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HKDC Promotes Human-centred Design
More than ever, design has moved to the forefront of Hong Kong life, and the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) has played a pivotal role in making that happen.
24 Sept 2018
Businesses of All Sizes Flock to Flexible Spaces
The rise of the market for flexible office space in the Asia-Pacific has been meteoric.
17 Sept 2018
Visionary Snapper Casts New Light on Hong Kong
Kevin Mak has built his reputation capturing typical Hong Kong sights such as old signboards, taxis, trams, neon lights and cluttered alleyways alongside the city’s countless high-rises, under the Instagram tagline “urban stories from a Hong Kong architect”.
10 Sept 2018
Opening up the First Class Lounge
Like many great businesses, Plaza Premium Lounge was born out of frustration after entrepreneur Song Hoi-see was dissatisfied by the lack of lounge amenities and space to work on the go when he travelled economy class following the launch of his own business.
3 Sept 2018
Cookie-maker Picks Health-conscious Hong Kong
Morris Cookies creates healthy snacks using organic flour, butter and sugar, and lets clients customise a product’s flavour using fruit, flowers, vegetables and herbs.
27 Aug 2018
The King of Cocktails Serves Renaissance Flavours
Set up by Joe Villaneuva, former Head Mixologist for W Hong Kong, and Sandeep Kumar, whose resumé includes stints at Michelin-starred restaurants On Dining and Il Milione, The Wise King is one of several highly specialised cocktail bars that have opened in the city of late.
14 Aug 2018
Co-working Pioneer Thrives as Sector Heats up
In 1994, years before co-working spaces became a trend, The Executive Centre opened in Hong Kong.
10 Aug 2018
Bay Area Needs Pay Area
People from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and Macau will make many more trips across boundaries between the three regions as Bay Area economic integration progresses.
2 Aug 2018
Reaching a Win-win Solution
Dr Anny Wong, Founder & CEO of AlphaSmart World Limited, is an independent arbitrator, mediator and business consultant with a special interest in the Belt & Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Development.
26 July 2018
Long Live the Cake
Vive Cake Boutique’s Founder and Creative Director Vivien Lau discovered her passion and talent for baking by chance after making a cake for a friend’s birthday.
18 July 2018
Promoting Staff Wellness Helps both Bosses and Employees
Companies at the Asia Pacific are suffering billions of dollars in losses related to employee health issues, according to a new report from Colliers International.
16 July 2018
Finding the Next Gem
Open to professional jewellery designers, students and graduates of all jewellery design disciplines, the JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/19 launched last month with an inauguration ceremony and seminar at the Jewellery & Gem Fair attended by industry insiders, designers and design students.
6 July 2018
Road to a Bright Future
Hong Kong employment is set for a positive second-half of 2018 as the city continues to benefit from China’s growing economy and strategic initiatives such as the Belt and Road Initiative and the Greater Bay Area, according to a recent KPMG research.
28 June 2018
Back to Bricks and Mortar
E-commerce is often seen as a profitable alternative to running a physical store.
21 June 2018
Blockchain: The Way Forward
Pindar Wong is Chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd, an Internet financial infrastructure consultancy, and Chief Architect of the Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium.
14 June 2018
Bay of Hope
A new report from ACCA Hong Kong – the local arm of global accountancy body the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – identifies how Hong Kong can carve its niche in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, an ambitious plan to build a world-class city cluster by linking Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in Guangdong Province.
5 June 2018
Zero Sum Gain
Entrepreneur Tamsin Thornburrow opened possibly Hong Kong’s first zero-waste grocery store, Live Zero, in February 2018.
28 May 2018
Wired to Win Podcast
Silicon Valley’s BootUP Ventures is a unique start-up ecosystem that aims to provide a one-stop platform for start-ups to get off the ground.
21 May 2018
Time for Hong Kong's Start-ups to Scale Up
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) flagship event for start-ups, Entrepreneur Day, will be held 17-18 May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
16 May 2018
Digital and Different
I founded my first coaching and consulting company in Germany in 2011 and I moved my business to Hong Kong in 2014.
7 May 2018
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