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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
The Future of Fashion Webcast
Fashion is a reflection of the times, as highlighted by online fashion forecasting service, Fashion Snoops.
31 July 2017
Canada’s Trade Connector
With 40 years of history in Hong Kong, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has been a key partner supporting Canadian business interests in Hong Kong and the greater Asia-Pacific region.
19 July 2017
Cyber Sleuths at Work Webcast
The cost of ransomware to businesses globally is forecast to exceed US$5 billion in 2017, up from Microsoft’s estimate of just US$350 million in 2015.
12 July 2017
Manifesto Lays Groundwork for Belt and Road Opportunities
With more than 60 countries covered under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the rise of cross-border investment and trading is expected to lead to greater demand for professional legal services.
10 July 2017
Hong Kong’s Canada Connection
Hong Kong has the largest expatriate Canadian community in any city outside Canada, with more than 300,000 Canadian citizens living in Hong Kong.
29 June 2017
Strengthening Trade Ties
Hong Kong and Australia opened talks on a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) during last month’s visit to Hong Kong by Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo.
20 June 2017
Promoting Pakistan Development Webcast
After attending the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, a top-level Pakistan delegation, led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, visited Hong Kong to boost Pakistan’s position as an investment and development destination under the Belt and Road Initiative.
13 June 2017
Blueprint for Buildings of the Future Webcast
The first World Sustainable Built Environment Conference in Hong Kong was held 5-7 June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
6 June 2017
Understanding India’s E-commerce Ecology Podcast
As India’s overall retail sector continues to expand, opportunities are flourishing in the online retail space driven by an increasingly modern consumer base.
31 May 2017
Opportunities in Local Storytelling
Emerald Media is an investment fund set up by leading global private-equity firm KKR that focuses on the media industry by providing growth capital to fuel expansion for traditional and digital media companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
25 May 2017
Workplace of the Future
Co-working hubs are springing up across Hong Kong and the broader region.
18 May 2017
World of Wonder Webcast
Bringing entertaining and educational animation to young children is the aim of Hong Kong-based FUN Union.
15 May 2017
The Silver Way
Together with Hong Kong-based publisher Peter Gordon, long-time Hong Kong resident Juan Jose Morales co-authored The Silver Way, which was published by Penguin earlier this year.
4 May 2017
Asian Arbitration
Since Nicholas Plowman founded the Hong Kong office of the global offshore law firm Ogier in 2007, the practice has seen strong growth and become increasingly diversified – including the addition, in 2014, of a dedicated, two-partner British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands specialist dispute-resolution team.
27 April 2017
K-food Trend
Hong Kongers can sate their appetite for authentic Korean fried chicken at Dodam Chicken, which recently opened its first overseas outlet in the main shopping and entertainment area of Causeway Bay.
24 April 2017
Connected Cities
Responsible for developing and implementing a coordinated city-wide strategy on technology and innovation for New York City, Minerva Tantoco was tasked with encouraging collaboration across agencies and with the wider New York City technology ecosystem.
11 April 2017
Taste of Tokyo
Among the many cocktail bars in the Japanese capital, one that is held in high regard is Ginza’s Bar High Five, where bartender Hidetsugu Ueno uses Japanese flavours such as matcha green tea bitters and grape liqueur to create distinct mixes. His cocktails are now available in Hong Kong, at Bar De Luxe.
7 April 2017
India’s Changing Retail Landscape Podcast
India’s retail sector is projected to be worth US$1 trillion by 2020, with the country’s 13 million outlets being the largest number for any country.
28 March 2017
The Power of Identity Webcast
Energised from a successful awards season in Hollywood, film producer Andrew Hevia joined the HKTDC International Film & TV Market (FILMART) on 14 March in Hong Kong to lead a personal sharing session on filmmaking.
21 March 2017
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