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Digital Hong Kong
Aiming to help Hong Kong transition to a smarter digital city, Google Hong Kong commissioned a Nielsen survey on company and consumer perception of their digital readiness and their actual practice.
12 Dec 2017
A Breath of Fresh Air
Peter Whitby is co-founder and CEO of O2 Canada, a start-up that manufactures air pollution masks.
11 Dec 2017
Omni-channel Retailing
As Chairman of FITCH Hong Kong, a global retail branding consultancy, Jonathan Cummings has worked closely with government bodies representing Hong Kong’s creative industries locally and internationally, including at September’s “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” promotional event in the United Kingdom.
30 Nov 2017
Life of Leisure
Niseko is known around the globe as Asia’s winter wonderland.
23 Nov 2017
Career Balancing Act
Based on personal experience, Marie Swarbreck was struck by the lack of opportunities for mothers to return to the workforce on their terms.
20 Nov 2017
Dreaming Big in Hong Kong
Throughout his 20-year hospitality career in Hong Kong, Christian Talpo dreamed of opening his own restaurant.
7 Nov 2017
Building Strong Financial Ecosystems Webcast
China’s Belt and Road Initiative offers an economic growth solution to counter sluggish global growth, according to Dr Zhu Min, President of the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University and former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
31 Oct 2017
Tell-tale Heart
International best-selling author Ruth Ware is among the featured writers participating in this year’s Hong Kong International Literary Festival, to be held 3-12 November.
26 Oct 2017
The Business of Giving
Newly published research shows that major philanthropic giving by Chinese and Chinese-Americans is soaring in the United States and China, led by wealthy benefactors in Hong Kong.
19 Oct 2017
Leadership for the 21st Century
In 2004, Chandran Nair founded the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) in Hong Kong, an independent think-tank whose executive education programmes have reached more than 1,500 executives in 15 countries.
12 Oct 2017
Serving up Hong Kong’s Finest
Leveraging his hospitality experience at The Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong, JIA Hong Kong and HIP Hotels Media Group, Jason Cohen teamed up with childhood friend, John Hui, to relaunch The Fleming, in Wan Chai, as a “made in Hong Kong” boutique hotel, by embracing the city’s iconic heritage.
4 Oct 2017
Homes with Heart
CHI International was established in 2007 as CHI Residences, one of Hong Kong’s first boutique serviced-apartment brands, now with a growing regional portfolio.
28 Sept 2017
Crafty Brews
Hong Kong’s craft beer scene has exploded in recent years, with the number of local breweries growing from two to more than 20.
21 Sept 2017
Humanising Technology Webcast
Ivan Teh is the CEO and Managing Director of Fusionex, an award-winning data technology company specialising in big data analytics, artificial intelligence, deep learning and the Internet of Things (IoT).
14 Sept 2017
Digital Marketing in China
China marketing and social media expert Ashley Galina Dudarenok moved to the Chinese mainland from Russia before re-locating to Hong Kong in 2010.
7 Sept 2017
The Art behind the Craft
Founded in 2012 with support from the French jewellery brand Van Cleef & Arpels, the Paris-based L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts was established to reflect public interest in the artistry of fine jewellery across the industry.
4 Sept 2017
AI in the Workforce
Jennifer Van Dale heads the Asia employment law practice of global law firm Eversheds.
23 Aug 2017
Inspiring Innovation
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node – a strategic outreach to Greater China for the prestigious US private research university – formally opens its purpose-built premises next month.
21 Aug 2017
Of Rhyme and Crime Webcast
International bestselling and award-winning crime fiction author, Sophie Hannah, has been published in 32 languages and in 51 territories.
8 Aug 2017
Love at First Bite
As an 18-year-old, first-year university student, Carolyn Creswell rounded up AU$1,000 (US$793) to buy the small muesli business where she worked part-time.
2 Aug 2017
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