HKTDC’s December events aim to help SMEs

Hong Kong, 27th November: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will organise four events next week targeting the SME market. The events will feature business solutions addressing a broad range of categories including technological innovation (artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, VR), entrepreneurship, IP management and e-tailing. All events will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 6th to 8th December.

The SmartBiz Expo and the Asian E-tailing Summit are newly launched events. SmartBiz, running from 6th to 8th December, will showcase more than 500 exhibitors from 43 countries and regions, featuring the latest business solutions, technology applications and operators support. Meanwhile, the Asian E-tailing Summit will be held on 6th December. It will serve as a platform for business professionals and online retailers to examine the latest sourcing trends and market developments.

The Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia), in its seventh edition, is jointly organised by the Government of Hong Kong (HKSAR), the HKTDC and the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC). Taking place from 7th to 8th December, the theme of this edition of BIP Asia is “IP &Innovation: Propelling Change, Growth and Connectivity.” It will gather more than 80 IP experts who will share the latest industry developments and opportunities.

The Hong Kong International Franchising Show, running from 6th to 8th December, will feature 130 exhibitors from Hong Kong, China, Korea, Southeast Asia as well as some from the U.S. and Europe. Now in its third edition, the Franchising Show will showcase franchising opportunities in various industries including food and beverage, retail, education and business services.

Raymond Yip, Acting Executive Director of the HKTDC, commented, “The two new events in December, the SmartBiz Expo and the Asian E-tailing Summit, will feature the latest intelligence and professional services in technological innovation, e-tailing, digital marketing and brand promotion. Combined with two flagship industry events, the Business of IP Asia Forum and the Hong Kong International Franchising Show, the four events are set to help SMEs enhance their competitiveness in the fast-changing global economic environment. The events also showcase unique advantages of our service industries.”

Source: HKTDC press release