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HKTDC Summer Virtual Expo goes live on Monday
Jun 28, 2020 17:00 JST
To help companies rise to the challenge, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is organising hktdc.com Sourcing Summer Virtual Expo from 29 June to 24 July, providing an effective way for more than 22,000 suppliers to connect with some 500,000 global buyers.
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31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair opens on 15 July
Jun 23, 2020 20:00 JST
The 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held from 15 to 21 July (Wednesday to Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). More than 730 exhibitors are expected to gather at the fair and the Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, presenting a wide selection of books and activities over the week.
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Standard Chartered and HKTDC Launch 'Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index'
Jun 22, 2020 19:00 JST
Standard Chartered and HKTDC are pleased to announce the launch of the "Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index", the first forward-looking quarterly survey in the market that looks at the business sentiment and synergistic effects across cities and industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
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HKTDC predicts Hong Kong 2020 exports to fall 10%
Jun 16, 2020 20:00 JST
Uncertainties about the length and depth of the economic downturn brought by COVID-19 and the ongoing threat of trade protectionism have led the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to revise its forecast for Hong Kong's export performance for 2020 to a decline of 10%, down from the previous prediction of a 2% fall.
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Start-up Express Pitching Contest showcases innovative solutions
Jun 10, 2020 20:30 JST
Start-up Express, an entrepreneurship development programme organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has returned for its third edition.
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HKTDC overseas business promotion showcases Hong Kong's technology in action
Jun 10, 2020 20:00 JST
To create business opportunities for local technology enterprises that develop products and services to tackle the pandemic and related areas, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is collaborating with the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) and Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB) of the HKSAR Government to launch a promotion campaign, sharing their experiences with overseas markets and showcasing the technologies to economies abroad.
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HKTDC to host Summer Virtual Expo
May 07, 2020 15:00 JST
HKTDC is launching a "Wellness from Within" promotion this month, featuring a wide range of wellbeing products on hktdc.com Sourcing. The HKTDC will also organise a Summer Virtual Expo next month to complement its physical fairs, doubling support for Hong Kong businesses.
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Start-up Express 2020: A Journey to Success for HK Start-ups
Apr 06, 2020 15:00 JST
Start-up Express, a development programme launched by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in 2018, is returning for its third edition to help local start-ups build connections, explore markets, seek partners and enhance brand awareness.
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HKTDC to launch Spring Virtual Expo and Guided SME Support
Mar 26, 2020 19:00 JST
To help Hong Kong companies rise to the challenge, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is offering a number of new platforms and special packages as well as a new guided SME support programme to capture every business opportunity available.
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HKTDC Export Index 1Q20: Exporter confidence hits record low amid COVID-19 outbreak
Mar 17, 2020 18:00 JST
The confidence level of Hong Kong's exporters has fallen to its lowest-ever level in the face of a triple challenge - the COVID-19 outbreak, softening global demand and lingering trade tension between the United States and Mainland China.
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Hong Kong Trade Development Council welcomes new Budget
Feb 26, 2020 20:00 JST
Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Dr Peter Lam welcomes the new 2020-21 Budget, including the additional HK$150 million funding to the HKTDC to help Hong Kong businesses find new opportunities and to help the city rebuild international business confidence in Hong Kong as Asia's commercial hub.
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HKTDC helps SMEs amid unprecedented challenges
Feb 13, 2020 16:00 JST
Taking into account the impact of the corona virus (COVID-19) and the need to continue helping companies capture business opportunities, the Council is adjusting the schedule of its exhibitions and conferences in 2020.
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HK designers unveil collections at London Fashion Week
Feb 04, 2020 09:00 JST
Four Hong Kong fashion labels will launch collections at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020, showcasing the city's fashion creativity to industry elites and style influencers from around the world.
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Fashion Hong Kong arrives at New York Fashion Week
Jan 24, 2020 11:00 JST
Three leading Hong Kong fashion designer brands will take part in the Fashion Hong Kong runway show at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 in February. The runway parade, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will feature 36 unique creations, showcasing Hong Kong's fashion vibrancy to industry elites and style influencers from the United States and around the world.
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HKTDC Education & Careers Expo opens early February
Jan 21, 2020 19:00 JST
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 30th edition of the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo runs from 6 to 9 February (Thursday to Sunday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
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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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