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Young Fashion Designers' Contest 2020 winners revealed
Sep 21, 2020 16:00 JST
CENTRESTAGE, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), became virtual in 2020, with both the exhibition and fashion shows migrated to an online platform. Asia's leading fashion event concluded on 19 September with the 2020 Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC), broadcast live through the Internet.
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CENTRESTAGE Virtual Runway Shows Begin Today
Sep 17, 2020 18:00 JST
Organised by the HKTDC and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the HKSAR, the CENTRESTAGE virtual runway shows premiere today and run through to Saturday, 19 September. Combining traditional fashion shows with computer-generated imagery, these unique runway shows feature the latest collections from more than 40 Hong Kong and Asian designers.
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HKTDC Export Index 3Q20: Exporter confidence rises for second consecutive quarter
Sep 14, 2020 18:00 JST
The HKTDC Export Index has risen for the second consecutive quarter, indicating that exporter sentiment continues to improve.
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Hong Kong Book Fair rescheduled for 16-22 December
Sep 03, 2020 18:00 JST
The 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, including the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has been rescheduled to run from 16 to 22 December 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, following discussions with the fair's supporting organisations and relevant stakeholders. The event was originally scheduled for 15 to 21 July.
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FILMART Online attracts 7,000 international buyers
Aug 31, 2020 19:00 JST
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART Online) concluded successfully on 29 August.
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FILMART Online kicks off today
Aug 26, 2020 20:00 JST
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Film and Television Fair | Online (FILMART Online) opens today and continues through 29 August, creating business opportunities for the global entertainment industry in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Exclusive JOYCE X ENZO Chan crossover collection
Aug 24, 2020 18:00 JST
Enzo Chan, New Talent Award winner at last year's Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC), who has collaborated with renowned fashion retailer JOYCE to launch a crossover collection, is now on sale at JOYCE, Pacific Place.
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HKTDC Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE builds a business success
Aug 12, 2020 23:00 JST
The HKTDC's most recent online exhibition has concluded successfully, laying the foundation for a future hybrid model that combines physical and online trade fairs.
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Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition winners revealed
Aug 10, 2020 11:00 JST
The results of the 21st Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition have been announced, with designer Lee Wing-yan, sponsored by Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited, taking the top prize with her entry "Freedom and Bondage".
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5G powers up IoT
Jul 31, 2020 12:00 JST
Communications technology reached a historic milestone at the beginning of April this year as Hong Kong's fifth-generation mobile (5G) network was officially fully connected, linking all major communication equipment.
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HKTDC Entrepreneur Day: Start-ups get insights into overcoming challenges
Jul 30, 2020 16:00 JST
Local start-ups have been rising to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic with agility and creativity. This year's HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), underwent a transformation in terms of format and content, with a series of seminars broadcast live on 16 and 17 July giving start-ups valuable insights into finding a path forward during this difficult time.
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HKTDC launches advanced online virtual exhibition
Jul 27, 2020 18:00 JST
In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has acted swiftly to change its strategy, migrating the nine physical exhibitions originally scheduled to be held by the end of July onto an online platform.
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Inaugural 'Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index'
Jul 23, 2020 18:00 JST
Standard Chartered and HKTDC released the inaugural "Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index" ("GBAI"), 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 ("Greater Bay Area" or "GBA").
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HKTDC Entrepreneur Day helps start-ups redefine industries
Jul 15, 2020 11:00 JST
In light of the COVID-19 situation, this year's HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) has undergone a transformation in terms of format and content, with a series of seminars being broadcast live on 16 and 17 July. The public can register for free at https://hktdc.hermeslive.com/en/.
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Rescheduling of HKTDC Book Fair and other July public fairs
Jul 13, 2020 14:00 JST
In view of the significant resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the recent week of 6-12 July, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has discussed with the Government over the weekend, and was advised that, given the latest epidemic situation and the Government re-imposing certain social distancing restrictions on public health grounds, the Book Fair, despite the precautionary measures to be put in place, should be avoided.
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HKTDC Entrepreneur Day / Education & Careers Expo open 16 July
Jul 09, 2020 05:00 JST
The 12th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) and 30th HKTDC Education & Careers Expo open next Thursday (16 July) to offer comprehensive information on education and employment opportunities, and explore how entrepreneurship is driving social progress and redefining the future.
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HKTDC Entrepreneur Day: Entrepreneurs and tech talents redefine local industries
Jun 29, 2020 16:00 JST
The HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on 16 and 17 July 2020.
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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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