Helping your business transform • Think out of the box
Set your transformation goals today
Our dedicated team is here to help
Which area would you like to transform?
Branding
Branding
Branding is an integral part of a company’s identity and helps distinguish your business from others. To help you create a unique brand and establish a differentiated presence in the market, the T-box programme provides practical advice on brand planning, marketing strategies and intellectual property.
E-commerce
E-commerce
If you would like to ride the wave of online business, the T-box programme can surely help. Ask our staff about the latest market trends in online platforms, marketing, payment systems and logistics or the discounted packages from our programme partners to help you tap into global e-commerce opportunities.
Manufacturing Relocation
Manufacturing relocation
Against a backdrop of global supply chain restructuring, manufacturers are looking to less costly locations to diversify risks and penetrate new markets. Our business advisory partners are here to provide an overview of the manufacturing landscape, regulations and industrial parks in ASEAN countries to aid your relocation decisions.
New Markets
New Markets
To help local companies tackle challenges arising from the changing trading landscape and explore new markets, we provide market overviews, sales channels and related business mission information for markets in mainland China and Southeast Asia to guide your overseas business expansion.
How can we support you?
Transformation Sandbox
升級轉型計劃
The HKTDC Transformation Sandbox (T-box) is a SME support programme that helps you enhance your business’s competitiveness and achieve transformation goals in the areas of branding, e-commerce, manufacturing relocation and new markets. Our dedicated T-box staff will work with you to identify your goals and provide support over a three-month period, with group and individualised services including advisory services, workshops, government-funding information, market knowledge and networking opportunities. The programme is offered free of charge and is open to all companies registered in Hong Kong.
How to transform your business in three months?
1
Step
Set your transformation goals with our specialist
2
Join our workshops, advisory services and networking events
3
Start achieving your goals
What can T-box offer you?
Business advisory service
Various professional institutions, chambers of commerce, business partners, government officials and consular officers are here to provide free advisory services for T-box members. Our staff will recommend suitable associations to provide basic advisory support according to your needs and help you solve potential problems and capitalise on any business opportunities.
Our growing team of partners
Advanced Market Specialist Society
Cambodia International Trade Association
Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province
Hong Kong Association for Promotion & Development of SMEs
Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce
Networking and events
The T-box programme offers tremendous opportunities to meet business partners and potential investors, thanks to more than 300 promotional activities and over 600 networking events organised by the HKTDC every year. If you join the T-box programme, our support team will recommend appropriate HKTDC-related services and events that offer you extensive networking and business opportunities.
25.07.2020 - 28.07.2020
Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition)
25.07.2020 - 28.07.2020
HK International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition)
25.07.2020 - 28.07.2020
International ICT Expo
25.07.2020 - 28.07.2020
Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair
25.07.2020 - 28.07.2020
Hong Kong Houseware Fair
Capacity-building workshops
Seminars and workshops are an indispensable part of the T-box programme. Regular workshops will be organised at the SME Centre to cater for the needs of T-box members. You will be given opportunities to exchange views with speakers on subjects associated with your chosen transformation goals and build your capacity by broadening your business knowledge and acquiring useful skills.
Upcoming Workshop/ Seminar

= Branding, = E-commerce, = Manufacturing relocation, = New Markets
27.05.2020
Leveraging Shanghai’s Strengths to Explore Domestic Market Opportunities in Yangtze River Delta Region (Webinar)
Speaker: Ms. Chen Xue Ping - China Business Advisor, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce (currently seconded to the HKTDC)

Register Now
06.2020
Seminar c/o with Research and TID SUCCESS on ASEAN / Vietnam (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
06.2020
Greater Bay and Belt & Road Series (1): Webinar on “Tap into GBA B2C Market Right” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
05.06.2020
Mainland China KOL Marketing (Webinar)


Register Now
11.06.2020
Get Ready for Doing Business with Global Buyers (Webinar)


Register Now
12.06.2020
Webinar on Optimisation of Enterprises Through Business Innovation and Transformation (c/o with VTC) (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
16.06.2020
Guide to Do Business in ASEAN (Webinar)


Register Now
30.06.2020
Accelerating Your Sales with E-tailing (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
07.2020
Greater Bay and Belt & Road Series (2): Webinar on “Intellectual Property Protection Tips In Mainland China” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
07.2020
Business Opportunities and Manufacturing Relocation in Malaysia


Information will be coming soon
07.07.2020
Build Trust Through Product Certification (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
14.07.2020
PR & Communication/ Data-driving marketing or Content Marketing in Social Media (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
08.2020
Business Opportunities and Manufacturing Relocation in Indonesia


Information will be coming soon
08.2020
Indian Market Seminar (Topic TBC) (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
26.08.2020
Content Marketing and Customer Engagement (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
09.2020
Business Opportunities in Vietnam


Information will be coming soon
09.2020
Seminar c/o with Research and TID SUCCESS on ASEAN / Indonesia (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
09.2020
Greater Bay and Belt & Road Series (3): Seminar on “Getting Ready for Global Economic Uncertainty” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
10.2020
Business Opportunities in Thailand


Information will be coming soon
10.2020
E-Commerce Series (2): Seminar on “Get Ready for E-commerce Opportunities in Festive Seasons” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
10.2020
Greater Bay and Belt & Road Series (4): Seminar on “Emerging Market Opportunities in the Middle East and Africa” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
11.2020
Manufacturing Potential and Business Opportunities in Cambodia


Information will be coming soon
11.2020
Seminar on “Latest Update on Sino-US Trade Deal” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
12.2020
Manufacturing Potential and Business Opportunities in Myanmar


Information will be coming soon
01.2021
Greater Bay and Belt & Road Series (5): Seminar on “Entering ASEAN Market at the Right Moment” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
01.2021
E-Commerce Series (3): Seminar on “Unleashing Business Potential of Omni-channel Sales” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
02.2021
Capacity Building Series (3): Start Your Business from Today, Not Tomorrow (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
03.2021
E-Commerce Series (4): Seminar on “Digital Marketing: Keeping Gen Z Customers within Reach” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
Remarks:
Activities will be conducted in Cantonese / Putonghua unless otherwise stated.
HKTDC reserves the right to change the above information and events.
Market information
About 2,500 free online research articles are accessible on the HKTDC Research and Hong Kong Means Business (HKMB) websites to keep you well informed of industry and market trends. Our staff will curate a series of articles related to your transformation goals to help you make the best use of the HKTDC’s rich collection of resources.
Selected articles from HKMB
08.05.2020
World flocks to digital expo
The HKTDC rolls out an O2O recovery programme for SMEs as COVID-19 outbreak-related curbs ease.

Read More
05.05.2020
Logistics transformation surges
Trade flocks to a digital freight platform as physical networking shuts down.

Read More
Selected articles from HKTDC Research
06.05.2020
The Greater Bay Area: A Breath of Fresh Air
On the frontline with Finnish air purifying firm

Read More
06.05.2020
Live Video Shopping Gets Shot in the Arm from Ongoing Anti-Virus Measures
With retailers desperate to find new ways to engage with consumers, Sweden has woken up to the possibilities offered by a new sales channel.

Read More
Government funding schemes
The Hong Kong Government offers various funding schemes and support to local SMEs in order to facilitate their growth and development. Over 40 Government funding schemes are available to Hong Kong SMEs, including: Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales (BUD Fund), Export Marketing Fund (EMF), Technology Voucher Programme (TVP), Retail Technologies Adoption Assistance Scheme for Manpower Demand Management (ReTAAS) and Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS).
SME ReachOut
A dedicated service team to help enhance SME's understanding of the Government's funding schemes, identify suitable schemes and answer application related questions.
Learn More
Business advisory service
Business advisory service
Various professional institutions, chambers of commerce, business partners, government officials and consular officers are here to provide free advisory services for T-box members. Our staff will recommend suitable associations to provide basic advisory support according to your needs and help you solve potential problems and capitalise on any business opportunities.
Our growing team of partners
Advanced Market Specialist Society
Cambodia International Trade Association
Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province
Hong Kong Association for Promotion & Development of SMEs
Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce
Networking and events
The T-box programme offers tremendous opportunities to meet business partners and potential investors, thanks to more than 300 promotional activities and over 600 networking events organised by the HKTDC every year. If you join the T-box programme, our support team will recommend appropriate HKTDC-related services and events that offer you extensive networking and business opportunities.
25.07.2020 - 28.07.2020
Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition)
25.07.2020 - 28.07.2020
HK International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition)
25.07.2020 - 28.07.2020
International ICT Expo
25.07.2020 - 28.07.2020
Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair
25.07.2020 - 28.07.2020
Hong Kong Houseware Fair
Capacity-building workshops
Capacity-building workshops
Seminars and workshops are an indispensable part of the T-box programme. Regular workshops will be organised at the SME Centre to cater for the needs of T-box members. You will be given opportunities to exchange views with speakers on subjects associated with your chosen transformation goals and build your capacity by broadening your business knowledge and acquiring useful skills.
Upcoming Workshop/ Seminar

= Branding, = E-commerce, = Manufacturing relocation, = New Markets
27.05.2020
Leveraging Shanghai’s Strengths to Explore Domestic Market Opportunities in Yangtze River Delta Region (Webinar)
Speaker: Ms. Chen Xue Ping - China Business Advisor, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce (currently seconded to the HKTDC)

Register Now
06.2020
Seminar c/o with Research and TID SUCCESS on ASEAN / Vietnam (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
06.2020
Greater Bay and Belt & Road Series (1): Webinar on “Tap into GBA B2C Market Right” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
05.06.2020
Mainland China KOL Marketing (Webinar)


Register Now
11.06.2020
Get Ready for Doing Business with Global Buyers (Webinar)


Register Now
12.06.2020
Webinar on Optimisation of Enterprises Through Business Innovation and Transformation (c/o with VTC) (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
16.06.2020
Guide to Do Business in ASEAN (Webinar)


Register Now
30.06.2020
Accelerating Your Sales with E-tailing (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
07.2020
Greater Bay and Belt & Road Series (2): Webinar on “Intellectual Property Protection Tips In Mainland China” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
07.2020
Business Opportunities and Manufacturing Relocation in Malaysia


Information will be coming soon
07.07.2020
Build Trust Through Product Certification (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
14.07.2020
PR & Communication/ Data-driving marketing or Content Marketing in Social Media (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
08.2020
Business Opportunities and Manufacturing Relocation in Indonesia


Information will be coming soon
08.2020
Indian Market Seminar (Topic TBC) (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
26.08.2020
Content Marketing and Customer Engagement (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
09.2020
Business Opportunities in Vietnam


Information will be coming soon
09.2020
Seminar c/o with Research and TID SUCCESS on ASEAN / Indonesia (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
09.2020
Greater Bay and Belt & Road Series (3): Seminar on “Getting Ready for Global Economic Uncertainty” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
10.2020
Business Opportunities in Thailand


Information will be coming soon
10.2020
E-Commerce Series (2): Seminar on “Get Ready for E-commerce Opportunities in Festive Seasons” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
10.2020
Greater Bay and Belt & Road Series (4): Seminar on “Emerging Market Opportunities in the Middle East and Africa” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
11.2020
Manufacturing Potential and Business Opportunities in Cambodia


Information will be coming soon
11.2020
Seminar on “Latest Update on Sino-US Trade Deal” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
12.2020
Manufacturing Potential and Business Opportunities in Myanmar


Information will be coming soon
01.2021
Greater Bay and Belt & Road Series (5): Seminar on “Entering ASEAN Market at the Right Moment” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
01.2021
E-Commerce Series (3): Seminar on “Unleashing Business Potential of Omni-channel Sales” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
02.2021
Capacity Building Series (3): Start Your Business from Today, Not Tomorrow (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
03.2021
E-Commerce Series (4): Seminar on “Digital Marketing: Keeping Gen Z Customers within Reach” (Webinar)


Information will be coming soon
Remarks:
Activities will be conducted in Cantonese / Putonghua unless otherwise stated.
HKTDC reserves the right to change the above information and events.
Market information
Market information
About 2,500 free online research articles are accessible on the HKTDC Research and Hong Kong Means Business (HKMB) websites to keep you well informed of industry and market trends. Our staff will curate a series of articles related to your transformation goals to help you make the best use of the HKTDC’s rich collection of resources.
Selected articles from HKMB
08.05.2020
World flocks to digital expo
The HKTDC rolls out an O2O recovery programme for SMEs as COVID-19 outbreak-related curbs ease.

Read More
05.05.2020
Logistics transformation surges
Trade flocks to a digital freight platform as physical networking shuts down.

Read More
Selected articles from HKTDC Research
06.05.2020
The Greater Bay Area: A Breath of Fresh Air
On the frontline with Finnish air purifying firm

Read More
06.05.2020
Live Video Shopping Gets Shot in the Arm from Ongoing Anti-Virus Measures
With retailers desperate to find new ways to engage with consumers, Sweden has woken up to the possibilities offered by a new sales channel.

Read More
Government funding schemes
Government funding schemes
The Hong Kong Government offers various funding schemes and support to local SMEs in order to facilitate their growth and development. Over 40 Government funding schemes are available to Hong Kong SMEs, including: Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales (BUD Fund), Export Marketing Fund (EMF), Technology Voucher Programme (TVP), Retail Technologies Adoption Assistance Scheme for Manpower Demand Management (ReTAAS) and Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS).
SME ReachOut
A dedicated service team to help enhance SME's understanding of the Government's funding schemes, identify suitable schemes and answer application related questions.
Learn More
Learn from our industry leaders
07 May 2020
Website Design: How to get it right for e-Commerce (Webinar)

Mr. Ivan So
Digital Consultant of HDcourse
What other SMEs are saying
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