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Smart Giving at Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair Multimedia
Hi-tech updates of classic gifts impressed at the 32nd edition of the Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, the world’s largest such event. Also popular were the new hair ornament zone – and another for corporate gifts. The 27-30 April 2017 event featured 4300+ exhibitors from 31 countries and regions.
Multimedia 1 May 2017
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Home for Asian Brands Multimedia
The HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair 2017 featured a host of new ideas and products with multiple materials. The Houseware Fair included innovative designs in the new World of Building and Hardware zone, while the Fair was seen as a home for Asian brands.
Multimedia 24 April 2017
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Hong Kong Major Connector to Belt and Road Investment Multimedia
Between 60 per cent and 70 per cent of all investment in infrastructure across the Belt and Road in 2016 flowed through Hong Kong in some way, says PwC’s Simon Booker – and Hong Kong has everything to gain in 2017. PwC’s Belt and Road Watch research for the past year shows that overall investment exceeded US$490 billion, with one third taking place or originating on the Chinese mainland.
Multimedia 7 April 2017
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Port Pathfinder on the Belt and Road Multimedia
With 22 ports situated along China’s Belt and Road and a further 26 ports globally, Hong Kong-based Hutchison Ports has taken a large stake in the Initiative, with huge growth potential. Group Managing Director Eric Ip points to major port developments in Thailand and Pakistan, significantly contributing to those countries’ infrastructure development on the Belt and Road.
Multimedia 29 March 2017
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Hong Kong Connector for Global Port Network Multimedia
Hutchison Ports regards its Hong Kong headquarters as the right place to run its global network – including connecting people, cultures and systems across the Belt and Road, according to Group Managing Director Eric Ip. Particularly relevant is Hutchison Ports’ award-winning nGen high technology operations system, which was developed in Hong Kong.
Multimedia 29 March 2017
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Czech Republic’s Growing Bilateral Ties with China Multimedia
There is a long list of bilateral projects between China and the Czech Republic, says Klara Jurcova, Deputy Ambassador in Beijing. These range from machinery and engineering, to agriculture, health care, certification and culture, showing that the Czech Republic is very active in the Belt and Road Initiative. She says 2018 will see the Czech Republic move faster in developing trade in the Pearl River Delta, including Hong Kong.
Multimedia 28 March 2017
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VR, Oscar and Belt and Road Dreams at FILMART 2017 Multimedia
Andrew Hevia, the Academy Award-winning Co-Producer of “Moonlight” was among the influential speakers talking up the virtues of dreaming and thinking big at the FILMART in March 2017. The 21st edition of the event featured virtual reality (VR) and other immersive platforms with an exclusive zone, and attracted many industry players eager to find opportunities including those among the 16 exhibitors from countries along China’s new Belt and Road initiative.
Multimedia 21 March 2017
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Tracking Trade on the Belt and Road Multimedia
Hong Kong-based Eliron Cargo Tracking uses a bespoke, GSM-based system to update clients on shipments door-to-door across the Belt and Road Initiative routes. CEO Elias Heikar says the high-technology cargo tracking business is well fitted for operating from Hong Kong, with the SAR’s scalable services in areas such as office access, book-keeping and data collection, as well as a super connector to Belt and Road countries.
Multimedia 14 Feb 2017
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Design for the Belt and Road Multimedia
Hong Kong’s Design Icon has been developing products for global and regional clients – and finds its’ own new, branded photographic solution is picking up interest from companies in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, among others, after launching it at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition). Director Kevin O’Doherty sees the Belt and Road Initiative introducing new countries and consumers to its design services.
Multimedia 14 Feb 2017
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Belt and Road: IP Protection and Market Growth Multimedia
Hong Kong-based Design Icon views the SAR as a regional centre for intellectual property protection as it develops its branded photographic design solution. Director Billy Liu says the company aims to establish Hong Kong as an outstanding location on the global design map, while Director Mike Jerome sees the Belt and Road Initiative bringing a new client base to Hong Kong.
Multimedia 14 Feb 2017
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Developing New Licensing Frontiers Multimedia
Seeking to tap the multitude of licensing opportunities available across Asia, Viacom International Media Networks took part in the region’s leading licensing event in Hong Kong. On the sidelines of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Fair, Ron Johnson, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, Promotions and Recreation, Viacom International Media Networks, discusses why Viacom chose Hong Kong as the place to build brand awareness in Asia.
Multimedia 13 Feb 2017
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Flying High in the Asian Licensing Market Multimedia
Digital brand Rovio Entertainment, famous for the Angry Birds franchise, was in the spotlight at the January 2017 Asian Licensing Conference in Hong Kong. In this podcast interview, Alex Lambeek, Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Vice-President Consumer Products, Rovio Entertainment Ltd, explains why Hong Kong is an ideal hub to expand his licensing network and gain consumer insights for markets across Asia.
Multimedia 8 Feb 2017
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AFF 2017: Market Optimism, Belt and Road Tonic Multimedia
The US faces at least three interest rate hikes in 2017 if the new US President delivers on promises, said AFF keynote speaker Mohamed El-Erian. Second keynote speaker Raghuram Rajan expected stronger US growth short term based on market optimism. He believed China’s Belt and Road Initiative could link Asia together, with Hong Kong in a connector role. Dr El-Erian said the AFF 2017 itself “exceeded expectations”.
Multimedia 8 Feb 2017
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AFF 2017: Introducing Network of Networks Multimedia
IBM is part of an online community that in 2017 is introducing a “network of networks” based on Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology that creates distributed, consensus-driven databases for direct transactions. John Wolpert, IBM’s Global Blockchain Offering Director says the so-called Hyperledger Fabric architecture is in the “next wave” and sharing information with top-level financial experts at AFF 2017 has been very useful to him.
Multimedia 7 Feb 2017
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Connecting Asian and Russian Investors Multimedia
Hong Kong is a highly important point of contact for investors in Asia and Russia in both directions said the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia. It comes at a time when Russia’s economy is emerging from recession with stronger global oil prices said Ksenia Yudaeva, speaking on the sidelines of AFF 2017, while China’s Belt and Road Initiative will benefit all countries, including Russia.
Multimedia 7 Feb 2017
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Centre for Financial Innovation Multimedia
Hong Kong is Asia’s centre for financial innovation with considerable talent from a technical development perspective, said Melissa Guzy, Co-Founder of Hong Kong-based venture capital firm, Arbor Ventures. Speaking on the sidelines of AFF 2017 she said the event showed an exciting development: how entrepreneurship was converging with financial institutions.
Multimedia 7 Feb 2017
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Technology Push into Asian Markets Multimedia
Asian financial markets offer the biggest opportunities globally for technology innovation according to Lars Ottersgård, Head of Nasdaq Market Technology, in areas such as trading, clearing, index calculation, risk management and surveillance. On the sidelines of AFF 2017 he said the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) is a major client and the SAR is a gateway to Asia for technology providers. The AFF provides “big value” to meet high-level participants.
Multimedia 7 Feb 2017
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AFF 2017: Blueprints for the Belt and Road Multimedia
Kazakhstan’s Astana International Financial Centre is to be launched in 2018 and Governor Kairat Kelimbetov said Hong Kong was a case study for successful financial markets and services for a new regional hub. Speaking on the sidelines of AFF 2017, he said Hong Kong and Astana were both “connectors” under China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the AFF provided a good opportunity to present the developing Central Asian financial marketplace.
Multimedia 7 Feb 2017
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El-Erian at AFF: Belt and Road Add-On to Multilateral System Multimedia
Commenting beside the Asian Financial Forum 2017 in Hong Kong, keynote speaker Dr Mohamed El-Erian described China’s Belt and Road Initiative as a supplement to the multilateral trading system, with Hong Kong contributing significantly to the Belt and Road’s development. The Chief Economic Advisor with Allianz also expected the US dollar to strengthen with about three interest rate hikes in 2017 and the prospect of US economic growth.
Multimedia 18 Jan 2017
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Dream Connector for Cyber Belt and Road Multimedia
Hong Kong has an online environment that other countries can “only dream about”, says Michael Gazeley of locally-based but global cyber security firm, Network Box. He says China’s Belt and Road Initiative consists of online (as well as land and sea) trading links and Hong Kong can rely on its fast, stable Internet and world class infrastructure to safely connect up the cyber Belt and Road. Catch Part 2 on Hong Kong’s expertise in cyber security.
Multimedia 4 Jan 2017
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