020 17:00 JST
The first round of Hong Kong Trade Development Council's trade fairs for 2020 kicked off today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Asia's largest toys and games fair opens next Monday
Jan 02, 2020 19:00 JST
The 46th HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, the 11th HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and the 20th Hong Kong International Stationery Fair will be held from 6 to 9 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
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Online sales shines over festive season
Dec 31, 2019 17:00 JST
Led by online purchases, global festive sales over the last two months have been positive in general, according to a worldwide study of year-end sales released today by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
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HKTDC Export Index 4Q19: Hong Kong exports expected to decline 2% in 2020
Dec 18, 2019 18:00 JST
The value of Hong Kong exports is expected to shrink by 2% next year, according to the latest forecast by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Meanwhile, the HKTDC Export Index for the final quarter of 2019 hit a record low of 18.8, down 8.6 points from the previous quarter, indicating that Hong Kong exports are expected to remain sluggish in the coming months.
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HK International Franchising Show draws to a close
Dec 09, 2019 17:00 JST
The fifth HKTDC Hong Kong International Franchising Show, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded last Friday (6 December) on a successful note.
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Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to speak at Asian Financial Forum
Dec 09, 2019 16:00 JST
Business leaders from around the world will gather in Hong Kong to share insights at the 13th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), which takes place on 13 and 14 January 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Close to 1,500 e-tailers join Asian E-tailing Summit
Dec 06, 2019 21:00 JST
The third Asian E-tailing Summit, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday with close to 1,500 e-tailers and business professionals from related sectors in attendance. The event brought together myriad business leaders, offering a one-stop platform for participants to focus on e-commerce prospects in the region and explore the latest industry trends.
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SmartBiz Expo and Franchising Show close today
Dec 06, 2019 19:00 JST
The third edition of the HKTDC SmartBiz Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded today with explorations into the theme "Smart Tech Makes Great Business".
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DesignInspire opens today
Dec 05, 2019 19:00 JST
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the third edition of DesignInspire opens today and runs until Saturday (7 December) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
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Business of IP Asia Forum opens today
Dec 05, 2019 19:00 JST
The ninth edition of the Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia Forum) - organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Hong Kong Design Centre - opened today and runs for two days (5 and 6 December) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year's theme is "IP: Building an Innovative and Inclusive Future for Business".
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HKTDC welcomes the Government's new support measures for SMEs
Dec 04, 2019 21:00 JST
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomes the new round of relief measures introduced by the Financial Secretary Mr Paul Chan Mo-Po today as these measures can help alleviate the financial burden on Hong Kong's small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
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Three HKTDC events offering creative solutions open today
Dec 04, 2019 20:00 JST
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the third edition of the HKTDC SmartBiz Expo, the third Asian E-tailing Summit and fifth HKTDC Hong Kong International Franchising Show opened today and run concurrently at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
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Nearly 300 global business leaders join Hong Kong Forum
Dec 04, 2019 18:00 JST
Co-organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW), the 20th Hong Kong Forum opened yesterday (3 December) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and drew to a successful close today.
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DesignInspire highlights Hong Kong creativity
Nov 27, 2019 19:00 JST
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), DesignInspire will be held from 5 to 7 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), featuring outstanding designs and providing creative solutions, as well as showcasing Hong Kong creativity to both trade and public visitors.
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HKTDC to host five major annual events in early December
Nov 27, 2019 18:10 JST

Challenges and opportunities for logistics companies
Nov 20, 2019 19:00 JST
Ongoing trade disputes and uncertainties around the globe, along with ever-changing trade and consumption patterns, present both challenges and opportunities to the logistics sector. These and related subjects were examined by logistics, maritime and aviation industry players from around the world at the ninth Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on 19-20 November.
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Asian Logistics & Maritime Conference opens today
Nov 19, 2019 18:00 JST
Nearly 70 experts and leaders from the logistics and maritime industries are speaking at the ninth Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC), which opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The two-day conference, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), is one of the largest events of its kind in Asia.
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7 Autumn Fairs Draw 156,000 Buyers, 9,600+ Exhibitors
Nov 14, 2019 17:00 JST
As the autumn trade fair season draws to a close, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has revealed that more than 9,600 exhibitors and nearly 156,000 buyers from 165 countries and regions attended the seven fairs it organised in October and November. Among specific markets, there was an increase in the number of buyers coming from Turkey, Brazil, Iran, Vietnam and Macao.
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200 HK companies join China International Import Expo
Nov 12, 2019 19:00 JST
Organised by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, the second edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) drew to a close on 10 November. The six-day event attracted more than 3,000 plus exhibitors from 180 countries and regions, including some 60 countries and regions along the Belt and Road, together with 500,000 buyers from Mainland China and overseas.
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Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair Closes
Nov 10, 2019 13:00 JST
The 12th HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), ended on Saturday (9 November) after a successful three-day run (7 to 9 November). The fair was staged at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and featured 1,075 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions, showcasing remarkable wines from around the world.
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27th HK International Optical Fair draws over 14,000 buyers
Nov 08, 2019 20:00 JST
The 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair concluded today. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA), the three-day fair ran from 6 to 8 November and attracted over 14,000 buyers from 96 countries and regions.
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