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15 May 2019
Hong Kong Creative Business Seminar in London

A seminar in London on 20 May will highlight business opportunities in Hong Kong’s creative industries and the upcoming Business of Design Week 2019 in Hong Kong. The event is organised by The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (London) and Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK).    

Mr Edward Yau, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, will describe the thriving creative scene in Hong Kong.

Mr Graham Stuart MP, UK Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade, will also deliver a keynote on highlighting the opportunities in creative industries for UK businesses in Hong Kong and the wider Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.

Sir John Sorrell, Chairman of the London Design Festival and Head of the UK Trade Mission for the Business of Design Week 2019 would also be sharing his thoughts about design developments in the UK and Hong Kong. 

There will then be a panel discussion by UK companies that are doing businesses in Hong Kong about their first-hand experience and the challenges they may have experienced. This will be followed by a briefing by Mr Paul McComb, Director General Trade & Investment, Hong Kong & Macau at Department for International Trade on UK Trade Mission to Business of Design Week 2019.

After the business seminar, delegates are invited to join us for a networking reception.

The seminar is co-organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (London), InvestHK and supported by the Department of International Trade and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

The programme is as follows -

•           1700- 1730 Registration, Tea & Coffee

            Moderator: Ms Jessica Kam, Deputy Head of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong (UK Office)

•           1732– 1735 Opening Remarks by Ms Priscilla To, Director General, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (London)

•           1735- 1745 Keynote Speech by Mr Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

•           1745- 1755 Keynote Speech by Mr Graham Stuart MP, UK Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade

•           1755- 1800 Speech by Sir John Sorrell on Business of Design Week 2019

•           1800 – 1830 Panel Discussion with UK companies doing businesses in Hong Kong and in the region moderated by Mr Andrew Davis, Head of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong (London)

             Ms Sofia Hagen, Design Partner, Design Haus Liberty

             Mr Jonathan Cummings, Chairman, Greater China at FITCH

             Ms Estelle McCartney, Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners

•           1830- 1840 Briefing by Mr Paul McComb, Director General Trade & Investment, Hong Kong & Macau at Department for International Trade on UK Trade Mission to Business of Design Week 2019

•           1840- 1845 Closing remarks by Mr Andrew Davis, Head of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong (London) and Mr. William Chui, Regional Director for Europe, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

•           1845 Networking reception begins